News on the new BMW 1-Series

BMW are working on a new 1-Series model, and spies have seen the prototype running around undergoing testing.

Sources say that the BMW 1-Series will feature a rear-wheel-drive layout with engines ranging from the 1.3-litre 4-cylinder all the way up to the 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder engine with 300-hp.

The 1.3-litre turbo engine will be a new addition to the line-up and it will be found in the 116i and 118i models. There will also be a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit for Europe.

The U.S. will probably stick to the 3.0-litre engines.

Engine ranges:

Petrol

• 116i – 136bhp
• 118i – 184bhp
• 120i – 218bhp
• 130i – 272bhp

Diesel

• 118d – 150bhp
• 120d – 184bhp
• 123d – 211bhp

– Source: eGMCarTech

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