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2008 BMW 1-Series 128i 2dr Coupe

2008 BMW 1-Series
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
18 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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May 4, 2019  By Jon Alain Guzik
The 1-Series was highly anticipated by BMW purists for years and it enters the market as BMW's entry model, providing a welcome alternative to the significantly more expensive and larger 3-Series.
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Small and quick!
This car is small and quick! It's a smooth ride and very stylish-looking. There are lots of safety features; however, it hasn't been crash tested yet. But overall, I would definitely recommend it!

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Review: 2008 BMW 135i Coupe – (Credit: Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks) BMW's announcement of the 135i hit us like Pavlov's bell, the one he used to make his dog salivate. Once we got into the 2008 BMW 135i Coupe, all of our expectations were met, and more. BMW threw its best engi Source:

R32 vs GTI vs 135i - The R32 Challenge - Web Exclusive Material Included – R32 vs GTI vs 135i - The R32 Challenge - Web Exclusive Material IncludedWhen we first drove the Mk5 VW R32 (et 10/07), we gave it a slightly lukewarm reception: as did most others. However, our brief spell in the car didn't allow a final verdict. Yet Source:

2008 BMW 128i - One on One – 2008 BMW 128i - One on OneRead More | Digg It | Add to Source:

DRIVERS LOG: 2008 BMW 135i: – SENIOR EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: This latest version of BMW's "entry" model eschews some of the $9,000 worth of options that punched the price of our previously tested 135i to $45,000. Source:

DRIVER'S LOG: 2008 BMW 128i Coupe: – MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: We have waited a long time to sample the closest thing BMW makes to an entry-level car, and I was pleased to find that the 128i's smaller engine does not make it feel altogether different from its 135i sibling. Source:

In The Autoblog Garage: BMW 128i Convertible – Filed under: In the Autoblog Garage, Convertibles, BMWBMW's 1-Series does not smirk at you and say "don't hate me because I'm beautiful." No, this small Teut is easy to deride on appearance; one look has you hating it because it's not beautiful while Source:

BMW 135i Coupe Sway Bar Fitting - BMW 135i Project update – BMW 135i Coupe Sway Bar Fitting - BMW 135i Project updateTurner Motorsport ( recently sent us the first pair of H&R sway bars in the country for our 135i project. Unfortunately, we hadn't anticipated the need to drop the rear Source:

Bimmer Forum – Interact with the BMW community on the forums. Source:

First Test: 2008 BMW 128i – We're all clamoring about the 135i, but can you blame us? The surprising power delivery and cornering capability of the BMW make it hard not to. But while the 135i is the focal point of the 1 Series offerings in the U.S., the 128i is the more sensibl Source:

Test drive: 2008 BMW 128i Convertible – Most of my regular readers know how I feel about BMWs. (If you don't, read the beginning of my 2008 BMW M3 test drive.) It's not the cars I have... Source:

BMW 135i Profiled – Has BMW created a new coupe derived of the same format as its earlier 2002 Turbo? Check out this video on the new 3.0 liter I6 Twin Turbo 135i. This car is a prime definition of fun. Download iPod / PSP Video Source:

Motive Long-Termers: BMW 135i and Audi S6 - Part 4 – Motive Long-Termers: BMW 135i and Audi S6 - Part 4 Source:

BMW 135i Project and Project Silverstone - Our Cars – BMW 135i Project and Project Silverstone - Our CarsAn Update On Our Project Cars And What We've Been Doing To ThemBMW 135I ProjectYou may recall last month that Turner Motorsport ( sent us the first pair of H&R sway bars in t Source:

Motive Project Car Update, um, Update: BMW 135i Alcantara Interior Trim – If you read today's long-term project car update (it's scrolling through the banner above, or you can click the features tab) you might have noticed that the photo of the BMW 135i's interior is missing the aluminum trim that came with the car, and in Source:

Rumormill: BMW 135i "SuperSports" model coming in 2010 – Filed under: Coupes, Sports/GTs, BMW, Rumormill Click above for a high-res gallery of the BMW 1 Series tii concept According to a report originally posted at Germancarzone and then repeated at BMW Blog, a certain Bavarian automaker is currently worki Source:

2008 BMW 135i - Proven – 2008 BMW 135i - ProvenMental Steroids For The Bantam BimmerBMW has created quite a stir with its return to small performance coupes. While some say the normally aspirated 3.0-liter found in the 128; is more than adequate for the car, the twin-turbo i Source:

2008 BMW 135i - Four Seasons Update - January 2009 – 2008 BMW 135i - Four Seasons Update - January 2009How is our 2008 BMW 135i fairing after nine months in the Automobile fleet?SuspensionThe complaints about the too-firm suspension, especially on rebound, has reached a fever-pitch now that the pavemen Source:

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