The 2 Series is essentially in a class of its own, with no other automaker offering a subcompact, four-seater coupe. The available M Sport Package adds unique headliner materials, an M-branded steering wheel and shifter, and sport seats with more aggressive side bolstering. I have thousands of High Definition videos of different types of vehicles, everything from new, classic, vintage, old cars, hot rods, motorbikes, recreational vehicles, motor boats, yachts, to airplanes, bicycles, and even tractors :- All my videos are organized in playlists. The base seats are notably lacking in support given this car's performance potential, so we strongly recommend anteing up for the M Sport package and its superb, manually adjustable sport seats that some say are better than the power sport seats. The system can read text messages aloud or stream songs off a paired smartphone. Nice compact size with plenty of power and acceleration. All versions are taut and tossable, and willing to play with an enthusiastic driver.
Available as a coupe or convertible, the compact 1 Series occupies a space with few competitors. That car reached 60 mph in 5. In our testing, a 135i coupe with the manual transmission sprinted to 60 mph from a standstill in an impressively quick 5 seconds flat and 5. This won't help in emergency situations, but for most around town driving, I can now at least avoid this problem. Safety Active head restraints, two-row side curtain airbags, front airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats are all standard. The only potential downside is those run-flat tires. A higher-horsepower 135is version is also available.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. My coverage is from Auto, Moto and Boat shows in North America and Europe. The system can read text messages aloud or stream songs off a pa. The top-tier 135is further benefits from a yet more powerful turbocharged engine, sport front seats, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters when ordered with an automatic transmission and specialized exterior and interior trim. They are quiet, and have great snow traction, and we get good gas mileage but the replacement cost is ridiculous should we ever have to. Both turbo models are offered with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Is good but sport mode is super sporty. A lot more to come. The recall began March 9, 2018. It lurches at starts and stop and go traffic. The 1 Series is a simple, straightforward little package that takes the driving experience seriously.
But in the meantime i would recommend this car to anyone looking to have safe fun on the highway and in the snow. I have had Corvettes, Jags, Benzes and a multitude of others, but by far my favorite is the 135i convertible. I took it to the dealer and they kept it for a week trying to fix it--they got it improved slightly, but it is still not fixed. The 135i is covered separately in Cars. The 128 is extremely fast and nimble.
Like most convertibles, the 128i convertible does not have the curtain airbags; it does have pop-up roll bars behind the rear seats that deploy in the event of a rollover. But its four-seat, two-door configuration limits practicality. Inside the 135is features stainless steel pedals, interior badges, and optional leather seats with blue stitching. Vehicle Overview While the 1 Series coupe and convertible share chassis bits with the larger 3 Series, the smaller car gives up most of its rear seat legroom in exchange for nimble handling. A convertible 300 pounds heavier , also with a manual transmission, posted a 6. Turbocharged convertible manual cars are rated 19 mpg city.
When the 128i is ordered with the Premium package, adaptive xenon headlights with auto-leveling are available. During less spirited driving the makes for a competent commuter. I ended up buying a year newer car with a few more miles, but a higher option package, free maintenance for two years and a bumper-to-bumper warranty from the actual manufactures dealership for esssentially the same price. It is compact car and could be handle with ease. And if you're concerned about the cost of ownership and resale value, you'll be glad to know the 1 Series is among the top in its category for residual value.
The 128i and 135i M Sport packages essentially mimic the extra features that are standard on the 135is. The ride of the 1 Series isn't quite as refined as that of a 3 Series either, but it's quite good relative to rivals. The 135i's turbocharged inline-6 engine produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. They repeatedly asked me where I wanted to be and I repeatedly told them. This is not turbo lag--the car simply will not move--you can have the gas pedal floored and it feels as if the car shut off--nothing happens for a few seconds, which is scary in some situations. Our salesman was extremely knowledgable about the vehicle.
Introduction Not even has been immune from the automotive industry's current trend of each model-year's successor creeping, growing or inflating nearly to the size of the next-larger class. Even though it was raining. The naturally aspirated 128i produces 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. In most of my short videos 2-5min , I take a look at the exterior design and interior arrangements of the vehicle, so you can receive a general idea and appreciation of a certain brand or model. We've had this car less than a month. The vehicle was clean and ready to test drive.
Transmission choices are also first-rate, with a choice of a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or a sophisticated seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual. The rear seat that's actually spacious enough to use qualifies as another noteworthy standard feature. The convertible also features pop-up rollover hoops. But in that month most of the driving has been in snow - where it does very well. Like the 135i, the 135is is powered by a turbocharged 3. The Convertible versions drive very much like their Coupe brethren, with very little perceptible flex in the structure and entirely acceptable interior noise levels.