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 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.

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 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. 

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