BMW 1-Series BMW 1-Series 2013

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BMW 1-Series Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2013)

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2013 BMW 1-Series Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Coupe 2dr Convertible
Wheelbase 104.7 in 104.7 in
Length 172.2 in 172.2 in
Width 68.8 in 68.8 in
Height 56.0 in 55.6 in
Curb Weight 3285 lb. 3571 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.0 gal. 14.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 37.9 in 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.0 in 54.0 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.4 in 41.4 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.1 in 37.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.4 in 42.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 32.0 in 32.0 in
Total Legroom 73.4 in (over 2 rows) 73.4 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 10.0 ft3 8.5 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 BMW 1-Series

2013 BMW 1-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 You simply can't find a much better driver seat for a combination of long-distance comfort and support during aggressive cornering than the one in the BMW 135is. The seat feels firm and substantial, but with enough padding that church pew metaphors will remain far from your mind. The side bolsters are power-adjustable, so they can be snug when you want them to be snug, but not otherwise. Neither of the other cars has adjustable bolsters, and the Z's are too widely spaced for my average build. The BMW's seats also felt the most comfortable to me. see full BMW 1-Series review
 

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 128i 135i 135is
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1300
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
320 hp@5800
317 lb-ft@1200
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires205/50HR17 tires215/40YR18 tires (front)
245/35YR18 tires (rear)
215/40YR18 tires (front)
245/35YR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires 205/50HR17 tires 
 205/50VR17 tires (front)
225/45VR17 tires (rear)
  

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2013 BMW 1-Series 2-door Convertible Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 128i 135i 135is
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1300
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
320 hp@5800
317 lb-ft@1200
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires215/40YR18 tires (front)
245/35YR18 tires (rear)
215/40YR18 tires (front)
245/35YR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires 205/50HR17 tires 
 205/50VR17 tires (front)
225/45VR17 tires (rear)
  

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2013 BMW 1-Series

2013 BMW 1-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 If all you're after is handling, then the 135i (or even the 128i with sport package) handles about as well as the 135is. The other 1ers lack some of the chassis electronics, but their tuning is the same. The primary extra the 135is brings to the table is a bit more horsepower. The turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six that (officially) produces 300 horsepower in the 135i is kicks out 320 in the 135is. I say "officially" because independent dyno tests have found that BMW under-rates the 135i's engine. It might already be good for 320 horsepower. This also might be the case with the 135is. But tests elsewhere have found little difference in acceleration between the two models. One thing is definite, though: the 135is has an upgraded cooling system, and so is the better choice for especially hard driving (e.g. on a track). Make that two things: even if the 135is isn't significantly quicker than the 135i, it's pretty darn quick, capable of getting from a dead stop to 60 mph in about five seconds. So are the 370Z and TT RS. In fact, if you're willing to pop the clutch with the engine near the redline, the Audi will take advantage of the additional traction provided by all-wheel-drive to get to 60 in about four seconds. But drive them with a modicum of care for durability and all three cars are close enough in straight-line performance at quasi-legal speeds to call this area a draw. If the 135is lacks anything in sheer grunt (the 360-horse Audi, though down half a liter, feels torquier), it makes up for it in the superior smoothness, flexibility, and sound of its engine. The BMW also has the slickest shifter of the three. see full BMW 1-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2013 BMW 1-Series

2013 BMW 1-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
The inline 6 is a great engine. This is one of the last models to have a naturally aspirated version. It is smooth with good power, and I loved the sound. see full BMW 1-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2013 BMW 1-Series

2013 BMW 1-Series Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
The run flat tires make the ride rougher than it needs to be. Others replaced them with non run flats and say the ride was improved. see full BMW 1-Series review
 

2013 BMW 1-Series MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Coupe 128i 31,200 28,885 925
2dr Coupe 135i 39,300 36,335 925
2dr Coupe 135is 43,250 39,970 925
2dr Convertible 128i 36,900 34,130 925
2dr Convertible 135i 44,100 40,750 925
2dr Convertible 135is 47,950 44,295 925

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