2010 BMW 135i M-Sport Coupe Start-Up and Full Vehicle Tour
I was at the BMW showroom a few days ago to check out the cars for the BMW Innovation Day, an upcoming event organised by BMW Malaysia. Since this weekend was the stop for Penang, the beautiful cars arrived at the dealer for the event. One of the cars is this baby Beemer, the 135i Coupe. It's a nice little car I would say, pretty powerful for its size. This car cost RM423,800 in Malaysia.
2011 BMW 135i DCT Test Drive Review
Read the review I published on BMWBLOG here: http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/04/27/bmwblog-review-2011-bmw-135i-coupe-with-dct/ #
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V compact digital camera. (Note: Camera looks shaky because I had to hold with one hand and drive carefully with the other).
2012 BMW 1-Series Convertible
THE 2012 BMW 1 SERIES CONVERTIBLE
BMW 135i Convertible Receives Exciting Upgrades for 2012.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- BMW today announced several modifications to the 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible that accentuate efficiency and premium quality. The unmistakable profile of the 1 Series Convertible, which represents the purest expression of BMW DNA is now sharper than ever. The new design of the front fascia includes BMW's innovative Air Curtain that counters turbulence near the wheel arches and so reduces the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle. New exterior design accents have been incorporated into the headlight and tail light clusters. In the interior, new switches and controls have a more refined look and feel. The updated 1 Series Convertible will go on sale this Spring.
For drivers whose definition of Joy includes wind in the face and sunshine above, the BMW 1 Series Convertible continues the tradition established by the iconic BMW 2002 sport sedan. The essence of such driving purity -- a responsive inline-6 engine perfectly positioned within a rear-drive chassis to provide balanced, sporty dynamics -- is at the heart of this compact four-seat convertible. For the 2012 model year, two versions are available with inline-6 power: the 128i and the 135i.
Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, the 128i Convertible features BMW's Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology and aluminum/magnesium construction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.
The 2012 BMW 135i features BMW's newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Refered to internally as the "N55", the engine reaches peak torque at 1,200 rpm and maintains peak torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. With High Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire engine speed range. For the 135i Convertible, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.4 seconds.
The 135i can be equipped with BMW's 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT), as featured on the BMW Z4 Roadster. Equipped with DCT, the 135i Convertible will accomplish the 0-60 mph sprint in a scorching 5.3 seconds. A 6-speed Steptronic automatic remains o ptional on the 128i. So equipped, the 128i Convertible runs 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds, or 6.4 seconds with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.