135i Tuning – The Ultimate Racing Car

1-series | August 28th, 2009 by 15
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Among the BMW community and true addicts, the 135i Coupe model needs no further introduction. Every since its launch in 2007, the BMW 135i Coupe …

Among the BMW community and true addicts, the 135i Coupe model needs no further introduction. Every since its launch in 2007, the BMW 135i Coupe has earned the title of one of most exciting to drive cars in the BMW line-up.

Many BMW owners, tuning and modding shops had and still have fun modifying the standard features and convert the Coupe into an iconic racecar. The white painted 135i Coupe featured in our article belongs to David S., a long time reader of our blog and an even bigger BMW fan. The tuned up 135i made its debut this year at the 24 hour race at Nurburgring and was praised by the press and the community present at the event.

Together with his friends, David S. created a 135i Motorsport kit that turns the 135i Coupe into a real race car. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the changes implemented by them:

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Engine

The standard 326 horsepower has been increased to 360 ponies coming out of  the award-winning N54, but all of this with a hefty price: 2,400 euros.

Bodywork

As with any respectable racing car, the exterior design elements revolve around the use of fiber carbon, starting with the M3 E92 style hood, trunk, front-bumper and doors.

Suspension/Wheels

The 135i Motorsport runs on 18″ wheels and uses the Intrax Suspension 4-way(around 5,500 euros).

Interior

Again, plenty of carbon fiber parts, a performance steering wheel, sifter and of course, the beautiful Recaro Pole Position seats.(1,550 euros each)

For complete pricing, details or more photos, feel free to visit Motorsport24.de (English Translation)

Thanks for the tip David!

15 Responses to “135i Tuning – The Ultimate Racing Car”

  1. viper says:

    nice car..the only ting that bothers me is that kid inside

  2. Mauro Corti says:

    LOL 1550 € for a seat?!?!?! You can have better seat for much less money.. this kit costs too much

  3. Mauro Corti says:

    Plus there is no information about the weight you can save with this kit, wich would be very important since the presence of carbon fiber and lexan windows

    • Doug says:

      The hood isn’t carbon, it’s fiberglass, for only twice as much as carbon would cost :).

      This is unbelievable. Each option is 2-3 times what it ought to cost.

  4. andreas krieger says:

    @Horatiu B. …..are this wheels from the current M3?

  5. Marc says:

    Interesting looking 135i. Everything costs more in Europe so the prices are NOT a surprise to me. I however still think he is crazy paying Bimmer prices for the seats. Could buy ’em cheaper with aftermarket Recaros. Oh and Horatiu I have not forgotten about the little writeup I owe you. A YMCA soccer mom postponed my photoshoot.

  6. Daniel says:

    The wheels come from the current M3:

    Type 219M:
    8,5×18 offset 29 with 245/35/18 front and
    9,5×18 offset 23 with 265/40/18 rear.

    Regards

    Daniel

  7. Giom says:

    Lovely…!

    About that kid inside…?

  8. E92-Toronto says:

    The standard 326 horsepower has been increased to 360 ponies ???

    I thought 135 and 335 are 300hp, why it said standard 326hp?

  9. David says:

    Dude, it’s spelled tuning, not tunning.

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