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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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.
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.
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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