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BMW 135is: The most “BMW” of them all? (CNET On Cars, Episode 21)

Episode 21, BMW 135i: The most ‘BMW’ of them all?


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I remember when the first BMW 320i ( E21) hit U.S. shores, hitting U.S. roads when I was in high school. It forever changed my idea of what a sporty car could and should be and did the same for much of the world’s car-buying public. Today’s 1 Series is the nearest thing to the 320i and I approached it that way when we got our hands on a 135is on the road and on the track. Turns out it may be BMW’s best car if you had your head spun around by the 320i back in the day.

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