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Thread: 2013 135is

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Where there is no race track
    My Cars
    Metal on wheels

    2013 135is

    Haven't been on here in a while, since I sold all my bimmers, but I'm now considering a 2013 135is.
    I've never owned a turbo before, so I know nothing about them, and I mean nothing...I had a few M cars, the latest was a 2012 M3 with the DCT...loved that trans.
    Here are me questions:
    The 135is I'm looking at has 53k on the clock, what should I be looking/listening/feeling for as far as wear or abuse?
    Does these turbos require a cooling down period before shutting down?
    How reliable are these many miles can I expect before having to repair/replace them?
    Do these car have any of the rear subframe tearing issues as the M Coupe/Roadsters had?

    I'm not looking at tracking this car...yet, but I may want to do some mods in the future.
    What/where would be good performance upgrades for these cars?

    I hear/read a lot about waste-gates, what are these and how long do they usually last miles wise?
    I know they have something to do with diverting exhaust, but not certain.

    I'll be looking at this car today, so any info ASAP would be highly appreciated!



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Arida Zona
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    Only the Z3 M roadster and M coupe had the trunkfloor failure, that was a very isolated issue.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    My Cars
    2017 Ram 2500d
    No need to let the turbo cool down. Modern day turbos really don't need it. MAYBE if you were driving balls out for an extended period of time, like on a track. But normal every day driving, even spirited driving won't need it.

    We really don't have a lot of turbo issues anymore.
    BMW Level 1 Master Technician

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    My Cars
    2001 740il, 2013 135is
    Selling mine

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