According to Consumer Reports, BMW’s 1 Series most important model, the 135i Coupe, has taken the crown in a tough competition against the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Volkswagen R32, and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
The strongest 135i’s points were the always amazing BMW handling, the impressive 5.2 seconds straight line and of course, the sporty exterior design.
I remember back in September ’07, that one of your most popular articles was about a comparison between the 135i and Subaru’s WRX STI. Several advantages were listed but since the 135i Coupe was not released at that time, everything was based on rumors and initial tests. I have also always wanted to put the 135i head-to-head against the Lancer Evo, but I didn’t feel that they belong in the same class. Well, apprently Consumer Reports thouhgt they do, so we will let them have at it in just a few moments.
But before I will let you read the quite long report, which btw, gives out some detailed technical information, I would love to hear your opinion on this. Would you rather take one of the other cars before the 135i?