Speed Week: Mini GP vs BMW 135i
Both from the BMW stable. Brotherly love, this ain’t…
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
It feels like both of these cars have been made by people who care. A chassis tweak here, a damper fettle there. This makes the anonymous BMW something of a pleasant surprise. And the Mini? It's a fine car, but you'll have to be a proper connoisseur to pay this sort of money for something approaching the end of its shelf life. Unless you really dig it, it's probably a bit too indulgent. The BMW, however, looks like excellent value: an M-lite that'll put in a decent lap time and also do manly drifts, should your anatomy demand that sort of thing. All with a few mates on board. What more could you want for your 30 grand?