When it comes to the world of the exotic BMW, what should you expect? Economical, style and power, is what BMW is all about. Let’s look at the BMW 1 Series sports car. It seems pretty clear that this compact sports car is a cut above the rest. A sporty, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and driver-friendly ride, with low auto maintenance required, BMW 1 Series has far exceeded its predecessor and is still a rear-wheel drive model.
The exterior of the BMW 1 Series is compact but very sporty. Still displaying the front classic BMW kidney grille and double-round headlights, people will pay attention to the tight frontal look. The roof has a cool slight slope towards the rear and its angled back-glass is a precision design. The unique style of the BMW 1 Series makes it a sports compact dream.
Auto mechanics love the quality design of the electrical systems, the iDrive system, automatic transmission and several engine styles to offer, these BMWs are mechanically sound and auto repairs are minimal when the oil service and vehicle maintenance are performed as recommended. Mechanics know that with fewer auto repairs needed, these cars are quality made and last.
The 2012 BMW 1 Series are four-cylinder models but do not underestimate its BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The Twin-Power Turbo engine maximizes fuel efficiency and at the same time it boosts responsiveness and power. This car, with its four cylinders, creates a drivers paradise when maximum speeds and performance are matched with its pickup and torque. These BMW 1 Series are one of the first to offer the eight-speed automatic transmission. This automatic transmission design provides another form of fuel-efficiency. You almost have to ask is this still a compact car?
The pre 2012 BMW 135i can even deliver 230 horsepower with its inline 6-cyinder engine creating 200 lb-ft of torque. But wait, the 135i twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower and an incredible 300 lb-ft of torque. These BMW models are not as fuel efficient as the newer ones, but very fun to experience and drive.
The BMW 1 Series primarily focuses on an excellent driver experience, offering many personalized engine, transmission, body, and interior design options. First, the buyers can choose from several models such as the BMW 128i coupe, BMW 128i convertible, BMW 135i coupe and BMW 135i convertible. The BMW 128i coupe, BMW 128i convertible, BMW 135i coupe and BMW 135i convertible models offer very low fuel consumption and emit the least amounts of emissions. Top speeds of these cars can go up to 155 MPH and 0-62 mph in 5.3 seconds.
The interior design, is pure elegance and style which is no surprise. The driver can enjoy an interior display and vehicle controls that are angled for optimal use and the center console is designed to display maximum visibility. The iDrive system, keyless ignition, heated seats, power sunroof, heated seats, and BMW SIRIUS satellite radio, HD radio, Premium Sound system, Bluetooth, MP3 player, Auxiliary input jack, and a USB port for direct control of an Apple iPod or iPhone media player is available as an option on BMW 1 Series models.
For an even more personalized touch, you can choose from several interior and exterior design features. Upholstery options are sporty with your choice of comfortable Leatherette or rich Boston Leather. The BMW Sport models consist of 16-inch alloy spoke wheels, 17-inch and even 18-inch luscious alloy wheels. The sport brake systems ensure these cars stop safely and effectively. These brakes and wheels just enhance the already sweet ride these cars will provide.
The safety features that come standard are still comfortable and very well tested for safety. Standard front airbags, side airbags, head airbags, automatic pretensioner seatbelts, and crash crumple zones just show how far BMW 1 Series cars have improved over time and the crash test performance of the BMW 1 Series shows this. You still need to have regular inspections form your local auto mechanic to help prevent unnecessary auto repairs or an unsafe situation. Nevertheless though these newer BMW’s are certainly much better built and a lot safer than years past.
The BMW 1 Series is a more advanced economical compact car as compared to its class. The advanced engines and transmission designs as well as the looks are to far exceed anyones expectations. The style of these fine luxurious cars appeal lovely for a compact sports car look. Once again, BMW has stepped it up as one of the European car manufactures and many customers are enjoying these cars with little auto repairs and maintenance required.