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      10-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #15
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Drives: M135i
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Location: Cheshire

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Originally Posted by Daveyc View Post
It sounds lovely and you can tell it's fast by the way it whips through the gears - and you were chaining up at 5k? That's going to be a quick car when it's run in and you have all the revs to play with ..... :-)

Lucky man ...
Cheers mate...
Yeap changing up between 4.5k-5k, as yup running it in



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Originally Posted by johnbmw6 View Post
Well I test drove this M135i yesterday, no pussy RPM's 8K+
It is fast in sport mode but bumpy and hard and unsettled in sport suspension setting (just my opinion) around poor A/B roads. Pocket rocket would be my verdict.
One thing I did notice was it was slow to down change on the paddles, not sure if it was just the box in this car still working out driving style.
I managed to squeal tyres on full bore even in 3rd gear
At these RPM's economy was 7MPG
Cruising I saw 27.5MPG which for this car with no miles on it was good. The exhaust note once up the rev range was addictive, lovely sound.
I liked it.
A licence losser if you are not careful.
PS) brakes were the upgrade M Sport, same as I have ordered for the 330D MS, these were very good, nice firm peddle and great feel. Gave a lot of confidence.
I havent notived any delay on the downchange, but what i will say is, some of the ratio's are very close together, so takes quite a few down-changes from M8 to make a difference! Its doesn't seem to blip the throttle which is a shame

Surprised that you found it a bit unsettled, was that when you were pressing on? I think its totally planted in Sport with Adaptive suspension, and better than my old M-Sport i would say (just a bit fidgety at low speed). The wheel base is only slightly shorter than the F30 as well.

Glad you liked it overall though, and yes that note is very addictive

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Originally Posted by MaestroAl View Post
Shweeeet. Tis veh niiiice*



*for a girl's car
Oi!!!!

btw guys - do you know if the Adaptive suspension stops roll through corners? (in comfort the ride is so so good, yes it doesn't roll half as much as it should)
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