2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test

2008 BMW 135i: Better than a 2009 Nissan 370Z?

December 25, 2008


Recently we used our long-term 2008 BMW 135i in a hard fought comparison test against the new Nissan 370Z. At first it seemed like a crazy idea. You know, a four-seat, turbocharged BMW vs. a two-seat, normally aspirated Nissan.

But the more we thought about it, the more it made sense. Perfect sense. Their prices, performance and reason for being are actually very similar, and our two-car shootout, BMW 135i vs. Nissan 370Z, turned out to be a good fight between two great cars.

Which would you choose?


Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 15,189 miles

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