BMW working on plug-in M140e with 400 horsepower?
The company still has not indicated any plans to bring the 1 Series to the US.
BMW is reportedly working on a high-performance 1 Series plug-in hybrid.
Expected to be labeled the M140e, the car is said to pair a 300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an 80 horsepower electric motor, and a water injection system, according to Automobile.
The hybrid system is rumored to produce a combined output of 400 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, with an all-electric range of 50-70 miles.
BMW has not yet indicated any plans to bring the front-wheel-drive 1 Series hatchback to the US. Some reports have speculated that the company is planning to sell a sedan variant in North America to rival the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The M140e is said to be on track to arrive for the 2020 model year.