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Review Sorry, I can't agree with the other 128i reviewers. I bought this 2013 128i used, having previously owned a 2004 330ci for 6 years. Granted, the 330ci had Premium package and the 128i is base. But the Sensatech seats and door material on the 128i look cheap, and the black shiny plastic in place of the wood grain or titanium trim is just plain tacky. The 330ci felt like a luxury vehicle. The 128i feels like an entry-level Hyundai or something. I actually just sold a Hyundai Genesis 2.0T Premium, which had keyless entry, keyless start, universal remote, moonroof, nice trim, automatic dimming mirrors and good bolstered seats. It cost about $24k new. The base 128i has NONE of those things, and cost over $33k new. Yes, the driveability is much better than a Genesis (but noticeably worse than a 330ci). The gas mileage is worse than both of these other vehicles. Overall I'm not overly impressed with the 1 series. It feels like a step down (even with more power than the 330ci and the Genesis) and a step backwards in time. The BMW enthusiast in me wants to get rid of it as soon as possible and get a 2 series!
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What options are available on the 2013 BMW 1 Series?
Available BMW 1 Series 2013 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible
Available Trims: 128i, 135i, 128i SULEV, 135is
Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Blue Water Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Crimson Red, Space Gray Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Le Mans-Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sparkling Graphite Metallic, Marrakesh Brown Metallic, Montego Blue Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Sedona Red Metallic, Vermilion Red Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black leatherette, Gray leather, Savanna Beige leather, Savanna Beige Boston leather, Black Boston leather, Coral Red leather, Oyster Boston leather, Coral Red Boston leather, Taupe leather, Taupe leatherette, Savanna Beige (Late Availability) leather, Taupe Boston leather, Taupe SensaTec leatherette
Popular Features: 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Headlights, Soft Top, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo