The New BMW 1 Series Comes to America
MUNICH, GERMANY – Drawing
inspiration from the 1968-1976 BMW 2002 TII, the BMW 1 Series
Coupe represents the core BMW philosophies of pure performance and premium
design. By combining sporty rear-wheel-drive dynamics, agile handling, powerful
engines and seating for four, the 1 Series Coupe will reinvent the niche that
the legendary BMW 2002 created.
"The 1 Series is designed to
attract a new audience to BMW," explained Bob Fleishman, general manager,
DCH BMW of Freehold, Route 9, Freehold. "In addition to people who
previously may have been Acura, Honda and Toyota fans, we expect this car to bring younger buyers into the BMW fold. It has
enough styling, handling and power to satisfy any driver. The 300-horsepower
135 is a rocket ship, the performance is unbelievable."
"For those of you who remember
the BMW 2002 and the fun and excitement that came along with driving it, do I
have a car for you," said Joe Falotico, sales manager, Circle BMW, Route
36 East, Eatontown. "If you are too young to remember what it felt like to
drive the BMW 2002 here's your chance to see what all the excitement was about,
only as Emeril would say "kicked up to notches unknown.' "
The 1 Series Coupe is available in
two versions: the 128i and the 135i. Powered by a 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower
inline six-cyinder engine that generates 200 foot-pounds of torque, the 128i
Coupe will feature Valvetronic valvetrain management and aluminum/magnesium
contruction-core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.
The powerful 135i Coupe features
BMW's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 300
horsepower and 300 foot-pounds of torque from as low as 1400 rpm.