BMW 1 Series on Hiatus in 2014

BMW 1 Series on Hiatus in 2014
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BMW’s sporty 1 Series coupe models will disappear temporarily during the 2014 model year.

The company officially announced that the 1 Series will disappear for the 2014 model year in a press release detailing product changes for the upcoming model year. It didn’t specify anything about the upcoming 2 Series replacement for BMW’s small rear-wheel drive coupe and convertible family.

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The 1 Series nameplate will only be gone temporarily before returning on a new product line for BMW based on the same front-wheel drive platform underpinning BMW’s next generation Cooper cars.

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Many of the specifications for the 2 Series have already been revealed. The high-performance M235i (to be called 235is in North America) will pack the same turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine as the 135is and will get a mild power bump to 322 hp. The car is expected to make its debut next January during the Detroit Auto Show. It still isn’t clear how much of a gap that leaves between the 1 Series ending and 2 Series picking things up.

GALLERY: 2013 BMW 135is

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