2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test


2008 BMW 135i: Brake Dust -- It's a Way of Life

October 20, 2008

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A few months back, Dan mentioned the 135i's brake dust in his post titled "It's not all wonderful."

I'm not so sure. Though the baby Bimmer does make a hell of a lot of the stuff (this is a one-week accumulation) it also happens to stop from 60 mph in 109 feet. And it has a rock-solid pedal stop after stop. I've now hammered this little coupe over the Angeles Forest and Angeles Crest Highways twice and am yet to have anything but confidence in its stoppers.

Six pistons. Amen.

Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 11,265 miles

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