When it comes to sportscars under $80,000, the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible are hard to beat. In 2010 the two variants captured 21.6 percent of the under 80k sportscar segment, finding 2,036 buyers and edging out the Mercedes-Benz CLC for the number one spot.

BMW 120i Coupe

To further capitalise on the model's success, BMW Australia has just announced the introduction of an entry variant Coupe priced from $47,400, the BMW 120i Coupe.

The 120i will make use of a four-cylinder petrol engine engine with 115kW and sit below the 123d,125i and 135i M Sport.

Its price position will make it the cheapest BMW Coupe on sale in Australia and may potentially open up the brand to new customers.

No doubt an extensive options list will allow for significant customisation (and price increase) for 120i Coupe, but being a BMW means it will come with a fair bit of kit standard as well.

Standard equipment includes:

  • 17-inch light-alloy wheels,
  • sports seats with electric backrest,
  • Boston leather upholstery,
  • sports leather steering wheel,
  • cruise control,
  • rear parking sensors,
  • fog lights,
  • rain sensor,
  • Bluetooth, USB, 6-speaker stereo system

Of course there is no compromise on safety with all 1 Series Coupe, Sedan and Convertibles coming standard with all of BMW's active and passive safety equipment.

Interested? Dealers are taking orders now.