2008 BMW 1-Series Features

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Features

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 available trims of the BMW 1-Series, the 128i and 135i, come with a similar standard feature loadout. ConsumerGuide writes that the BMW 2008 128i offers standard "air conditioning w/ automatic climate control," as well as "remote keyless entry" and a "power sunroof" on the coupe, while the convertible offers 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.

The 2008 BMW 1-Series comes well appointed even in base models, but beware skyrocketing options prices and the GPS navigation with iDrive.

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 finds that the BMW 1-Series "comes well equipped with most essential amenities, including an input jack on the standard audio system for connecting iPods and other portable devices," but they also warn that "ordering [the GPS navigation system] can actually make the car less user-friendly, as it comes with BMW's somewhat confounding iDrive system." While the 2008 BMW 1-Series is marketed as a well-equipped entry-level BMW, Road & Track notes that if you "throw on a premium package...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 mentions, offers "rain-sensing windshield wipers, cruise control and a 10-speaker audio system." Also, the BMW 2008 1-Series convertible features a folding cloth top that operates at speeds of up to 30 mph, a welcome feature for those who are tired of pulling over every time the sun comes out.

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