BMW 135i coupe
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2008 BMW 135i coupe

BMW 135i coupe
The new 1-series BMW is ugly. Seriously ugly. Ugly with X-wings locked in attack formation. Spare me your E.H. Gombrich or Helen Gardner. I know an ugly car when one blows past me at 100 mph. -- Dan Neil (BMW)
BMW 135i coupe
The engine in our topped-off 135i test model -- the unspeakably smooth and ridiculously potent 3.0-liter twin-turbo -- is the same as the one in the 335i Coupe. The front strut suspension and rear multi-link suspension are the same. Ditto the level of upfit and equipment levels. -- Dan Neil (BMW, xx)
BMW 135i coupe
Our test car priced out at $42,325, which is only $4,525 less than an identically optioned, better equipped and infinitely more attractive 335i Coupe. -- Dan Neil (BMW)
BMW 135i coupe
Fantastic brakes, awesome steering (hydraulic, whereas most of the BMW line now has electric power steering assist), stupendous grip and dynamic balance. I love the mechanicals of this car. Well, I loved them before they got jammed into this ugly Size 8 Birkenstock. -- Dan Neil (BMW)
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