• (4.7) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,462$31,990
  • 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

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

2013 BMW 135 Reviews

Cars.com 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 g... Read full review for the 2013 BMW 135

Consumer Reviews


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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 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2013 BMW 135 trim comparison will help you decide.

2013 BMW 135 Safety Ratings

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.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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