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BMW 135i Spied in Los Angeles

Oct 3, 2007

We were sent these photos by Gary Cogis from Race Technologies, who spotted this unmarked car on the 405 freeway headed north. As you'll notice, they've tried to disguise the car by putting black tape over the badges, but the distinctive shape of BMW's new 1-Series Coupe is unmistakable.

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We were curious about which model it might be and Gary was able to confirm it was the much-anticipated 3.0 twin-turbo 135i.

"I couldn't believe I was seeing the new 1-Series in the rush hour on the busy 405 freeway at 5.45pm," Gary told us. "When I raised my phone to take a photo, the driver appeared upset and hit the brakes. I slowed to match his speed, and the driver took off.

"I gave chase and can confirm the car's really fast. A friend of mine has an E46 M3 and this car is easily as quick. It had to have been the new 135i.

"He hit triple-digits in his attempt to get away," Gary continued, "but 405 traffic meant he had to slow down and I was able to snap these photos with my phone camera. It's a good looking car and really fast."

The BMW 1-Series Coupe will be available in the USA next year.

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