Make no mistake: The smallest member of BMW's family is still a BMW. This pint-size 4-seater packs a powerful 6-cylinder punch and the razor-sharp driving dynamics made famous by its bigger 3 Series sibling, all at a price that's more welcoming to buyers entering the luxury segment.
You'll Like The 2012 BMW 1 Series If...
If, within the vast menu of the new-car market, you prefer your automotive calories "straight up," the 2012 1 Series is your machine. Front engine, rear-wheel drive, fully independent suspension and enough options to skew your order either "luxe" (leather) or "loud" (BMW performance exhaust), the 1 Series presents itself as completely appropriate to your automotive aspirations, and no one else's.
You May Not Like The 2012 BMW 1 Series If...
The 1 Series, in either Coupe or Convertible guise, is about as simple in spec as an automotive purchase can get. That won't, however, mask its cost of engineering, manufacture and transportation to the U.S. In short, if "driving dynamic" means little or nothing to you, you'll probably find a better transportation alternative at an Acura, Audi or (even) VW showroom.
Total package-never thought a convertible could be so fun!
Love my car, extremely comfortable with many features that make driving fun! A/c blows amazingly, heated seats are probably my favorite and Bluetooth features make for going from place to place fun. Another favorite I must add is the speed. . . You know how it is when your at a red light and it turns green? Yes, I am first one out the gate! No buyers remorse here!
My car is an amazing car! It has a great set up system and I just love it.
The only reason I do not like it is because you cannot sync your music without plugging your phone into the car but others it's pretty good. The car sometimes just like glitches and does weird stuff but that only happens every great once in a while. I love the car though.
In conclusion, my car BMW has a few issues but it gets me places.
It is very comfortable, and the features are okay. The car is not the best but it gets around. I had to bring it in to bell tire a couple of times because the brakes went bad. It has a lot of storage capacity and it is great if you want go on a trip/vacation.
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4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with dynamic brake control (DBC)
Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by features, 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) -inc: advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, 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 activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, unlocks doors, turns on hazard lights & interior lights
Rollover protection system *
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
Tire pressure monitor
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (2)
Air BagsJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and 1 Series M coupes, 2006-2011 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive Sedans, 2009-2011 335d sedans, 2006-2012 325xiT, 328i and 328xi sports wagons, 2007-2013 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive, 335is and M3 Coupes and Convertibles, 2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i SAVs, 2007-2010 X3 xDrive30i SAVs, 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M SAVs, 2009-2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d SAVs, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M SACs, 2010-2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i SACs and 2008-2011 M3 Sedan vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module or inflator depending on the vehicle model, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Electrical SystemJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.
If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall began on March 13, 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
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