For the 2011 model year, the BMW 1 Series develops further as one of the most desirable coupes in the business. Two versions are available: the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe.
The 128i Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline-6 engine that generates 200 lb-ft of torque. The big news for the 1 Series is that the 2011 BMW 135i features BMW’s newest, 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Equipped with a single, twin-scroll turbocharger the engine produces the same 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, but now with High Precision direct gasoline injectors, optimum performance and fuel efficiency are achieved with even faster engine response across the entire engine speed range.
For the 135i Coupe, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished with the standard 6-speed manual transmission in 5.1 seconds. Also for the 2011 model year, the 135i can be equipped with BMW;s 7-speed Double Clutch Transmission, as featured on the Z4 roadster.
The 2011 1 Series Coupe combines unique, dynamic and unmistakable design elements with a powerful and muscular body. The short overhangs, long wheelbase and large frameless doors sit on a body with a striking shoulder line for a modern interpretation of BMW’s characteristic look.
The innovative interior design incorporates high-quality and sophisticated trim elements with luxurious upholstery and color choices. Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio’s rotary knob, the knobs of the automatic air conditioning system, the iDrive Controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sports steering wheel.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/28
Estimated starting price: $47,010
Compiled by Motor Matters

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