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Assembly Location

Dingolfing, Germany
Munich, Germany
Regensburg, Germany

'08 Price Range


'07 Price Range

Body Styles

128i and 135i Coupe

Drive Configuration

Rear, All-wheel


3.0L I-6; 3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6


M-6, A-6

What's New for '08

  • The 3.0L I-6 engine in the 128i features variable valve timing along with aluminum/magnesium construction. The 135i features the twin-turbo 3.0L I-6 with air-to-air intercooler and piezo direct injection, producing a large amount of low-end torque. Both engines feature on-demand water pumps that reduce parasitic losses, resulting in increased fuel economy and engine power.
  • Exterior design features include a long hood, short front and rear overhangs, long wheelbase, frameless glass and aggressive rear-end styling with an integrated decklid spoiler.
  • Inside, a 60/40 split rear bench seat is standard while two leather trim levels are offered. Sirius satellite radio, an HD-radio premium sound system and Bluetooth cell-phone connectivity are available. An auxiliary input jack is standard, while USB ports are optional.
  • True to its performance heritage, the 1-Series features a lightweight-steel 5-link, fully independent rear suspension, along with an aluminum double-piviot suspension with anti-roll bar in the front, providing improved handling.
  • The dynamic stability control system can be controlled by the driver to activate at a higher threshold, enabling more spirited driving under ideal conditions.

Related Information

All 2008 U.S. Models

2008 U.S. Model Specifications