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2013 BMW 135is Coupe

BMW's Best 1 Series Gives Back What You Put In Every once in a while, I find myself, despite my solitary leanings and inherent modesty, working out in some kind of class setting. The tone and tenor of these classes ranges wildly – from the quiet, follow-the-leader variety, to those with a kind of Cult of Personality man or woman calling the shots, usually with idiom-laden shouting and theatrical hair. Despite their personal variation and range of professional effectiveness, there's one common concept that most instructors bring up at some point: working with intention. The... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
320 HP/ 317 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$44,145
As-Tested Price:
$48,245
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