Just wondering if the 135i has been assigned to a particular class?
Oooh, BMW question....
No stock class yet. The 128, 135, 328, 335 are already elligible for BSP for some reason though. Many people are anxiously awaiting the 135's assignment with speculation anywhere from DS where it would probably do very well to BS where it would probably be outclassed by the RX-8 and 350Z, and even AS where it would be destroyed by S2000s. The 3 sereies had long been in the DS (and used to do pretty well), but the new 335 went to FS (a bit of a departure from the typical american muscle car). The main limitation of the 135 is it only has an electronic LSD (ie brake controlled) - though it is supposed to work pretty well, but it does have Brembo brakes which probably gives it the best brakes of any BMW - odd that the economy car would have these but the Ms only get single pot brakes. The 135 also suffers the Z4 M coupes fate of being heavier than you'd think. It is about the same weight (around 3200, I think) as an e46 3 series eventhough it is smaller (especially back seat). I really like the 135 (they had a Black on Red one at D&R that was really nice - see picture) and even considered purchasing one before I got my M3, but the M3 was much cheaper - the 135 decked out nicely hits just under $40k, which is not so economy. I really like the car (much more than the new 3 series which I think are a bit unattractive - althought the 1 series does suffer being a bit 'cute'.)
BTW I heard something that suggested the Z4 was finishing production and someone suggested the Z4 M coupe may be limited to a production of less than 2000. I suppose a new Z (Z5?) must be on its way.
Is the 1 series question just out of curiousity? You better nto be thinking of getting rid of that M coupe (unless you are going to sell it really cheap to me... ).