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Project BMW 135i Complete - Farewell, Old Friend

We Wave A Teary Goodbye To Our Project 135i.

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We must also thank all the companies who worked on the car for us, including Turner Motorsport, The Wheel Supply, evosport, BMS, GT Pro and South Bay BMW. Their expert knowledge and our carefully chosen parts meant we produced what we consider to be one of the best 135i packages we've seen to date. Although, we're still looking to find somebody with a feature-worthy example...

Tech Spec
2008 BMW 135i
Owner: eurotuner
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: loafers

Engine: 3.0 six cylinder 24v twin-turbo with GIAC software, BMW Performance stainless steel exhaust

Drivetrain: stock six-speed manual with BMW Performance short shift kit

Brakes: stock BMW/Brembo six-piston calipers, BMW Performance drilled rotors

Suspension: H&R Street coilovers, H&R sway bars, Turner Motorsport sway bar end-links

Wheels & Tires: 19x8" front, 19x9" rear DCR Nürburgring wheels, 3mm front spacers, 225/35 R19 Continental ContiSportContact3 tires

Exterior: BMW Performance front spoiler, side skirts, black kidney grilles, carbon fiber rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, mirror caps

Interior: BMW Performance carbon dash, door handle and console trim, BMW Performance electronic steering wheel plus short-shift knob and boot

Contact: DCR Wheels (dcrwheels.com), Continental Tires (conti-online.com), Turner Motorsport (turnermotorsport.com), H&R Springs (hrsprings.com), BMW Performance (accessories.bmwusa.com), GIAC (giacusa.com), The Wheel Supply (thewheelsupply.com), evosport evosport.com), GT Pro (gtpro.com), South Bay BMW (southbaybmw.com)

Project 135i coverage
If you're thinking about building a 135i and want to look back over the coverage we gave our 135i, here's a rundown of all the stories we ran. Most can also be found at eurotuner.com
et 6/08 - Introduction of 135i, H&R details, VW R32 comparison test
et 7/08 - First attempt to fit sway bars
et 8/08 - Wheel and tire installation, Bimmerfest debut
et 9/08 - Sway bar installation
et 10/08 - Our Cars: monthly update
et 11/08 - Audi S5 comparison, Our Cars: monthly update, portable nav
et 12/08 - Our Cars: monthly update, SoCal Euro show
et 1/09 - Our Cars: monthly update
et 4/09 - Our Cars: BMW Performance parts preview
et 6/09 - Exterior: BMW Performance body kit and carbon accessories fitting
et 7/09 - Interior: BMW Performance carbon trim and steering wheel fitting
et 8/09 - BMW Performance exhaust fitting and dyno
et 9/09 - Update: longer springs, stronger end-links, BMW Performance drilled rotors and cooling ducts
et 1/10 - Our Cars: tear down
et 2/10 - GIAC software dyno test
et 3/10 - Summary

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