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2009 BMW 128

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2009 BMW 128
Available in 2 styles:  2009 BMW 135 2dr RWD Coupe shown
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18 city / 28 hwy


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2009 BMW 128 4.4 8
$ 8,828-18,196
December 15, 2008
Vehicle Overview
BMW's small 1 Series debuted in the U.S. for 2008 as a coupe and a convertible. The base 128i is powered by an inline-six-cylinder engine that drives the rear wheels. Available in spring 2008, the 128i competes with other performance cars like the Mazda RX-8 and Nissan 350Z.

New for 2009
New features include a heated steering wheel that's been added to the Cold Weather Package, as well as a new control feature for iDrive on navigation-equipped 128 models. Also new on navigation models is a Google Maps feature that allows users to search for restaurants, gas stations, etc. using Google's database.

Compared to the 3 Series coupe, the 128i features a more upright grille and a C-pillar that's not as sleekly styled. A pronounced sheet metal crease runs the length of the coupe's sides, which are otherwise relatively smooth.
  • Available adaptive xenon headlights follow the direction of the road
  • Standard heated side-view mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Convertible features power-operated soft-top that BMW says can open or close in 22 seconds
  • Convertible top available in black, taupe and Moonlight Black
  • Moonlight Black features metallic fibers integrated into the material, which BMW says makes the top look silver in sunlight

There's room for four in the 128i; front occupants sit on bucket seats and the backseat has room for two.
  • Simulated leather seating surfaces; real leather is optional
  • Auxiliary jack for connecting a portable music player
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat can expand the coupe's trunk
  • Optional Sport Package includes sport seats with more aggressive bolstering
  • Convertible's leather seats have BMW's Sun Reflective Technology, which is designed to lower the temperature of seats exposed to sunlight
  • Optional navigation system equips the 1 Series with BMW's iDrive control system; gets new control feature for 2009

Under the Hood
BMW's inline-six-cylinder engine makes a modest 230 horsepower in the 128i. If that isn't enough, consider stepping up to the 300-hp, twin-turbocharged 135i, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
  • 230-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional paddle shifters with automatic transmission

Safety features include:
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants
  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock brakes
  • Convertible loses the side curtain airbags but keeps the side-impact airbags and features popup roll bars

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