Say BMW and one of the few things that will come to mind to average consumers and watchers like me is their high sticker prices. Why not, the BMW brand is nor ordinary brand. It is a luxury label, and often only the select few has access to this car brand. If you are one of those who still dream of getting a BMW, then read well. BMW will introduce in the US market what is referred to as the cheapest BMW of ’em all; the BMW 1 Series. The BMW 128i which is slotted in between the BMW Mini and the 3-Series is the least expensive among the BMW models and the least horsepowered as well. This 128i is actually part of the BMW 1 Series- the Series that is code-named the E87 and was in production since 2004. The 1 Series of this car manufacturer is the only vehicle in its class that features the rear wheel drive and the longitudinally-mounted engine.
As I mentioned a while ago, this line will be introduced in the States; with the 128i and the 135i leading the line. The 128i will feature the same engine that is fitted on the 328i and the 528i. That’s 230 hp, 3.0 liter inline-six with 200 pound of torque. The 135i on the other hand features a twin turbo, a direct injection 3.0 liter and 300 horsepower.
The 1 Series that are in production (I learned that not all are destined for the US market) may include the 3-door, the five door and the 1 Series coupe and the 1 Series convertible.