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2009 BMW 1-Series Comparisons

128i Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $29,400.00 $26,890.00 $31,930.00
Destination $825.00 $720.00 $750.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.0L I6 3.5L V6 2.6L R2
Horsepower 230 @ 6500 RPM 270 @ 6000 RPM 232 @ 8500 RPM
Torque 200 @ 2750 RPM 258 @ 4400 RPM 159 @ 5500 RPM
Valves 4 4 0
Displacement (cc) 2996 3498 2616
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.5 3.8 X 3.2 0.0 X 0.0
Compression Ratio 10.7:1 10.3:1 10.0:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 19 16
Highway (mpg) 28 26 22

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3251.8 3306.9 3064.4
Wheelbase (in.) 104.7 105.3 106.4
Length (in.) 171.7 182.5 175.6
Width (in.) 68.8 70.7 69.7
Height (in.) 56.0 55.3 52.8
Track Front (in.) 58.4 60.7 59.3
Track Rear (in.) 59.7 60.4 59.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 5 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.9 37.2 38.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.1 35.6 36.8
Front Legroom (in.) 41.4 42.5 42.7
Rear Legroom (in.) 32.0 34.4 32.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.0 53.9 54.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.4 52.4 54.9
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.0 54.2 53.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) 55.0 47.6 48.1

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 89.7 89.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 205/50R17 235/45R18 225/40R19

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. N/A Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. Std. N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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