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StottyZr

5,092 posts

49 months

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Crusoe said:
Interesting to hear how the 135i goes compared to the 1M, a lot less hardware (no m diff, no wider rear axle etc.) but a newer chassis, only 20bhp or so down and a fair bit cheaper.
I'd expect almost identical performance wise. But it doesn't have shiny wheels and a wide bodykit so its not as good.

BeirutTaxi

5,706 posts

100 months

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Simond S said:
Modern M3 is too big, too heavt, too cumbersome. 1M is a small nimble lightweight M in comparrison.
I read that all the time on here but nobody I've spoken to who has driven one says that. All I hear is 'great in the corners' 'really sharp to drive' etc.

The 'too big etc' post seems to be an automated/generic reply to every recent performance car.

tommy vercetti

7,981 posts

49 months

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MIP1983 said:
I think the burnt orage looks best.
Me too

s m

10,347 posts

89 months

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3000GT ANT said:
i'm not too sold on the looks, has a look of the old bmw compact.
Whereas the looks are what appeals to me ( besides the other stuff )

ephancock77

26 posts

32 months

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The problem I have personally with a car like this is quite simply that once I start liking this type of car I most definitely know I am getting old.

Personally I believe I would much rather have an Evora as my only everyday car.
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F-Stop Junkie

436 posts

86 months

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martyspain said:
Hmm, wonder how much they're going for on the classifieds...
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Best residuals on any BMW since the Z8?

900T-R

19,429 posts

143 months

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ephancock77 said:
Personally I believe I would much rather have an Evora as my only everyday car.
That's in all probability where my money would go too, but then I don't need useable rear seats... Plus for my taste (not being the sort of man who drives from his fingertips), the delicate Lotus could do with a bit of BMW ballsiness in its responses...

cris9964

162 posts

66 months

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I was lucky enough to have a shortish drive in a pre production model on the road and some months later one on track at Goodwood FoS, followed by an M3 competition "back to back" so to speak.

As a road car I thought it was superb (dont need to add anything to the copy and comments here).

On track the whole package felt quite soft. The engine felt less happy at the upper rev range compared to the m3 - the steering was less precise by some margin and the chasis felt a little soft. The M3 felt in a different league, something I was not prepared for.

Saying all of this, the post was about what to run on the road for a year...and in that context I absolutely love it (and the looks...)


Numeric

358 posts

37 months

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I adore the 1M - simply lovely and very compelling, but me and the misses are agreed that if we din't have a Mini JCW we would have to get one because it just meets all our needs and is the right size etc.

It's not the best car - but as a total package it fits us like a glove!

thepony

1,331 posts

51 months

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kambites said:
yes That's probably where my money would go if I needed a four seater performance car. You can get a decent E46 M3 for 10k these days.
+1

I have to say though the M135i has got to be one of the most exciting things to come out of BMW recently given the performance and price. Maybe just needs a Quaife LSD ?

Mermaid

17,767 posts

57 months

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Nice, but there are other equally good alternatives at a lesser cost.

M3 CS is one, and itsmain competitor, the RS4.




Edited by Mermaid on Monday 8th October 10:49

Maxus

387 posts

67 months

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I would love a go in one of these. I have driven a 135i in this shape and it was great fun.

Has anyone owned both able to provide a comparison between the two?

dinkel

22,491 posts

144 months

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340 brake in a SWB RWD looks like a tonne - or 1.6 - of fun.

M3 coupe has deffo the better looks. An I suspect on a transcontinental trip it'd be the car to do it with.

V8 blat compared to the turbo bark?

M@1975

540 posts

113 months

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1M is great, both a 1M and a 135i sitting outside my office right now and the 1M does really look the nuts in comparison, yet to drive them but I'm sure I'll talk the owners around and let me do a back to back comparison! smile

chunkymonkey71

11,489 posts

84 months

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I've never really liked the 1 series. Always thought it was an ugly duckling.

The saloon car looks like some kind of 3 box noddy car/postman pat mobile too.

Yet, recently I saw a 1M on the road (burnt orange one) and thought it looked absolutely amazing!

I think now, of all the BMWs available today, it's the one I'd choose too.


thepony

1,331 posts

51 months

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Mermaid said:
Nice, but there are other equally good alternatives at a lesser cost.

M3 CS is one, and it's main competitor, the RS4.

+1 :-)

papercup

2,252 posts

105 months

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GroundEffect said:
Simond S said:
The real successor to the original M3.

Modern M3 is too big, too heavt, too cumbersome. 1M is a small nimble lightweight M in comparrison.

Great car.
It's still over 1500kg. It's not a light car.
It sure isn't.

I weighed in an E39 540 toay and it was 1540kg.

henders

5 posts

65 months

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I'm not exactly a fan of the 1-series either, especially the latest one, but I get to see one of these almost everyday (in black) and I've got to agree with Chris, they do look the dogs danglies. There's just something about the subtly flared arches, the cheeky quad pipes, subtle lip on the boot lid, brilliant.

The Don of Croy

2,195 posts

45 months

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Oreos? What's wrong with Rich Tea?

Back on topic - the 1M cannot be considered a performance car - it lacks front foglights. Sheesh.

chilled

587 posts

110 months

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The Don of Croy said:
Oreos? What's wrong with Rich Tea?

Back on topic - the 1M cannot be considered a performance car - it lacks front foglights. Sheesh.
So does the M3 CSL...
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