I considered the 135i E82 very seriously. In fact, I went back and forth between it and the 335i E92 for a couple of years before making a decision. Since I have always had two cars since the 1980's and my spouse has a car too, there was no need to hurry on the decision.
While I really liked the performance of the 135i and came very close to purchasing one, I did not like the "sagging belly" line in the side view. I like it from the other views and found no problems with the interior which “fit” me very well. But when I put them side-by-side, the styling of the E92 with the M package won me over.
I am extremely happy with my E92 and I still think the 135i E82 is a great car. I would certainly consider the 2er or whatever it is in the future if I ever decide to part with my E92.
2012 335i X Drive Coupe - BSM/Black, 6MT, M Sport, Premium, Navigation, Apps, Black Grille, 313 Wheels, and more...