$29,450 - $34,500
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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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128i Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$29,450 - $34,500
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 27-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 230-hp 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/ aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Electronic pwr steering
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Aluminum double-pivot spring and strut-type front suspension
  • Extensive aluminum componentry, including front suspension components (forged-aluminum lower arms); subframe; steering rack; and brake components
  • Five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Exterior Features

  • Chrome-plated exhaust tips
  • Star Spoke (Style 256) 17 x 7.0 light alloy wheels 205/50 run-flat all-season tires
  • V Spoke (Style 360) 16 x 7.0 light alloy wheels 205/55 run-flat all-season tires
  • Chrome-line exterior trim
  • Fully lined power-folding automatic softtop with heated glass rear window and electric rear defroster
  • Halogen free-form front foglights
  • Adaptive Brake Lights
  • Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
  • Gray-band windshield
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control

Entertainment Features

  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system with Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Auxiliary audio input for portable music players located in the center armrest
  • HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception

Interior Features

  • 8-way adjustable front bucket seats, including 2-way headrests
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Manual height adjustment for front passenger seat
  • Split fold-down rear seats
  • Front-seat center armrest
  • Front-seat cupholders
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with audio and hands-free phone controls (if so equipped)
  • Tilt/telescopic steering-wheel column
  • Power front windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
  • Check Control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display, oil status display, and Condition Based Service indicator
  • On-board computer with Check Control provides feedback on the vehicle's operating status: oil level indicator and distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed information, such as spark plug and micro-filter status. It also provides travel information travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature, and more
  • Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout
  • Coded Driveaway Protection
  • Cruise Control
  • Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking
  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, "Convertible" mode, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
  • Rear window defroster
  • High gloss black trim
  • Front-door storage compartments

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Programmable Daytime Running Lights
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Front-seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger's Airbag Off indicator
  • BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety systems
  • Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation in rear seats
  • Emergency interior trunk release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Rollover Protection System

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2011 BMW 1 Series Owner Reviews

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White 2011 BMW 128i with Red Interior

2011 BMW 1 Series 128i

Absolutely love my car, was my first car and I received it at 16 years old and it still looks and drives exactly like when I first got it. It's white and has beautiful red interior, I get compliments all the time. The only negative I can say would be that my ignition coils have had to be replaced a couple times and maintenance can be pricey. After owning this car, I can easily say that I will always own a BMW and I'll be sad when I have to part with my car.

- Gillian E

BMW: The Best Reliable Car Out There

2011 BMW 1 Series 128i

It's a great small compact car. I haven't had any real problems with it. Sometimes I get annoyed just because it's small and there's no room for others. Mechanical wise it's great, I did go on vacation for a bit the battery died on me and I had to replace it. But other than that it runs great. BMW is a bit more expensive car, but it does the job and it's reliable.

- Angel S

Wonderful daily driver if it is just you.

2011 BMW 1 Series 128i

My 128i is the 6 speed m sport option. Reliability has been very good over the 30k I have driven. Performance is good but they do make a faster one. It has great balance and I really enjoy driving it. The only thing that has gone wrong is the windshield washer pump failing. My least favorite part of the car is it gets the same mpg as my turbocharged SUV.

- Wes B

Very good car, but limited space if you're tall. Worth it if you have money.

2011 BMW 1 Series 128i

It has very good horsepower. Decent on gas and it does not break down as long as you keep it up to date. If something is wrong it will be very expensive tho. Very comfortable would suggest for 2 people especially if you are tall. Has GPS Bluetooth pairing and aux cord. Overall a very solid car.

- Julian M

BMW i28i is a sporty and fun car.

2011 BMW 1 Series 128i

I really like the way the car handles. It is a 6 speed manual. I like the color and the interior. The size is nice as well because it is not too big so parking is easy. It has had issues and it is expensive to fix, but other than that I have enjoyed it.

- Ryan B

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