To the dark side

Discussion in 'MB Defectors to Other Marques Forum' started by tanuie, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. tanuie

    tanuie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    After many years of Mercedes ownership have decided to venture to the dark side - have just part exchanged my Merc C Class 350 2008 for a BMW Series 1 M140i 2017 with only 9000 miles on the clock, metallic mineral grey with oyster leather interior - first impressions excellent hatchback. This is not to say I wont be back! got a very good deal from Listers BMW in Boston.

    Many thanks
     
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    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Close the door on your way out :p
     
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  3. KennyN

    KennyN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They look nice in MG plus that x40i unit is an awesome motor, get the MPPSK fitted and make is sound the way it should plus the extra HP is a bonus. BMW say it takes the HP to 360 but cars are being dyno`d at closer to 380 and once the warranty expires get it to DMS who will return it with around 440hp , not bad for an IL6.

    One of the things i do miss about my CLS is the HK audio , the BM has it but it is not a patch on the Mercs install.

    Kenny
     
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  4. clk320x

    clk320x MB Club Veteran

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    Excellent! The M140i is a brilliant car.

    Post up some pics
     
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    gaz_l Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I must admit I've been eyeing up the M140i. Seems like a bit of a performance bargain at the moment.

    Cheers,

    Gaz
     
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  6. Istbclass

    Istbclass Active Member

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    I deliver BMW’s for a living and the m140 is one of my favourites. De-badge it and most people won’t know it from a 118i (although like most makers the badge means nothing, its got a 1.5 litre with 136bhp).
    It really is a rocket ship, drive it gently through town and tree huggers wont throw rocks at you, boot it and it will keep up with anything on a public road. Enjoy it while you can, cars like that won’t exist in 10 or perhaps even 5 years.
     
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    tanuie

    tanuie Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    will post pictures tomorrow.

    Thanks
     
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