BMW 135

2009 BMW 135

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  • (4.8) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,818$18,322
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2009 BMW 135

Our Take on the 2009 BMW 135

BMW's small 1 Series debuted in the U.S. for 2008 as a coupe and a convertible. The up-level 135i is powered by a 300-horsepower, twin-turbo inline-six-cylinder engine that drives the rear wheels. A less expensive 128i is also offered. The 135i competes with performance cars like the Nissan ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Hard on the eyes
  • Navigation requires iDrive

Notable Features

  • Coupe or convertible
  • Twin-turbo inline-six
  • Six airbags in coupe
  • Available Active Steering

2009 BMW 135 Reviews Expert Reviews

CORNWALL, N.Y. -- Bad times are best enjoyed in the rearview mirror. So mostly for the heck of it, I got in the 2009 BMW 135i coupe and drove here nearly 300 miles from my home in Northern Virginia. The women in my family would've had me do otherwise -- hop a plane, take a train or, God forbid, ride a bus from Virginia to New York. I will do that sort of thing eventually.But now I'd r... Read full review for the 2009 BMW 135

Consumer Reviews


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Good things come in small packages

by bobbyk from Chapel Hill, NC on January 28, 2010

If you like the 3-series (335) but don't need that much room, get this. There are few on the road, unlike the ubiquitous 3-series, and it's even a little more fun. If money's an object, find one strip... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2009 BMW 135 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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