BMW 1-Series Coupe

Finally the 2008 BMW 1-Series Coupe has been released.

The BMW 1 Series comes in two model trim levels: BMW 128i Coupe and BMW 135i Coupe. The 128i Coupe boasts a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline 6-cyinder engine. The 135i Coupe features BMW’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1,400 rpm. With its direct piezo gasoline injectors, twin low-mass turbochargers and air-to-air intercooling, the 135i Coupe accelerates to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds. Both engines feature on-demand engine coolant pumps that improve fuel economy and reduce parasitic losses for increased output.

The 1 Series will join at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with North American sales planned in the spring of 2008. Pricing is still a ways off, but expect the 128i to come in somewhere around $26,000 or so, with the 135i some $5,000 more.