2013 BMW 1-Series
MSRP STARTING AT
$319/month for 36 months.
The 2013 1-Series is offered in two different two-door body styles: a coupe or soft-top-equipped convertible. Both of these body styles can be specified in 128i or 135i form. In Convertible models, the top can be raised and lowered even when moving slowly (up to 25 mph), and can go from up to fully down in just 22 seconds, and the arrangement doesn’t inhibit trunk space as some retractable hard-top systems do. In either model, there’s also an opening with expandable bag that allows long items like a snowboard or golf bag to fit through. Convertible models also include a special climate-control mode that reacts to the level of sunlight, and optional Boston leather has a sun-reflective treatment that helps reduce temperatures on hot days. An available wind deflector helps bring a quieter, less turbulent interior at highway speeds. Whether in the coupe or convertible, there’s plenty of space to sprawl in the front seats, though the back seat is quite tight.
A much more aggressive look can be achieved with the M Sport Package. It brings aero upgrades, flashier wheels, sport seats, special M-branded trim pieces, and an exclusive LeMans Blue Metallic paint color, plus functional improvements that include a higher top speed, better brake cooling, a sports suspension and performance tires. With the 135i, brakes are upgraded to a strong 6-piston setup in front.
Entertainment options include a Harman/Kardon surround-sound system, HD radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, USB/iPod controls, while a Bluetooth hands-free interface is available. Meanwhile, a heated steering wheel is available on both models as part of a Cold Weather Package, and heated seats are available. A hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic info is also available.
Adaptive xenon headlamps, which help improve vision in dark corners, are standard on the 135i and optional on the 128i. Also, LED Adaptive Brake Lights grow brighter depending on the brake force. That’s in addition to plenty of standard safety equipment, including stability control, side airbags, and brake-drying and brake stand-by functions.