Updated 2015 BMW 1-Series Launched

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Updated BMW 1-Series Launched

BMW India has launched the updated version of the BMW 1-Series premium hatchback in India. the 2015 1-Series gets updated styling, which is in-line with BMW’s current design language, and minor tweaks to the engine specifications. The luxury hatchback segment has witnessed unprecedented¬†growth in India, but BMW has been unable to capitalise on this growth facing stiff competition from the Mercedes A-Class, Volvo V40 and the BMW-owned Mini Cooper. BMW will be hoping the updates to the 1-Series will help turn things around in its favour and will help them grab a bigger chunk of the pie. Read on to know more about the 2015 BMW 1 Series India price, specs and all such details.

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Price

BMW has priced the 2015 1-Series at INR 29.50 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The latest iteration of the hatchback will be sold in only one trim with only a diesel engine option.

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Specs

For the 2015 MY 1-Series BMW has provided only one powertrain option for the Indian market i.e. the 118d. Powering BMW 1-Series 118d Sportline trim is a 1995 cc turbodiesel producing 148 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. This unit is the same as the one powering the pre-facelift 1-Series, but slight tweaks have made a wee bit more powerful.

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Design & Features

The 2015 1-Series gets a comprehensive makeover which does away with the outgoing car’s love it or hate it looks. The front end features reprofiled headlamps with LED daytime runnings lights flanking a slightly bigger kidney grille. Move over to the back and you will find a wider, chunkier tail lamp cluster which features LED detailing. Overall, the 1-Series has grown in size and is now taller and longer than before.

The cabin of the new 1-Series gets a revised infotainment system, chrome highlights, piano black finish for the centre console and matte silver accents for the door handles.

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The 2015 BMW 1 Series has gone on sale and is available through BMW dealerships across the country. It will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Volvo V40 and the Mini Cooper D.

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