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      05-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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      05-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #24
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The N54 is great... But truthfully, I bet the N55 will get there too. For anyone who is patient, they'll get a good product in the end.
Unfortunately, I don't think it will. Not without an upgraded turbo. Based on what I've seen the N55's twin scroll is tapped out by the time it hits 400whp. There may be small power to be found, but It's not a helluva lot. Isn't the FBO+ meth record 391? That's 50whp below what the N54 record is for stock turbos.
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      05-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #25
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If I were you, get the double clutch gear box, it sounds and runs so fantastic!
Will the DTC handle single turbo upgrade for the future?
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      05-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #26
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New BMW 135is Continues BMW's "s" Model Tradition.
15.05.2012

New top performance model 1 Series for 2013

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – EMBARGO: May 15, 2012 12:00PM EDT.... In the long standing tradition of high performance BMW "is" models, BMW today announced an enhanced performance version of the 1 Series Coupe and Convertible called the BMW 135is. The 2013 135is Coupe and Convertible focus the qualities that made the 135i such a success amongst driving enthusiasts – with more performance, enhanced sound and dynamic design details. Both the new 135is Coupe and Convertible are scheduled to arrive in BMW Center showrooms this fall with retail pricing set at $44,145 and $48,845 respectively (including $895 destination and handling).

Both models are equipped with BMW's award winning TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine (N55) featuring Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, direct injection and a single twin-scroll turbocharger. For the 135is, the engine has been tuned to increase peak horsepower to 320 hp (+20 hp increase) and 317 lb-ft of torque (+17 lb.ft) while maintaining the same emissions level and MPG ratings of the 135i. A Performance exhaust system complements the increased engine performance and provides a sporty exhaust tone. The engine cooling system has been upgraded to match the additional performance output by adding a larger, and more powerful radiator fan and an auxiliary radiator.

Both BMW 135is models will be offered with either a standard 6-Speed manual transmission or an optional 7-Speed Double Clutch Transmission.

The 135is is equipped with sport suspension incorporating an aluminum double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel.

BMW's Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also includes a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) function that provides electronic intervention to prevent loss of vehicle control, but at a higher threshold before activation. This allows the driver to experience more spirited driving on dry roads and offers more flexibility when driving in more challenging conditions such as in snow. If the driver desires, both DSC and DTC can be disabled entirely. In addition to its duties as a safety system, the DSC system on the 135is is programmed specifically to enhance performance-oriented driving. The differential in the 135is comes from a new generation of final drives optimized for running smoothness and fuel efficiency. Featuring double-helical ball bearings, the differential runs at an even lower operating temperature reached more quickly than before thanks to the reduction of fluid required in the differential. Electronic rear brake management is used to simulate a differential lock for stronger acceleration in turns and low-traction conditions.

The exterior of the new 135is Coupe / Convertible will be clearly identified by exclusive 18" wheels, unique high-gloss black kidney grill, black mirror caps and special exterior badges in additional to the standard M Sport Package components. Interior highlights include stainless steel pedals, special interior badges and optional black leather seats with blue stitching for the standard sport seats.

The BMW135is Coupe and Convertible are available to order now and are scheduled to arrive in BMW Center showrooms this fall.


TL;DR New 135is uses N55, so seems pretty likely the standard 135i will use it as well.
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thats why i went with the N54 makes perefect sense next upgrade tri turbo M3
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      05-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #28
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I really hope they dont completely get rid of the n54, its an amazing engine.
Hopefully they offer an is version of the 4 series that has the n54.
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      05-27-2012, 04:06 AM   #29
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If anything, its more likely to see the N54 w/DCT in the 1M body style since the 135iS is a N55. Now that would be something to fear
Is this true? Where can I find this info? I just ordered a 2013 335is, and was expecting to get a N54 engine.

I was under the assumption that BMW was able to push the N54 further, but upon reading more articles, I see people say that N55 is the better engine! What's the deal?
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      05-27-2012, 07:00 AM   #30
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If I were in the market right now, I would just wait for the new M3 to come out. If I still wanted N54, just buy used, save a ton of cash and use it to mod the car.
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Is this true? Where can I find this info? I just ordered a 2013 335is, and was expecting to get a N54 engine.

I was under the assumption that BMW was able to push the N54 further, but upon reading more articles, I see people say that N55 is the better engine! What's the deal?
I was speaking of the 1 series and this is just "speculation" on my behalf. Since BMW is coming out with the 135iS in DCT with the N55 motor then if we are to see a 1 series with a N54 DCT I would excpect for it to come in a 1M syle or whatever M they want to call it.

Your 2013 335iS does come with the N54

People who say the N55 is better is mere conjecture not knowing the actual facts of the potential of both motors. Most of them couldnt even tell you the turbo spec of the N55 vs the N54

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I was speaking of the 1 series and this is just "speculation" on my behalf. Since BMW is coming out with the 135iS in DCT with the N55 motor then if we are to see a 1 series with a N54 DCT I would excpect for it to come in a 1M syle or whatever M they want to call it.

Your 2013 335iS does come with the N54

People who say the N55 is better is mere conjecture not knowing the actual facts of the potential of both motors. Most of them couldnt even tell you the turbo spec of the N55 vs the N54
That's reassuring, thanks for the reply!
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