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Old 02-20-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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BMW 135 Road test by C&D

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.5 sec
Zero to 140 mph: 25.6 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 5.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.3 sec @ 106 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 143 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 157 ft
Roadholding, 328-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take_road_test

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.5 sec
Zero to 140 mph: 25.6 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 5.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.3 sec @ 106 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 143 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 157 ft
Roadholding, 328-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g
The numbers are pretty much the same as the 335i coupe. Plus, the cost differential isn't that much either. I've sat in the 135i. One of the cheapest and most cramped interiors I've ever been in. I'd take the much nicer looking and much roomier 335i over it hands down.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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I agree with rray. It is priced way too close to the 335i. Basically, the same thing, just a lot smaller. I like small cars, but they went about this wrong. It makes way more sense as a hatchback. It just looks awkward as a coupe and you waste a ton of space. The numbers are great, no doubt, but for the money I would just pay a bit extra and go for the 335i. It is roomier but still small enough to meet my tastes (especially considering the Camaro is small enough for my taste). I'd still consider owning one, but its lower on my list than it used to be.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #4
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I think it’s about 8-9 inches shorter over all than the 3 series and the 135 is 5-6k less than the 335 coupe. So better performance, a little smaller, a little lighter for $5k less sounds pretty good to me. Then again I’m 5’ 8” so I don’t need a lot of room.

BMW will sell lots of these.
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I think it’s about 8-9 inches shorter over all than the 3 series and the 135 is 5-6k less than the 335 coupe. So better performance, a little smaller, a little lighter for $5k less sounds pretty good to me. Then again I’m 5’ 8” so I don’t need a lot of room.

BMW will sell lots of these.

I guess that's American pricing. Up here in Canada, the cost difference between the 135 and the 335 is dead nuts even. But our taxes are alot higher up here.
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