BMW UK has put up an official announcement of the latest body variant of the BMW 1-Series – the new 1-Series coupe. In the UK, it will come with three engine options – the 120d, 123d and 135i, which means all of the more mainstream 1-Series coupe engines will be diesel engines except for the top of the line performance one.
The BMW 123d is the first car to receive BMW’s new 4-cylinder 2.0 litre twin turbodiesel engine announced earlier, making 204 horsepower and 400Nm of torque, enough to push the BMW 123d Coupe to 100km/h in 7 seconds. The 120d runs a sedate but sufficiently powerful 2.0 litre single turbo engine, making 177 horsepower and 350Nm of torque, good for a 7.6 second 0-100km/h run. The top of the line will be the first 1-Series to receive BMW’s potent 3.0 litre twin turbodiesel gasoline engine with 306 horsepower and 400Nm of torque, and it will go from 0 to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds.
BMW UK’s news page on the 1-Series Coupe shows a clear side 3/4 view of the car, so how the rear of the car looks like undisguised remains a mystery for now.
BMW announces 204hp twin turbodiesel inline-4