BMW 1 Series diesel to be priced from 22.9 lakhs?


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Our friends at have an interesting scoop story on their website today on the launch of the BMW 1 Series. BMW India has officially confirmed the 1 Series’s arrival on the 3rd of September, in petrol and diesel guises.

BMW 1 Series India headlights
The 1 Series launches in India on the 3rd of September in one petrol and three diesel variants reports that the 1 Series hatchback will launch in one petrol and three diesel variants. According to Motorbeam, the entry-level variant, the 118d Baseline, is priced at 22.9 lakhs while the top-end 118d Sport Line is priced at 29.93 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom Mumbai, pre-octroi).

The report further adds that the cheapest 1 Series, the 116i petrol, comes in the Baseline trim at about 21 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Pre-bookings have officially started at the dealerships with the first 100 customers offered a complimentary BMW Service Inclusive Plus package. Cars have also reached dealers where screenings are held for elite customers.

BMW 1 Series arrives at dealerships
Demo vehicles of the 1 Series are at dealerships for special customer previews.

Technical specifications were also revealed through an introductory brochure – the diesel variants are powered by the familiar 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo engine that produces 143 bhp and 320Nm with an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 20.58 km/l. The 116i (petrol) employs a turbocharged 1.6-liter unit that puts out peak power and torque of 136bhp and 220Nm respectively. This engine returns a fuel efficiency of 16.28 kpl in the ARAI tests.

Both motors are paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, with a standard idle-stop motor in place to improve fuel efficiency.

While Mercedes managed to bag 400 bookings within 10 days of the A-Class launch, Audi reported 125 bookings for the Q3 S Edition on the evening of its premiere. How well do you think the 1 Series will fare?

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