Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 3:50 PM
You are in the BMW 1-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1814 of 1826 Re: 2011 1 series [billherrmann]
Apr 24, 2010 (8:42 am)
I tried to get a 2010 128i but none left. I ordered a 2011 and take delivery in June. I'll let you know.
#1815 of 1826 Re: 2011 1 series [joannez]
Apr 25, 2010 (9:22 am)
Were you able to learn what changes will take place in the 11. How about pricing on the 11. Any info will be appreciated. Bill H.
#1816 of 1826 Re: 2011 1 series [billherrmann]
Apr 25, 2010 (11:22 am)
The only changes I'm aware of for 2011 are the engine on the 135i (going from a twin-turbo to a single turbo with a little better torque curve) and the 6 speed Steptronic automatic transmission is being replaced by a 7 speed dual clutch thingamabob (I've ordered mine with a 6 speed manual, so this last one is of no interest to me).
The real changes will take place in 2012 with a whole new chassis. And rumor has it that a diesel will make it to the US along with a hardtop convertible, but those are just rumors and thus their veracity is in question.
Also, I think they've dropped one of the exterior paint choices. Again, not a big concern.
#1817 of 1826 Used 1-Series 335i or 128i
Nov 19, 2010 (9:49 am)
Do you recommend buying a used or certified 2008/09 1-Series? I see them going for approx. $22k to 29k with 30-50k miles.
#1818 of 1826 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival?
May 17, 2012 (12:29 pm)
When are the 2013 model year BMWs due to arrive in the US?
Specifically, I am interested in the 1-series convertible, if it makes a difference.
Also, are there any significant changes from the 2012 to 2013 1-series models?
#1819 of 1826 Re: 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival? [crispm]
May 17, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Thanks for actually participating in this board. That makes one post in six months -- oh, wait, my post will make 2.
Either the 1 is dead or no one who visits Edmunds cares much about them.
Let's see who joins in with the answer to your question.
#1821 of 1826 1 Series driving impressions?
Mar 05, 2013 (8:53 am)
I'm entertaining the thought of purchasing a 135i. Would enjoy reading some driving and ownership impressions from both coupe and convertible owners.
#1822 of 1826 Re: 1 Series driving impressions? [rabadash]
Mar 05, 2013 (10:02 am)
I'm not sure how much response you'll get here vs a dedicated 1 owners forum.
In any case, I love mine. Bought an '08 about 14 months ago with 42k miles. I'm now at 55k. I autocrossed it once and I've done 4 track days and have my 5th-6th coming up in about a month.
I don't know if you are considering new or used, but on the used side, I have yet to come upon another car that offers comparable performance, comfort, and reliability for comparable money.
Mar 09, 2013 (4:29 pm)
These are really nice vehicles but just wondering if the doors are a bit heavy? Coupes usually have heavier doors so that's why I don't look at them now as I have a bad spine and need light doors. I still like the small BMW's though and would love to own a cpo'd one some day. But isn't the upkeep a bit expensive? And they all use premium right? Bet insurance is higher also. Nice vehicles but pricey all the way around.