Black & Red: 2011 BMW 135i E82

The E82 generation BMW 1-series coupe was released in the 2007 model year a few years after the E46 3-series was plus sized to the E90 platform…so to some folks, the 135i is the spiritual successor to the E46 — with the 1M and 135i being very close in capability and the natural successor to the E46 M3 — two doors, light weight, inline-6, 330ish horsepower, a penchant for tail happy on-throttle oversteer…you know the drill.  Find this 2011 BMW 135i E87 offered for $12,900 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2011 BMW 135i

condition: excellent

cylinders: 6 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 98000

paint color: black

title status: salvage

transmission: manual

type: coupe

Well, the time has come to pass along one of the best cars I have ever owned.

This 2011 BMW 135i is in immaculate condition, with perfect paint and zero mechanical issues. It literally has every desirable option available for this year of 135i. With the fabled M-Sport package and a 6 speed manual transmission, this is truly a drivers car. I have also just installed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, less than 1k miles ago – they are basically brand new. It is optioned with the factory Harmon Kardon sound system/sub, navigation/iDrive package, and Sapphire black metallic paint over rare Coral red interior, so this is also an incredibly luxurious ride. The N55 engine is a twin scroll turbo inline 6, with 300 hp/300 lb ft of torque from the factory. 2 doors, but this car can easily carry four adults. It is surprisingly spacious – the trunk is huge and it has a fold flat second row (you could fit a bicycle back there if you wanted).

I have owned the car for several years and would love to hang on to it, but need the money for other purchases. I can throw in the made-to-fit BMW factory windshield cover, front license plate holder, and a tire sealant/tool kit for the trunk. This car is adult owned and detailed professionally.

The price is incredibly low because this car is a salvage title, due to the previous owner having a minor fender bender rear end type incident. It was professionally repaired and I have never noticed or cared about the title status.


6 Speed Manual

Brand new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires

Sun roof

Sapphire black paint/Coral red interior

Harmon Kardon sounds system/sub

iDrive & navigation

N55 inline 6 twin scroll turbo

Comfort Access & BMW Premium package 

 See a better way to drive something fast ‘n’ coupey?