There were no significant changes to the BMW 1 Series for the 2013 model year. It was also the final model year that a 1 Series was offered for sale in Canada.

The 128i and 135i are available in coupe or cabriolet (convertible) configuration. Both use a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine, which is naturally-aspirated in the 128i and turbocharged in the 135i. Both engines use a six-speed manual transmission that can be optioned to a six-speed automatic in the 128i and a seven-speed double-clutch transmission in the 135i.

Features on the 128i Coupe include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, speed-sensitive power steering, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, adaptive brake lights, fog lights, heated mirrors, heated washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure warning system, self-charging keyless remote, cruise control, leather-wrapped multifunction tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seat with pass-through, power windows, “leatherette” six-way manually adjustable heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, BMW Assist and CD/MP3 stereo.

The 128i Cabriolet adds driver and front passenger knee airbags, rollover protection, and fully automatic soft top. Its rear seat is fixed and includes a pass-through and transport bag.

The 135i models add 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, performance brakes, adaptive headlights, xenon headlamps with washers, and M aerodynamic body kit.