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      05-05-2013, 06:06 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by Robin_NL View Post
BMW has to go back to smaller, lighter and faster imho. So happy with my current BMW.(My 10th one incl E46 M3 and E90 M3 ) In terms of driving fun it totally smashes any BMW of the last decade maybe except the CSL(but that one had a dramatic gearbox)
My former F30 335i was the biggest mistake I ever made...

BMWs current line up is not interesting. No more real drivers cars. OK a M135i will do but the rest sucks. Too heavy, too remote, not involving enough.
Tend to agree with this.

So wished I'd be able to get a 1M.

DCT equipped 135 was still a very acceptable 2nd choice option however, and even at that, I can't see any forthcoming replacement coming from BMW in the near future.
ZF auto option (as opposed to DCT) and electric steering means the M135/M235 is not on my horizon.
M2 might well be, depending on what spec it eventually has, but I suspect by the time that comes out it will be either too expensive for me, or too late.
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