Next Gen 1 Series More Info

Expected to bring perhaps the most changes we've seen in a BMW in recent years, the next generation 1 Series is likely to boast, first and foremost, an entirely revised engine line-up. Even more, for the happiness of BMW fans, the next 1 Series will likely remain a rear-wheel drive.

To arrive onto the market sometime in 2011, the new 1 Series will be powered by two versions of a 2.0l four cylinder turbocharged engine, which will develop 204 and 238 horsepower, respectively.

Smaller gasoline engines, expected for at least an year now, will be making it into the new 1 Series as 1.2l and 1.5l powerplants with power outputs ranging from 70 to 184 horsepower.

For the more demanding customers, BMW will retain the six-cylinder N55 Twin-Scroll engine, fitted onto the 135i Coupe version of the 1 series. For those expecting a hybrid or electric versions thought, big disappointment for now.

According to BMWblog, the German manufacturer will not turn to alternative means of propulsion just yet for the 1 Series, as long as it has the 1.5l diesel with outputs from 95 to 177 horsepower and a low appetite for fuel.

The German manufacturer is also said to be working on a so-called "Supersport" version of the 1 Series. According to some reports, the Supersport will be positioned between the 135iS and the future M3.

The future 1 Series will receive an elongated shooting-brake two-door wagon variant. This would allow for the accommodation of passengers taller than the ones that can now fit in the 1 Series backseat.

More info on the new and improved 1 Series will probably keep on surfacing, so stay tuned for updates.
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