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Juneau99803 02-02-2013 12:41 PM

Frameless windows on series 1 US models
 
Are all US models of the series 1 built with frameless door windows?

bbowers825 02-02-2013 01:20 PM

I can't speak for all of them, but I know mine is.

Source: I own a 128i Convertible.... :-|

mr_bean 02-02-2013 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bbowers825 (Post 7355183)
I can't speak for all of them, but I know mine is.

Source: I own a 128i Convertible.... :-|

+1
'09 128i coupe

OP, why do you ask?

Juneau99803 02-02-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by mr_bean (Post 7355194)
OP, why do you ask?

I reside in the land of ice and snow. I'd rather deal with framed windows than continually chipping ice out of the gaskets, etc.

King BMW 02-02-2013 01:57 PM

I believe it's just the 3-door 1-series and the convertible/coupé versions that have frameless windows. As I recall the 5-door 1-series has framed windows.

Juneau99803 02-02-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by King BMW (Post 7355221)
. . . As I recall the 5-door 1-series has framed windows.

My understanding is that the 5-door models were never sold in USA.

King BMW 02-03-2013 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Juneau99803 (Post 7355341)
My understanding is that the 5-door models were never sold in USA.

My bad, you're right. I honestly thought that the new 1-series 3/5-doors would be on sale in the USA, but there are no plans yet to do so.
It's just the coupé and convertible, which means -> Frameless windows.

ND40oz 02-03-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Juneau99803 (Post 7355211)
I reside in the land of ice and snow. I'd rather deal with framed windows than continually chipping ice out of the gaskets, etc.

Carry a cup of water out with you and pour it over window before opening the door, no chipping ice involved.

Juneau99803 02-03-2013 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ND40oz (Post 7357049)
Carry a cup of water out with you and pour it over window before opening the door, no chipping ice involved.

I live in this stuff. I've Been There and Done That. This isn't a viable long-term solution. I need doors which reliably open and close in all weather and conditions without fuss.

Framed doors are a requirement. Since they are not available in the US 1-series, I'll take a look at the 3-series sedans.

ND40oz 02-03-2013 03:59 PM

A viable long term solution is to get a garage.

Juneau99803 02-03-2013 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ND40oz (Post 7357357)
A viable long term solution is to get a garage.

..and to never remove the car from it.

I live in snow country. I own a garage. I've driven a frameless-door coupe for years. I know appropriate technology and techniques to deal with snow, ice, doors and windows. If I'm spending my money on a new BMW, I'd like to avoid the models with frameless doors.

I've asked a technology question, "do any US 1-series have framed doors?" The question has been answered, "No."

Thank you for the very prompt and helpful information. I now know the 1-series isn't an option for me, and I'm looking at the possibilities in the 3-series.


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