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Old 3rd September 2013, 10:12   #1
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Default BMW 1 Series : Pictures & Launch Report

The BMW 1 Series has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 20.90 - 29.90 lakhs.

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Variants:
  • 116i (Petrol) - Rs. 20.90 Lakhs
  • 118d (Diesel) - Rs. 22.90 Lakhs
  • 118d Sport (Diesel) - Rs. 25.90 Lakhs
  • 118d Sport Plus (Diesel) - Rs. 29.90 Lakhs.

Engine options:

1.6 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cyl petrol. 136 BHP of power & 220 Nm of torque.
Does 0-100 in 8.7 seconds and has a rated FE of 16.28 kpl.
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2.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cyl diesel. 143 BHP of power & 320 Nm of torque.
Does 0-100 in 8.6 seconds and has a rated FE of 20.58 kpl.
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High Points:
  • All variants will be available pan India today onwards.
  • The petrol 1 Series is only available in base variant trim, which is a downer.
  • 8-speed automatic transmission and servotronic (electro-hydraulic) steering is standard across all variants.
  • Keeping with the BMW DNA, the 1 Series is rear-wheel drive too.
  • No spare wheel provided, all variants of the vehicle roll on run-flat tyres.
  • Safety features include: 6 airbags, ABS, DSC, DTC, immobiliser, etc.
  • Available in a total of 8 colour options: White, red, black, deep blue, silver, midnight blue, grey & orange.
  • The 1 Series will be locally produced at BMW's Chennai facility.
  • Now, BMW's Chennai facility locally produces the 1 series, 3 series, 5 series, 7 series, X1, X3 & the Mini Countryman.
  • BMW will have 50 sales outlets by end on 2014 across major metros.

Sachin Tendulkar & Armaan Ebrahim along with Mr. Philipp von Sahr striking a pose with the BMW 1 Series 118d Sport Plus.
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A picture of the winners of the Dynamic1 contest, the marketing campaign.
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Exteriors: (Equipment might differ based on variants)

Only the 118d Sport Plus (seen here) gets xenon projector headlights and LED tail lights.
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Side profile
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Front 3 quarters
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Rear 3 quarters
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Minimum lines on the rear end.
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This is the 118d Sport variant. Note the different headlamps.
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Front bumper & the fog-lamp housing changes. Kidney grille has a chrome surround.
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Headlamps on the top spec variant...
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BMW etched on the headlamps.
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Close look at the headlamps on the lower variants...
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... when illuminated.
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Tail lamps with LEDs on the Sport Plus.
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Tail lamps sans the LEDs on the variants below the Sport Plus.
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17" Star spoke (379) alloy wheels on the Sport Plus.
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16" Star spoke (376) alloy wheels on the Sport.
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16" V spoke (378) alloy wheels on the base variants.
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Rear bumper gets black gloss inserts & black chrome tail pipe on the Sport & Sport Plus variants.
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Silver finished tail pipe on the base variants.
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Sunroof available on the Sport & Sport Plus variants
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ORVMs with LED turn indicators.
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Shark fin style antenna.
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Badging on the front quarter panels.
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Push to pop-open the fuel flap, when the doors are unlocked.
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Badging on the boot lid.
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Flip the logo to open the boot.
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Rear defogger does a 180 on the rear windscreen.
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Interiors:

All black interior theme. What you see is the 118d Sport variant here.
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This is the 118d Sport Plus, notice the pedals.
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Red highlights on the speedometer not available on the base variants.
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Centre console on the sport variant.
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Closer look at the MID, AC controls and the stereo system.
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Gear lever for the 8-speed transmission. Notice the Eco Pro button on the right, standard across all variants.
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Auto start stop functionality available on the 1 Series.
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Close look at the pedals on the Sport Plus variant. Notice the footwell light, also specific for this model only.
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Euro light switches.
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Storage bins can be removed to convert the area into cup holders.
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Driver armrest, not available on the base variants.
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USB & Aux-in ports under the armrest.
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Glove box is fairly small.
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Chrome scrub plates, as the picture suggests only available on the Sport models.
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Leather seats electrically adjustable with memory function.
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Extendable under thigh support. (Manual)
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Side airbag for driver & front passenger.
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Gloss black finish for the handle on the door pad in the sport variant, silver finish for the base models. 3 segmented storage bins below.
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Boot & bonnet opening button / levers. OBD port in between.
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Inside view: Electric sunroof.
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A flat seat back with A-Class like legroom.
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Rear air con vents not available for base variants. Floor hump will push out the 5th occupant. But, RWD justifies it in this case.
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Decent amount of boot space. Notice the 60:40 split for the rear seats.
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Battery placed in the boot.
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A close look at the base model:

Silver finish looks el-cheapo for a 21 lakh car. No MID.
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This is the 116i which redlines above 6500 RPM
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AC controls & stereo system are not that pleasing to the eye.
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Fabric seats on the base variants, all manual adjustments. Extendable under thigh support omitted.
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Lot of storage spots seen between the front occupants. That's because of the missing iDrive and missing driver armrest!
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Seats are almost the same, apart from the fabric upholstery. Fabric inserts can be seen on the door pads as well. No rear AC vents.
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30 lacs for a top of the line hatch add road tax etc on road will touch 35-37. This is going to push prices of 3 series, 5, etc higher and higher. Thanks to our leaders buying a dream car is just out of the question. I think Bmw just wants to push the basic trim the most I guess, don't see the need to launch a higher trim if valued at such levels.
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Cant wait for these to trickle down into the used car market!!
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Cant wait for these to trickle down into the used car market!!
True, it would make perfect sense to own a pre-worshiped 1er after couple of years at mouth watering prices.

