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C350 benz to 135i?

So basically Ive been a benz guy my whole life, (slighty anti-bimmer) but now my C class has been "done" for sometime and I want a new "project." I love my car but I could never really do to it what I liked because unless you get an AMG there arent that many mods, especially performance...besides forced induction (which would have to be a 8k custom project on a 90+k miles car) and going through the motor it has basically every mod thats available for it...went from 268hp stock to 310 which isnt horrible but def not enough for what i put into it...Ive been looking for something fun, fast and under 30k (prob a 2010-12) and I think the 1 series maybe the answer. Im looking for a 135i or IS, wanted a manual bc ive been stuck with an automatic so long, but I here the dual clutch is beast so im kind of leaning towards that...id like to be in the 400-450hp range(maybe more later)...I know little about the 1 series and would like your advise on what mod routs i can/should take as far as performance...different options and I wana be able to smash on blown 2013 GT mustangs all day long....lol any advise or help would be appreciated!


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Depending on your budget the 1 Series is an excellent choice. Tons of mods are available for them already and they are light and fast! They are excellent auto cross or track cars. If you get a 1 Series get a 135i. Shares the same engine as the 335i which can be made faster then an M3 with simple mods.

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Did you end up getting a 135i?
They're great cars and very capable of putting down 400-450hp. FBO and e85 guys are putting down over 500 at the crank (440ish at the wheels).
100% E85, FBO, and meth is a serious combo. Some people putting down 500+ whp and 525+ whtq on stock turbos!

A properly modded and tuned 135i with stock turbos will easily put up a great fight even against S/C'ed Mustang GTs. A lot of guys are running the 1/4 in the mid 11's with only a couple thousand $$$ in mods.

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