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BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,135

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE   
Difference: $6,290

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Model Year2013201320132020
Model1-Series1-Series1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim128i135i135isGTI SE
Body2dr Coupe2dr Coupe2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Base Price $31,200 $39,300 $43,250 $32,195
Technology Package 2,350 2,350 2,350  
Premium Package 3,600 2,400 2,400  
Xenon HID headlights 900      
Sport seats 400 400    
Heated front seats 500 500 500  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       325
Leather seating surfaces       695
Technology Package 2,140 2,140 2,140  
Premium Package 3,275 2,185 2,185  
Xenon HID headlights 820      
Sport seats 365 365    
Heated front seats 455 455 455  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500 500 500  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       270
Leather seating surfaces       598
Options (change) 8,300 6,200 5,800 1,020
Options (change) 7,555 5,645 5,280 868
Destination 925 925 925 920
Total Price $40,425 $46,425 $49,975 $34,135

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,310
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $35,630
Model Year2013201320132020
Model1-Series1-Series1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim128i135i135isGTI SE
Body2dr Coupe2dr Coupe2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Engine230hp I6300hp I6320hp I6228hp I4
TransmissionM6M6M6M6
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 8180, 8180, 8?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)205/50-17215/40-18215/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$40,425$46,425$49,975$34,135
Adjustments for Features0-450-325-1,020
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,425$45,975$49,650$33,115
Cost Above Minimum$0$5,550$9,225$0

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Features Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year2013201320132020
Model1-Series1-Series1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim128i135i135isGTI SE
Body2dr Coupe2dr Coupe2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150$150$150$150
RWD$0$0$0 
FWD   $0
Accessories 
Power rear side windows   $200
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed   $200
Blind spot warning system   $200
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear   $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear   $100
Forward collision warning   $200
Knee airbag, driver   $100
Rearview camera   $200
Secondary collision brake assist   $25
Temporary spare tire   $150
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based   $100
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo cover   $75
Overhead sunglass holder   $25
Rear seat pass-through   $100
Second-row low console$100$100$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support   $100
Apple CarPlay support   $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100 
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200 
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0 
iPod integration$100$100$100 
Larger infotainment display   $0
Media drive$15$15$15 
Mirrorlink support   $0
Navigation system$600$600$600 
Rear air vents   $100
Rear wiper   $175
Residual heat$50$50$50 
Satellite radio   $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250 
Traffic information$25$25$25 
USB port   $100
Voice control for audio system   $25
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100$100 
Exterior 
Body kit   $0
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0
Rear spoiler $200$200$200
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0$0$0 
Sunroof$900$900$900 
Sunroof, large   $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75$75 
Headlight washers $50$50 
LED headlights   $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500$500 
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential   $500
Raised top speed limiter  $0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 $100 
Center armrest(s), second row   $50
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200
Manual height adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200 
Metal pedals  $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Wood trim $300  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0$0$0
Total Value of Features$5,205$5,655$5,530$6,225
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$450$325$1,020
Value of Feature Adjustments0-416-300-53

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 1-Series vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20132020
Model1-SeriesGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body2dr Coupe4dr Hatch
Wheelbase104.7 in103.8 in
Length172.2 in167.6 in
Width68.8 in70.8 in
Height56.0 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,209 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.0 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.9 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.0 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom32.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
10.0 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
10.053.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 1-Series 128i

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic information25No
Media drive, large15No
App support100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested57544%
Total Not Requested74056%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Compass0Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100No
Power height adjuster, driver seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat50No
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, driver seat200No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Total Requested273065%
Total Not Requested145035%
Sport seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, driver100No
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rocker panels (optional)0No
Total Requested10025%
Total Not Requested30075%

Option Package Details
BMW 1-Series 135i

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic information25No
Media drive, large15No
App support100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested57544%
Total Not Requested74056%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Compass0Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Total Requested163078%
Total Not Requested45022%
Sport seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support adjuster, driver seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, driver100No
Manual thigh support adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested10025%
Total Not Requested30075%

Option Package Details
BMW 1-Series 135is

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic information25No
Media drive, large15No
App support100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested57544%
Total Not Requested74056%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Compass0Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Illuminated visor mirror, driver40Yes
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger40Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Total Requested163078%
Total Not Requested45022%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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