The 2010 BMW 1-Series is a sporty four-passenger compact car. This entry-level luxury two-door can be had as a coupe or a convertible. The base engine found in the 128 is a 230 hp 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine and can be paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful 135 benefits from the same 3.0L but with twin-turbos added on to boost output to 300 hp. New for 2010 is the inclusion of HD radio as part of the long list of standard features.Read more Read less
Since the 1-series was introduced in the United States in 2008, BMW's entry-level model is mostly unchanged for 2010. It is still available in three trims, including the 128i, which features a 230-horsepower 3.0L inline-6, and a 135i, which makes use of a 300-horsepower 3.0L inline-6. BMW's active steering is no longer available on the 128i and the optional navigation system now utilizes the automaker's iDrive control system. For 2010, HD Radio has been added as standard equipment.
Classic BMW style at affordable prices; powerful performance with a practical comfortable design; luxury-level standard features
Since 1975, the 3-Series had been BMW's entry-level car, but when BMW subsidiary MINI made such a big seller out of the MINI Cooper, the 1-Series was introduced to North America in 2008 to slot nicely just above it. It's a stylish coupe with an iconic style that competes directly with the Audi A3 and Volvo C30. The 1-Series gives first-time buyers easy access to a great tradition, and is the only vehicle in its class featuring rear wheel drive, a 50/50 weight balance, a longitudinally-mounted engine and an advanced aluminum multilink suspension. MSRP starts at $29,000. Mileage is estimated at 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.