2009 BMW 1 Series Values

Select a 2009 BMW 1 Series trim level

2009 model year changes

After the 1-series was introduced in 2008, BMW's entry-level model is mostly unchanged for 2009. It is still available in three trim levels, including the 128i, which features a 230-horsepower 3.0L inline six, and a 135i, which makes use of a 300-horsepower 3.0L inline six. BMW's active steering is no longer available on the 128i and the optional navigation system now utilizes the automaker's iDrive control system.

Competitive comparison

Entry-level pricing; sleek BMW family design; terrific straight-six engines; extensive standard features.

Special features for 2009

The 3-Series has been BMW's entry-level car since 1975. When the company's Mini Cooper became such a big hit in the hatchback market, the 1-Series was designed to slot in nicely just above it. It's a stylish little coupe that recalls the iconic 2002, and should offer plenty of competition to cars like the Audi A3 and Volvo C30.


The 2009 BMW 1-Series is available as either a 2-door coupe or convertible with a power folding soft top. Largely unchanged following its introduction for the 2008 model year, the lineup includes 128i and 135i models. The 1-Series slides in below the BMW 3-Series in size and price. The 1-Series engines are 3.0L inline 6-cylinders that are found within the 3-Series. The BMW 128i has 230 hp, while the 135i has 300 hp, due to its being turbocharged. All models have a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or a 6-speed automatic is optional. Available safety features for the 2009 BMW 1-series include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, side-curtain airbags on the coupes and front airbags on both. A sunroof and split folding rear seat are standard on the 1-Series coupes. An available Premium Package includes leather upholstery, a power front seat and BMW's Assist system. A Sport Package includes upgraded trim, sport suspension on the 128i (standard on the 135i) and sport bucket seats. Other options include aluminum trim and heated front seats.