BMW 1 Series

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August 1, 2014: BMW has launched a limited edition of the company's most economical offering - 1 Series M Performance Edition at a starting price of INR 22.65 lakh; only 111 units of this special edition will be made. The direct competitor of this spruced-up BMW luxury hatch will be the recently launched special edition of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class - A Class Edition one. The 1 Series M Performance Edition is being made available in both petrol and diesel versions, and will be locally assembled at BMW's Chennai plant. While the petrol 1 Series gets a 136bhp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine that delivers 16.28km/l, the diesel version has a 143bhp, 2L 4-cylinder engine, offering 20.58kmpl of fuel economy. The BMW 1 Series  M Performance Edition is available in four variants - 116i petrol, and 118d, 118d Sportline and 118d Sportline Plus. The 1 Series comes equipped with various features including BMW's iDrive with LCD display, driver side power-seat with memory function, start-stop function, rear parking sensors, sunroof, ABS + EBD, airbags, ESP and others.

Overview

BMW, one of the highly acclaimed luxury car manufacturers from Germany is all set to introduce its BMW 1 Series hatchback in the lucrative Indian car market. And now the company has also started taking pre-orders for the car, which will be launched on 3rd September. This is perhaps the smallest passenger car from the German auto giant BMW that comes with five doors. Although, it is a hatchback, it is expected to come with a total length of about 4324mm, which makes it as spacious as a premium sedan. As of now, there is no official information available regarding the pricing or about the features and other such specifications of this upcoming hatchback. This yet to be launched BMW 1 Series will lock horns with the recently introduced Mercedes A Class hatchback, which is said to be doing well in the Indian auto market. Now this upcoming hatch from BMW is expected to scale up the sales of the company to a new high in India in the luxury car segment. Currently, the Indian luxury automobile segment in India is headed by BMW Group and soon with the launch of BMW 1 Series, the company will look to consolidate its position further. The company has officially released the leaflet of this hatchback for the Indian market, in which, some of the features of this premium four wheeler has been detailed. In terms of appearance and style, BMW 1 Series looks fascinating with a sleek body design. The exterior design of this premium hatch is going to capture the hearts of many individuals and car enthusiasts across the country. The 1-Series has got a splendid body design and a premium front facade with design elements of the brand 'BMW' on it all over. According to the pictures of this hatchback shown in the leaflet released by the company, the front facade of this hatch is dominated by the iconic kidney bean shaped chrome grille with vertical chrome slats incorporated on it. The company logo is placed just above the grille, right on top of the hood. The bonnet is sleek and large, which is complimenting the company logo with two expressive lines on it. The front bumper comes in body color, which houses an air dam and two air ducts. Here you can find the chrome tipped round shaped fog lamps occupying some area inside the air duct.

The design of headlamp cluster is very aggressive and it houses projector style powerful lamps in it. The side profile of the car is simple with a lot of premium elements, the wheel arches are expected to be fitted with alloy wheels, while the door handles and the external rear view mirrors will be garnished in body color. The external rear view mirrors will be electrically adjustable from inside and they will be integrated with side turn blinkers like any other premium class vehicle. The rear profile of the 1-Series comes with a very simple yet sophisticated design that has a stylish tail lamp cluster, a curvy body colored rear bumper that is fitted with a chrome tipped round shaped tail pipe. While the prominent company logo is placed beautifully in the middle of the boot lid. The overall design of this upcoming hatch is something that will surely grab the attention of the car aficionados. When it comes to the interior section of the hatchback, we can expect a plush interior cabin with lavish seating arrangement. The company is believed to have used the finest material to design the interior cabin section. Like any other luxury car from its stable, the 1-Series too is expected to be offered with leather seating option. It could also get the dual tone interior ambiance for added elegance and style inside the cabin. Rumors suggest that the company will incorporate all the features that are standard in most of the other cars from this company. There is a three spoke steering wheel which is covered in leather upholstery and has been equipped with mounted audio and phone related buttons. The dashboard in the front row is beautifully designed with a radiant instrument cluster that comes with a speedometer, a tachometer, a trip meter, a fuel indicator and several other such functions. The central console of the dashboard is extremely stylish that hosts two AC vents, an air conditioning system and also an advanced infotainment system that has a touchscreen display interface, which is mounted on top of the dashboard. Apart from these, there is a start/stop ignition button as well, which is offered inside this hatchback. On the other hand, the company is offering several other advanced features that would take the comfort level several notches higher.

