Pricing will be announced early next year, officials tell us. The layout of the controls is straightforward, and easy to operate. The Cold Weather Package for the 128i includes a ski bag, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and headlight washers; all but the heated steering wheel are included on the 135i's Cold Weather Package. The ragtop represents the fourth variant after the three- and five-door hatches and the coupe sold in Europe. The rear-drive convertible has a choice of four gasoline engines for European customers, with outputs ranging from 143 horsepower to 306, as well as a four-cylinder turbo-diesel putting out 177 horsepower.
I reached out multiple times and only heard back once! When there is zero follow up, or you can't reply to an email with questions for the customer, my only conclusion is that you don't really care to sell a vehicle! Each comes with a six-speed manual or automatic. Dynamic Stability Control is standard in case the driver gets in over his head on snow covered or gravel strewn roads. On a clear, crisp, fall afternoon, the distant scent of burning leaves is a delight to my olfactory sensors. Fuel economy is so-so, with a pretty-decent highway rating of 28 mpg but a not-so-good city rating of just 18 mpg. The Premium Package features power front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, leather seating and an interior lighting package.
And now, confirmation of the icing on the cake: The will go on sale here next spring as well, in time for some droptop driving next summer. I feel sorry for owner of the lot with this sales team! It's the same engine used in the larger, heavier 3 Series and in the smaller 135i, it delivers great power to pass and a swift zero-to-60-mph time of 5. The customer shouldn't have to pursue their own sell! Unfortunately, most of the convertibles on the market today cater to the well healed driver, so dropping the top requires a fat wallet. Both models feature a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. And, of course, glancing up at the stars on a clear night while traveling on an unlit two-lane road is a treat I never tire of. As a matter of fact, there was another family there while I was waiting to hand in the keys, they were just as disgusted with the service, and overall treatment you will receive. Those who want even more performance can choose the 135i and its twin-turbocharged engine, which produces 300 horsepower, enabling acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour in a little more than five seconds.
With the modest rake of the windshield, it gives the 128i a nice open feeling. And whereas European customers will have about a six-month gap between the launch of the coupe and the subsequent convertible next spring, Americans will get both body styles next spring. Needless to say, I will never go back, nor recommend this dealer to anyone. The rear seats are just a rumor for anyone above the age of 11. So, I purchased from the other dealer! Big Brakes The capability for performance must be matched by a capability to get the car slowed down, and the 135i has huge front brakes that not only slow the small coupe with ease but also look great peeking out from behind its 18-inch wheels.
Its basic silhouette has the proportions of a classic performance car, with a long hood, abbreviated trunk and wheels located at the far corners of the body. While the 3 Series has gone to a hard convertible top, the 1 Series keeps the cloth top. The wife was reading the reviews something I should have done myself prior of the dealer, she told me about the reviews, they walked out, and I did shortly after. But with each new generation, the 3 Series convertibles kept getting larger, more powerful, and contained more luxury amenities. This was actually one of my top 2 choices to purchase but left a bad taste with your lack of customer service! The headlights look a bit large for the front face, but the look grew on me. We expect to beat that figure by a bunch. The success of the LeBaron convertible prompted other manufacturers to get back into the game, and since then more manufacturers have brought out convertibles to serve the growing demand for fun open top driving.
Fortunately in late 1982, Chrysler, which was working its way back from a government bail-out, came out with a rag-top K-car, the LeBaron, a model that helped create a buzz for Chrysler and helped them back from the brink of extinction. The seats do fold forward to allow access to the trunk. I love the feel of the wind rush, and the open sky above my head. The 128i comes with a naturally aspirated 3. The cockpit is rather breezy even with all four windows in the up position, so driving on the Interstate makes relaxed conversation a chore. In releasing official pictures and information on the convertibles, we are relieved to confirm they will share the same yummy powertrains as the coupe for our market.
The result was that the car was just becoming too expensive for the average person to afford. The 230-horsepower engine in the 128i is no slouch, but with 300 horsepower the twin-turbocharged engine in the 135i is the real star. The soft top, which has a nicely finished headliner, also means that you get a bit too much wind noise in the cabin at speed. The trunk offers a reasonable 10 cubic feet of storage space and the rear seats can be folded to accommodate larger items. The twin-turbocharged engine in the 135i delivers exhilarating performance and easy acceleration in all gears. That means that the convertible mechanism takes up less space in the trunk, so that you can shoehorn two sets of golf clubs into the space, provided those golf bags are of the compact variety.
It was an instant hit with buyers, and while priced at the upper end of affordable, it was still within the reach of a lot of buyers. By Feb 20, 2009 To my mind, one of the greatest pleasures of driving can only be experienced in a convertible. The Sport Package increases the speed setting of the top-speed limiter and adds sport seats plus other racy details. When I was getting ready to take the car for a test ride, I started to notice several things that were not what he had said. . But with the rise in popularity of air-conditioning, and the lower pricing of that option as it became more common the sales of convertibles waned, and the last American drop top, a Cadillac Eldorado, left the factory in 1976, presumable never to return. The 1 Series seats only four, but front-seat passengers enjoy plenty of head and legroom while the rear seats offer comfortable but cozy quarters.
The interior was dirty, dust and sand everywhere, parts missing form interior, loose panels, certain items did not work correctly. So just think of it as a contoured package shelf. The 128i is built off the European hatchback model, so it has tall doors and a rather upright windshield. I wanted to leave no stars, but the system will not let you. In the spring, I revel in the way the faint perfume of lilac bushes catches my attention, or the aroma of freshly cut grass. Most buyers will find the 230-horsepower in-line six-cylinder engine powering the 128i to be perfectly acceptable.