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M135i

Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:08 pm

Anyone here had a go in an M135 (or 235) ?

I've had a few drives now and have to say , what a cracking motor !!! Great fun and pretty rapid too !

My mother (at almost 70!) just bought a new one and I gave it a detail using using Gtechniq C1 and C2


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Re: M135i

Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:02 pm

Hi

They are as I have the earlier 135i convertible with slightly less power but still a rapid car with twin turbos so the M135 is even quicker and well balanced.

When I compared specs the 135 was quicker than the 2003 Porsche Carrera 4 i was also looking at and less money and only £300 to insure it  :)
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Re: M135i

Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:12 pm

I have an m225i it's one of the best cars I've driven best bang for your buck easily quick enough only half a second behind the m3 and m4, had mine 18 months and had no problems used a bit of oil at the start but is a really involving drive. The traction control system is brilliant and allows you to have fun without throwing it in a hedge. Brakes are awesome and the engine and exhaust note really finishes the car off, not amazing on fuel but get about 21-22 mpg around town and about 36-38 mph on a run.ImageImage
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:35 am

Thats amazing your mum at nearly 70 buying one of these!! hats off to her!! does she like her fast cars out of interest?


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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:02 am

[quote="allforus"]
I have an m225i it's one of the best cars I've driven best bang for your buck easily quick enough only half a second behind the m3 and m4, had mine 18 months and had no problems used a bit of oil at the start but is a really involving drive. The traction control system is brilliant and allows you to have fun without throwing it in a hedge. Brakes are awesome and the engine and exhaust note really finishes the car off, not amazing on fuel but get about 21-22 mpg around town and about 36-38 mph on a run.ImageImage
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Lovely motor that !!!  8)

Just ordered the side foils like yours , should look great on hers .
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:12 am

[quote="kjb1"]
Thats amazing your mum at nearly 70 buying one of these!! hats off to her!! does she like her fast cars out of interest?


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She's always had nice cars but nothing quite like the 135 !

I think i might buy her a TMC tuning box for xmas which ups the power to around 375 bhp  and means I'll struggle to keep up in my X6!!!!
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:36 am

Get a proper remap rather than a box.
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:48 am

[quote="X5Sport"]
Get a proper remap rather than a box.
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I've done a hell of a lot of research mate and the conclusion I've come up with is that some of these modern tuning boxes can be as good as a proper remap whislt leaving you with a fighting chance of retaining full warranty  ;)

TMC and BMS tuning boxes are awesome on these motors
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:53 pm

[quote="Sustanon250"]
Anyone here had a go in an M135 (or 235) ?

I've had a few drives now and have to say , what a cracking motor !!! Great fun and pretty rapid too !

My mother (at almost 70!) just bought a new one and I gave it a detail using using Gtechniq C1 and C2


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Your mum is a boss.
That's one awesome lady with great taste.
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:14 pm

[quote="Mars"]
[quote="Sustanon250"]
Anyone here had a go in an M135 (or 235) ?

I've had a few drives now and have to say , what a cracking motor !!! Great fun and pretty rapid too !

My mother (at almost 70!) just bought a new one and I gave it a detail using using Gtechniq C1 and C2


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[/quote]

Your mum is a boss.
That's one awesome lady with great taste.
Mars
[/quote]

Awwwww , that's nice - I'll tell her that !!! I wanna give you a BIG hug now  8)
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Re: M135i

Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:45 pm

[quote="Sustanon250"]
[quote="Mars"]
[quote="Sustanon250"]
Anyone here had a go in an M135 (or 235) ?

I've had a few drives now and have to say , what a cracking motor !!! Great fun and pretty rapid too !

My mother (at almost 70!) just bought a new one and I gave it a detail using using Gtechniq C1 and C2


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[/quote]

Your mum is a boss.
That's one awesome lady with great taste.
Mars
[/quote]

Awwwww , that's nice - I'll tell her that !!! I wanna give you a BIG hug now  8)
[/quote]

Mmmm, that was lovely, proper strong man hug!  :blush:
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Re: M135i

Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:22 am

[quote="Sustanon250"]
[quote="X5Sport"]
Get a proper remap rather than a box.
[/quote]

I've done a hell of a lot of research mate and the conclusion I've come up with is that some of these modern tuning boxes can be as good as a proper remap whislt leaving you with a fighting chance of retaining full warranty  ;)

TMC and BMS tuning boxes are awesome on these motors
[/quote]

This is true. I did alot of research for my 335i. Went with bms jb4. Another source with excellent reviews is the mhd android flash. Both put on an awesome amount of power for very little outlay.
The jb4 allows me to control which tune stage i want directly from the steering wheel.
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