The new 2008 BMW 1-Series is almost a year old and BMW is already working on the next-generation model. CAR spies have picked up the next-generation prototype testing for the first time before it enters production in early 2010.
According to CAR, the next BMW 1-Series will stick with rear-wheel-drive and will offer engines ranging from a 1.3L 4-cylinder all the way up to the 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder 300-hp unit.
The 1.3 4-cylinder turbo will be a new edition to the range and will be found under the European 116i and 118i. There will also be a 2.0L turbocharged unit for Europe. The U.S. will probably stick with the 3.0L 6-cylinder units that are offered now. A diesel power will also come from a 2.0L 4-cylinder with one or two turbos. No word on where that will make it to the U.S.
According to CAR the 2011 BMW 1-Series lineup will consist of:
“¢ 116i ““ 136bhp
“¢ 118i ““ 184bhp
“¢ 120i ““ 218bhp
“¢ 130i ““ 272bhp
“¢ 118d ““ 150bhp
“¢ 120d ““ 184bhp
“¢ 123d ““ 211bhp