The standard M Sports Package for the 135i Coupe offers more performance and a striking look. Features of the M Sports Package include M Sports Suspension for higher traction and reduced body roll, 18-inch wheels with performance tires, M logo doorsill trims, an M leather sport steering wheel and an M logo footrest for the driver’s left foot. The leather appointments on the gearshift lever and handbrake, as well as the handbrake handle are finished in high-quality soft leather. The roof lining on the M Sports Package comes in Anthracite, and the interior features offered in this package are rounded off by Glacier Silver aluminum interior trim that highlights the sporting character of the cockpit. The M Sports Suspension also comes with a high-performance brake system incorporating six-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and two-piston fixed calipers at the rear.
The particularly sports-minded driver of the BMW 135i Coupe will also be happy to know that aesthetic dynamics have also been adjusted accordingly for his or her tastes, thanks the included M Aerodynamics Package. The M Aerodynamics Package includes specially-designed front and rear bumpers as well as special rocker sills and foglamps. Together, they give the 135i Coupe a signature BMW M look in a tasteful yet distinctive manner.
The new BMW 135i Coupe comes not only with a sports suspension, but also with appropriate modifications of the ASC and DSC driving stability systems, taking the particularly sporting character of the car into account. And as a further point the top model in the range has an even more spontaneous control map for the gas pedal.
The innovative interior design incorporates high-quality and sophisticated trim elements with luxurious upholstery and color choices. The control console for the entertainment and air conditioning functions is integrated smoothly and harmoniously into the dashboard through its soft radii and flowing surfaces. The Controller featured in the optional iDrive control system is integrated to the center console, again following BMW’s characteristic philosophy.
Driving Dynamic Programs
The BMW 1 Series Coupe benefits from BMW’s industry-leading brake and stability control systems. Standard ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) prevent the drive wheels from spinning while CBC (Cornering Brake Control) stabilizes the car whenever necessary during application of the brakes in a bend.
All of these functions are part of the car’s DSC Dynamic Stability Control that can apply the brakes to each individual wheel in particularly demanding situations and by reducing engine power, it can prevent the rear end of the car from swerving around (oversteer) or the front of the car from “pushing” out of a bend (understeer).
When networked with the optional Active Steering, DSC can is also prevent the car from swerving out of control on slippery surfaces by countersteering with the appropriate amount to allow the driver to regain control.
To ensure enhanced traction when the DSC is completely switched off, a software-controlled locking function slows down the drive wheels when spinning in an appropriate, properly controlled process. This, in turn, enhances the car’s traction without any negative effects on its steering behavior.
There have been a number of images of the forthcoming U.S.-bound BMW 1-series floating around the internet lately. Along with those images, there has been much speculation as to which models and engines we’ll get. After examining some of the newest spy shots of the smallest BMW, we have some thoughts of our own.
BMW 135i Coupe – March 22, 2008 Launch
We are starting to get the final pieces of information to allow BMW fans to order a BMW 135i Coupe with exact pricing. The date has been set for the official BMW 135i Coupe launch. That means that by March 22, 2008 we should have the 135i in our showroom and ready for a test drive.
The base price for the 135i Coupe will be $35,675 and the base price includes 17″ wheels, light burl walnut trim and Glacier aluminum trim. The remaining options are all ala-carte and are outlined in our 135i Coupe Preliminary Pricing page.
The base price for the BMW 128i Coupe will be $29,375 and the premium package prices are slightly different between the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe. The stand alone options for the 128i Coupe and the 135i Coupe are the same.
Premium Package BMW 128i Coupe BMW 135i Coupe
|6-Speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission||$1,275|
|Power Front Seats w/memory (ZPP)*||$995|
|Heated Front Seats (ZCW)||$500|
|Park Distance Control||$350|
|BMW Assist with Bluetooth System (ZPP)*||$750|
|Premium Hi-Fi System||$875|
|iPod and USB Adaptor||$400|
|Boston Leather (ZPP)*||$1,450|
* means included in a premium package- see code and verify with a dealer sales representative.
Pre-Order a 2008 BMW 135i Coupe
Now that we have pricing, we can pre-order you 2008 BMW 135i Coupe. Click here for our 135i Coupe Pre-Order request form.
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||300(224) / 5800|
|Redline at RPM:||n.a.|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||300(407) / 1400-5000|
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight|
|Length × Width × Height in:||171.7 × 68.8 × 55.4|
|Weight lb (kg):||3438 (1560)|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||5.3|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a. (9.2)|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||155 (250) – electronically limited|