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      01-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by e92_m3 View Post

I didn't know that dropping the N55 engine from the 335is coupe into a 135i will turn it into an "M" car? Not really feeling the M135i name for some reason.

I know a lot will say that this is BMW's way of following Audi in the "S line" of cars, but IMHO exclusivity for the "M" vehicles are getting tarnished since the "M" badge is being used too much on a lot of BMW's new vehicle lineup nowadays.

Just because the 135i acquired the N55 engine from the 335is, it does not mean it deserves the "M" name. They should call it a 135is.

Just my $0.02.
- the 335is has an N54 engine in it
- "S line" cars are only suspension, bodykits and badging

considering that BMW's top non-M vehicles can hang with Audi's S versions (i.e. 335 - S4/5), the M Performance lline provides additional performance which is great
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