2011 BMW 135i Gets Twin Scroll Turbo N55 Engine
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The change isn’t that radical, as both engines develop 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. However, the N55 reaches it’s peak torque 100 rpm earlier and, more important, BMW promises to squeeze “even better throttle response and even more fuel efficiency” out of it.
Maybe an ever better toy for the enthusiasts will be the optional 7-speed double clutch transmission (DCT) which now has proper controls (in our opinion). In other words, one paddle will be used for upshifts and the other for downshifts.
For the times when owners don’t feel like pleasuring the car by abusing it, there will be a optional Harman Kardon surround sound system replacing the current hi-fi system professional.
Changes will apply to both coupe and convertible versions and updated vehicles will be available in the US this spring.
So, the 135i will become even more of an EfficientDynamics follower and it seems like this will be a positive thing. We think that the 135i is a pretty collectible car. Just imagine how it would be like registering your “something” years old mint-condition 135i as a classic in the not-so-near future and just drive it around without having to pay so many taxes. Think of this not necessarily from a financial point of view, but just for the sheer fun of doing it. You’ll be able to use a huge “:P” emoticon, which will have gone out of fashion by then, of course.
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