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2012 BMW 1 Series

2012 BMW 1 Series

2012 BMW 1 Series

Following the 1M Coupe, BMW also revealed the new editions of the normal 1 Series Coupe and Convertible which will go on sale next year as a 2012 model. The new refreshed models are slightly upgraded in terms of design, but the changes are literally unnoticeable! Only if yo strain your eyes real hard you might be able to notice the horizontal LED eyebrow at front or the new graphic of the taillights.

 

Both coupe and convertible versions of the new 1er will be available as 128i and 135i models. The first gets a a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque, and the latter a features BMW’s newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and BMW’s revolutionary Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, the engine produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.Both cars also feature BMW’s latest aerodynamic innovation introduced first on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. The Air Curtain improves air flow around the front wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence. The 128i Coupe can also be equipped with special Aero Wheels to further enhance the performance of the Air Curtain system.

This innovative feature consists of openings in the outer section of the lower front fascia that route high-pressure air through ducts at each front corner. The ducts are approximately 10 x 3 centimeters wide and are designed to channel air to openings at the front of each wheel arch, where it is discharged through a very narrow opening at high speed. The escaping air stream covers the side of the front wheels like a curtain, thereby reducing aerodynamically unfavorable turbulence around the rotating wheels.

Source: motorward

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