BMW 135i Drifting

1-series | December 4th, 2007 by 0

How cool is this? "Advevo", a member of germancarzone.com, had the opportunity to test drive one of the new released BMW 135i. He has shared …

How cool is this? "Advevo", a member of germancarzone.com, had the opportunity to test drive one of the new released BMW 135i. He has shared with us his opinions on the car and his conclusion was that 

For me it s a nicer car to drive than an E92 M3 it only need some tweaks that s a shorter rear diff and mechanical LSD. And some weight loss. Than it s an awesome machine for daily and some track/driftwork. 

Bu here is the video and his full review. Look at the car drifting.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFCB2GvKrVc[/youtube] 

Review:

"Today was the day. I could drive the car all day. It sit s now in my garage. Tommorow i bring the 135i back to my dealer.

First

The ediff. The ediff works perfect if youre used to a complete opendiff then it wil be a nice gadget. I did 3rd gear slides today at 100km an hour. I did a doughnut with the car. I really wanted to know if it can do that. Not that i do doughnuts everyday. But i just wanted to see if the ediff does it work properly. It can do a doughnut. Second gear drifts are easy. So will it be replacement for a real mechanical diff. No. My 130i has a mechanical diff than is soo much smoother and nicer. You can feel the 135i rear brakes doing its work. Just keep on flooring the throttle and the ediff does it work. Lets just say its 70 procent the fun of a real mechanical diff. If you can live with 70procent. you can t go wrong with it. For me i am used to a mechanical one it s sure is no replacement for a mechanical one for me. 

Bmw has fooled us again.

What have they done. They have put a gearing of 3.08 in the rear diff. That s way to long. The car gets to 180km in 3rd gear. We did a test with my 130i with 265hp. Because the 130i has a shorter rear diff 3.46 the 130i stays on the bumper of the 135i up to 240km hour. Bmw has done this to make A more comfort or with a shorter diff setting the car gets to close to a e92 M3 in speed.

The suspension is great. Sporty but not to hard. Perfect for daily use.

Seats are a little on the high side same as 130i also to high up. But seats are better than the 130i they much softer to sit in.

Car looks

From some angels its just an awesome car. From other angles i don t know. Maybe i need to get used to it.

For me it s a nicer car to drive than an E92 M3 it only need some tweaks that s a shorter rear diff and mechanical LSD. And some weight loss. Than it s an awesome machine for daily and some track/driftwork.

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