The 2008 model year presents some significant shifts for BMW's smaller car intentions in the United States. Firstly, BMW welcomes potential first-time premium buyers to the brand in North America with a new entry-level vehicle. The 2008 BMW 1 Series is offered as a compact coupe or convertible. Secondly, BMW's prized 3 Series line receives from massive changes for 2008. A new 300-horsepower 335xi model brings a new level of all-wheel drive performance to the model while the convertible 3 Series is now equipped with a retractable hardtop. For the first time, the BMW M3 is powered by an eight-cylinder engine. The 2008 iteration of the M3 is propelled by a 414-horsepower engine and features other traits such as a carbon fiber roof and cross-drilled brakes. Besides the 1 Series and 3 Series, BMW's 2008 model year line-up is shaken-up by the appearance of the X6 Sport Activity Coupe. The 2008 BMW line-up boasts a mild styling refresh for the 5 Series as well as the 6 Series. A new 535i model features BMW's new twin-turbocharged inline-six engine. 2008 model year BMW X5 add the perk of a panoramic sunroof as standard equipment.
You have to decide between a coupe or a convertible, but either decision leads to 360 hp of driving enjoyment behind the wheel of the 2008 BMW 650, or even more power if you opt for the 500 hp M6 trim.