There are reports that the company is planning to launch the BMW 1 Series hatchback with both petrol and diesel engine options. The official leaflet released by the company claims that the petrol variant of the BMW 1 Series lineup will return a maximum 16.28kmpl (ARAI certified), while the diesel engine based version will return 20.58kmpl of class leading mileage. The leaflet also reveals that the 1-Series hatchback line up will come with 50:50 load distribution ratio that allows superior driving agility with self steering aspects. According to reports, the petrol variant is learned to be equipped with 1.6-litre twin turbo petrol power mill, while the diesel variant is believed to be equipped with a 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine. However, there are no confirmed details available regarding these engine trains. This yet to be launched BMW 1 Series hatchback will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox as the company is offering this sophisticated transmission system as standard in all its models. On the other hand, this advanced transmission system will distribute the power to the rear wheels that provides perfect traction and superior agility. This will ultimately improve the driving dynamics and enhance the comfort levels for all the occupants sitting inside.

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BMW 1 Series Exterior
Exteriors

Coming to the exterior design and style of this yet to be rolled out BMW 1 Series, it looks flamboyant from each and ever corner. It has got the brand “BMW” elements, especially on its front facade that makes it more desirable in the segment. Although, it is a hatchback it doesn't come under sub 4 meter segment, as it has an overall length of 4324mm. This explains about the company's approach towards customer's comforts and conveniences inside the cabin. If we just start with its front facade, you will notice the aggressive eye shaped headlight clusters that are incorporated with powerful projector lamps. This headlight cluster comes with dual toned look and has a lot of revealing aspects that make the frontage dazzling. The front fascia is dominated by the kidney bean shaped radiator grille that has a chrome surround and vertical slats incorporated in it. The beauty of its front facade is further enhanced by the brand “BMW” logo fitted on top of the hood. Furthermore, the front fascia has been bestowed with body colored bumper that has been incorporated with two air ducts and an air dam. Round shaped fog lamps have been incorporated to the air ducts along with sleek chrome strips. The air dam too has been incorporated with a chrome strip that adds superlative look to the frontage. Coming to the side profile, this hatchback has got a sleek body design with expressive wheel arches. The door handles and the external rear view mirrors have been garnished in body color. The external rear view mirrors have been fitted with turn indicators, while the wheel arches have been assembled with stylish alloy wheels. The rear profile of the hatch is very simple yet stylish. The rear profile comes fitted with body colored bumper, stylish tail light clusters, large windshield, and so on. The boot lid is sleek and it has been fitted with the company logo just under the rear windshield wiper.

Exterior Measurements:

The upcoming new BMW 1 Series is a hatchback and smallest four wheeler ever designed by the German auto giant. Despite being the smallest car in the BMW portfolio, it comes with a total length of about 4324mm along with an impressive width of about 1765mm. This hatch has a total height of about 1421mm. Also it comes with an impressive wheelbase of about 2690mm, which makes it extremely spacious from inside.

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Interiors

Ed's Take: The 1 Series has good quality interiors however it is a bit too dull and boring styling. Other competitors are much more stylish and contemporary.

The interior cabin section is very plush, spacious that gives a pleasant and luxurious feel as soon as you enter inside the cabin. There are lots of silver ascents inside the cabin that helped the company obtain rich finishing inside. The company has given silver ascents on the AC vents, door trims, central console and on the steering wheel. There is a three spoke steering wheel which is fully covered with premium leather upholstery and mounted with volume control and call function buttons. The dashboard is very stylish and it comes incorporated with stylish instrument clusters, AC vents and a central console. The central console houses the air conditioning system along with an advanced infotainment system with touchscreen display. The central console in the front cabin houses the cup holders, gearshift knob wrapped in leather, and multiple control switches that enhance the comfort level inside. The seats are wide, well cushioned and they are covered with premium leather upholstery. The cabin is extremely spacious like a premium sedan and it can provide luxurious seating for about five passengers. There are tons of utility features offered inside its cabin including cup holders, bottle holders, glove box compartment and various other. One should really step inside its cabin to rediscover the world of luxury.

