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2011 BMW 1-Series

February 4, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series: Overview

The 2011 BMW 1-Series lineup gains some new option packages, a new transmission, and a new high-performance variant. BMW’s entry-level car comes as the 128i and 135i. It’s available as either a 2-door coupe or convertible with a power-folding soft top. Due in early-calendar 2011 is the performance-oriented 1-Series M Coupe. Engines are 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinders shared with the 3-Series. The 128i has 230 horsepower, while the 135i is turbocharged and has 300 horsepower. The M has a 335-horsepower version of the 135’s engine. All models have a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The 128i offers an optional 6-speed automatic. For 2011, the 135i has an optional 7-speed automated manual that behaves much like an automatic. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags (coupes), and front-side airbags. A sunroof is optional on the 128i coupe and standard on the 135i coupe. An available Premium Package includes leather upholstery, power front seats, and BMW’s Assist system. A Sport Package includes specific trim, sport suspension (on 128i), and sport bucket seats. Other options include a voice-activated navigation system, aluminum or burled walnut interior trim, and heated front seats. M Coupe models have a performance suspension and exhaust, unique trim, and specific wheels. They also have an “M Drive” button that quickens throttle response.

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2011 BMW 1 Series

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1 Series

2011 BMW 1 Series

2011 BMW 1 Series

BMW has cosmetically tweaked the 1 Series Coupe and Convertible for 2011 / 2012 and fitted the N55 lump to the 135i.

To be entirely accurate, the 2011 BMW 1 Series Facelift isn’t across the board – at least not yet. What we are getting – at the Detroit Motor Show next month – is a modest refresh to the cosmetics on the BMW 1 Series Coupe and BMW 1 Series Convertible plus a bit of an oily tweak. Read more…

2011 BMW 1-Series

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

Enhanced dynamics, greater efficiency: new six-speed manual gearbox and optional seven-speed Double-Clutch Gearbox.

Both the BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible come as standard with a newly developed six-speed manual gearbox. Optimised for maximum efficiency, this high-tech gearbox features dry sump Read more…

2011 BMW 1-Series

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

BMW 135i Coupe and BMW 135i Convertible: outstanding performers in the compact §egmènt and beyond.

The new six-cylinder with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the seven-speed double-clutch gearbox bring out the unique character of these top performers in the compact §egmènt even more and in Read more…

2011 BMW 1-Series

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

Supreme Pleasure All the Way: BMW 130i Comes Right at the Top of the Auto Bild Long-Term Test Ranking.

The BMW 130i is the big winner of the long-term test ranking by one of Germany’s leading car journals, Auto Bild. Covering 100,000 kilometres or more than 62,000 miles without the slightest problem, BMW’s sporting compact not only achieved the best result throughout the whole of 2009, but also took over overall leadership among all cars ever tested over this distance. In response, the professional car testers gave the BMW 130i their 1+ grade (equal to AAA) and acknowledged BMW’s sporting performer as the ‘Best Auto Bild Long-Term Test Car of All Time’. Read more…

2011 BMW 1-Series

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment
2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

2011 BMW 1-Series

The Top Performers in the Compact Class: New Generation of Engines in the BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible.

The by far most sporting and dynamic models in the compact §egmènt are now increasing their leadership in terms of driving dynamics and efficiency. Starting immediately the BMW 135i Coupe and the BMW 135i Convertible come with a straight-six power unit of the latest generation for the first time combining BMW TwinPower Turbo Read more…

Inspiring through and through. The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

December 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Inspiring through and through. The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

Inspiring through and through. The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe.

The letter M now comes to the §egmènt of the BMW 1 Series to symbolise outstanding power delivery and the highly dynamic driving properties of a high-performance sports car. In the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the technology of a high-performance car is combined with the agility and lightness of a compact Read more…