Here we have spy shots
of an almost completely uncloaked 1-Series Coupe, the version of BMW's
smallest car that we'll be getting here in the U.S. To put it bluntly, this is the BMW we Autobloggers are longing for. It's small size and lighter weight should translate into a car that's more nimble than the old E36 3-Series, which is the last car we can remember that relied more on its handling prowess than its engine displacement to be an ultimate driving machine. Sources report that the 1-Series Coupe in the U.S. will not be offered with a four-cylinder engine. Instead, the base model will likely be powered by the 3.0L six from the 130i. A high-performance model with BMW's twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six will also be available, providing an ample amount of grunt to make the 1-Series Coupe a force with which to be reckoned. Still, even the base model, which will likely be priced between $25k and $28k, should be a capable performer.
[Source: World Car Fans]