BMW 1 Series launched from INR 20.9 lakhs [Gallery Update]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013 - 12:42pm IST

The BMW 1 Series has just been launched in India. The 1 Series is BMW’s answer to the recently launched Mercedes A Class.

BMW 1 Series launch Armaan Ebrahim and Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar and Armaan Ebrahim launch the BMW 1 Series in India.

BMW India will be assembling the 1 Series at their Chennai plant. Currently, two engine options are being offered, a petrol and a diesel. The petrol 1 Series which goes by 116i will come with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 136bhp and 220Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels and an ARAI certified fuel economy of 16.28km/l is being claimed. 0-100k/h takes 8.7 seconds and the top-speed is 210km/h.

BMW 1 Series launch Sachin Tendulkar

The diesel 1 Series, 118d, gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor that we’re accustomed to seeing in the X1, 3 Series and the base 5 Series. With a tuning optimized for economy, the 118d produces 143bhp and 320Nm. The 8-speed auto and rear wheel drive arrangement is maintained while the ARAI rates it at 20.58km/l. 0-100km/h takes 8.6 seconds and the top-speed is 212km/h.

BMW already commenced the pre-bookings for the 1 Series nearly a month ago. The first 100 customers get a complimentary BMW Service Package. You can take a look at the other features of the 1 Series in the brochure attached on the next page.

BMW 1 Series instrument console

Following are the prices of the 1 Series. Do note that all prices are ex-Showroom, All India.

  • BMW 1 Series Petrol 116i – INR 20.9 lakhs
  • BMW 1 Series Diesel 118d – INR 22.9 lakhs
  • BMW 1 Series Diesel 118d Sportline – INR 25.9 lakhs
  • BMW 1 Series Diesel 118d Sportline Plus – INR 29.9 lakhs

While the Sportline gets 17-inch alloys, the Plus gets 18-inch and the other editions do with 16-inches.

BMW 1 Series Image Gallery

You can check out the brochure on Page 2.

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