Here is the all new facelift’d BMW 128i Convertible. This is a so-called LCI car aka Life Cycle Impulse aka facelift. The new car has been brushed in a stunning Vermillion Red and prominently feature the updated headlight clusters and tailights.
The new headlights have a sharp “eyebrow” with a lighted LED component embedded within them. The overall shape of the cluster is unchanged, but the addition of the eyebrows brings the 1-Series styling inline with the current generation of BMWs, most of which have been released within the last 3 years. Surprisingly, the new eyebrows do make a noticeable difference and give the car a decidedly aggressive attitude.
The truly sharp eyed among you may have immediatly noticed one difference between this car and the car shown … CONTINUED
A new N54 tuning platform (for N54 motor based 135i, 335i, and 535i) has hit the market. The COBB Tuning AccessPORT is a hand-held ECU flash tuning solution for the N54 motor, allowing custom reprogramming of the ECU at the push of a button. N55 compatibility is currently in development.
This is just a quick update of our 1 Series coupe and convertible LCI coverage with the same videos previously posted but now in full HD quality. Enjoy!
It’s a rare sight to see so many modified 135i BMWs together, but seven such beauties got together for a photoshoot recently in southern California. Photos by jzhang inside.
Car and Driver has published the results of its annual 2011 Lightning Laps showdown at VIR, which includes several BMWs including the M3, 335i, Z4, and 135i. Check out their full lap time results inside.
We’ve seen the 135i used as a race vehicle in time attack series, such as the Berk Technology 135i. Japanese tuner TK Square has also prepped a race version of the 135i, which they call the Lubross 135R, powered by approximately 400hp, complete with widebody, 3D Design front lip spoiler and functional rear wing.
At the Detroit NAIAS in just over two weeks time, BMW will premiere the all new 6-series convertible, 1 series M coupe, and the updated/facelifted 1 series coupe and cabrio. See inside for our official info and media threads for each vehicle.
What Car? readers have awarded the BMW 1 Series Coupé the Best Car Overall accolade in the 2010 What Car? Reader Awards. It seems no one regrets buying a 1 Series Coupé. Not a single reader on whatcar.com gave the car less than four stars overall, and the vast majority dished out a full five-star verdict.
Almost every review raved about how brilliant the Coupé is to drive: ‘The last car I had fun driving was my old Mazda MX-5 – but the 1 Series Coupé is built for driving pleasure,’ said owner Jason Tang. ‘Throw it at a winding road and you’ll grin the entire way!’ said Kiran Naidu. ‘It puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel’, said Stephen … CONTINUED
Here is the 1-series LCI coupe and convertible in the first extensive live footage – nearly 30 minutes worth. Finally, the facelifted 1-series can be seen and heard in motion. Check it out in the VIDEOS tab inside.