Count on insurance premiums to be higher too. In North America, the E82 went on sale in October 2007 with the 128i and the 135i models. Common problems include usual minor engine issues, cooling system and electrical problems. According to Motortrend magazine, the 135i can go from 0 to 60 in 4. The supercar could use technology originally developed for the i8 extended-range hybrid sports car.
When the seatback of the front seat almost touches the seat cushion of the rear, you know room is limited. Sexy And Loads Of Fun — Build Quality: Excellent. But it still keeps a good value. Artmasterx thanks for the reply! The cargo space with the rear seats folded back amounts to 71 cu. Hi and welcome The 128i is an amazing car, and the reason why I love it is because no other car really comes close to it. The X5 Diesel version is cheaper on fuel, but more expensive to maintain, so overall savings are minimal.
In other words, they depreciate less? The company offered a diesel model, now hard to find, with the 265-hp 3. Another common complaint is difficulties with the ventilation system in the crankcase. My 128i convertible was ordered in May of 2009 and made the first week of June. What's it going to be for Best Driver's Car? The basic problems were found in electrical systems, power devices, engines and the audio system. The 3-Series is known for its luxury interior and classic styling. I would also add that you should get a wind blocker. As for issues, here are some of them ticking noise in engine older models, not harmful but people don't like it.
Recall Date 2012-08-10 Description This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. E81 3-door hatch The E81 three-door hatchback models were produced from July 2007 until 2012. You do have many valid points about the disadvantages of run-flats. Fuel pumps and fuel injectors fail quite often. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that it would be a bad choice. One was definitely the hotly awaited F30 M3 sedan — the quad exhausts and hood bulge make it impossible to be mistaken for anything else. The rear seat is cramped and some controls are complicated.
The trunk is not very large too. So it should be strong enough for the 230hp 128i. Timing chain failures have been reported on models using the engines. The acceleration and handling are remarkable - quick but powerful. But its four-seat, two-door configuration limits practicality.
You don't have to worry about the 135i issues, in particular the high-pressure fuel pump the 128i doesn't have one, I think and potential turbo failure once you get to higher mileages. The model range consisted of the 118d, 118i, 120i, 120d, 123d, 125i, 125se, 128i, 135i and the. It got four stars in front crash testing and five stars for side crashes in the years 2006 — 2010. Tires will probably go at least one more year of my low mileage driving. The 1999-2005 3-Series was offered as a sedan, wagon, coupe or convertible; with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. But the new 135i has the N54 engine instead of the N55, right? The back seats are small but i didn't buy it to please the back seat driver! Avoid dealerships for anything you have to pay for, particularly if you can do it yourself. The X3 is powered by either 184-hp 2.
You will enjoy the car regardless. Good thing is those car keep a good residual value compared to other cars. I really like my 128i convertible. The 1999-2005 3 Series common problems include minor engine issues, cooling system and electrical problems. I did have a whiny blower motor that was changes under warranty but that's a rare issue. I would have preferred if the dealership made me aware of the second fix so I just could have replaced the remaining coils as well. Trouble spots include electrical systems, engine, power equipment, and the audio system.
Do they tend to die faster than non-runflat tires? The 128 is extremely fast and nimble. Based off of the rear-wheel-drive, F20-generation 1 Series hatchback that debuted in Europe last year, the M235i…. Great acceleration and easy handling. Oil leaks often cause the 'burnt oil' smell under the hood. Gas mileage is not high. I rather shell out more money and get an M3.
The only competition in terms of price and performance is a 370z, but that is a 2 seater so not really a fair comparison. However, this is not common at all and is likely due to whoever did the recall made a mistake. Mine has not been back to the dealer since delivery at the performance center in late July. New for 2013 The 135is model with more power, M Sport Package standard, retuned suspension, and unique interior and exterior pieces is new for 2013. Some people say runflats offer sharper turn-in response due to the stiff side wall, which may be true, but will not be noticed by most.