Sunday, July 01, 2007

BMW 1 Series

Jalopnik and others are reporting that the 2008 128i and 135i coupes are bound for the States.
The more practical 3-door and 5-door 118i and 120i won't be coming here, so hold onto your 318ti! Also not being offered here are the diesel models.

The styling follows the Chris Bangle designs of resent years, so you either like it or loath it.

My choice would be the 4 cylinder 120i 3-door (the white car pictured above). But I suppose BMW USA though such a modest car would compete with their own Mini Cooper S.

Just the Facts:
On sale Spring 2008
128i: 3.0L I6 w/ 230 hp and 200lb-ft
135i: 3.0L twin-turbo I6 w/ 300 hp and 300 lb-ft
135i: 0-62 in 5.3 sec, 155 mph top speed


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