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Old 26th April 2013, 07:59   #1
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http://www.telegraphindia.com/113042...p#.UXs1_bWnoTg

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In the compact car segment, BMW is expanding its portfolio by bringing in the 1 series, which will be produced in Chennai.

“The 1 series is due for launch later this year and to price it competitively, we are going in for CKD production of all its versions,” he said.

Asked if the MINI Countryman would eat into the market of the 1 series, the president said: “Though they are of the same size, they are two completely different brands with two different kinds of customer profiles.”
The Chennai plant assembles the 3, 5, X1, X5 and the MINI Countryman which will soon be followed by the 1 Series.

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The Chennai plant assembles the 3, 5, X1, X5 and the MINI Countryman which will soon be followed by the 1 Series.
I don't think the X5 is CKD. The X3 is as well as the 730Ld
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Isn't the X1 from the 1 series? That's assembled here already right? Which models are they planning on bringing now?
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Isn't the X1 from the 1 series? That's assembled here already right? Which models are they planning on bringing now?
X1 is from their SUV series and the 1 series what is going to be launched is the sedan series.

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X1 is from their SUV series and the 1 series what is going to be launched is the sedan series.
1 series sedan ? It still is a just on an render right now;

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What India is getting is this;

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^ A hatchback
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1 series sedan ? It still is a just on an render right now
The BMW AG website has 1 series in the hatchback (3 door and 5 door version) and 1 series Coupe and Convertible.

I guess they may launch the coupe version with a detuned engine may be.

Petrol Engines: 120i (170 hp and 210Nm)

Diesel Engines: There are 118d (143hp and 300Nm), 120d (177 hp and 350Nm) and 123d (204 hp and 400Nm)

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I guess they may launch the coupe version with a detuned engine may be.
Its highly unlikely India will get a coupe. Hatchback it is as competitors already offering hatchbacks (B class)

Check this story from autocar confirming 1 series will be a hatch;

http://m.autocarindia.com/Article.as...2354&type=News

Also check this story on team-bhp main page 'news' section confirming 1 series as a hatch;

http://www.team-bhp.com/news/cheap-g...ss-coming-2013


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I feel they will be looking at the regular 5-door option for India, and the engine picks from 116i/118i with 136bhp/170bhp in petrol and 116d/118d/120d with 116bhp/143bhp/184bhp respectively in the diesel.
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I feel they will be looking at the regular 5-door option for India, and the engine picks from 116i/118i with 136bhp/170bhp in petrol and 116d/118d/120d with 116bhp/143bhp/184bhp respectively in the diesel.
May be they will redesign the 3 series and get it with the following engines and make it the 1 series.

May be a shorter version if the 3 series.

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May be they will redesign the 3 series and get it with the following engines and make it the 1 series.
May be a shorter version if the 3 series.
Sorry, I did not understand what you are trying to say.
Why do they need to redesign something and make it a 1 series? The 1 is an existing model. All they need is to start selling that car in India.

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Sorry, I did not understand what you are trying to say.
Why do they need to redesign something and make it a 1 series? The 1 is an existing model. All they need is to start selling that car in India.
Ohh! My bad.

Does the 1 series exist in 5 door sedan or it is a Hatchback that they may launch?

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Ohh! My bad.

Does the 1 series exist in 5 door sedan or it is a Hatchback that they may launch?

Anurag.
The 1 series currently is a hatchback and that will launch in India. There are rumors of a 1 series sedan (much like the Audi A3 sedan which has already been announced and showcased by Audi) which is being developed by BMW, but nothing official yet.
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The crucial part, Pricing. 3 series is at 24K Pounds in UK and inr 40L in India(3 owners correct me if i am wrong)
1 Series is at 19K pounds in UK and roughly 31L INR.
BMW may need to use max localization for this to make an affordable luxury.
My click of 1 Series
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Does the 1 Series have a FWD or RWD layout?
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