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BMW 135i E82 Coupe 2007 Road Test

Sat, 27 Oct 2007
E82 1-Series Coupes

120d ES Coupe £21,585
120d SE Coupe £23,025
120d M Sport Coupe £24,705
123d SE Coupe £24,855
123d M Sport Coupe £26,290
135i M Sport Coupe £29,745

(£1,030 more than 3-dr E81; £700 more than 5-dr E87)

No 116i.
No 118d.

120d and 123d have Efficient Dynamics auto stop start. 135i does not have auto stop start.

All have regenerative alternator

First UK cars to be registered 24-11-2007

135i comes as standard with more advanced DSC called Dynamic Stability Control+. This has five additional features for added comfort and safety: Hill-start assistant holds the car on an incline for two seconds. This allows the driver to engage gear and locate the clutch biting point to pull away smoothly without rolling backwards on a hill start.
Soft-stop releases a degree of braking pressure when coming to rest to achieve a smooth stop.
Brake Drying works by gently applying the brake pads to the discs in wet conditions to clear the film of water that can build up. This keeps the discs and pads ready for more effective braking performance.
Brake pre-tensioning recognises when the driver’s foot comes off the accelerator in preparation for an emergency stop. In this situation the brakes are partially activated so that the pads are in mild contact with the discs ready to be fully applied when the brake pedal is pushed. This helps shorten stopping distances.
Brake fade compensation monitors the level of retardation between pad and brake disc. Should the stopping power of the brakes lessen with continued hard use and the system automatically applies a greater force between pad and disc to maintain the same level of stopping performance.
Standard Spec ES:
16” steel wheels with 205/55 R16 runflat tyres
Aluminium double joint spring strut front axle with aluminium strut brace
Lightweight five-link rear axle
Electro-mechanical power steering
Six airbags for driver and front passenger
Brake Force Display – two-stage variable brake light activation
Deformation zones front and rear, door reinforcements and bumpers
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including ASC+T, Corner Brake Control (CBC) and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Thatcham Category 1 Remote Control Alarm
Runflat Tyres with Tyre Pressure Warning System
Side Impact Protection
60:40 split folding rear seatbacks (leaving flat floor)
Manual front seat adjustment
Twist cloth upholstery
Electrically adjustable body coloured door mirrors
White indicator lenses
Electric front windows
‘Elektra’ cloth upholstery
On-board computer
Start/stop button
Steering wheel adjustable for height and reach
BMW Business CD with single CD player (inc Aux socket)
6 speakers
Information computer

Additional Equipment on SE models:
7x16” 7 spoke style 222 alloy wheels with 205/50 R17 front tyres and 245/45 R17 rear tyres
Automatic climate control
Front armrest
Front foglights
Interior auto dimming mirror
Multifunction steering wheel
Lights package
Rear park distance control
Heated door mirrors
Three spoke thick rim leather sports steering wheel

Additional Equipment on M Sport models:
215/40R18 front and 245/35 R18 rear tyres
Heavily bolstered electric sport seats


Optional MP3 and USB stick capability. Drivers with favourite music loaded on Apple iPod or USB stick can now plug these into the car. Tracks are selected via steering wheel controls or the iDrive controller with music being played on one of a number of in-car professional stereo systems available.
1 Series Coupe can also be specified with two grades of factory fit navigation systems and Bluetooth capability. Business Navigation provides owners with 6.5-inch folding colour display screen, DVD drive and iDrive controller to provide navigation instructions via a combination of on-screen arrows, highlighted map and audio instructions. Traffic Message Channel is a sub function of Business Navigation and provides constant updates to the system to guide the driver around traffic delays or road closures.
Professional Navigation also offers a split screen display option to the map, arrow and audio navigation instructions. The system also has a more detailed tier of navigation capabilities.
Adaptive Headlights that turn to follow the intended course of the car are offered on the 1 Series Coupe and have been improved, A cornering light function is now added to the Adaptive Headlights package as standard. In addition to the swivelling main headlights, two fog lights provide the driver with slow speed illumination to prevent kerbs or small objects damaging the car.
Optional Active Steering actively assisted steering system reduces the number of turns lock-to-lock at slower speeds to make parking and turning in cities easier. Inversely at higher speeds the ratio varies to ensure greater stability and optimum dynamics.

Optional Extras:

Comfort Pack (rain sensor, cup holder, auto-dimming mirror, front centre armrest, rear park distance control) £560 (£200 SE)

6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission £1,360

Bluetooth phone preparation £510 (£430 SE)

BMW Professional radio, output 6 x 25 watts, better speakers £140

Professional navigation system, map based display with 6.5” screen £1,695 (SE)

Business navigation system with 6.5” screen £1,430 (base/Sport) £1,230 (SE)

CD preparation £35
HiFi speaker system (10 speakers) £140
Minidisc player £110
Professional HiFi surround sound speaker system £680
6 CD autochanger £280
Climate comfort windscreen £235
Delete model designation badges (Free)
Electric sliding or venting glass sunroof £645
Electric rear windows (116i, 118i) £255
Exterior mirror package of folding heated door mirrors, mirror memory, autodimming when reverse selected, heated screenwasher jets £160
Mirror package with auto dimming £315 (£205 SE)
Carpet mats £75
Front fog lights £140
Graduated tinted screen £50
Headlamp washing system £180
Metallic paint £425
Front park distance control £275
Front and rear park distance control £480 (£205 SE)
Rain sensor with automatic headlamp activation £75
Sports suspension £195
Sun protection glass £145
Towbar with removable ball head £510
Xenon headlamps for high and low beam £540
Automatic climate control £1,020
Cruise control £170
Extended interior lights package of front/rear reading lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, front footwell lights and puddle lights in doors £170 (Sport/120i/120d)
Front centre armrest £105
Interior auto dipping mirror £110
ISOFIX child seat fixings £105
Multifunction steering wheel £105
Modular ski bag £110
Non-smoker package (Free)
Sports steering wheel £185
Storage package £120
Three folding rear head restraints £15
Aluminium Kodiak interior trim £205 (£160 on Sport, 120i, 120d)
Black Gomera interior trim £50 (Free on 120i, 120d)
Titan Matt interior trim £50 (Free on Sport, 120i, 120d)
Lumbar support for driver and passenger £185
Sports seats for driver and passenger £410
Front seat heaters £220
Motion Cloth with Sensatec £100
Boston leather £1,020
17” V-spoke 141 style alloys £785 (£460 on SE, £310 on Sport)
17” 5 spoke 142 style alloys £850 (£525 on SE, £375 on Sport)

Prices include a 3 year unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty; 3 years pan-European roadside, home and accident assistance; 12 years no perforation warranty.

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