Vehicle: 2009 BMW 135i
Current Mileage: 79,000 km
Don Cheng bought his 2009 BMW 135i in 2014 with 54,000 km on the clock and for more than he would like to disclose. From there, Project 1 started with the goal to add-on to the original prinicple of the 1-series coupe, as a lightweight back roads dancer. We’ll work to improve the driveability of the car, performance, upgrade the suspension, exhaust, and perhaps a few cosmetic enhancements to make it our own. We'll document all the changes here on this page as well as on our social media channels. So be sure to stay tuned, and we will keep you updated. This is Project 1.
We bought a used 2009 BMW 135i and are about to embark on an adventure packed with suspension upgrades, performance enhancements, and cosmetic changes. This is Project 1.
Click, click. Project 1 gets an incredibly satisfying motorsport-inspired RTD shifter.
It's time to address one of the biggest limitations in the 135i’s handling repertoire - the rear subframe bushings.
CAYUGA, Ontario - Alpha Motorsports, an aftermarket company located in Markham, invited us out to a private track day to show us what they're really all about - the enthusiast.
Project 1 gets a brand new set of lows from Neo Motorsport, a local aftermarket manufacturer that produces coilovers and big brake kits for various popular tuning platforms.
Project 1 gets a much needed detailing session from the pros at Smart Detail.