Tuesday, September 29, 2009
BMW 1 Series top car of the year
BMW 1 series top ten of the year abate than-a-3 Series auto was apparent by abounding as the airy almsman to the much-loved 2002 of the backward 1960s/early 1970s. We didn't absolutely buy into that. Those were smaller, four-cylinder cars, while the new BMW 1 Series is offered alone with an inline-six powerplant. The 2002 was a abstraction in minimalism, while a new 1 Series can be abundantly equipped.
Choose amid the 128i, powered by a 3.0-liter, 230-horse DOHC I-6, or a twin-turbocharged agent of the aforementioned displacement, spooling out a torque-rich 300 horsepower. Both engines can be had with stick or automated transmission. Our tester was a full-boat 135i, but we've additionally apprenticed a less-optioned 128i with a stick and can acquaint you this car is a scream to drive, alike in its best basal form.
As with abounding Bangle-era Bimmers, the arguing point is design. Some testers like the broad accommodation and "flame-surfaced" detailing. Others accept declared it as "frumpy" with "too abounding curve formed into its little body."
So does the BMW 1 Series accept the appurtenances to be the 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year? Let us apperceive in the comments beneath and acquisition out who wins on Nov. 18.
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