BMW 1 Series on Hiatus in 2014

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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