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Review After coming out of a Scion FR-S, I felt the suspension in the 128i M Sport to still be too soft and sloppy (lots of roll and bounce). Car improved with a Dinan Stage 1 suspension (Konis and shorter springs). Then ditched the Goodyear Eagel Run on Flat tires for Bridgestone Potenza S-04 summer tires and now it is comfortable, sporty, and actually quieter in the cabin. Car has adequate power but could use a little more horsepower for freeway passing - I guess they could not step all over the 135i. Best part is the silky smooth Inline 6 cylinder engine without the turbo issues that plague many BMWs. Cabin and trunk are a little small, but enthusiasts actually love this chassis more than M3.
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Available BMW 1 Series 2013 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible
Available Trims: 128i, 135i, 128i SULEV, 135is
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, Blue Water Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Crimson Red, Titanium Silver Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Le Mans-Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Sparkling Graphite Metallic, Montego Blue Metallic, Marrakesh Brown Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Sedona Red Metallic, Vermilion Red Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black leatherette, Gray leather, Savanna Beige Boston leather, Savanna Beige leather, Black Boston leather, Coral Red leather, Oyster Boston leather, Coral Red Boston leather, Taupe leather, Taupe leatherette, Taupe Boston leather, Taupe SensaTec leatherette, Savanna Beige (Late Availability) leather
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