We've had this car a few months. Overall the best car we've ever owned. BMW service is the same as with a car for $100k, so you feel like a king! Sport package is the way to go, car grips the road and never lets go. 128i is way over powered, you will for sure get a ticket. Driver and front passenger seating with power seats is great. Back seat is terrible for bigger folk. Good only for kids or the dog. We like the small size of the car for zipping around town and out to the lake. Good ride quality. We have a squeak in the back seat. We are addressing this build issue with BMW. BMW has treated us well so far, but we are headed back for a second try for the repair.
Six speed auto with shifters (Sport Package) Auto seats with memory TOP DOWN! SUN UP! Strong engine, smooth shifting when in auto. COOL SP MODE No-maintenance Color (Red) and Light color pleather interior Ride & sport exhaust (took some getting use to the exhaust). Lots of turned heads and questions.
Better back seat comfort. Make more room for wide shoulders. Muffler is a little loud at low RPM. Not a problem if you are speeding... Run Flat tires are very expensive.
Traded in my 2006 Black Nissan 350Z for a base 128i with comfort access since I needed the back seats and man, I can't stop driving it!!! Compared to the Z, I am getting better MPG and I get the back seats! This is the most fun car I have ever driven.
Handling, cornering, acceleration.
None really. I don't care about features in the car only the way it drives!! If you care about that, go buy a Lexus or an Acura.
Great car. Excellent feel with the driver. Fun and practical and affordable enough for the trip to and from work. Price is reasonable if you get just the Premium package with heated seats. You don't need the 135, wonderful fast car but overkill for DD.
Smooth engine, fantastic feel of the road, folding rear seats and nice leather interior.
Bigger gas tank, better design of compartment space (it really has none).
Great enthusiast's car. Does all the things that count very very well. Excellent communication with the driver. Practical and affordable enough (at least for the 128) for the DD. Price is reasonable if you don't need all the extras, and you really don't. 135 is a thrill ride but was overkill and all too hazardous to the health of my license. 128 is plenty powerful, brakes are too, also lighter and better weight dist.
Engine, handling, compact yet trunk room for 3 golf bags and usable rear seats if your not a 6+ footer. ipod usb adapter, heated seats work very well. Stock stereo much better than most- 10 speakers w/2 subs.
Wheel cuts off top of gauges. Shift throws long and have inorganic feeling. Highway ride busy with Pzero run flats of ZSP. A couple extra gallons of gas stowage and a couple hundred pounds off the curb would make it sublime.