2012 BMW 1 Series Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 BMW 1 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2012 BMW 1 SeriesReview
Guru6HDM2 writes:
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Wow car is so sweet it handles the road so good in that Sound just like a cool roadster.The top down is a whole new driving experience

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Baug writes:
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This car is hysterically funny to drive. I bet these are gonna get some attention very soon. Thats a lot of car for the current price here in February 2020, dont neglect this littleadt, open the muffler, tape it and its good to go.

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Teddy412019 writes:
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Alot of wear. Not worth the money. Needs to lower price.

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2012 BMW 1 Series Review
ficheco says:
vs2012 MINI Cooper
2012 BMW 1 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"Theyre as small as the minis but more comfortable"
Value Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"V6 baby, power , and looks"
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWDReview
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Bmw 135i Small Car - Big Fun — Small cars are always fun! Especially with a bombshell under the hood in a rear wheel drive format! DCT tears through the gears adding to the driving experience of an already well balanced vehicle. 53/47 weight distribution but a thrill to put sideways in the corners. 2 + 2 format makes it a fairly convenient car when needing to carry passengers and more spacious than even an audi A5. Not to mention BMW makes the best seats in the business as well. Trunk space is top of the line for a small car like this and is quite a practical little guy for your daily driver or grocery needs. Limited wheel fitment makes finding wheels difficult. BMW really should have included a LSD with any cars that exceed 300hp such as this. It is a BMW and as such will cost more then most JDM or Asian cars to maintain and fix in certain situations. It is still among the more reliable cars and my 1st choice for German automotive makers when maintenance cost and reliability is in the conversation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power!
DCT transmission available and a fun Manual.
2 + 2 format and trunk space

Cons: Limited wheel fitment.
Needs a Limited Slip Diff
Maintenance can cost more than JDM

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2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD Review
Paul says:
vs2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible RWD Review
Chuckross says:
vs2011 Audi S5 3.0T quattro Prestige Cabriolet AWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2011 Audi S5 3.0T quattro Prestige Cabriolet AWD worse.
"The straight six twin turbos "
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Audi S5 3.0T quattro Prestige Cabriolet AWD better.
"More elegant then the 1 series"
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible RWD Review
GuruL1G4V says:
Ok but design outdated
vs2015 BMW 2 Series M235i Convertible RWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Convertible RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD Review
chakri says:
Excellent build quality. Complete race track comparability.
vs2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"Compact and light weight, perfect for racing "
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"Its perfect race car designed for racing "
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2012 BMW 1 Series 128i Coupe RWD Review
Paul says:
This car handles and drives like the bigger BMWs but excelerates quicker, due to the lighter weight, with the same engine as the 3series.
vs2012 BMW 1 Series 135i Coupe RWD
2012 BMW 1 Series 128i Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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Reviews From Other Years

2013 BMW 1 Series Reviews

I Love The 135i - Zoom Zoom By edsantoleri

I've been driving BMWs since the early 1980s. This car is the most fum of all the ones I have owned. The twin Turbo is smooth and the boost is impressive. Great breaks, excellent handling, fun ride! ... Read More

2011 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Henry

This car is a great riding car clean interior and body needs a great detailing job and waxing she drives welll and I’m going to buy it Thanks so much Read More

Track Worthy By 1ofMANY

great suspension and get up and go with gas saving potential, just lack of room in the back seat for anything. Not baby friendly but other than that this is a nice car that i can use to commute back a... Read More

2010 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By GuruMRCGM

Great Car Mine is Problem Free Love Convertible Fun Ride Affordable Impulsive Awesome Read More

Love It. By WiseGuyNCSU

This car is my dream car. Its small, peppy, Looks great, stops on a dime and very balanced. I would not trade my car for anything else. Its has been my dream car since it first came out. I will own a ... Read More

2009 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9DK1RF

The n54 is the perfect car for tuner enthusiasts it may not be the most realiable but trust me this has immense amount of supercar potential Read More

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

2008 BMW 1 Series Reviews

Review By Guru2YCN6

Car was beautiful! Just needed several repairs and wasn’t a great value Read More

Annoyingly Fun By migration_Romangel

It's a BMW it is fantastic. A very fast and zippy car that handles like a top and has a ton of sex appeal and the color itself is something that stands out and is very eye catching. Everyone that ri... Read More

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