Interior Comfort:

The comfort features offered inside the BMW 1 Series hatch are far more than what you can bargain for. The company has offered this new hatch with several exciting features that would make the journey pleasant and joyful. The seats offered in the front row has got sporty appeal and will adjust according to your body. These seats along with the rear row seats are covered in leather upholstery for luxurious experience. There is an automatic air conditioning system placed on the central console of the dashboard along with an advanced infotainment system. Here, driver can control the volume with the help of volume control buttons mounted on the steering wheel. You can also receive the calls with the help of call function buttons given on the steering wheel. There are four AC vents incorporated on the dashboard along with two other AC vents offered for the rear passengers. Apart from the aforementioned features, this premium hatchback comes with a list of features including, power steering system with tilt function, power windows with one touch up & down function, seat belts, center arm rest, head rest, height adjustable driver seat, central locking system, key less entry, remote fuel lid opener, storage compartment in the dashboard, glove box cooling, driver foot rest, and lots more. The hatchback has also been offered with with an advanced infotainment system along with touchscreen system that supports USB/AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity.

Interior Measurements:

The interior cabin is extremely spacious with roomy legroom, shoulder-room and headroom space. It comes with an impressive wheelbase of about 2690mm along with an impressive width of about 1765mm that assure a lot of space inside. With such a spacious cabin, this premium hatch can provide luxurious seating for at least five passengers.

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BMW 1 Series Color Options
Valencia orange
Midnight Blue
Black Sapphire
Crimson Red
Mineral Grey
Galcier Silver
Alpine White
Deep Sea Blue
BMW 1 Series Gear
Acceleration & Pick-Up

Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the 1 Series is sufficient to drive and overtake in city or the highway. The eight speed transmission means higher top speed.

The upcoming new BMW 1 Series hatch will be made available with a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine options. Both these engines produce commanding power and torque that leads towards greater acceleration and perkier pickup. The petrol engine is learned to have the ability to reach a top speed of about 195kmph while breaking the 100kmph mark in just about 11.2 seconds. On the other hand, its 2.0-litre diesel engine is expected to breach the 100kmph speed mark in just about 8.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of about 210kmph. This will surely excite every car enthusiast and lead them towards the showroom towards buying this hatch.

Engine and Performance

Ed's Take: BMW has always had Efficient Dynamics, and the 1 Series isn’t any different. The BMW 1 Series diesel is definitely the pick of the mill.

The upcoming BMW 1 Series is one of the most powerful hatchback models available in its segment. It is believed that the company will introduce it with a 1.6-litre petrol along with a 2.0-litre diesel. Its diesel engine has the capacity to produce more power and more mileage in comparison to the petrol engine. Coming to the technical specifications, its 1.6-litre petrol mill has the displacing capacity of about 1598cc. This engine is integrated with 4 cylinders and two turbo chargers that generate a power of about 136bhp at 4400rpm and yield 220Nm of torque output at 1350rpm to 4400rpm. The petrol version fitted with this 1.6-litre twin turbo engine has the ability to achieve 190kmph of maximum speed, while breaking 100kmph speed in just about 11.2 seconds. On the other hand, its diesel version is blessed with a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder power plant that can produce 1995cc of displacing capacity. This engine integrated with twin turbo chargers and releases a maximum power of about 143bhp of at 4000, while yielding 320Nm of maximum torque in between 1700rpm to 2500rpm. The company has skillfully equipped both these engines with eight speed automatic transmission gearbox.

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Mileage

Ed's Take: The fuel efficiency of the diesel 1 Series is good, it increases with the new eight-speed transmission and other features like ECO PRO and regenerative braking.

According to the official leaflet of BMW 1 Series released by the company, the petrol version equipped with a 1.6-litre twin-turbo engine has the ability to return 16.28kmpl of mileage. Considering the engine size and its power, mileage of 16.28kmpl is something more than what you can expect. On the other hand, the company claims that the diesel version equipped with a 2.0-litre mill has the ability to produce 20.58kmpl of class leading mileage. Thus, this new hatchback from the German auto giant comes with the perfect combination of power and fuel efficiency.

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Power of BMW 1 Series

Ed's Take: The power produced by the 1 Series diesel is more than the petrol. The power might sound less, but for a hatchback and a eight speed transmission its more than sufficient.

