BMW 1-series: 2008-’13
May 16, 2016


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The 1-series coupe/convertibles were made on a shortened (by four inches) version of the 3-Series platform and used the same engines. The base 128i came with a non-turbo inline six-cylinder that made 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, while the 135i’s twin-turbocharged six-cylinder rang in at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Each could be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. For 2011, a simplified single turbo system was used in the 135i (with no loss of power or torque) and the six-speed automatic was exchanged for a seven-speed paddle-shift manual.

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