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2011 BMW 1-Series 128 i

2011 BMW 1-Series Review

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Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The BMW 1 series is another new addition to the family of luxury cars from this company. The 1 series from BMW is the smallest and most compact car that BMW makes. This vehicle promises to bring consumers everything they love about the 3 series but in a smaller and more affordable package. It seems out of place for a company that has built a name on high end vehicles to make a low end compact car, but there is definitely a demand for such a vehicle.

The 1 series is a very simple vehicle that offers a lot of value, but does not offer all the extras that you would expect to find on any model from BMW. This car comes standard equipped with a 3.0 liter inline six cylinder engine, which can be fitted with a turbocharger, and you can choose from an automatic transmission or the seven-speed DCT dual clutch automated manual transmission. The back seats could have more room, but this is common with man compact vehicles. This is the only vehicle that BMW makes that starts under $30,000. If you are looking for a budget BMW, this is it.

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2011 128 i Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.0L in-line6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 308 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 230 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 200 ft lb of torque @ 2,750 rpm

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'11 BMW 128 i Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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