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2012 BMW 1-Series Convertible

By luanpa in | December 22, 2010 | (3) Comments

BMW announced several modifications to the 2012 BMW 1-Series Convertible that accentuate efficiency and premium quality.For the 2012 model year, two versions are available with inline-6 power: the 128i and the 135i.

The 2012 BMW 1 Series Convertible will come fitted with either a 3.0-litre naturally aspirated inline 6 engine producing 230 HP and 200 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-litre inline-6 with a single twin-scroll turbocharger developing 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque.

The new Air Curtain is BMW’s latest aerodynamic innovation.Introduced first on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe, the Air Curtain will now be a standard feature on the 128i Convertible.The Air Curtain improves air flow around the front wheel arches with the benefit of significantly reduced turbulence.The 128i Convertible can also be equipped with special Aero Wheels to further enhance the performance of the Air Curtain system.This innovative feature consists of openings in the outer section of the lower front fascia that route high-pressure air through ducts at each front corner.

The ducts are approximately 10 x 3 centimeters wide and are designed to channel air to openings at the front of each wheel arch, where it is discharged through a very narrow opening at high speed.The escaping air stream covers the side of the front wheels like a curtain, thereby reducing aerodynamically unfavorable turbulence around the rotating wheels.Air Curtain has a key role to play in the development of future aerodynamic innovations.

The standard softtop is available in either black or taupe cloth, but it is the optional Moonlight Black version which is unique to the BMW 1-Series Convertible.Interwoven with fine shiny metallic fibers, this distinctive top produces a shimmery metallic silver appearance in sunlight.The visual effect enhances the convertible’s exciting range of nine colors which includes an exclusive hue: Cashmere Silver Metallic.

The individual sections within the L-shaped rear taillights give the vehicle a lower, sportier look.Horizontal lights integrated in the rear light clusters offer a homogeneous lighting effect with the help of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).This light design, as found on other BMW models, makes the BMW 1-Series Convertible stand out at night.Also, the Adaptive Brake Lights operating in two stages in relation to brake application force are yet another feature typical of BMW, with the additional benefit of extra safety on the road.

The standard upholstery is sporty and comfortable Leatherette, which is also the covering on the optional Sport Package’s sport seats with enhanced side support (Boston leather can be selected for this package).With the optional navigation system, the iDrive controller is integrated in the center console, following BMW’s characteristic philosophy of full driver control at all times.Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio’s rotary knobs, the knobs of the automatic climate control system, the iDrive controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sport steering wheel.

The 2012 BMW 1-Series Convertible is equipped with a roll-over sensor, which continually monitors the vertical and horizontal movements of the vehicle.As soon as the sensors register the danger of the vehicle rolling over, two roll bars are extended in fractions of a second from their storage areas behind the rear headrests.The updated 1 Series Convertible will go on sale this Spring.








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