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You are in the BMW 1-Series
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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1089 of 1826 Re: Ordering 1 series [shipo]
Dec 29, 2007 (10:50 pm)
" I'm thinking that the M3's brakes are going to be significantly more impressive than anything on the 135i, six-pot calipers or no."
Could be Paison's source was thinking of the latest (Feb 2008) Road&Track 135i article...
"Of note are the brakes: massive 6-piston front calipers sit inside the 18-in wheels; even the rears have 2-piston calipers. This is unusual, as BMW has long used floating calipers; even the new M3 retains what many consider inferior brake components."
The E92 M3 has floating calipers?!?! I find that hard to believe.
#1090 of 1826 Saw the 135 in person today
Dec 30, 2007 (12:31 am)
It's a nice looking car. Stout, purposeful, wide...almost menacing. Definitely the best looking car made by BMW right now. If not for the threat of a kid, this would be my choice.
#1091 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [blueguydotcom]
Dec 30, 2007 (12:41 am)
"If not for the threat of a kid, this would be my choice."
Looking back at my own history, I personally am having a difficult time imagining BlueGuyDotCom driving a minivan with an automatic transmission, seven seats and 225/65 series tires.
#1092 of 1826 Re: Ordering 1 series [andys120]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:46 am)
Wouldn't be the first time a Dealer guy didn't know what he was talking about.
He's not a dealer, he's at bmw corp.
#1093 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [blueguydotcom]
Dec 30, 2007 (6:08 am)
If not for the threat of a kid, this would be my choice.
but why should that deter you? I have a kid, and this car is at the top of my list right now. He can certainly fit in the back seat, I'm sure. I mean, at least until he is a teenager, I would think. So that gives me 10 years.
#1094 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [qbrozen]
Dec 30, 2007 (6:13 am)
I have inspected a Bimmer 1 at the dealer room and she has a nice trunk space. Good looking car, as well.
#1095 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [blueguydotcom]
Dec 30, 2007 (10:37 am)
If not for the threat of a kid...
You and she have a kid on the way?
#1096 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [jlbl]
Dec 30, 2007 (10:49 am)
You have to be kidding, the trunk in the Oner is pathetically small. It needs the hatchback we aren't getting to carry anything bigger than a six-pack.
As for looks, those are subjective. Even if I didn't prefer the convertible for open air motoring I'd buy it just cuz it looks better than the stumpy coupe. Like the 2002, few will buy the 1-series coupe for looks.
#1097 of 1826 Re: Saw the 135 in person today [andys120]
Dec 30, 2007 (11:02 am)
Have you personally compared the trunk space of the Coupe and Hatched versions to each other? I have. The Coupe was standing side by side with the Hatched sibling (which I had drove several times, by the way). The trunk space was bigger in the Coupe than in the Hatched. No kidding. The Coupe trunk space was not small considering the size of the car. You cannot expect the 1-Series Coupe trunk being as big as that of the 5-Series, can you?
As for looks, I agree with you. Looks are subjective. But I liked the Coupe look in person as much as I had disliked it from magazine pictures.
Dec 30, 2007 (12:44 pm)
Getting back to brakes for a second - I've never worked on fixed calipers before. Can someone tell me how much more difficult it is to service pads and rotors on a fixed-caliper system vs. floating calipers?
Also, while I'm thinking about maintenance, has anyone heard any info about the aux oil cooler & dipstick status for the 135i? I'm assuming the worst but I haven't heard one way or the other.