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    One Series Coupe ?

    Wondered if any of you guys had seen this doesnt look bad, performance figures look very good. Although i love the S3 & i really want one (8P i have an 8L) this BM would destroy the S3 i would have thought.


    http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/car_news...mentid=5384524

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    It does look interesting.

    I wouldn't say it would 'destroy' the S3, in the last evo test the S3 was a bit quicker than the 130i M Sport so I would think the 135i would be a bit quicker than the S3 but not loads.

    Sounds like it will be around 30k which sounds reasonable at 3k more than the S3.

    I still don't like the looks, although the coupe is better than the 3 door. It still has the BMW 'stigma' attached though which I'm not sure I could live with.
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    looks like a squashed 3-series
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    Sorry, not a big fan of the 1 series and this mutated look is ridiculous.


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    That looks wrong IMO.. rear-end looks like its been shunted.

    Just disproportionate..

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    I don't mind them, not sure if I would want to own one thou?
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    ALthough lighter than the 335i, the 135 coupe 0-60 is only a fraction quicker than the 335i...

    Test figures from a variety of sources show the S3 to be quicker 0-100, quicker in gear acc at the majority of speeds/gears, standing 1/4 etc than the 335i...so the 1coupe and the S3 may be about the same on those with the 1 being lighter than the 3.

    Be interesting to see the starting price, as I would assume it will cost more than the S3 by quite a bit, which suddenly makes the S3 with a 500 remap quicker and good value...

    I had the choice of the S3 and a 335i and plugged for the S3 because it felt quicker and sportier, but the 3.0 twin-turbo engine is so good...must be a rocket with a remap...
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    A bit strange looking, but like I said in another post recently, 1-series sales are flat and BMW need to generate interest in the model.
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    Don't like it personally.

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