2008 BMW 1 Series Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: front center, rear center folding with storage · Interior accents: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.23
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, one-touch open/close · Wind deflector
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $28,600 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.0L 230 hp I6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$28,600
Invoice$26,310

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.0L 230 hp I6
Power 230 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 200 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom32.1 in
Wheelbase104.7 in
Length171.7 in
Width76.1 in
Height56 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10 cu ft
New for 2008, the BMW 128i sedan combines peppy performance, cutting-edge technology, and luxury-oriented interior appointments in an eye-catching, muscular design. A 230-horsepower, 3.... Read More
New for 2008, the BMW 128i sedan combines peppy performance, cutting-edge technology, and luxury-oriented interior appointments in an eye-catching, muscular design. A 230-horsepower, 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam six-cylinder engine drives the 128i through the rear wheels, which provides good overall balance and optimal traction, stability, and handling. The engine links to a six-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, while a three-mode, six-speed Steptronic transmission can be selected as an option. The three shift modes include Manual, which enables drivers to shift without a clutch pedal; Sport; and Drive, which uses BMW's automatic adaptive transmission. Drivers also can opt for optional steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles for use with the Steptronic transmission.
The 128i packs all the latest technologies under its sleek skin, including antilock brakes with dynamic brake control, electric power steering, dynamic cruise control, dynamic stability control, and dynamic traction control, which kicks in at a higher threshold, enabling drivers to push the limits a bit more while ensuring their safety. Also included are adaptive brake lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, and programmable daytime running lights.
Interior features include eight-way adjustable front seats, gray poplar wood trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone controls, an engine start/stop button, a two-way power moonroof, automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an MP3 input jack. Drivers can also choose from a number of options, including a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, and leather upholstery in a variety of colors.
The BMW 1-Series has been available in Europe since 2004, and drivers who have test-driven European models note that the small, rear-wheel-drive 1-Series delivers the kind of driving experience expected from a BMW. Stability, handling, and performance are all said to be good, although cargo space and legroom in the backseat are said to be lacking.
Adds to 128i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: front center, rear center folding with storage · Door sill trim: chrome · Interior accents: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.23
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power, soft top
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
3YA Moonlight Black Soft Top $100
Price $33,100 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.0L 230 hp I6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$33,100
Invoice$30,450

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.0L 230 hp I6
Power 230 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 200 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom31.3 in
Wheelbase104.7 in
Length171.7 in
Width76.1 in
Height55.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume8 cu ft
A new trim for 2008, the BMW 128i convertible comes equipped with an electro-hydraulically-operated softtop that lowers in just 22 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 25 miles p... Read More
A new trim for 2008, the BMW 128i convertible comes equipped with an electro-hydraulically-operated softtop that lowers in just 22 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 25 miles per hour, and raises in 22 seconds as well. Drivers can choose from black or taupe cloth for the softop, or opt for a Moonlight Black softtop version, which has interwoven metallic fibers that give the roof a reflective appearance in sunlight.
A number of features are unique to the 128i convertible, including a climate control system with an additional convertible mode for open-air conditions, an available wind deflector to reduce wind turbulence in the cabin when the roof is down, and optional leather seats with reflective pigments that help them stay cooler on warm days during open-top driving. A rollover sensor also comes standard with the 128i convertible. If it detects an imminent rollover, it automatically extends two rollbars from storage areas behind the rear headrests, while simultaneously activating front seat-belt tensioners and head airbags.
Other standard features include eight-way adjustable front seats, gray poplar wood trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone controls, an engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an MP3 input jack. Options include a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and Sirius satellite radio.
Overall, the 128i convertible retains the same basic design as the sedan version, with flared shoulder lines, frameless doors, an integrated spoiler in the trunklid, and an overall muscular appearance. Under the convertible's hood resides a 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam six-cylinder engine, which produces 230 horsepower. The engine drives the convertible's rear wheels, which results in good overall balance and optimal traction, stability, and handling.
The engine links to a six-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, while a three-mode, six-speed Steptronic transmission can be selected as an option. The transmission's three modes include Manual, which enables drivers to shift without a clutch pedal; Sport; and Drive, which uses BMW's automatic adaptive transmission. Drivers also can opt for the optional steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles for use with the Steptronic transmission.
Safety and stability features include antilock brakes with dynamic brake control, electric power steering, dynamic cruise control, dynamic stability control, and dynamic traction control, which kicks in at a higher threshold, enabling drivers to push the limits a bit more while ensuring their safety. Adaptive brake lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, and programmable daytime running lights are also part of the package.
Adds to 128i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: front center, rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Interior accents: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.08
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, one-touch open/close · Wind deflector
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $34,900 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.0L 300 hp I6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$34,900
Invoice$32,110

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.0L 300 hp I6
Power 300 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom32.1 in
Wheelbase104.7 in
Length171.7 in
Width76.1 in
Height56 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume10 cu ft
The 2008 BMW 135i kicks the power quotient up a notch, thanks to its turbocharged 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine. The engine links to either a... Read More
The 2008 BMW 135i kicks the power quotient up a notch, thanks to its turbocharged 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine. The engine links to either a six-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or an optional three-mode, six-speed Steptronic transmission. The three shift modes include Manual, which enables drivers to shift without a clutch pedal (optional steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles are available); Sport; and Drive, which uses BMW's automatic adaptive transmission.
A number of features elevate the 135i trim above its entry-level stablemate, the 128i, including a more aerodynamic body profile, a sport-tuned suspension, xenon adaptive headlights with auto-leveling, and 18-inch cast alloy wheels. Other standard features include eight-way adjustable front seats, gray poplar wood trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone controls, an engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with an MP3 input jack. Options include active steering, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, and a premium audio system.
Safety and stability features include antilock brakes with dynamic brake control, electric power steering, dynamic cruise control, dynamic stability control, and dynamic traction control, which kicks in at a higher threshold, enabling drivers to push the limits a bit more while ensuring their safety. Adaptive brake lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, and programmable daytime running lights are also part of the package.
Stability and handling for the 135i are said to be good thanks to the vehicle's rear-wheel-drive configuration. The rear seat can be cramped for adults, however, and cargo space is limited, according to some drivers and reviewers.
Adds to 128i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: front center, rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door sill trim: chrome · Door trim: wood · Interior accents: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.08
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power, soft top
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact sensor: door unlock · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
3YA Moonlight Black Soft Top $100
Price $39,100 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.0L 300 hp I6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$39,100
Invoice$35,970

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.0L 300 hp I6
Power 300 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14 gal
Front Legroom41.2 in
Back Legroom31.3 in
Wheelbase104.7 in
Length171.7 in
Width76.1 in
Height55.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume8 cu ft