According to our friends from AutoBuild, it seems that BMW are having a little problem deciding between the five different body styles for the new 1 Series. Just one of these five options will be able to go in production.
Some of the ideas include a five-door wagon, a three-door shooting brake, a “Progressive Activity Sedan”, but smaller than the X1, a more traditional sports tourer and a “Sports Activity Coupe” with a glass roof. It sounds great, doesn’t it?
It doesn’t matter which of these models makes the cut, BMW will downsize the displacement of the engines and will try to implement turbocharging and direct injection starting with these 1 Series.
The 116i model will have 136 horsepower, the 1.3-liter turbo will have 177 horsepower, the 120i is going to use a 218 horsepower and the 3.0 will put out about 326 horsepower.
Whichever model is picked for the new 1 Series, it’s expected to hit Europe in 2011.