BMW 1 Series

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $31,200
MPG 23.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only

National Post

06/02/10
2010-06-02
90
100

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David Booth David Booth Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe

I’ll stand behind my choice of the 135i over an M3. The 135i is all the sporting car this probably-sillier-than-most scofflaw needs. It costs half as much, is easier to live with and is, as far as I am concerned, the best car BMW makes.

New Car Test Drive

11/04/11
2011-11-04
90
100

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Jim McCraw Jim McCraw 6.5 out of 10 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible

The BMW 1 Series has all the style, performance and features a driver could want in a compact package. It’s built around one of the best chassis in the segment, and the only one with rear-wheel drive.

Edmunds.com

05/31/12
2012-05-31
89
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 BMW 1 Series Coupe

It’s not the 1 Series M, but we’ll take it. The 2013 BMW 135is ratchets up the raw performance of the very capable 1 Series.

MotorAuthority.com

02/23/12
2012-02-23
87
100

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 BMW 1 Series Coupe

There’s still a lot to like with thee 1-Series, assuming you can live with the limited interior room. Its handling is quite good, and it nicely balances cornering ability with ride comfort.

Automobile Magazine

06/08/10
2010-06-08
87
100

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Rusty Blackwell Rusty Blackwell 5.8 out of 10 2011 BMW 1 Series Convertible

The lesson with the 135i DCT (and all BMWs with a dual-clutch automatic) is that there’s now even less shame in paying more to get your Bimmer with one less pedal.

Car and Driver

05/15/10
2010-05-15
86
100

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Steve Siler Steve Siler 6.1 out of 10 2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe

The good news is that the switch from twin- to single-turbo six hasn’t affected the 135i’s character noticeably.Those who would have chosen the automatic last year will be happy with the dual-clutch upgrade.

Business Week

10/04/11
2011-10-04
85
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible

The 2012 BMW 135i convertible is like a sawed-off version of the 3 Series convertible. Speed, agility and handling are all similar. But I’d have a hard time paying a premium price for a tiny car with such a remedial rear seat.

Edmunds.com

05/03/11
2011-05-03
85
100

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Bill Visnic Bill Visnic Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series Coupe

The 2011 BMW 135i should be bought first and foremost by those looking for arguably the most unfiltered BMW driving experience. At its base MSRP, the 135i’s performance is practically unchallenged.

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