Bmw 1 Series Coupe Heading to La Show

by : Evander Klum

BMW AG is poised to introduce the newly launched BMW 1 Series Coupe in North America during the upcoming 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. The year ending show will be the stage for the American debut of the vehicle.

After unveiling the BMW 1 Series Coupe, the German automaker will roll out the vehicle in dealer showrooms all over the United States in the spring of 2008. Only two model variants of the BMW 1 Series Coupe will be offered: the BMW 128i and the BMW 135i. Both model variants will be equipped with a monstrous 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine under its hood.

This power unit for the BMW 1 Series Coupe is capable of producing 300 horsepower and developing 300 lb ft of torque from 1,400 rpm. The engine is also equipped with powertrain features like direct piezo gasoline injectors, twin turbochargers, and Valvetronic valvetrain management (for the 128i Coupe only). With this powertrain package, it allows both the BMW 1 Series Coupe models to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.3 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. In spite of the powerful performance, the engine still offers an impressive fuel economy and low exhaust emissions.

High quality technical parts continue to the suspension, steering, braking system, and other systems. The new BMW 1 Series Coupe offers a sophisticated suspension system with aluminium double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension made of lightweight steel. A sports suspension is also offered, which includes high-performance brake system and brake cooling. In addition, BMW also offers Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) function, and Active Steering.

Every BMW 1 Series Coupe models is equipped with sophisticated exterior styling and aerodynamic components. The sporty appearance features the long hood, short overhangs, long wheelbase, large frameless doors, and the standard M Aerodynamic Kit. The rear portion of the BMW 1 Series Coupe features trunklid with integrated spoiler, and additional lip spoiler for the 135i Coupe.

As expected for all BMW models, the BMW 1 Series Coupe comes with a luxurious. elegant, and comfortable interior. The car is equipped with 60/40 split rear seat, iDrive system with optional Navigation system, Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces, and Leatherette or rich Boston Leather upholstery, SIRIUS satellite radio, HD radio, Premium Sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and connection port for MP3 players.
Optional interior features are also offered like the sports buckets seats, which is included in the Sports Package. The 1 Series Coupe could also have for customization.