2008 BMW 1 Series Values

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2008 model year changes

BMW's 1-Series is an all-new model for 2008, slotting beneath the venerable lineup of 3-Series cars and serving as an affordable entry into BMW ownership. It is also billed as a throwback to the company's legendary 2002 of the 1960s and 1970s. It is available in a few trim levels, including the 128i, which features a 230-horsepower 3.0L inline six, and a 135i, which makes use of a 300-horsepower 3.0L inline six. Both engines are tried and tested and found across the range in the 3- and 5-Series. A 1-Series convertible in either 128i or 135i configuration will be available later in 2008. Pricing starts at $28,600 for the 128i, while the 135i starts at $34,900.

Competitive comparison

Entry-level pricing; sleek BMW family design; terrific straight six engines; extensive standard features.

Special features for 2008

The 2008 BMW 1-Series has been a long time coming, with initial hints and rumors dating back to 2001. Though the 3-Series has traditionally been BMW's entry-level car, its entire segment has gone up-market in recent years. The company's Mini Cooper has been a big hit in the hatchback market, and the 1-Series slots in nicely just above it to fill the void and give younger buyers the chance to own and drive a BMW. It's a stylish little coupe that recalls the iconic 2002, and should offer plenty of competition to cars like the Audi A3 and Volvo C30.
The 2008 BMW 128i offers powerful driving with a beautiful interior to boot. It’s offered in two trims – the 128i and the 135i – in two door Coupe and two door Convertible body styles, with a convenient folding soft top. Engines range from a 230 horsepower 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder to a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6, with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Also standard are 17-inch wheels, a sunroof in the Coupe model and rain-sensing wipers. Other luxury amenities include auto climate control, cruise, keyless entry, navigation and MP3/Satellite audio.