(4.5) 4 reviews
MSRP: $19,322$33,438
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 22-23
Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2013 BMW 135

Our Take on the 2013 BMW 135

Our Take

Above the entry-level BMW 128i are the 135i and new 135is. The car comes as a coupe or convertible and shoppers might cross-shop the 135 with the Nissan 370Z, Infiniti G37 or top-end versions of Detroit's muscle cars. The 128i is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.A new 135... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gas pedal lag hampers downshift rev-matching
  • Long reach to grab seat belt
  • Tiny cupholders in center console
  • Audio screen graphics disappear when wearing polarized sunglasses
  • Limited backseat room

Notable Features

  • New performance-oriented 135is model
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Standard power soft-top (convertible)
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.