2011 BMW 1 Series User Reviews

2011 BMW 1 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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illiamw writes:
2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Review
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5

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Power, handling, styling, drivability, upgraded iDrive navigation

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Small interior size, ride comfort, gas mileage

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The Mini Ultimate Driving Machine... The E82 One Series Coupe — Since 2008, BMW finally introduced the smallest car of their family, the E82 (coupe) and E88 (cabriolet) one series, into the US. There're some minor facelifts of the 2011 model compared to the 2010 and the 135i got the upgraded Inline-6, N55B30 twin-turbo engine, with the same power output of 300/5800 hp and 300/1300 tq, with a better fuel efficiency. With it's compact size, great suspension, and the 7-speed double-clutch transmission, this baby-BMW packs in so much fun factor that it's probably one of the most fun cars to drive, albeit its small size. Overall, this is a great little car to drive around with a better practicality compared to other similar sports cars such as the 370Z or the Porsche Boxter because you can actually seat 2 adults in the back and you have a reasonable amount of trunk space. If you can sacrifice a little ride comfort for lots of fun and spirited driving, this is the small coupe you'd want in your garage.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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al_syun writes:
2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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- power
- performance
- reliability
- style, looks, prestige
- fun to drive

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Gas mileage is not the best: 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg highway. Maintenance costs are, of course, as you might expect from a high-class car...

al_syun
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Hot!!!!! — This car is clearly in the BMW family with 100% of the pedigree - but a much better price point. It is compact, yet has exceptional cargo capacity. It drives like a powerful BMW, and yet is a great first car for a young person to own. I love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ggareis writes:
2011 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible Review
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Fast good looking car

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Bad gas mileage and cramped back seat

ggareis
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M3 In A Small Package — This car is a head turner and fast. The only thing I don't like about is the gas mileage and small back seat. Would still purchase this all over again if given the chance. I'm in love with a car once again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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YRS writes:
2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Review
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Great build quality, comfortable yet still sporty ride and handling mix. Gas mileage is averaging aroung 25 MPG in mixed driving. My third car with run-flats and without doubt the technology is progressing. Plus, Goodyear's run-flats get replaced if puncture occurs within a year and wear limits...saved me around $300.

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Paint on front of the car seems to chip a little too readily.

YRS
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Perfect Day-in, Day-out Go To Work Car. — I bought the 128 to drive to work every day. I wanted something with a solid mix of comfort, reliability, safety, economy, simplicity, and importantly, fun. At my salesman's recommendation, I picked the car up at BMW's South Carolina Performance Center. You supply the transportation, BMW puts you up in a nice hotel and you spend a day driving on their track, touring their factory where they make their SUV/SAV's , and visit the museum. It finishes with you taking delivery of your new car. I'd come in from Virginia, but there were folks from as far away as California who were going to drive cross-country in their new car. Fantastic experience...you come away with a new appreciation for BMW, its people, and the people who buy them. If you buy a new Bimmer, you must choose this option. Given expectations, the 128 is a perfect little machine for getting to work and running errands. Having grown up in Europe surrounded by little sedans that could put a smile on a driver's face (Cortina, Taunus, and of course Bimmers), the 128 continues the spirit of those machines in modern form.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
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How there's only 450 ever made for the uk market.

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The cost of purchasing it.

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Really Happy With It — I have the new 1m Coupe. The car is everything you find with a bmw. I cant complain about anything at the moment but im only had it two weeks. The car is 350Bhp which is quick enough for what i need. All in all a good car upto now.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Al writes:
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Fun to drive!

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No HUD

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Pocket Rocket! — Great performance in a small package! Lots of torque from the twin turbo 3 liter I6, 7 speed DCT is smooth and great for city driving. Roomy interior for a compact coupe, well appointed. Brakes are over the top, stop NOW!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Felix writes:
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It's handling is pretty awesome, control is good.

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The 2.OL is pretty weak for going up the hill. The engine need to keep at 3000 to 4000 rpm or higher to have the enough power to go up the hilly road. It used up gas quick. The car rides pretty hard, maybe because the Bimmer used Run-Flat tires.

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Its A Decent Fun To Drive Car, If Don't Care About The Power. — I will write the review later. It's a nice decent car, if don't care about power. It's have enough power for day to day regular commute traffic. If you want power, I suggest you get a 130i, for good power.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Hatem writes:
2011 BMW 1 Series 128i Convertible Review
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Round Wheels — speedy no need to repair great style big car its the best its so cool and nice comfortable yes it is it is fast and quick and cheap it is good for races very nice car its fun to drive it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I Love The 135i - Zoom Zoom By edsantoleri

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2010 BMW 1 Series Reviews

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2009 BMW 1 Series Reviews

I'm In Love With No Regrets By so_bourgeois

I bought my 135i after extensive research, I wanted fast, rear wheel drive, room for luggage, passable gas mileage, good looking, some pedigree. I got all of that without question, typical bmw mainten... Read More

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Well built, no mechanical issues, 20,000 trouble free miles. The car handles brilliantly. Terrific brakes. Nav is easy to use. Interior has a great fit and finish except for the squeaky center arm... Read More

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2008 BMW 1 Series Reviews

It Is A Classic Bmw By schroederjf

BMWs have been the best looking convertible sedan for a generation. The engine is rock solid and the clutch durable. I love BMWs heated seats ... honestly, they are the best of any car I have ever d... Read More

Best 6-speed Coupe Of Its Class! By Dannytanner

The twin turbos on this car is a dream, the power is always there. Quick trips AND highway driving are both fun. Seating is spacious enough for a coupe and rear seats will actually work well in a pinc... Read More

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2007 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Okay For Around The Town By Allan

okay performance for a city car. gasket needed replacing within the first 2 years of ownership and had to replace 3 run flat tires within the first 2 years. wouldn't say its a fun cat to drive but goo... Read More

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