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Farewell, off to the dark side.

txosbi Mar 25, 2020 at 4:56 PM

  1. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Well, I've had my Sepang 65 plate rs3 just over 2 years and loved every minute. I just happened to call into my local BMW dealer on Friday and they had an M135i in the grey I really like. Has all 3 packs, sunroof, plus new style alloys.

    They called Monday to say they were closing at the end of Tuesday due to covid-19. Got a decent px at first plus 6k off list. Then an extra 1k on px.

    To cut a long story short, I'm now running the M135i, what a car. The features and tech are amazing. Booking a ceramic coating next.

    I just couldn't be bothered waiting for the new s3/rs3, so this fits the bill.

    I'll stay lurking on the forum....

    Steve.

    Ps, pics to follow, they won't load as too large!
     
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    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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  4. Riko0073

    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Looks great in that colour, what’s it called?

    Nice wheels to.

    Definitely a step on tech I bet but hoes the power and delivery compared to the RS3 and also handling with it being FWD?

    Enjoy any way mate, can’t beat a new car day :icon thumright:
     
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    if it didnt have that front end it would be a lovely looking car, still dont know what BMW were thinking?
     
  6. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Hi.
    The colour is called storm bay metallic. The M135i is 4wd, another reason I bought it. 0 to 62 is quoted at 4.8 but I've only had the car a day and only done 30 miles.
    The front grille has grown on me.
    Steve.
     
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    Riko0073 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Ah nice, 4WD and that should be more than enough power for our UK roads.
     
  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    @txosbi Enjoy the new car Steve.
     
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    Soup Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi RS3

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    The new one looks better in the flesh than in photos so thumbs up from me. I had a 2016 m-lite and loved it before moving ‘to the dark side’ of an S3 then latterly RS3. Love the colour and the tech, enjoy!!


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    D0C Well-Known Member Team Panther Team Nardo Audi RS3 TTRS

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    How you finding the sound? Journalists have been quite critical of the noise and as you’ve come from the loudest hatchback of them all, how you finding that side of things?
     
  11. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Thanks Sandra
     
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    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Only a day in but the exhaust does sound raspy in sport mode.

    I don't think it will ever be on a par with my pfl rs3 and its sports exhaust, that was a fantastic noise. I will miss it but the bmw is a new chapter as I've never owned one.
     
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    simonali Well-Known Member Audi RSQ3 5 Cylinder

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    The new 135 is OK but I do have one issue with it and that is there is a 118d around the corner and it looks exactly the same as that apart from the colour. The halo car has nothing to differentiate it from the cooking models.
     
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    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter A45 Polar White

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    Car looks stunning mate :icon thumright:
     
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  18. txosbi

    txosbi Active Member Team Sepang Audi RS3 Audi S3 quattro

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    Cheers.
    Ceramic coating done yesterday and today, looks superb.
     
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