While the 2008 BMW 1-Series comes with a long list of standard features, the options list is similarly impressive, though the price jumps quickly once those options boxes are checked.
The two variants of the 1-Series, the 128i and 135i, include a similar standard features like air conditioning w withautomatic climate control, as well as remote keyless entry and a power sunroof for the coupe, while the droptop features a power convertible top. The only difference in standard features on the BMW 2008 135i are listed by ConsumerGuide as "wood interior trim" and "steering-linked adaptive xenon headlights w/ washers," along with its more powerful engine.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com generally praised the features of the new 2008 BMW 1-Series, but also noted the significant impact that optional features had on the price of the car. ForbesAutos reports that the 1-Series "comes well equipped with most essential amenities, including an input jack" for iPods and other devices, but they also state that "ordering [navigation] can actually make the car less user-friendly, as it comes with BMW's... confounding iDrive system." Road & Track notes that, with a few options, "you're in the neighborhood of $39,000."
However, BMWs have never come cheap, and for the price you pay, you will get a BMW 2008 1-Series that, as Kelley Blue Book reminds us, it offers options like "rain-sensing windshield wipers, cruise control and a 10-speaker audio system." Also, the 1-Series convertible includes a folding cloth roof that can operate at speeds up to 30 mph, a nice feature for those on the go.