2012 BMW 1 Series  -  $32,095


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $32,095
Base Invoice: $29,780
Destination Charge: $895
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 w/composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, 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 2012 with minor changes. Most notably, the front end design has been rethought, with new fog light housings and the application of BMW's Air Curtain feature, which uses special front-end ducting to help improve front-end aerodynamics. Introduced first on the 1-Series M coupe, it's now standard on the 128i.


Value Writeup

The 135i Coupe and Convertible might be among the more affordable BMW models, but they offer one of BMW's best gearboxes--the available 7-speed dual-clutch DCT. The 1-Series' unencumbered driving feel will certainly be appealing to those who enjoy a curvy road. Like much of BMW's lineup, the 1-Series is among the best-handling vehicles in its class. The 128i coupe's starting base price is a low (for a BMW) $29,450.


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. A 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) gearbox is available on the 135i that enables very quick automated shifts as well as improved acceleration. 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 features a single twin-scroll turbo that features excellent 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 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 and get a stronger grip either out of a fast corner or in slippery conditions.

A much more aggressive look 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 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

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)
2.46

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
70

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
86.0 ft³

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
10.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3252 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

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
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. gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Note
Assist Safety Plan

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

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

6-speed manual transmission

3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 230-hp 6-cylinder engine w/composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Engine start/stop button

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

Pwr steering

Chrome-plated exhaust tips

Star spoke (Style 262) 17 x 7.0 light alloy wheels -inc: P205/50R17 run-flat all-season tires

Chrome-line trim

Halogen free-form front foglights

Adaptive brake lights

Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets w/mirror memory

Rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlight control

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system w/Radio Data System (RDS)

Auxiliary audio input for portable music players located in the center armrest

HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception

iPod & USB adapter

High gloss black trim

8-way adjustable front seats -inc: 2-way headrest, manual height adjustment for front passenger seat

Leatherette upholstery

Split fold-down rear seats

Front-seat center armrest

Front-seat cupholders

3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio & 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 w/pictogram display, oil status display, condition Based Service indicator

On-board computer w/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 -inc: center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature, 2-step unlocking

Automatic climate control -inc: micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, MAX A/C, heat at rest, recall of individual user settings

Front-door storage compartments

4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with dynamic brake control (DBC)

Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by features, 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) -inc: advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, 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 activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, unlocks doors, turns on hazard lights & 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

Tire pressure monitor

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
CASHMERE SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
DEEP SEA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
VERMILION RED METALLIC
$550

 
MARRAKESH BROWN METALLIC
$550

 
BLUE WATER METALLIC
$550

 
MONTEGO BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TAUPE, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
SAVANNA BEIGE, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
BLACK, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
GRAY, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
OYSTER, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
TERRACOTTA, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
CORAL RED, BOSTON LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
HIGH GLOSS BLACK TRIM
$0

 
GRAY POPLAR WOOD TRIM
$500

 
LIGHT BURL WALNUT TRIM
$500

 
ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
$500

 
GLACIER SILVER ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
ALPINE WHITE TRIM
$0

 
TRAINING FEE
$0

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,650

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$700

 
PREMIUM PKG
$4,100

 
PREMIUM PKG 2
$3,400

 
SPORT PKG
$1,300

 
M SPORT PKG
$2,450

 
2-WAY POWER GLASS MOONROOF
$1,050

 
XENON ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS
$900

 
AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAMS
$250

 
HARMAN KARDON SURROUND SOUND
$875

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$350

 
BMW APPS
$250

 
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
$2,150

 
BMW ASSIST W/BLUETOOTH WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
$650

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$380


color_image

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image color_image
Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Values For Your:   

KBB
KBB

Equipment that may affect values (standard equipment is pre-selected):




© 2017 by Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved. The specific information required to determine the value for this particular vehicle was supplied by the person generating this report. Vehicle valuations are opinions and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Actual valuations will vary based upon market conditions, specifications, vehicle condition or other particular circumstances pertinent to this particular vehicle or the transaction or the parties to the transaction. This report is intended for the individual use of the person generating this report only and shall not be sold or transmitted to another party. Kelley Blue Book assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.

The 2012 BMW 1 Series


Get up-to-date information on the 2012 BMW 1 Series. Read in depth about this model's features, specs, performance, and much more. Let Bestride.com be your guide to finding your next car.