This yet to be introduced BMW 1 Series is undoubtedly the most powerful hatches available in its segment. It has the ability to produce a power like a sports utility vehicle, which eventually provides exhilarating driving experience to the driver. Its petrol variant equipped with 1.6-litre twin-turbo petrol mill has the ability to unleash 136bhp of maximum power at 4400rpm, while yielding 220Nm of peak torque output in between 1350rpm to 4400rpm. When it comes to the diesel version, it is bestowed with a 2.0-litre diesel power plant that is incorporated with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. This diesel mill, having a displacing capacity of 1995cc, can release 143bhp of maximum power at 4000 and 320Nm of peak torque in between 1700rpm to 2500rpm. Both these petrol and diesel engines will be coupled with a 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which comes as a standard in all BMW models.

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BMW 1 Series Specifications
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
118d Base
(Diesel)
Automatic 1995cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.32 20.58 143bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
118d Sport Line
(Diesel)
Automatic 1995cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.32 20.58 143bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
118d Sport Plus
(Diesel)
Automatic 1995cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
18.32 20.58 143bhp @ 4000rpm Standard Standard Standard
116i
(Petrol)
Automatic 1598cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
13.4 16.28 136bhp @ 4400-6450rpm Standard Standard Standard
BMW 1 Series Accessories
Stereo & Accessories

Ed's Take: The 1Series comes loaded with several frills and one can also customise the 1 Series like any other BMW that is currently available in the market.

This yet to be introduced BMW 1 Series is one such hatch that you can customize according to your needs. The company is offering this premium hatchback with various set of accessories with which you can personalize the interiors and exteriors as well. One can customize the seating arrangement as well as, infotainment system, utility functions and many more features. Apart from these, you can select the seat covers, floor mats, door trims and many other features inside. As far as exteriors are concerned, you can customize this hatch with roof spoilers, rear spoilers, mud guards, side skirts, alloy wheels, protective claddings and many more.

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Braking & Handling

Ed's Take: BMW has always had strong driving dynamics characteristics and the 1 Series is no different. The steering feel is also amazing.

It is learned that both the front and rear wheels of the hatchback have been fitted with disc brakes that are highly reliable. These disc brakes will help improve stress-free driving experience while improving the braking efficiency on roads. Furthermore, the functionality of these disc brakes are enhanced by sophisticated technologies like Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Traction control, hill start assistance, brake drying and brake standby. On the other hand, the handling aspects are improved by its robust suspension system. This hatchback comes with Adaptive M Suspension system that allows the sports tuning of this hatch without compromising on its comforts.

Safety & Security

Ed's Take: The 1 Series has multiple airbags, ESP and ABS to protect you from any crashes that happen.

Inside this hatchback the company has incorporated a power steering system that responds immediately and precisely. This will further enhance the handling while offering superior drive dynamics. On the other hand, the 1-Series comes with top end safety aspects that assure the safety of both passengers and the car as well. This hatch comes with some of the most sophisticated safety aspects including airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbag, head airbag for front and rear, high beam assistance, fog lights, park distance control, high beam assistance, connected drive system , dynamic traction control, dynamic stability control, hill-start assistant, seat belts, central locking, engine immobilizer system and many more advanced features.

BMW 1 Series Wheels
Wheels

The company is offering this BMW 1 series with 16-inch stylish alloy wheels fitted to its wheel arches. These wheels come with 6.5J x 16 inch, which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 195/55 R 16 87V. These tubeless tyres will provide commanding grip on roads and help to keep the hatch agile and steady on roads.

BMW 1 Series Pros

Very good looking exteriors, top rated comfort features, high end safety features.

BMW 1 Series Cons

Rear profile can be made better.

BMW 1 Series Price
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
118d Base
(Diesel)
25,60,000 22,33,895 26,89,600 26,05,511 26,75,200 22,78,550 26,30,004   Get On Road Price  
118d Sport Line
(Diesel)
28,55,000 25,52,445 29,99,534 29,05,756 29,83,475 25,77,050 29,33,070   Get On Road Price  
118d Sport Plus
(Diesel)
32,50,000 29,16,745 34,14,531 33,07,778 33,96,250 27,75,050 33,38,872   Get On Road Price  
116i
(Petrol)
22,65,000 20,38,795 23,79,666 23,05,267 23,66,925 20,79,550 23,26,936   Get On Road Price  
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  • How many colours are available in BMW 1 Series?

    The BMW 1 Series is available in 8 electrifying colours namely Valencia orange, Midnight Blue, Black Sapphire, Crimson Red, Mineral Grey, Galcier Silver, Alpine White, and Deep Sea Blue. 

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