The rear-wheel drive 128i is initially offered as a coupe, a convertible will be available later in the model year. The 128i is powered by a 230-hp 3.0-liter dual overhead cam, inline six-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle shifting. Standard safety features include six airbags, anti-lock brakes, adaptive brake lights, stability and traction control and run-flat tires with pressure monitoring. The 128i features the usual BMW creature comforts such as a 10-speaker audio system, auxiliary input jack, power sunroof, automatic climate control, wood trim, leather wrapped steering wheel and multi-way adjustable front seats. For 2008, the BMW 128 model is new.