2011 BMW 1 Series  -  $30,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $30,325
Base Invoice: $27,970
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 128i
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 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

Pros

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


Model News

BMW's compact 1-Series Coupe and Convertible models carry into 2011 mostly unchanged, but the 135i models get two important upgrades that bring better performance. A new single-turbo setup replaces the former twin-turbo arrangement in the 135i, and while it has identical power and torque ratings it brings better response and improved acceleration. Also, the 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT), which combines very quick automated shifts with the control of a manual transmission, is available on the 135i models for the first time.

For 2011, BMW added an M version of the 1-Series. It got a more powerful version of the 135i's 6-cylinder engine as well as a number of other performance enhancements.


Value Writeup

The 135i Coupe and Convertible might be among the more affordable BMW models, but they now 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. The convertible setup is also a good selling point; next to many of the newer retractable hardtop designs, the 1-Series soft-top arrangement proves itself a good way to enjoy the sunshine without sacrificing a lot of trunk space.


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 or 135i 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.

Both of these rear-wheel drive models come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission that, in BMW tradition, provides great car control as well as a satisfying, tactile experience. Newly available on the 135i 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 now 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 turbocharged, direct-injected engine in the 135i has also been significantly changed for 2010. It trades the former twin-turbo setup for a single twin-scroll turbo that improves low-rev response and enables its peak torque rating of 300 lb-ft at as low as 1,200 rpm.

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 even when moving slowly (up to 25 mph), and can go from up to fully down in just 22 seconds, and 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 temps 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 and get a stronger 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 (2-piston in back).

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 available. A hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic info is also available.

Adaptive xenon headlamps, which help improve vision in dark corners, are standard on the 135i 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, including stability control, side airbags, and brake-drying and brake stand-by functions.

The M badge has always signified true performance design. For 2011, BMW finally sees fit to apply the M badge to a 1-Series model. It features an even more powerful version of the 135's 3.0L engine where it makes 335 horsepower and 332 lb-feet of torque. There's only one transmission available, a 6-speed manual. The drivetrain gets an M-exclusive variable differential lock, and there's lots more performance technology exclusive to the M. It gets its own high-performance suspension, 19-inch wheels and special computerized performance throttle mapping. The rear of the M shows off quad polished exhaust and a rear apron. Xenon headlights are standard, as are rain-sensing wipers, a 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic climate control.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Subcompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
252.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
392.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

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)
2.45

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.65

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
70

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
86 ft³

Front Head Room
37.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
32.1 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
10.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3208 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

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
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.0 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Basic Note
4 Years/50,000 Maintenance Program

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Note
4 Years/Unlimited Mileage BMW Assist Safety Plan

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

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
14V176000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
156,137

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 128i Coupe, 128i Convertible, 328i Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 328i Coupe, 328i Convertible, 328i Sports Wagon and Z4 sDrive 30i, 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 135i Convertible, 335i Sedan, X5 xDrive 35i, and X6 xDrive 35i, 2011 335i xDrive Sedan, 335i Coupe, 335i Convertible, 528i Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i xDrive Sedan, X3 xDrive 28i, and X3 xDrive 35i, 2010 X3 xDrive 30i, and X5 xDrive 30i, 2012 640i Coupe, and 640i Convertible and 2010-2012 535i Gran Turismo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (VANOS) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.

Consequence
If the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four VANOS housing bolts for both VANOS units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. In addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition. Owners may contact BMW 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
12V302000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 28, 2012

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
162

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 1-SERIES ACTIVE E AND MODEL YEAR 2012 Z4 VEHICLES. VARIATIONS IN ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, LEADING TO SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.

Consequence
SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING ASSISTANCE MAY INCREASE THE STEERING EFFORT REQUIRED TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF A VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING ASSISTANCE MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-800-525-7417.

CUSTOMERS MAY 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.

6-speed manual transmission

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

Electronic pwr steering

Electronic throttle control

Rear-wheel drive

Aluminum double-pivot spring and strut-type front suspension

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

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Chrome-plated exhaust tips

Star Spoke (Style 256) 17 x 7.0 light alloy wheels 205/50 run-flat all-season tires

Chrome-line exterior trim

Halogen free-form front foglights

Adaptive Brake Lights

Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets

Gray-band windshield

Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control

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

8-way adjustable front bucket seats, including 2-way headrests

Leatherette upholstery

Manual height adjustment for front passenger seat

Split fold-down rear seats

Front-seat center armrest

Front-seat cupholders

3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and hands-free phone controls (if so equipped)

Tilt/telescopic steering-wheel column

Power front windows with "one-touch" up/down operation

Check Control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display, oil status display, and Condition Based Service indicator

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

Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout

Coded Driveaway Protection

Cruise Control

Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking

Engine Start/Stop button

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

Rear window defroster

High gloss black trim

Front-door storage compartments

4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

Programmable Daytime Running Lights

Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts

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

Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)

Front-seat-mounted front side-impact airbags

Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger's Airbag Off indicator

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

Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions

Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat

LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation in rear seats

Emergency interior trunk release

Tire Pressure Monitor

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,375

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
CASHMERE SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
DEEP SEA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
BLUE WATER METALLIC
$550

 
MONTEGO BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
SEDONA RED METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TAUPE, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAVANNA BEIGE, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEMON, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TERRACOTTA, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CORAL RED, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
VALUE PKG
$0

 
VALUE PKG NOT DESIRED
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,650

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$900

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,650

 
SPORT PKG
$1,300

 
M SPORT PKG
$2,450

 
SPORT SUSPENSION CALIBRATION
$0

 
2-WAY POWER GLASS MOONROOF
$1,050

 
XENON ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS
$900

 
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS
$250

 
HIGH-INTENSITY HEADLIGHT WASHERS
$0

 
AERODYNAMIC KIT
$0

 
HARMAN KARDON SURROUND SOUND
$875

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$350

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$150

 
8-WAY PWR FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$995

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$190

 
SPORT STEERING WHEEL-MOUNTED SHIFT PADDLES
$100

 
M SPORT STEERING WHEEL-MOUNTED SHIFT PADDLES
$120

 
COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY
$500

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM
$400

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
GRAY POPLAR WOOD TRIM
$500

 
LIGHT BURL WALNUT TRIM
$500

 
GLACIER SILVER ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
BMW ASSIST W/BLUETOOTH
$750

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$350


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