2008 BMW 1 Series  -  $29,425


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,425
Base Invoice: $27,135
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 128i
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine

Model Highlights

BMW pioneered the "sports sedan" in the mid-1960s when it gave the world the 2002, and the Munich-based carmaker has built a strong reputation on furthering its pursuit of performance and practicality. The 1-Series is its newest offering, and the stylish coupe gives first-time buyers easy access to a great tradition.

The 1-Series comes in two basic flavors--128i and 135i--with variation through options available on both cars. Both are rear-wheel drive, and the 128i (i for fuel injection) is powered by a 230-horsepower 3.0L inline six-cylinder. The 300-horsepower 135i utilizes a twin-turbocharged version of that 3.0L inline six. Both engines feature BMW's advanced electronic throttle control and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing. A six-speed manual is standard on each car, while a six-speed Steptronic automatic with steering-wheel paddle shifters is available.

The 128i comes loaded with plenty of standard exterior features, including chromed exhaust tips, 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual power heated mirrors, and halogen fog lamps. Inside, eight-way adjustable front seats with two-way headrests are standard, as are power windows and locks, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel with dynamic cruise and audio controls, and split fold-down rear seats. All 128i cars come with a power moonroof, automatic climate control with individual user recall settings, and a 10-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input jack.

The twin-turbocharged, 300-horsepower 135i adds 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, xenon adaptive headlights with auto leveling, a rear spoiler, and an aerodynamic kit.

Options and packages available on the 1-Series include a Sport Package, which adds 17-inch performance wheels and tires, sport suspension, shadowline trim, and sport seats. The Premium Package includes auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, power front seats with driver memory, various wood and aluminum interior trims, a universal garage door opener, and a choice of four interior leathers. Standalone options like variable-ratio active steering, heated front seats, navigation with iDrive, premium sound and satellite radio systems, and rear park distance control are available. A Cold Weather Package adds a ski bag and heated front seats. On the 135i, the Sport Package includes an M steering wheel.

Standard safety features on all 1-Series cars include run-flat tires with an air pressure monitor, stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with dynamic brake control and brake drying, adaptive brake lights, dual-stage front air bags, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, programmable daytime running lights, and more.

A 1-Series convertible available in both 128i or 135i configurations will be available later in 2008.


Pros

Entry-level pricing; sleek BMW family design; terrific straight six engines; extensive standard features.


Model News

BMW's 1-Series is an all-new model for 2008, slotting beneath the venerable lineup of 3-Series cars and serving as an affordable entry into BMW ownership. It is also billed as a throwback to the company's legendary 2002 of the 1960s and 1970s. It is available in a few trim levels, including the 128i, which features a 230-horsepower 3.0L inline six, and a 135i, which makes use of a 300-horsepower 3.0L inline six. Both engines are tried and tested and found across the range in the 3- and 5-Series. A 1-Series convertible in either 128i or 135i configuration will be available later in 2008. Pricing starts at $28,600 for the 128i, while the 135i starts at $34,900.


Value Writeup

The 2008 BMW 1-Series has been a long time coming, with initial hints and rumors dating back to 2001. Though the 3-Series has traditionally been BMW's entry-level car, its entire segment has gone up-market in recent years. The company's Mini Cooper has been a big hit in the hatchback market, and the 1-Series slots in nicely just above it to fill the void and give younger buyers the chance to own and drive a BMW. It's a stylish little coupe that recalls the iconic 2002, and should offer plenty of competition to cars like the Audi A3 and Volvo C30.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
252.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
392.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
32.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in

Wheelbase
104.7 in

Length, Overall
172.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.8 in

Height, Overall
56.0 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Trunk Volume
13.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3252 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Type

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Fully Independent

Front Tire Size
P205/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.1 ft

Brake Type
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System
Yes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Basic Note
4 Years/50,000 Maintenance Program

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Note
4 years / Unlimited Mileage BMW Assist? Safety Plan

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V254000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 08, 2010

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
31935

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 1-SERIES VEHICLES. IN A CRASH OF SUFFICIENT SEVERITY, DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT PRE-TENSIONER AND LOAD-LIMITER OCCURS.

Consequence
THE INSULATION AROUND THE PRE-TENSIONER COULD IGNITE.

