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A sporty luxury ride available as both a coupe and convertible, the BMW 1-Series first made its way onto the US dealer lots as a 2008 model year vehicle. When it premiered, the 1-Series was offered in two trim levels, the 128i and 135i. The 128i used a 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine good for 230 horsepower and 200 pounds-per-foot of torque. As the higher trim, the 135i boasted a turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder, which made 300 horsepower along with 300 pounds-per-foot of torque. Both engines were mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission with a six-speed automatic (with manual shift control) available as an option.
Standard package of accessories for the BMW 128i included 17" alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, a tilted-telescoping steering leather-wrapped steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a ten-speaker stereo system complete with a CD player and auxiliary audio input jack. Coupe models added a sunroof, while the convertible 1-Series showed off a power-operated top and a climate-control system. The 123i versions of the 1-Series were given such revised parts as a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive xenon HID headlights, automatic climate control, and 18" wheels. Several packages, the Sport Package, Premium Package, and the Cold Weather Package, were presented to drivers to combine available options. Additional options for the convertible were a Moonlight Black soft top and leather upholstery (which was actually available as an option for the coupe as well).
There were not many changes made to the BMW 1-Series heading into its second model year in 2009. The vehicle's Cold Weather Package showcased a new heated steering wheel. Active steering could no longer be obtained on the 129i models while the optional navigation system became upgraded with the BMW's iDrive. For 2010, the sunroof was dropped from the list of optional parts for the BMW 1-Series 128i, although the trim did gain High Definition radio. All models across the board could be had with an automatic high-beam function. As for the safety features, the BMW 1-Series displays antilock brakes (with brake drying and standby), traction control, and stability control. Convertible variants are outfitted with front-seat side-airbags and rollover hoops, while coupes are equipped with full-length side-curtain airbags.
The BMW 1-Series is an often showcased model due to its unquestionable range and ability. With just the right fit of luxury, the model encompasses an exceptional blend of comfort and sport that allows it to stand alone. Powerful when it needs to be, stylish when it needs to be, the 1-Series has invoked a wide response due to its unrivaled versatility. The roots of BMW can be found within the 1-Series' lofty potential, finally escorting the new age of technology and fashion that every driver deserves.
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