BMW's xDrive coming for 1 Series line
Filed under: Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, BMW
As part of its Paris Motor Show festivities, BMW will be debuting new all-wheel-drive versions of the European-spec 1 Series hatchback. At the show, the German automaker will show off the two AWD-equipped models that will be available at launch, the diesel-powered 120d xDrive and the range-topping M135i xDrive - a car that we've already sampled (and enjoyed) in its rear-wheel-drive configuration.
But remember: the Euro-spec F20 1 Series is vastly different from the E82/E88 coupe and convertible that are offered here in the United States. And thus, this xDrive announcement only pertains to the European models. Dave Buchko, a BMW product and technology spokesperson, reiterated that "The current 1 Series coupe and convertible that we sell here aren't engineered for AWD. The three- and five-door 1 Series are not destined for the U.S."
In other 1 Series news, BMW will debut a new 114d model, packing a turbocharged 1.6-liter diesel inline-four with 99 horsepower that is said to return between 55 and 57 miles per gallon (based on the EU testing cycle). Scroll down for BMW's official release.Continue reading BMW's xDrive coming for 1 Series line
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