Speed Week: Mini GP vs BMW 135i
Both from the BMW stable. Brotherly love, this ain’t…
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Visually, they couldn't be further apart. The Mini wears cheap lipstick and trainers. The BMW rocks a housewife frock and obviously forgot to take its rollers out. Peel back the costumes, and you'll notice more differences. One drives the rear wheels. The other drives the fronts. One seats five. The other seats two. The BMW's engine is nearly twice as big as the Mini's and about 100bhp more powerful. But then you look at the prices and notice they both cost around £30k. And with that sort of money to spend - plus a yearning for something hot and hatchy - we'd consider leaving a showroom with either of these things. But which?
Words: Dan Read
Photography: Dom Romney