Do you want a more stylish BMW 1 Series Coupé or Convertible? Then the Edition Exclusive may be just the car for you. Its look is improved with the use of window cavity covers and side frame strips in Chrome Line. You may also ask for the optional BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line. It comes with a set of light alloy wheels in 16, 17 and 18-inch format (depending on engine type).
Choices include the exclusive body finish in Mineral Grey metallic or any of the five standard finishes. To add color, the exterior mirrors are available in Oxide Silver matt finish. Its body features include exhaust covers and longitudinal kidney grille bars in chrome (for all engine types). The Edition Exclusive’s interior uses Boston leather trim. Its seats could have either a Pearl Grey finish with grey contrast stitching or a black with white contrast stitching.
It has a refined feel that is supported by door sill cover strips that use BMW Edition lettering, interior strips in aluminum accentuation polish or in the optional fine wood finish Fineline Anthracite.
This is an anthracite-colored BMW Individual roof liner for the 1 Series Coupé. Floor mats with welt in matching color are also provided. However, what the driver will be likely most proud of is a new sports steering wheel that has a chrome trim and that comes with a multifunction and a handbrake handle with decor trim element in chrome.
BMW’s Air Curtain technology is the most advanced aerodynamic innovation so far. In fact, several aerodynamic factors have been considered before the engineers achieved consistent form and function in the wind tunnel. This “perfect balance” eventually led to this new breakthrough.
The Air Curtain works by enhancing air circulation within the wheel arches while considerably reducing turbulence. It was initially launched on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe and is now among 128i Coupe’s standard features. Meanwhile, a set of specially made aero wheels can also go with the new BMW 128i Coupe to further improve its performance.
Aerodynamic innovations in the near future will probably have a lot to do with the Air Curtain principle. A sample of this was actually first seen in BMW’s Vision EfficientDynamics concept study at the IAA International Motor Show in Germany. That was way back in 2009. From there, the highly impressive aerodynamics concept was brought to BMW 1-Series M Coupe’s production model. To do this, the developers made use of BMW’s state-of-the-art “rolling road” Aerolab and is now at the new BMW’s Aerodynamic Testing Centre.
BMW’s advanced Air Curtain technology is actually made of gaps along the front fascia’s lower edge. These openings direct high air pressure through each corner at the front. Measuring at least 10x3cm wide, these ducts channel the air towards the wheel arches at high speed. So basically, the amount of air that escapes transforms into curtains surrounding the front wheels. As a result, any turbulence is then reduced at a significant level as the wheels rotate.