Cars.com Reviews the 2013 BMW 135is

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With the 135is, BMW took a less-is-more strategy — and to good effect. The compact coupe delivers an entertaining driving experience with refreshingly few frills, says Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. Its potent turbocharged inline-six engine and slick-shifting six-speed manual make it engaging; its simple interior layout and gadget-free control system keep the focus on the driving.

2013 BMW 135is Review

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carma

A smaller, simpler and lighter car is a great concept that is usually associated with a smaller price tag. Not in this case. I like the way the one series drives but 50K is a hard sell. I even looked at 128s but it's hard to find one of those under 40 k. I wish Nissan would revive the Datsun 510 or GM would follow through with their talk of a lightweight, rear drive sedan. Like today's one series, the 510 was the antidote to overweight and expensive BMWs of the time. But it's lighter weight added up to superior performance and a smaller price tag. And that's why they are still wildly popular - check out the Jay Leno's garage episode with the 510. That's what we need today -another bargain priced pocket rocket from somebody who doesn't charge more for less.

AladdinSane

Well said, carma...
I couldn't agree with you more!
The automakers just aren't listening it seems, and if they do then this is the type of vehicle they produce. How mistaken they are!
Peace...
AladdinSane-

DLBedfordNH

"A smaller, simpler and lighter car is a great concept that is usually associated with a smaller price tag."

May I introduce you to the FR-S?

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