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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 05-01-2013, 11:11 PM
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Talking My Brand Spankin' New 2013 Is!

My Is is Mineral Grey with Oyster Boston Leather. It doesn't have any junk on it. What I mean is no Technology or Premium Packages. These two items add five grand to the price of the car, and being a true aficionado of mechanical purity, I'd be embarrassed to admit to purchasing them.

I did get the DCT. Until I bought the Mercedes, a truly wonderful sweet car, I have never had anything but a stick. The Benz has a great 7-speed auto, and it convinced me that shifting was not only a waste of time but a PITA!

So why did I buy the Is over the I? For one thing if you closely examine the various refinements done to the engine, brakes, suspension, and comfort (like seats), you'll discover you get a lot for just a couple of grand more than the I. For example, it comes with the Sport Exhaust which is a $1,200 item out of the BMW catalogue. It also has the engine performance upgrade which adds some HP & torque. One big item is the wheels nearly four grand! There are also improvements to the brakes, suspension, and comfort that come standard. In other words, you don't have to check off the Sport Package a $1,300 item.

I like convertibles, but I bought the coupe. The soft top add about 400 pounds weight which is a serious amount if you are interested in performance.

There is one item that I might recommend for those with deep pockets, and that is the Logic 7 upgrade to the radio. I have it in the Benz, and it is a great sounding system. However, the Benz has a quiet exhaust while the Is doesn't, and I prefer listening to its exhaust. I might note my neighbors don't!

The tab was $46,595 not deducting for the discount!

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:48 AM
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Nice! Get some pictures up - the MB is fine, but I came here for some Is shots!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:03 AM
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Yeah. More photos, please. I would, personally, want to see how those wheels look like.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:17 PM
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:52 PM
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I see no IS

all I can see is an SLK ???
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:54 PM
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WTF it's just an IS hated the tease, if you have an M then you can brag about it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:03 PM
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WTF it's just an IS hated the tease, if you have an M then you can brag about it.
An obvious example of ESL!
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An obvious example of ESL!
Read your OP and then talk to us about ESL!


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Old 05-04-2013, 03:26 AM
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Pictures!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:28 PM
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He already posted pic of his mb slk....

There is no 135is...
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:03 PM
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He already posted pic of his mb slk....

There is no 135is...
Your right.. Thats probably a CL photo he took from an add...
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:30 PM
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Re: My Brand Spankin' New 2013 Is!

thread needs moved to auto general section

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Old 05-17-2013, 06:01 PM
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