Same here, I bought my 128i in Nov 2011 too. Personal loan/Credit line, almost paid off.
Good luck with the swap!
I wonder if the F30 M3 engine will ever fit in our engine bays....twin turbo or 3 turbo n55 variant... One can dream...lol
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: e46 m3 trans mnt, e36M lip Wishlist: m3 susp, n55 eng mnt, headers, LSD, finn dif e60
"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is