1-Series/Fun-Series Nut from the UK


Nov 1, 2020
Allow me to (re)introduce myself, my name is Calvin! I've been reading here for a few years now and I think this is the best forum for E-Series guys especially to talk technical stuff, though there's lots of non-technical stuff that has been entertaining also. 😂 I'm based in the UK, so things aren't quite as good as what you guys get in the States. The best regularly available fuel is 99RON, we get that annoying RHD steering shaft and lots of wet weather with salty roads in the winter!

I've had 6 BMW's since my first in 2013 and currently still have 3. All have been with a manual gearbox.
2013 to 2015 - 2007 E81 130i (N52) M-Sport - Le Mans Blue with Black Boston
2015 to 2017 - 2013 E92 M3 (S65) - Jerez Black with Black Novillo
2016 to 2017 - 2010 E90 335i (N55) M-Sport - Alpine White with Blue Shadow/Alcantara and Performance seats
2018 to now - 2012 E82 135i (N55) M-Sport - Space Grey with Black Boston
2021 to now - 2010 E87 118i (N43) SE - Tahiti Green with Lemon(ish) re-trimmed interior
2022 to now - 2010 E88 125i (N52) SE - Jet Black with Lemon Boston and Sports seats (joint car with my partner)

The plan is go back down to 2 cars and that is this summer's project. I'll make a dedicated thread once things get underway, at the moment I'm stockpiling all the upgrades I plan on doing all in one hit. Hopefully the N55 can still get a little appreciation, though I understand most of you are N54 guys.

I'm not on FaceBook, so really appreciate that the discussions here are available to see all of the time.