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ScotMac
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Re: M135i

Post by ScotMac » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:47 pm

ScotMac wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:08 pm
M5 is lovely

Very clean and shiny :D :D :D
Love the stripes on the mats :D :D :D


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Re: M135i

Post by Bigboyrolo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:15 pm

BigPhil wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:56 pm
happy days wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:46 pm
I had two BMW loaners recently, a 320d and an X1. Both had the most horrible suspension that crashed violently on potholed roads and generally jarred and grated horribly. I couldn't wait to get back into a decently suspended Porsche.
I had a 1 series for years. It's not the suspension, it's those godforsaken run-flats. I'd never buy a Beamer with run-flats, period.
As a new Beemer owner, with no runflat experience, I was concerned that I would have to replace them asap, esp following on from a Panamera. However, I find the runflats to be fine, no worse than my Macan on Sports, it must help if the car has adaptive dampers (mine does), and brand of tyre seems to affect the ride a lot, Bridgestone not being favoured, but Goodyear (mine) well thought of. Technically I suppose they are not as 'good' as normal tyres, but the runflat ability is very important to me, and as with any Porsche, I will never be able to explore their limits. With a convertible, there is not enough room in the boot to carry a spare, something other owners on normal tyres can do. I consider them a far better alternative to having to use a can of gunk.
As for never buying a Beemer with runflats, good luck with that, all new cars come with them.
As in everything try one yourself, not just a short test drive, before you form an opinion. I would never have a Macan without PASM, and ideally with Air, others are OK with 21" wheels and no PASM. If Mrs B is happy with the ride, it must be OK.
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Re: M135i

Post by VanB » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:03 pm

BMW has been using runlets for quite a long time now and have put a lot of work into tuning the suspension to work better with them. Early examples were horrendous but it now works well and does provide a greater feeling of security than a can of gunk!
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Re: M135i

Post by Red5 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:38 pm

VanB wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:03 pm
BMW has been using runlets for quite a long time now and have put a lot of work into tuning the suspension to work better with them. Early examples were horrendous but it now works well and does provide a greater feeling of security than a can of gunk!
I was unlucky enough to use early rft tyres on a 1 series in 2006!
It was as if they were made of wood, such was their ability to generate no grip, traction, or comfort!

BMW had actually developed the E87 for normal tyres, so had to make some hasty late changes to the car.
All they did, was to fit bushes with big voids in them, so the harshness was partially separated for the body shell.

This did leave the rear of the car to wallow around alarmingly. Still to this day people buy them and complain they feel dangerous at speed as they wander about!

I’ve driven a few more BMW’s recently and have been surprised how far they’ve come though. Not a bad performance at all.
Still chatter over broken tarmac sections and can pretty brutal and unsettling over extension gaps on bridges though.

I can really see how Macan owners might like the new 135i, as I bet it’s a sportier drive and a bargain for the practical package, especially with BMW incentives etc.

Enthusiast BMW owners are of course up in arms, lamenting the loss of Rwd and IL6 power.
I’m glad I got my kicks in the little 1er’s when they were thus equipped.

I look forward to seeing if they make a new 140i with a 80/100 bhp electric boost!


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Re: M135i

Post by MCDK » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:26 pm

It is being built next week apparently :D

Incredibly short BMW lead times are great.


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Re: M135i

Post by Wing Commander » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm

Big discounts and very short lead times! It’s a different world! ;)
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