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hot like fire.

posted by  Zalight

Aside from the grille/headlights, I don't find it particularly exciting body wise. Even the wheels give it an econobox look. :2cents:

posted by  dvdrose18

Those are the econobox wheels though.

I have a feeling that when these cars get a facelift mid production run they will be much tastier.

posted by  Zalight

17mpg city lol

for 41k I wouldnt buy it, but im just biased to puke every time I see a Chris Bangle designed BMW

posted by  newyorker

It's alright, but nothing special. I can't see why anyone would pay $35,000 for a Bavarian Accord.

posted by  chris_knows

The poor-man's BMW. :laughing:
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posted by  BavarianWheels

That does 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.

Zalight f uck you I'm still waiting.

posted by  Mathew

http://smiliesftw.com/x/embarasseddance.gif

posted by  Zalight

I want the Tii, they should make it :cussing:

posted by  jedimario

They did...once upon a time...

posted by  Mathew

yep you can see pictures of a 1973 2002 tii in that set of pictures as well. Cleeeaaaannnn as hell.

posted by  Zalight

I meant the new one. As in, mass produce, not just a one-off.

posted by  jedimario

Are you talking about the one tii they made recently brand new? The one that is exactly the same as the original?

posted by  Mathew

http://www.classicdriver.com/upload/images/_de/4148/img01.jpg

posted by  jedimario

Never heard of it...

This is what I was talking about: http://www.worldcarfans.com/5050726.001/bmw-2002-tii-old-into-new
http://images.motortrend.com/classic/roadtests/c12_0612_10z+1972_bmw_2002_t ii+left_front_view.jpg

posted by  Mathew

The 335 Coupe is about $6,000 more than the 135...why would I want a 135 over a 335 Coupe?

posted by  Pseudonym

You wouldnt have that kinda money anyway :thumbs:

posted by  newyorker

Smaller, lighter, faster. Not much in every category, true, but how often do you get those options for less money? :wink2:

I prefer the one series to the three for what it delivers: A modern interpretetion of the classic 2002/E30 layout. It's actually about the same size as the E21/E30 and a bit smaller then the E36. It may be heavy for a small car, but it's over 300 lbs lighter than the lightest new 3 series, and that twin turbo I6 engine is outstanding.

To me, it looks chunky and purposeful, with the taller greenhouse of the earlier BMWs.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1180/866608592_317a6b6bb5.jpg

posted by  ChrisV

http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-concept-1-tii.html

You guys have never seen this thing? :screwy:

posted by  jedimario

I've seen it and I knew what you were talking about originally, but I doubt they are going to produce it.

posted by  Zalight

Which is why I said I wish they would.

posted by  jedimario

Here's how I feel...

135 Curb Weight: 3373 lbs.
335 Curb Weight: 3571 lbs.


Their curb weights mean little to me, but you can see that the 135 isn't that much lighter. Considering the huge drop-off in looks and "prestigiousness", the 135 SHOULD be much lighter. Offer something. The BMW 335 looks its price tag, the 135 doesn't (to me). I'd much rather buy the more elegant, equally fast 335 for a little more coin and expect a higher resale value.

posted by  Pseudonym

Ah, resale. I never buy a car based on who else might want it later. of course, I rarely buy new, and let someone else take that depreciation hit. ;)

From what I've found, the 1 series weighs 300 lbs less, not 200, which is almost substantial. Not huge, but I like the size and proportions a little better, as it's closer in concept to what the small BMW is supposed to be. It's also quicker and handles as well, so you're really getting more (except outside dimensions and weight) for your lower dollar figure. More performance, less money, what's not to like (other than personal feelings about the looks, and I like the looks of the one series).

posted by  ChrisV

Me 2
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posted by  BavarianWheels

I think What is right to some extent. I do think the 1 should be more distinguished from the 3 in wieght and price. It's a whole class lower!

But Chris has a point as well...there's no denying that the 1 still gives you more for less.

I guess this is what happens when put the nicest engine in two different classes without changing it much :laughing:

posted by  jedimario

We got a 128i Cabrio in today. Its...ok. I'm still waiting on the 135i coupe though.

What surprised me is the engine bay is exactly the same as a 328i. Locations, covers, airbox, reservoirs, etc. They look like the exact same plastic.

edit: That tii concept is a sexy beast.

posted by  Mathew

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