BMW 1 Series M Performance limited edition launched in India [Update]

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Update – Press shots and press release added to the story.

BMW India have launched a limited edition of their entry-level 1 Series hatchback. The BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is limited to 111 units pan India, and sales of the car have already started at all dealerships.

BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition India press shot
The BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is limited to 111 units.

The M Performance edition does not bring any performance upgrades to the hatchback. It is based on the top-end diesel variant of the 1 Series which is powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder twin-power turbo engine making 143 bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque between 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and achieves an ARAI rated efficiency of 20.58 km/l.

The M Performance kit adds sportier front and rear bumpers, side skirts, different alloy wheels and body stripes.

The pan-India ex-showroom prices are –

  • BMW 116i M Performance Edition : INR 22,65,000
  • BMW 118d M Performance Edition : INR 25,60,000
  • BMW 118d Sport M Performance Edition : INR 28,55,000
  • BMW 118d Sport Plus M Performance Edition : INR 32,50,000
BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition India press shot rear
The edition brings a bodykit and racing stripes to the car.

Special editions seem to have found their way to the luxury segment as well, with Mercedes having launched a special edition on the A and B Class just last month.

The 1 Series is assembled at BMW India’s Chennai facility from CKD kits. Internationally, BMW are preparing a mid-life facelift for the car which is expected to launch by the end of this year, or early next year.

Competitors: Mercedes A Class

BMW 1 Series M Performance limited edition – Images

BMW 1 Series M Performance limited edition – Press Release

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