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  • 09-18-2005, 09:41 AM

    First road test of the 130i with the new but gener

    The 130i is almost as quick as the only a little more expensive but roomier and less powerful e90 330i,and quicker than the cheaper 325i which has an all new mag motor.
    The 130i loses abt half sec to wheelspin as the UBER-skinny 205-tires try to find traction. With a wider rubber it'd be a be a mid-five sec ride, but now it slots between the 330i and 325i in performance.
    The fact that 1er is slower than the 3er, despite its 7 hp, 11 ft lb power advantage and 100 lb weight advantage is a direct result in the decision to fit the ridiculously narrow tires!
    Ride is very hard despite the ultra-modest rubber, so if u fit performance tires, it might be way too extreme for everyday driving.
  • 09-15-2005, 09:00 AM

    ooops, meant 38 mpG fuel use average..

  • 09-15-2005, 08:59 AM

    somehwat, er, lukewarm review on Timesonline,00.html

    This guy really seems to have it out for the 1er - I was totally happy with my rented 118d over the course of a 3700km tour from eastern Germany through Southern France and back that finished up a few days ago. Non-sport suspension/wheels, flip up navi (though Eurpocar wouldn't give me the freakin code to eject the DVD and play music!!), sunroof... averaged a bit over 60mph and 38mph over 3700km. Really nice car for such a trip, even if the diesel motor didn't satisfy the soul much through mountain passes.

    eh, if you've got the cash and want a really fast and funky hatch, why not a 130iM...


  • 09-13-2005, 10:40 AM
    than 130i, despite having the same motor

    The new Z4 Coupe is actually half a second quicker

    So the Z4Coupe has a shortened final drive for explosive acceleration. Hope that'd be available for 1er too, like tasty alloys in 19in size.
  • 09-07-2005, 07:44 PM

    USA PLEASE NOW! The 130 Rocks!

    Especially in that nice blue color.
  • 09-02-2005, 08:53 AM
    is equals to

    The new BMW 135i actually has a full 250 kw,which

    Massive, Alpina B3 S and Jag XK-bashing speed and performance!
  • 08-20-2005, 12:18 PM

    Re: New 130i M Sport-turbo 330hp

    I don't understand how this car can be so slow.
    My 1999 MCoupe with 240hp and ~250kbs/ft of torque did 0-60 runs of 5.1secs repeatedly. 13.9 quarter mile. The 130 should be sub-5 secs. The 135 should be closer to 4 secs. How much does this thing weigh anyway?
    The MCoupe weighed around 3150lbs.


  • 08-09-2005, 10:03 AM
    [email protected]

    135Ti is the fastest turbocharged BMW ever! It sho

    With estimated 330-340hp from just 6 cylinders ane 3 ltrs,the 135Ti is the ultimate turbo-BMW! Its power to weight ratio means it will outgun the e90 330d,trash the 535d and perhaps even the E46M3.. And this is just the beginning! BMW test also with 2,0L I4 and 4,0 V8 turbopetrols. Guessing their potential: a stout 225hp / 210tq for the 120Ti and a massive 450hp / 420tq for the 540Ti!
  • 08-04-2005, 09:55 AM
    Steve (UK)

    Going to be badged 135iT according to article

  • 07-30-2005, 01:17 PM
    Dual-Turboz = twice the fun!

    Re: New 130i M Sport-turbo 330hp

    With 330hp and over 300 lb.ft to play with,I say it will get low 5 secs to 60,and around 11 to the ton.
    Autocar has been wrong also before..
    The prototype 135TI pictured in that issue is by far the meanest looking 1er yet! Easily more aggressive (and cheaper) than the expensive Hartge H1 5,0.
  • 07-30-2005, 09:06 AM

    Re: New 130i M Sport-turbo 330hp

    see July 26 issue of Autocar.

    the 6 cylinder 330 hp M turbo is also listed as 6.1 sec!!!

    It must be an error. 4.5 to 4.8 seems more like it to me.

    I think it will replace the MZ roadster/ coupe in the M line-up.
  • 07-30-2005, 08:02 AM
    Michelin PS2

    One explanation I have heard is that because the e

    330i has 10 % wider tires than the 130i (225 plays 205),giving more traction.
    And perharps the gearing is different also?
    Besides,the pwr2wght ratios differ less than 8 %:
    Einser 182 hv/ton
    Dreier 169 hv/ton
  • 07-29-2005, 07:31 PM

    whats up with 6.1s 0-60 with more HP than e90 330i

  • 07-26-2005, 08:34 AM

    Re: New 130i M Sport

    I have seen a pic of thde 'M sport' with black spoilers,valances and 8,5x19 alloy rims.It looks so mean that if they make a 2-door version,I just have to get it! Though some purists say it isnt a real M-car,it'll give a M3 Convertible a run for its money.
  • 07-25-2005, 02:43 PM

    This sucks...God forbid they give you a

    a car that won't out perform other non-M models. It's has more HP than the current E90 330i, yet it isn't any faster.

    03' ZHP , Sapphire Black, Black Leather, Xenons , Moonroof
  • 07-23-2005, 03:59 AM

    Great, I want one

    1990 M5
    2003 Land Rover DII SE7
  • 07-22-2005, 02:50 PM

    New 130i M Sport

    New 1 series

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