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BMW to launch the 1 Series in India today

OD Newsdesk  | Published: September 03, 2013, 11:53 AM IST

BMW will launch the 1 Series today in a short while. Expect the car to be priced between Rs 20-25 lakhs.

The car gets two engine options, a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged diesel. The petrol engine churns out 138PS and 220Nm of torque, while the oil burner delivers 145PS and 320Nm of torque. The engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The ARAI fuel efficiency numbers for the petrol are 16.28kmpl while the diesel claims 20.58kmpl. It gets three driving modes, Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro, which adjust the engine mapping, transmission, steering and suspension according to the selection.

BMW 1 series will be available in both petrol and diesel variantsBMW 1 series will be available in both petrol and diesel variants

The base variant for petrol and diesel models is the 116i and 118d respectively. The diesel model gets the more premium variants, Sport Line and Sport Plus.

Fog lamps, automatic headlamps, start/stop tech, parking sensors, ABS, ESP, 6 airbags and 16" alloys make it to the base variants. The Sport Line gets additional dual-zone climate control, a sliding front armrest, electric seat adjust, a hands-free function with USB and BMW's iDrive controller. The top-of-the-line Sport Plus adds features like keyless go, rear AC vents, sunroof and 17" alloys. BMW isn't providing a spare wheel for the car considering that it comes with run flat tyres.

The BMW 1 Series comes to India via CKD units and is being assembled at the company's Chennai plant. It will go head-to-head with the likes of Mercedes A-Class, Audi Q3S and Volvo.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 32.48 Lakhs
Displacement
1968cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
150
Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
15.17 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 30.3 Lakhs
Displacement
1995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
-NA-
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
20.58 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 31.91 Lakhs
Displacement
1969cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
150
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 32.83 Lakhs
Displacement
1596cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
150
Max Torque(Nm)
240
Mileage
16.39 Kmpl

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