The US market will be getting the new BMW 1-series
coupe in the near future but only with the gas-fueled six cylinder engines from the larger 3-series. We've already mentioned
the diesel-powered 123d, which is powered by a twin turbo 2.0L four cylinder diesel
, before and now CAR magazine is the latest to try it out. As with the others who have taken a turn behind the wheel, CAR came away very impressed. The 204 hp 123d gets 45.2 mpg (US) and even with a diesel engine it weighs in at 143 lbs less than the 135i that we'll be getting. Please BMW
, find a way to make this engine Tier2 Bin5 compliant and offer it here, Bimmer-philes who want great gas mileage will swarm all over it.