Anyone looking to configure their own BMW 1-Series now can, thanks to BMW's German web site.
BMW 1-Series fans have reason to rejoice. BMW's German web site now has a 1-Series configurator up live on its web site.
The new configurator can be found by going to http://www.bmw.de/de/de/index_highend.html, and clicking on the "1" at the top left of the screen (for "1-Series"). Next step, click on "BMW 1er Coupé", bringing out a dropdown menu. Select "BMW 1er Coupé konfigurieren" and you're on your way.
We built ours in Sparkling Graphite Metallic, with 18" 261 M rims, red leather interior, and aluminum trim. In the end, the car looks pretty hot. Plenty of different combinations are available on the site right now. You can see our step-by-step screenshots in the photo gallery.
The BMW 1-Series Coupé is anticipated for Spring 2008 production, with two versions available to the eager public. BMW's 128i Coupé runs on a 3.0 liter, 230 horsepower, inline six engine with 200 ft-lb of torque. The 135i is a step up, having a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six, getting 300 horsepower and 300 ft-lb of torque at 1,400 rpm. The 135i will reportedly go 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.