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BMW M140i owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by J35T3R, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Baz

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 9, 2002

    Posts: 4,252

    Location: Peterborough

    The rate at which it gathers speed is truly staggering, I would hate to think what a proper supercar feels like with twice the power!!

    My favourite thing is when you floor it from a roundabout and you get to the *ahem* legal speed limit (read 100+) and you snap off the throttle - the lack of acceleration throws you forward quite rapidly :D

    There are no new ones left though, I got ours in March last year when they were all built and BMW were giving £12k off them, so worked out about £29.000 each - which is around the same as a Mini F56 JCW, which we had before, and the running costs are about the same, in fact the JCW got less MPG than the M140i (though less pops and bangs than the Bimmer)
     
  2. Shadowness

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2006

    Posts: 2,940

    Location: Gloucestershire

    As I said in another thread relating to 140s, I can't see why you'd need more power on the road. So M4/5s etc with 500+bhp must be scary as hell on any twisty road, especially when greasy.
     
  3. Rusty

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 162

    Location: Nr Leeds

    We've a 68 M240i; 20mile commute and general use and we're seeing a running average of low 30's, pretty impressive for 340bhp 3.0l :)

    I must say the auto box is terrific and couldn't comprehend going manual.
     
  4. Squidward

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

    Posts: 541

    There is a huge feel in power difference between 340bhp and 440bhp. When I went from 340bhp to 400bhp on one of my old cars, I was absolutely shocked at the power difference, at 440 it was mental. I can only imagine 500 plus in an AWD car.
    You don't need more than 150bhp for most cars really, but car enthusiasts so.
     
  5. mikeyw85

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 18, 2019

    Posts: 93

    I had a manual M140i. Averaged about 28mpg, but that's on roads that aren't great for economy. Never actually serviced it. First service as due after 24 months and i had it 22 months. I had no problems with it. Found the DSC very aggressive, but that's probably for the best.
     
  6. J35T3R

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2019

    Posts: 215

    Location: Sunny Ayrshire, Scotland.

    I've absolutely **** the bed on this car and went for a newer Golf GTi. I may live to regret it but I'm used to running company diesel cars and have a heavy right foot.

    Thanks for your input, I was undecided right up till half 5 last night when I left the office and bought the Golf.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
  7. Gaygle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 14,996

    Location: East of England

    Meh! Tbh, it's not like you've gone out and bought a bad car! Enjoy :)
     
  8. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 24, 2007

    Posts: 2,837

    Location: Bristol

    Dunno if I'm doing something wrong but I'm lucky to get 22mpg on my commute (2014 Auto M135i). Mostly stop start town traffic.

    If it's particularly heavy traffic I'll average about 18mpg.

    Maybe mine's broken :(

    Just ticking over 60K so needs the ZF box service doing, but that will make little difference to my fuel economy.
     
  9. mikeyw85

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 18, 2019

    Posts: 93

    I think the M135i's were a little more thirsty. If it's town traffic too then i'd say it's an understandable figure.
     
  10. Pman85

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 25

    Had mine about 10 months now.. while I really like the car one issue I'm having is that no matter how much I fiddle with the seat position I just cannot get truly comfy!

    Sadly it's gone on so long now that my heads being turned by other options.. just cannot see me keeping it long term.

    Absolute beast though performance wise!
     
  11. Schnippzle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 9, 2006

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: here

    Had my M140i for 2 years and 10 months before it was stolen. Averages about 40-45mpg on the motorway. Didn't care much for mpg elsewhere. In the time of ownership I put about 30k miles on her. Amazing car and would happily have one again.
     
  12. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 47,730

    Location: All over the world...

    So I’m now thinking of getting one of these myself. 6 yrs of a VW gtd has been great and it’s a quick nimble car but I want something more balls to the wall performance wise.
    I was lucky that a friend from work knows a guy who has a 68 plate M140i so got to play with it on Sunday afternoon evening.

    My god the nuttiness of the engine, pops and crackles were satisfying but the pure acceleration of it where at one point in pootling along at 20mph slam the accelerator down and within seconds I’m close to 80 and the damn car is itching to go faster and faster lol.

    Anyhow I digress though, my main question to people who own one or have owned one in the past. It only comes with a manual handbrake?? Do they come with the auto hold function?? Where when you come to a full stop it activates the brake so you can take your foot off the pedal when stopped. And I hear you can get a bigger screen but is that classed as the media professional option??

    Sorry for the questions, can’t seem to find any definitive answers online and the one I had for a few hrs, I was too busy driving it hard to look at these things :p
     
  13. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 155,741

    No.
     
  14. Shadowness

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2006

    Posts: 2,940

    Location: Gloucestershire

    If you mean auto hold on hills, yes they do. (I own a 140i)

    Yes the bigger screen is the pro media pack I think, or whatever it's called. Maybe pro sat nav.

    Awesome cars. I've had mine for just over a year. Does everything I'd want it to tbh.
     
  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 155,741

    He means the auto hold function on ZF8 fitted BMW models with an electronic handbrake, which applies the handbrake when stationary. the 1 series does not have this.

    You are referring to hill start assist, which it does have.
     
  16. Blackhawk47

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 17, 2007

    Posts: 11,045

    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    I only manage to get 35mpg at best on the motorway with the N55 engine in the M2. Efficiency greatly improved after 10k miles of driving.

    Usually get 20-25 on a my spirited drive, probably average 26-28mpg on regular driving and commuting.

    M140is interest me, my neighbour has one - would love to have a go in one and see how it compares.
     
  17. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 47,730

    Location: All over the world...

    So what’s the difference between the 2??
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    Posts: 155,741

    Auto hold works exactly as I just explained.

    Hill start assist leaves the footbrake on for a few seconds after you take your foot off and before you hit the accelerator.
     
  19. Tee Hee Johnson

    Mobster

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 4,231

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been eyeing up a m135i or m140i auto for at least a few months now.

    I think I know the options pretty well, HK audio, comfort pack (for heated seats and cruise stuff) and ideally professional nav... I know adaptive suspension gets mentioned lots, but seems to be a rare one unfortunately!

    Anything I'm missing?!
     
  20. Blackhawk47

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 17, 2007

    Posts: 11,045

    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    Pro nav is a absolute must. I had the basic nav in a 218d courtesy car and it was awful, just looked so out of place - especially when the screen looks wide, if it was a choice I'd take pro nav over heated seats any day.