VEHICLES PRODUCED UP THROUGH DECEMBER 2009 WILL RECEIVE NEW FRONT SAFETY BELT RETRACTOR UNITS AND A MODIFICATION TO THE SOUND INSULATION NEAR THE UNITS, WHILE VEHICLES PRODUCED BETWEEN JANUARY 2010 AND MAY 2010 WILL RECEIVE A MODIFICATION TO THE SOUND INSULATION NEAR THE UNITS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V071000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 05, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
840,000

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and 1 Series M coupes, 2006-2011 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive Sedans, 2009-2011 335d sedans, 2006-2012 325xiT, 328i and 328xi sports wagons, 2007-2013 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive, 335is and M3 Coupes and Convertibles, 2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i SAVs, 2007-2010 X3 xDrive30i SAVs, 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M SAVs, 2009-2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d SAVs, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M SACs, 2010-2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i SACs and 2008-2011 M3 Sedan vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module or inflator depending on the vehicle model, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V044000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 07, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
504,545

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.

Consequence
If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall began on March 13, 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V257000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2009

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,350

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING MY 2008 1-SERIES AND 3- SERIES PASSENGER CARS. INCORRECT CRIMP CONNECTORS MAY HAVE BEEN USED ON THE SIDE AIR BAG AND BELT TENSIONER WIRING. AS A RESULT SUFFICIENT CONTACT BETWEEN THE CRIMP CONNECTORS AND THE CORRESPONDING PLUG MAY NOT OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THAT CONNECTION.

Consequence
IF THAT HAPPENED, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SIDE AIR BAG AND/OR THE SAFETY BELT TENSIONER NOT TO DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY OR NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS variable valve timing, Valvetronic

Engine start/stop button

Electronic throttle control

6-speed manual transmission

Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control

Rear wheel drive

Aluminum double-pivot spring & strut-type front suspension

5-link rear suspension

Front/rear twin-tube gas-pressurized shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/50R17 run-flat all-season tires

17" x 7" star spoke light alloy wheels (style 256)

Electronic pwr steering w/Servotronic pwr assist

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Dynamic brake control

Chrome-plated exhaust tips

2-way pwr glass moonroof w/one-touch operation, sliding sun shade, wind deflector

Integrated rear decklid spoiler

Chrome line trim

Auto on/off headlights w/adaptive light control

Halogen free form fog lights

Programmable daytime running lights

Heated pwr mirrors

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Heated windshield wiper jets

Leatherette seat trim

8-way manually-adjustable front bucket seats w/2-way adjustable headrests & passenger seat height adjustment

Folding front center armrest-inc: integrated storage

60/40 split-folding rear seat

Rear center console-inc: fold-down armrest, storage bin

Front/rear floor mats

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic multi-function sport steering wheel-inc: Bluetooth, cruise & audio controls

On-board computer-inc: check control vehicle monitoring system w/pictogram display, trip computer

Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout

BMW Ultimate Service-inc: (4) years of BMW Assist, BMW maintenance program, roadside assistance *Some mileage & other restrictions may apply*

Tire pressure monitoring system

Coded driveaway protection

Pwr front windows-inc: 1-touch open/close

Central locking system-inc: double-lock feature, 2-step unlock

Remote trunk release

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, (10) speakers, radio data systems (RDS), auxiliary audio input, Auto-Store

Prep for alarm, CD changer, satellite radio & cellular phone

3-channel FM diversity antenna

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: auto air recirculation w/pollen detection activation, micro-filter, recall of individual user settings, heat at rest function

Rear window defogger

Locking glove box

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Driver/front passenger vanity mirrors

High Gloss Black trim

Front cupholders

Front door storage compartments

Lined illuminated luggage compartment-inc: storage net, lashing points

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Dynamic brake control

Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain head protection system

All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

LATCH attachments for rear seats

Emergency trunk release handle

Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control

Interlocking door anchoring system

Programmable daytime running lights

BMW Advanced Safety System

Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on

Adaptive brake lighting

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,325

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$550

 
PREMIUM PKG
$3,700

 
SPORT PKG
$1,300

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$750

 
ACTIVE STEERING
$1,400

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$500

 
REAR-MOUNTED BIKE RACK PREP
$75

 
8-WAY PWR FRONT SEATS
$995

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
LIGHT BURL WALNUT TRIM
$500

 
GRAY LIGHT POPLAR WOOD TRIM
$500

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$350

 
ADAPTIVE XENON HEADLIGHTS
$800

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
HD RADIO
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
PREMIUM HI-FI SYSTEM
$875

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
SPORT STEERING WHEEL W/PADDLES
$100

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