BMW 1 Series Debuts in India

Packed with exiting driving characteristics, BMW 1 Series was launched by Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary cricketer and Armaan Ebrahim, FIA GT1 World Championship race driver from India, on September 3 at Mumbai.

Produced at the BMW plant in Chennai, the BMW 1 Series is available in petrol (BMW 116i) and diesel variants (BMW 118d, BMW 118d Sport and BMW 118d Sport Plus).

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India, said, "The all-new BMW 1 Series stands out from the crowd on the busiest of roads with a refreshingly independent and modern appearance as well as sporty proportions."

"Youthful, extroverted and confident, the new BMW 1 Series cultivates the powerful look of a metropolitan lifestyle. It sets the pace with extraordinary efficiency, convenience and safety provided by the innovative technologies of BMW EfficientDynamics and BMW ConnectedDrive," added Sahr.

The all India ex-showroom prices are as follows –BMW 116i – Rs. 20,90,000; BMW 118d – Rs. 22,90,000; BMW 118d Sport – Rs. 25,90,000; and BMW 118d Sport Plus – Rs. 29,90,000.

The BMW 1 Series is available in two non-metallic paintworks: Alpine White and Crimson Red and the following six metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Glacier Silver, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey and Valencia Orange. The standard Cloth Move Anthracite and Sensatec upholstery is available. Interior trims offered are 'Black high-gloss with Highlight trim finishers Coral Red matt' and 'Satin Silver matt'.

BMW 118d Sport and BMW 118d Sport Plus come with red-black accents that highlight the dynamic poise as well as 'BMW Sport' entry sills, sports seats, a leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, a red chronoscale speedometer and electric glass roof as standard features.

The BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series owes its muscular appearance to its spectacular design and remarkable styling. Its sporty proportions, long wheelbase and short overhangs make it instantly recognizable as it cruises the city streets. Its sophisticated character is further accentuated by its distinct shoulder line. The front of the car is dominated by the large BMW kidney-shaped radiator grille, boldly shaped headlight units and three-section air intake. At the back, the powerfully designed wheel arches emphasise the classic BMW rear-wheel drive.

The cockpit is angled towards the driver and puts all the important controls within easy reach. The door pockets, where bottles with a volume of up to one litre can be stored, and the cup holders, optimally located in front of the gear lever, offer additional storage options. The BMW 1 Series also offers more flexibility in the rear and the luggage compartment: the rear seats can be folded down in 60:40 configuration to increase the luggage capacity.

The BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine accelerates powerfully and smoothly with an output of 105 kW/143 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. It incorporates the CommonRail direct injection and a turbocharger featuring variable turbine geometry, yielding a top speed of 212 km/h and acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds, at an average of 20.58 km/litre. The new BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine features an intelligent technology package that significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions, while also delivering impressive performance figures. It combines a TwinScroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, Double-VANOS and High Precision Injection. This incredibly responsive engine rockets the BMW 1 Series from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds and never fails to impress with its output of 100 kW / 136 hp and top speed of 210 km/h at an average of 16.28 km/litre.




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