Ready for another rumor? German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports that in 2014 BMW will be pushing out two models under the BMW 1 Series. One of them will be a “Mini BMW” vehicle, advertised as a small premium car that will be powered by 3-cylinder engines and hybrid drivetrains. The unnamed small bimmer is rumored to be a front wheel drive vehicle that will push out between 90 and 170 horsepower.
The car will be taken on the upcoming Audi A1 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Second vehicle, dubbed BMW City, will also be placed below the 1 Series family and it is being developed under the highly advertised Project i program that will continue to develop uber efficient cars in the upcoming years.
BMW City or Mega City as referred before by BMW executives, is a vehicle that measure four meters long and seats four people, but very important to mention, this vehicle has nothing to do with the above-mentioned entry-level BMW. BMW City will combine a high percentage of lightweight components and it will feature the electric drivetrain unveiled in the BMW ActiveE Concept at Detroit Auto Show. The electric motor will output 125 kW (167 horsepower) and 250 Nm of torque. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery has a range of 160 kilometers.
The BMW Mega City is designed for city dwellers and offers a range of sophisticated multimedia technology in addition to various electronic aids for navigation in the urban jungle. On the same platform, a two-seater electric car will follow in 2014.
While the above details might slightly vary when the cars launch, we know they’re coming.
[Source: AMS ]