Archived from on 4 June 2011. We like it and hope it becomes the model that entices other makers into this segment. Overall, I much prefer a lightly optioned 128i coupe. However, the eventual M model appeared four years later and with significant differences, such as a six-cylinders instead of four. Media related to at Wikimedia Commons. Phone integration is also very good.
Prestone's improved extended life antifreeze features an enhanced Cor-Guard inhibitor package that prevents corrosion and helps engines run longer. From 2007 to 2010, the 135i was powered by the twin-turbo 3. Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It also comports itself well as a convertible a coupe version of the 1 Series is also offered. As our 128i came with the Sports package, bringing in a sport-tuned suspension, we were a bit surprised at this behavior.
When it set out to build the 1 Series, it had a clean slate. I tested a 128i convertible with the 230- inline-six-cylinder engine. I tested a 128i convertible with the 230- inline-six-cylinder engine. For emissions, the 128i meets the California Air Resources Board's rating, a very good achievement. The 128i convertible's cabin is a good example of this design concept, as it features mostly plain surfaces splashed with upscale accents, like gray poplar wood trim.
I still love this normally aspirated in-line six, but the additional weight of the convertible does dull its grunt at lower rpm. The rear differential on the comes from a new generation of final drives optimized for running smoothness. Both engines feature on-demand engine coolant pumps that improve fuel economy and reduce parasitic losses for increased efficiency. Less appealing is the optional six-speed automatic transmission, which sometimes executes slow, jerky shifts in the 128i. If you live in a sunny, warm climate, all bets are off, as the ragtop probably trumps the coupe handily in those happy circumstances.
The Bad The iDrive interface is not well-designed, and the voice command has some definite limitations. Great price and easy install make this well worth the trip to the local store for pick up. Acceleration If you're looking at the 1 Series convertible primarily as a car for Sunday drives, the 230-hp, 3. The engines available were four-cylinder diesel and four- and six-cylinder petrol, in both and forms. What is a Powertrain warranty? Steering effort is heavier than one expects in a small car, but it does make the 128i feel more stable and substantial than its 172. The view from the rear is influenced by the position of the softtop: with the top lowered, completely concealed in the tail, the look is flat and elegant; the appearance with the top up is broad shouldered. From there, he found the album listing, and chose the correct one in a blistering 14 seconds.
E81 3-door hatch The E81 three-door hatchback models were produced from July 2007 until 2012. On the 135i, an additional lip spoiler provides greater downforce on the rear end at high speeds. Archived from on 14 November 2007. Lunatic fun at first, but tiresome when the throttle gets cut as well. The system produces a very heavy sound, which dulls the highs.
In the United States, the 1 Series Coupé was marketed as a successor to the. This is less of a concern with the 1 Series, as the coupe isn't that sleek to begin with; the soft-top convertible actually is a little sleeker see a side-by-side comparison of the 128i convertible and coupe. Convertibles are often play cars, though, where price matters less than it would in another segment. And it could have done it on the cheap -- after all, the opportunity to break new ground is not only rare, it's risky and expensive. Archived from on 5 August 2016.
Fortified with Cor-Guard inhibitors, Prestone's patented formula prevents corrosion, helping a vehicle's cooling system run more efficiently. The search fairly quickly came up with the restaurant, which he selected, completing the task in 2 minutes and 18 seconds. As a result, even in ragtop form the 1-series remains a highly desirable piece of machinery. And where the 135i leaps forward with smooth and hard acceleration, the 128i Convertible's power delivery feels uneven. We concluded that, while the voice command system is very good for dialing a phone number you happen to know, it doesn't offer complete functionality for other car systems. When you're the driver, the car feels cozy and involving.
The climate-control system in the 1-Series Convertible has an additional convertible mode compared to the system in the designed for open-roof conditions. This little test is also our farewell to iDrive, as the system is being , the first examples of which we should see at the Paris Motor Show. A time when convertibles stored away for the winter at least in the Midwest, where our offices are end months of hibernation with a spin in the warming weather. Not finding the points-of-interest database, listed under the Information heading, he backed out and looked at the settings area. But those buyers that want a convertible will flock to this car. Antuan Goodwin concentrates while using iDrive to find a local restaurant.
It also featured on on 26 June 2011 and recorded a time of 1:25. For cabin tech, the navigation system mostly impresses with its live traffic feature. You have come to the right place if you need new or replacement parts for your 2008 128i. One of the advantages of a retractable hardtop is that it lets the convertible keep the sleek lines of its coupe counterpart. Interwoven with fine shiny metallic fibers, this distinctive top produces a shimmery metallic silver appearance in sunlight. You might have to see it in person to appreciate it fully, but there's something instinctively right about the way a 1 Series or 3 Series looks with the top down that makes the others look a little awkward from certain angles.