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by Locoblade
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M240i salvage
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: M240i salvage

No information at all about why it was written off and they hide the numberplate, I wonder if that's in response to Arnie's website...
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: One to avoid
Replies: 31
Views: 1872

Re: One to avoid

When it ends up repaired i'de be sticking all metallic blue 18 plates thru Arnies website... What you reckon driving god,too much loud pedal, twitchy Mlite and lost it? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2018-18-BMW-1-SERIES-M140i-AUTO-M-SPORT-SHADOW-ED-UNRECORDED-DAMAGED-SALVAGE/232998539196?hash=item363f...
by Locoblade
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M140i First Service Cost?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: M140i First Service Cost?

My first service last month was just over £160 supplying my own oil (dealer supplied oil was another £150 or so). An oil service pack from Opie Oils (using the babybmw 10% discount code "BBMW") was £47 for 7L of Fuchs TITAN GT1 PRO FLEX 5W-30 so just over £200 all in, much more palatable.
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: MPSS or PS4
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: MPSS or PS4

Have you seen this thread?
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=116443
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone actually looking forward to it??

Yeh I saw that article mentioned on Pistonheads, looked like there were loads of holes in the story though such as an M2GC using the old N55 based M2 engine when that got ditched from the existing M2 due to not meeting new emissions standards. That and the fact the rest of the 2 Series GC range wil...
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone actually looking forward to it??

Agree that the monstrosity pictured about has to be a front driver, given the bulbous front end. I was referring to other recent reports (eg Autocar) of an M2 Gran Coupe, on a longitudinal, RWD platform (CLAR?). Yeh I saw that article mentioned on Pistonheads, looked like there were loads of holes ...
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone actually looking forward to it??

greatnorthroad wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 am
My next car will have to be up a size to get a proper BMW powertrain (3 series touring or the new 2 Gran Coupe), so BMW get even more of my money :roll:
That is the 2 Grand Coupe above, so 3 Series and above only for inline RWD platform unless you can squeeze into a regular 2 Series Coupe.
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone actually looking forward to it??

Very likely to be a transverse FWD with that high bonnet line and front overhang https://car-images.bauersecure.com/pagefiles/76582/bmw-2-gc-basis-7.jpg Edit: compare that to the new 3 series which the 2 Series coupe will be based on https://carsoholics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2019-bmw-3-seri...
by Locoblade
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: May have to change
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: May have to change

Despite the cost difference the M240 was a much easier sell to my wife than the hatch due do looks as well, but thats in different circumstances as we also have the aforementioned family bus Leon. You know the writing is on the wall though when a bunch of blokes on a car forum that would usually be ...
by Locoblade
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: F87 M2
Topic: May have to change
Replies: 27
Views: 1343

Re: May have to change

IMHO you need something practical if you'll be a 1 car family with a baby. With the car seats and all the gubbins on tow, kids in the first 2 years of their life require more car space than a teenager so cramming yourselves into something the size of a 2 Series coupe will quickly become tiresome. If...
by Locoblade
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Anyone actually looking forward to it??

Like you say existing transverse engined FWD based 4wd BMWs like the X1 and X2 use a Haldex based system so I doubt that's going to change
by Locoblade
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Anyone actually looking forward to it??
Replies: 48
Views: 2595

Re: Any actually looking forward to it??

The one I'm interested in is the new CLAR 2er GranCoupe - in M-performance spec that could be a winner. I wouldn't hold your breath for it as it seems like the GC variant is going to be based on the FWD chassis like the 2 series Active Tourer and the new 1 Series, not the RWD CLAR platform like the...
by Locoblade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Michelin CrossClimate +
Replies: 239
Views: 11819

Re: Michelin CrossClimate +

Octavius wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Not much snow about to test them properly on your powerful RWD cars yet though.
True, but videos like this give me reasonable confidence they'll be perfectly adequate for what I'll need them for.
https://youtu.be/YO0zyQh2l3M
by Locoblade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Michelin CrossClimate +
Replies: 239
Views: 11819

Re: Michelin CrossClimate +

First impressions are that they’re quiet, comfortable and somewhere between a normal summer tyre and squishy winters. If I’m honest I’m a little disappointed by grip levels in the dry/mildly moist, but then the performance tyres that I’m used to are exceptional. Mine did improve once bedded in, so ...
by Locoblade
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: Michelin CrossClimate +
Replies: 239
Views: 11819

Re: Michelin CrossClimate +

It's a shame MPSS are so poor when cold, my Asym 3's work really well down to around 0°/ 1°. Curious to hear why you think a 225 rear is superior to a 235mm rear? I didn't say the 225 was necessarily going to grip better and I'm sure on a timed lap of a track there'd be a bit of a difference, but i...

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