2012 BMW 128i

2012 BMW 128i

$31-37k sports car, designed & built in Germany 18 city / 28 hwy 252-392 mile range, gas engine
230 hp 183 cu. in. 6-cylinder

What are people saying about the 1 Series

"A well-planted ride...Its demeanor communicates with the road beneath, transmitting each imperfection slightly to the driver's hands and backside."
motortrend.com | talking about the vehicle's ride quality
"Engineers left its high-pitched voice all alone. It is not addicting and doesn't drone, yet it is healthy and stimulating."
motortrend.com | talking about the vehicle's noise
"Turn is sublime and weighty"
motortrend.com | talking about the vehicle's handling

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Pros

The 128i vs other Recent sports cars

Braking distance at 60mph Good braking distance from 60mph Help
105 ft
Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
28 mpg
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Number of rows of seating Has 2 rows of seats Help
basic warranty miles Long basic warranty Help
50,000 mile
Lateral acceleration Good cornering ability Help
0.98 g
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$31,825
Airbags More airbags Help
5
Number of speakers More speakers Help
10
basic warranty years Long-lasting basic warranty Help
4 year

Cons

The 128i vs other Recent sports cars

Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
City driving range Poor range in the city Help
252 miles
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
13.9 lb/hp
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has speed sensitive volume Lacks speed-sensitive volume Help
Cupholders Few cupholders Help
2
child door locks Child door locks Help
Not Available
power outlets Power outlets Help
Not Available
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
230 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Highway driving range Poor range on the highway Help
392 miles
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
Transmission Has a manual transmission Help
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes in a coupe, but the 128i is also available in a convertible.

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