|Pricing||$31,200 - $41,200|
|Engines||3.0l I6, 3.0l I6 T|
|Transmissions||A6, M6, SM7|
|Fuel Economy||18-20 (city), 25-28 (highway)|
Each successive generation of BMW's iconic 3-Series has grown in size and price, leaving the door open for a new entry-level model. BMW has introduced the 1-Series coupe and convertible to fill that opening. When compared to the 3-Series, the 1-Series is about 9 inches shorter, 2 inches narrower and a couple hundred pounds lighter. The good news is that the same two six cylinder engines power the smaller car. A 230-bhp inline-six resides in the 128i, whereas a 300-bhp turbocharged version powers the 135i. A smaller car with the same power could make the choice between the two tough for prospective BMW buyers. Pricing starts at around $31,000 for the 128i, which is about $7000 less than the 328i, but options add quickly to the price. The 1-Series coupe is one of the best price / performance values on the market.
The 1-Series coupe and convertible receive minor updates for 2012. The most noticeable changes are to the headlights and taillights, which incorporate LED styling elements in their new design.
|128i||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||M6||RWD||$31,200|
|128i||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||A6||RWD||$31,200|
|128i leather||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||M6||RWD||$32,650|
|128i leather||3.0l I6 (230-bhp)||A6||RWD||$32,650|
|135i||3.0l I6 T (300-bhp)||M6||RWD||$39,300|
|135i||3.0l I6 T (300-bhp)||SM7||RWD||$39,750|
|135i leather||3.0l I6 T (300-bhp)||M6||RWD||$40,750|
|135i leather||3.0l I6 T (300-bhp)||SM7||RWD||$41,200|