How Many Jalopnik Readers Are Going To Buy A BMW 135i?

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Look, stop whining about the no diesel option or lack of body styles and concentrate on what's important. The 135i has the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline motivator that BMW conservatively rates at 300 hp. Actual numbers are higher, most likely in the 330 hp range. The 335i weighs a portly 3,660 lbs. and still manages to scamper to 60 mph in a blistering 4.8 seconds. The 5-door 120i weighs 2,910 lbs. Will the bigger engine negate the weight savings of dropping 3 doors or is BMW just sandbagging with a reported 5-second 0-60 time? Who knows, but even if the 135i is a bit heavier than its Euro-wagon sibling, it may simply scream! And, like, twin-turbos mean you can crank up the boost. We're getting two, just to be safe. You?

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Are you kidding me? It's ugly as a melted turd, and it's going to be expensive due to the twin-turbo six.

And besides, what's so special about wringing 300 HP out of a six cylinder? If you can't do that with twin-turbos, then you need to go back to engineering school. Yeah, yeah... it's got torque. But it's also got overheating issues.

I'll pass. Big time.