If You Are Considering A BMW Read This


If you are not quite ready for the BMW 6 Series, perhaps you would consider either the excellent BMW 1 series or BMW 3 series.

The BMW 1 Series

The 2010 BMW 1 Series has hardly changed since the previous year’s models. The 1 Series line-up includes the 128i and the 135i, in either a two-door coupe or convertible with a power soft top. Ranked at the bottom of the BMW pricing scale, the 1 Series does have the same 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine as the more expensive 3 series. While the 128i has a perfectly acceptable 230 horsepower engine the 135i provides an incredible 300 horsepower turbocharger. You can customise your BMW 1 Series 128i with a sunroof (sunroof is standard on the 135i), leather upholstery, power front seats, voice-activated navigation, choice of aluminium or walnut interior trim, heated front seats, and BMW’s concierge service. The available Sport Package includes special trim, sport suspension, and sport bucket seats.

The BMW 3 Series

Next up the BMW scale is the attractive 3 Series. There has been minimal change to this series since 2009. There is more versatility in body style with the BMW 3 Series and variants include two door coupes, convertibles, four door sedans and high capacity wagons. The convertible model has a power hard top. There are three different 3 Series models: the entry level 328i, the top level 335i, and the high performance M3. Both the 328i and the 335i support either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on body style. The 328i boasts a powerful 230 horsepower, 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine; the 335i has a turbocharged 300 horsepower, 3.0-litre. The 335d has a 265 horsepower, 3.0-litre turbo diesel inline six-cylinder engine that meets all emissions requirements. The high performance M3 has an exceptional 414 horsepower, 4.0-litre high performance V8.

One of the key innovations available with the 3 series is the iDrive. The iDrive system provides a multi-function console knob that is used to control entertainment systems, navigation and communication. Additional extras can include active steering, rear pariking sensors, adaptive cruise controls and xenon headlights.

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