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2011 BMW 1 Series 2dr Cpe 128i

2dr Cpe 128i

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Price with options: $29,450

MSRP: $29,450

Base Invoice: $27,095

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City: 18 - Hwy: 28

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2013 BMW 1 Series Pros

The latest addition to the 1-Series line up is the 2013 135is. The 135is is available as both a coupe and a convertible and is the sportiest 1-Series available from BMW. It features sport tuned suspension, unique 18-inch wheels and an additional 20 horsepower. Cooling has also been improved, with BMW anticipating that many 135is owners will want to use their cars on the race track.

2013 BMW 1 Series Model Highlights

The 1-Series is offered in two different two-door body styles: a coupe or soft-top-equipped convertible. Both of these body styles can be specified in 128i, 135i or 135is form. The 128i comes with a 230-horsepower, 3.0L in-line 6-cylinder engine, while the 135i models get a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged six. The 135is shares its engine with the 135i, but makes 320 horsepower, thanks to a freer flowing exhaust system.

All 1-Series are rear-wheel drive and come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission that, in BMW tradition, provides great car control as well as a satisfying, tactile experience. Available on the 135i and 135is is a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) gearbox that enables very quick automated shifts along with improved acceleration and fuel economy. With the DCT, the 135i can get to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and brings a fuel economy rating of 18 mpg city, 25 highway--the same as the standard manual transmission.

The 1-Series has a responsive but not overly firm ride, with a double-pivot spring and strut front suspension and rear control arms. A variable-ratio Active Steering system, which varies both the ratio and level of assist for quicker response, is optional on the 135i.

In Convertible models, the top can be raised and lowered when moving up to 25 mph, and can go from up to fully down in just 22 seconds. The arrangement doesn't inhibit trunk space as some retractable hard-top systems do. In either model, there's also an opening with expandable bag that allows long items like a snowboard or golf bag to fit through. The silhouette of the 1-Series convertible is much like that of the coupe when it's up. A slightly different trunklid design in convertibles helps accent the design and improve visibility. Convertible models also include a special climate-control mode that reacts to the level of sunlight, and optional Boston leather has a sun-reflective treatment that helps reduce temperatures on hot days. An available wind deflector helps bring a quieter, less turbulent interior at highway speeds. Whether in the coupe or convertible, there's plenty of space to sprawl in the front seats, though the back seat is quite tight.

The BMW's Dynamic Stability Control is designed to allow a little more dynamic flexibility when driving the 1-Series quickly; the higher threshold helps not only in track driving but also in snow. A special rear-brake management mode helps simulate a rear differential to get better grip either out of a fast corner or in slippery conditions.

A much more aggressive look--almost like that of the larger M3--as well as a little more performance can be achieved with the M Sport Package. It brings aero upgrades, flashier wheels, sport seats, special M-branded trim pieces and an exclusive LeMans Blue Metallic paint color, plus functional improvements that include a higher top speed, better brake cooling, a Sports Suspension and performance tires. With the 135i, brakes are upgraded to a strong 6-piston setup in front.

Entertainment options include a harman/kardon surround-sound system, HD radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, USB/iPod controls, while a Bluetooth hands-free interface is available. Meanwhile, a heated steering wheel is available on both models as part of a Cold Weather Package and heated seats are also available. The optional navigation system is hard-drive-based and includes real-time traffic info.

Adaptive xenon headlamps, which help improve vision in dark corners, are standard on the 135i and 135is and optional on the 128i. Also, LED Adaptive Brake Lights grow brighter depending on the brake force. That's in addition to plenty of standard safety equipment, such as stability control, side airbags and brake-drying and brake stand-by functions.

2013 BMW 1 Series Model News

The 135i Coupe and Convertible might be among the more affordable BMW models, but they come with one of BMW's best gearboxes--the available 7-speed dual-clutch DCT. The 1-Series' unencumbered driving feel is certainly a selling point for those who enjoy a curvy road. Like much of BMW's lineup, the 1-Series is among the best-steering vehicles in its class with excellent handling and poise to boot. BMW's convertible setup is also a good selling point. Next to many of the newer retractable hardtop designs, the 1-Series soft-top arrangement is an excellent way to enjoy the sunshine without sacrificing a lot of trunk space.

2013 BMW 1 Series Value Writeup

Performance; responsive DCT gearbox; excellent steering and handling; affordability; convertible's well-designed soft-top

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 70
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.65
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code 2TC
Trans Type 7
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285
ENTERTAINMENT
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system with Radio Data System (RDS)
Auxiliary audio input for portable music players located in the center armrest
HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
EXTERIOR
Adaptive Brake Lights
Chrome-line exterior trim
Chrome-plated exhaust tips
Gray-band windshield
Halogen free-form front foglights
Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
Star Spoke (Style 256) 17 x 7.0 light alloy wheels 205/50 run-flat all-season tires
INTERIOR
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and hands-free phone controls (if so equipped)
8-way adjustable front bucket seats, including 2-way headrests
Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking
Check Control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display, oil status display, and Condition Based Service indicator
Coded Driveaway Protection
Cruise Control
Engine Start/Stop button
Front-door storage compartments
Front-seat center armrest
Front-seat cupholders
High gloss black trim
Leatherette upholstery
Manual height adjustment for front passenger seat
On-board computer with Check Control provides feedback on the vehicle's operating status: oil level indicator and distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed information, such as spark plug and micro-filter status. It also provides travel information travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature, and more
Power front windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
Rear window defroster
Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout
Split fold-down rear seats
Tilt/telescopic steering-wheel column
MECHANICAL
3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 230-hp 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/ aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
6-speed manual transmission
Aluminum double-pivot spring and strut-type front suspension
Electronic pwr steering
Electronic throttle control
Extensive aluminum componentry, including front suspension components (forged-aluminum lower arms); subframe; steering rack; and brake components
Five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel
Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Rear-wheel drive
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
SAFETY
4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety systems
Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Emergency interior trunk release
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger's Airbag Off indicator
Front-seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation in rear seats
Programmable Daytime Running Lights
Tire Pressure Monitor