BMW 135i vs E46 BMW models

1-series | July 9th, 2007 by 12

My previous article, that was comparing the BMW 135i with the 335i model, has received some criticism. My peers mentioned that the comparison is not …

My previous article, that was comparing the BMW 135i with the 335i model, has received some criticism. My peers mentioned that the comparison is not fair since the BMW 135i is built on the chassis of the old 3-series, the E46 models and the body style somehow resembles the 325i or 330i from the E46 line.

Having this said, I decided to dig a little hoping to find the specs on the upcoming 135i and compare it to the older BMW 325i model.

BMW 135i Specs:

Length: 171.7

Width: : 68.8

Height : 55.4

BMW 325i E46

Length x Width x Height : 176 x 68.5 x 55.7.

From the dimensions I’ve given above, we can see that the BMW 135i is about a foot shorter in length, but the other specs are very close to each other.

By looking at the comparison photos , I can definitely see how the 135i has a resemblance to its “older brother”.

Is my assumption wrong?

BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models

BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models

BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models BMW 135i  vs E46 BMW models

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