BMW’s ugly duck is under some serious makeover to gain a fresh image when it’ll come out in 2011. The car will be revised both visually and mechanically. Of course this picture is a test mule. BMW still keeps the rear wheel drive format, but might as well consider a FWD version in collaboration with MINI to keep the costs low, Car magazine reports. A full range of petrol and diesel 4 and 6 cylinder engines will be available, with power outputs from 130 up to 300hp. Also there is a new 1.3 liter turbocharged unit. BMW 1-series engine range :Petrol-• 116i – 136bhp• 118i – 184bhp• 120i – 218bhp• 130i – 272bhp and Diesel• 118d – 150bhp• 120d – 184bhp• 123d – 211bhp.
source : Car magazine UK