2013 BMW 135

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1 reviews
Available Price Range $22,619-$37,595 Trims4 Combined MPG 23-24 Seats 4

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 D... 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


Our Expert Reviews

The 2013 135is isn't the quickest or most sophisticated car in BMW's lineup, but its size and athletic demeanor make it one of the brand's most entertaining models for everyday driving.The 135is is about as back to basics a performance coupe as you'll find in BMW's range these days, a reminder of a time when the brand was more about the driving experience than luxury go... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 1 reviews

Luxury Sports Car?

by Mike from Concord, NC on February 7, 2014

I've had a sports car (Audi TT Quattro) and I've had a luxury car (Lexus). The BMW 135i is like both cars in one. I can push the 'sport' button and the whole car changes. Push the button again and th... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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