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weeee a toy mini Beemer, as i can't afford a real one i might get one of those


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man thats cool, just wait till they make an M version, be so much damn fun i bet
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Ugly or not, I suspect it will sell pretty well. A small coupe with a very tunable engine sounds pretty good to me. And here we sit with the 9-3, an ancient 9-5, and a clunky (now deceased) SUV. Hmmm, I wonder why BMW is doing so well; could it have anything to do with providing a product that (many) people want? But I digress...

But yes, it is awkward looking at least in pictures. I has a funny, surprised, almost startled look to it.
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i think it's cute. i bet every girl in high school will have one of those next year.

btw the specs on the 130i make it definitely worth a look.
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What's new to you is old hat to Europe....
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u mean the 135i seriosuly 300hp and u know tuners are already working on that engine, we will soon see a 400-500hp 135i no doubt in my mind within a few months of it being available in the states
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That's actually good looking compared to the hatchback version we've had in Europe for the past few years.....
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"The flagship of the range is the BMW 135i with its 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol powerplant. Offering 306hp from its light alloy and magnesium straight-six engine, the 135i is capable of accelerating from zero to 62mph in 5.3 seconds before going on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Peak torque of 400Nm from just 1,300rpm through to 5,000rpm ensures smooth yet rapid progress and in-gear flexibility."

Why can't SAAB make a similar motor? Chips are already available for 375hp.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...471#post453471

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It looks to BMW 3-series coupe like the Saab 006 looks to 900 Turbo
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It looks like it's saying "Duuuuuuhhhhhhh...." All it need to finish off the look is some droole.
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"The flagship of the range is the BMW 135i with its 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol powerplant. Offering 306hp from its light alloy and magnesium straight-six engine, the 135i is capable of accelerating from zero to 62mph in 5.3 seconds before going on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Peak torque of 400Nm from just 1,300rpm through to 5,000rpm ensures smooth yet rapid progress and in-gear flexibility."

Why can't SAAB make a similar motor? Chips are already available for 375hp.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...471#post453471

"second QUOTE that for whatever reason doesn't work around here =sptsdn:

Ugly or not, I suspect it will sell pretty well. A small coupe with a very tunable engine sounds pretty good to me. And here we sit with the 9-3, an ancient 9-5, and a clunky (now deceased) SUV. Hmmm, I wonder why BMW is doing so well; could it have anything to do with providing a product that (many) people want? But I digress...

But yes, it is awkward looking at least in pictures. I has a funny, surprised, almost startled look to it. End/QUOTE


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Dear god, with a 3.0 litre 300 hp engine in an entry level car I can see every ricer in america will be dropping their jap toys and getting the 1 series. Then they willl be "Omgzz Im AH EURO TUNERZ DUDe!!!!!!!!1!1!!11"

so begins the desecent of European autos now.....
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I like it. It looks about the size of the 1975-83 320i, which was a simple, well-performing sport sedan.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articl...3history_2.jpg

The hatchback diesel version would interest me more, as I don't need/want 300hp!
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I like it. It looks about the size of the 1975-83 320i, which was a simple, well-performing sport sedan.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articl...3history_2.jpg

The hatchback diesel version would interest me more, as I don't need/want 300hp!

nice example of the 320. and yes... cars have grown quite substantially ove the years. off topic obviously, but today I commented on a 80's camry in nice shape I saw when driving around earlier. compared to todays camry the over 20 year old version is tiny.

and to LordThor.... teh descent of euro autos? omg, you forgot about yugos' fiats and oh so many others? lol.... teh descent ot euro autos. that seriously made me rofl.
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and to LordThor.... teh descent of euro autos? omg, you forgot about yugos' fiats and oh so many others? lol.... teh descent ot euro autos. that seriously made me rofl.
No I didnt forget about yugos and fiats. Yugos are pertty worthless, but I kind of like fiats. When you criticize Fiat you arent looking at the type of marketing fiat does for their cars. Fiat markets their cars as small cars ment to be driven in dense urban areas, and while they might not look the best they give great MPG and great storage space (compared to the overall size of the car). BMW markets themself as a "high end" top of the line euro auto. with this 1-series it gives every ricer in the world a chance to own a not slow car. And this flood of a 300 hp eurobox on the cheap is what is going to destroy the privilege of owning a fine european automobile. see my point now??

Hell, if I could get one of the new 2007 Fiat bravos with the 1.4 litre turbo engine as a daily beater car to drive around town you bet Id be all over that. I think they look pretty sharp.
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BMW markets themself as a "high end" top of the line euro auto. with this 1-series it gives every ricer in the world a chance to own a not slow car. And this flood of a 300 hp eurobox on the cheap is what is going to destroy the privilege of owning a fine european automobile. see my point now??

not really. (see your point) I don't see the opportunity of owning a 300hp BMW as destroying the priviledge. specially when you can currently buy used ones now for the price of that particular one new. I think you're putting a bit too much doom and gloom on the prospect of this vehicle.

don't get me wrong.. I lol @ the kiddy/ricer crowd, now, in the past and forever more. I just see this vehicle as bringing the US closer to what europe has in a few aspects. for that matter I wouldn't mind seeing a US market for fiat and other euros either.
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Why can't SAAB make a similar motor? Chips are already available for 375hp.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...471#post453471

Thats for the 335i. Look at title of thread.


I too hope that ricers dont go for this car but I dont think they will. Thats why they're ricers, they drive civics w/ around 110 hp. They're not gonna go for something with power.
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silver bullet....they have the same engine the 135i and the 335i....err they at least have the same hp output and sized engine so ill assume they have the same engine in both
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