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      02-12-2020, 11:18 AM   #23
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The Australia tax will be high on this one. For furriners, the Australia tax is basically the doubling of MRSP for luxury vehicles, combination of taxes and ...because they fucking can.
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Lies, we can get X1 series - haha.
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The X2 is pretty much a lifted 1 hatchback and comes in M35 trim also
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The Australia tax will be high on this one. For furriners, the Australia tax is basically the doubling of MRSP for luxury vehicles, combination of taxes and ...because they fucking can.
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So today I thought I'd take some photos of the underside/engine and I was quite surprised to see the reinforcements added..

I also had the first proper drive today. In sports mode I could feel the car pulling me into the corners. I don't know what bmw have done with the electronics but I could push harder in sport mode than sports plus mode.
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Its the brake assisted cornering, my old focus ST had it and it made a sizeable difference, but in the end when you are really pushing it, you can feel the artificialness of it working, on track it would overheat my brakes and accelerated brake wear, also caused me to be inconsistent since it never behaved 100% exactly the same through the same corner. In the end I just turned it off and drove with no aids, it did affect the overall apex speed slightly, but the consistency and assurance that the electronics weren't intervening made it much more enjoyable as I could start trusting the car more and made the car much more lively.
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knali8 your M135i looks good in Red, it wasn't a colour I considered when i bought mine but that was because I hadn't seen one before.
In some pictures it almost looks like a chrome red wrap, really stands out
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Great choice, I was torn between MR and SB but as I was keeping the cloth interior felt I needed a blue exterior.

Enjoy!
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So what is the real world mpg knocking about peeps ? Anywhere near the claimed 32mpg ?
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Its the brake assisted cornering, my old focus ST had it and it made a sizeable difference, but in the end when you are really pushing it, you can feel the artificialness of it working, on track it would overheat my brakes and accelerated brake wear, also caused me to be inconsistent since it never behaved 100% exactly the same through the same corner. In the end I just turned it off and drove with no aids, it did affect the overall apex speed slightly, but the consistency and assurance that the electronics weren't intervening made it much more enjoyable as I could start trusting the car more and made the car much more lively.
Great to know I definitely didn't even think about the brake wear.. I probably won't be using it now anymore and 👍
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knali8 your M135i looks good in Red, it wasn't a colour I considered when i bought mine but that was because I hadn't seen one before.
In some pictures it almost looks like a chrome red wrap, really stands out
Thanks mate and congrats on your m135i xdrive. Question.. does your car pop and burpe while changing gears? Above 3k revs?
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Great choice, I was torn between MR and SB but as I was keeping the cloth interior felt I needed a blue exterior.

Enjoy!
Congrats on yours as well does your car pop and burp after 3k revs?
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Congrats on yours as well does your car pop and burp after 3k revs?
I've not collected yet, a few weeks away yet with a few modifications as soon as it hits the dealer.
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So what is the real world mpg knocking about peeps ? Anywhere near the claimed 32mpg ?
No mate probably about 26mpg for me combined. It varies on how you drive.

For the first few days I was always in sport mode and I averaged 19 mpg.

Now I drive mostly in comfort mode (after discovering that I can unplug my exhaust valve connector and have a louder exhaust always &#128076 and I'm getting better mileage.

On the freeway I was averaging 44mpg.
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I've not collected yet, a few weeks away yet with a few modifications as soon as it hits the dealer.
Lol that's the way. The car engine is pretty strong from what I have been researching. The turbo can take a maximum of 2.7 bar of boost and reach up to 1025C which is crazy if you ask me. Quote: from BMW.

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I've not collected yet, a few weeks away yet with a few modifications as soon as it hits the dealer.
Lol that's the way. The car engine is pretty strong from what I have been researching. The turbo can take a maximum of 2.7 bar of boost and reach up to 1025°C which is crazy if you ask me. Quote: from BMW.

https://youtu.be/spdMJ87tWm0
Good info cheers! It's eeerily quiet in here still yet.

I'll pop a thread up with pics when she's home
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No mate probably about 26mpg for me combined. It varies on how you drive.

For the first few days I was always in sport mode and I averaged 19 mpg.

Now I drive mostly in comfort mode (after discovering that I can unplug my exhaust valve connector and have a louder exhaust always &#128076 and I'm getting better mileage.

On the freeway I was averaging 44mpg.
Been offered one but still unsure, if I got 30mpg average it would be ok. But coming from a 2019 X3 2.0d I don't expect miracles.
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Been offered one but still unsure, if I got 30mpg average it would be ok. But coming from a 2019 X3 2.0d I don't expect miracles.
I had a f30 320d.. That was good on fuel but it was a pretty boring drive. It was a bit better when I installed a racechip gts black tuning box.

The m135i is so much more lively, can't get enough of it. No regrets. Maybe take it for a test drive if you haven't done so
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I had a f30 320d.. That was good on fuel but it was a pretty boring drive. It was a bit better when I installed a racechip gts black tuning box.

The m135i is so much more lively, can't get enough of it. No regrets. Maybe take it for a test drive if you haven't done so
Hi buddy, what are the seats like on a long journey ?
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Hi buddy, what are the seats like on a long journey ?
I have no issues at all with the seats on 2hr + journeys. My wife complains after two hrs because we didn't get the lumbar support option. My previous f30 had it and it was great!

If you can option this for long journeys. The car is also really quiet due to the insulation.
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Hi buddy, what are the seats like on a long journey ?
I have no issues at all with the seats on 2hr + journeys. My wife complains after two hrs because we didn't get the lumbar support option. My previous f30 had it and it was great!

If you can option this for long journeys. The car is also really quiet due to the insulation.
+1 for quietness. Good cruiser.
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I have no issues at all with the seats on 2hr + journeys. My wife complains after two hrs because we didn't get the lumbar support option. My previous f30 had it and it was great!

If you can option this for long journeys. The car is also really quiet due to the insulation.
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