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The 2012 BMW 1-Series isn't the greenest compact luxury car around, but it's not far off the mark.
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128i: 18/28 mpg (manual & automatic); 128i convertible: 18/28 mpg (manual), 18/27 mpg (automatic)
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135i: 20/28 mpg (manual), 18/25 mpg (dual-clutch); 135i convertible: 18/28 mpg (manual), 18/27 mpg (automatic)
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Though they're not the most efficient cars on the road--or even in their class--the 2012 BMW 1-Series models don't give up much in gas mileage, especially on the highway.

The standard 128i coupe rates 18/28 mpg city/highway with either the manual or the automatic transmissions. The turbocharged 135i scores slightly better, perhaps surprisingly considering its greater power output, rating 20/28 mpg with the manual transmission, though it suffers slightly with the seven-speed dual-clutch, rating 18/25 mpg according to the EPA.

Convertible models score very similar figures to their hardtop siblings, with the 128i convertible rated at 18/28 mpg with the manual and 18/27 mpg with the automatic. The more potent 135i convertible scores 19/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/25 mpg with the dual-clutch option.

Conclusion

The 2012 BMW 1-Series isn't the greenest compact luxury car around, but it's not far off the mark.

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