I guess these should be in the used car market down the line 3-5 years or so.

Cheers..!!
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Here is the spec sheet for whoever is interested -

Personally I'd love a Valencia Orange Sports +.
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BMW has just launched the 1-Series hatchback in India. One petrol variant and three diesel variants make up the 1-Series range in India. BMW has gone with a diesel variant bias for the 1-Series, in keeping with the demands of the luxury car segment, which favours diesel engined cars. The 1-Series hatchback will be built at BMW India's Chennai assembly unit, from imported completely knocked down (CKD) kits.

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Here's a variant-wise round up of the pricing that the 1-Series comes with for the Indian car market. All prices reflect ex-showroom Delhi figures,

Petrol 116i - Rs. 20.9 lakhs

Diesel 118d - Rs. 22.9 lakhs

Diesel 118d Sportline - Rs. 25.9 lakhs

Diesel 118d Sportline Plus - Rs. 29.9 lakhs

The car's petrol engine is a 1.6 liter turbo petrol motor, the likes of which is also used on the Mini range. The motor churns out 136 Bhp-220 Nm, and is mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The car gets a top speed of 210 Kph while the 0-100 Kph sprint is managed in 8.7 seconds. An ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 16.28 Kmpl is what the petrol engine 1-Series brings to the table.

The 1-Series' turbo diesel engine is a de-tuned 2 liter unit that's also found on many other BMW cars. On the 1-Series, this engine outputs 143 Bhp-320 Nm. Transmission and drive details remain similar to what's found on the petrol model. The diesel edges the petrol model in performance, marginally so. An 8.6 second nought to hundred sprint and a 212 Kph top speed are the key performance details of the 1-Series.

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An ARAI certified 20.58 Kmpl makes the diesel powered 1-Series one of the most fuel efficient BMW car sold in India. The BMW 1-Series will go head to head with the Mercedes Benz A-Class and B-Class hatchbacks. Price wise, BMW has the Mercedes Benz car models well covered. With BMW losing its leadership position in India to Audi, and slipping further to allow Mercedes Benz occupy the second place, the 1-Series is a crucial launch for the German luxury car brand.

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Here is the spec sheet for whoever is interested -
Thanks for the pdf Akshay, very interesting! When I look at the additional features versus the price differential between the 118d, Sportline and Sportline Plus, I'm shocked! Even between the Sportline and Sportline Plus, the only additional stuff I can see for a whopping 4 lacs extra is -
  • Automatic anti-dazzle feature on mirrors
  • Lights package
  • Connectivity, Bluetooth and USB
  • Hifi Loudspeaker system
  • 17" alloy wheels
Highway robbery!
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Diesel 118d - Rs. 22.9 lakhs

Diesel 118d Sportline - Rs. 25.9 lakhs

Diesel 118d Sportline Plus - Rs. 29.9 lakhs
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  • 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
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The difference between the base petrol and the top end diesel is almost 10 lakhs! That's one EcoSport right there!

I don't get it. Do xenon lights, bigger wheels, leather steering with contrast stitching, fancy stereo, etc add up to 8 lakhs?

It would have been nice if the petrol 116i came in the 'Sport' trim too.
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I am confused, this was supposed to be an anchor product for BMW and they have given such a mediocre offering.

The base variant is seriously under equipped, No bluetooth, in 2013 for a 25 lakh car is shocking.
The top variants are touching 33, who's going to buy that?

And compared to the looks of the A class and the B or even the V40 or even BMW's own x1, this just looks so so.

They should have seriously given more thought to this car. My friends at TandT motors Delhi tell me about the crazy success the A has become. They were expecting only already luxury owners to get A's but majority is first time buyers who are coming from the top end Jetta, Laura range or Accord, Superb segment. Also with the momentum of the A the B is also doing quite well, more space with similar pricing. I only wonder what the CLA and the GLA will do to Audi and BMW. Mercedes is on a war path and with such half baked products like the 1 and the Q3, difficult times for the other two Germans.
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Actually comparing the 1 series with its rwd drivetrain to an A class with fwd is a bit pointless. The 1 will handle better, go better and probably be more fuel efficient in real world conditions too.

As for whether or not the additional features are worth the price, that's what's great about being given the option. If they're worth it to one person he can buy the car equipped that way, to someone else to whom price is more important, he has the option too. Kudos to BMW, Mercedes has a lot to learn, even in 2013.

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BMW 1 Series launched from INR 20.9 lakhs.

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.

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 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
All prices are ex-Showroom
While the Sportline gets 17-inch alloys, the Plus gets 18-inch and the other editions do with 16-inches.
The spec sheet from BMW shows that the base cars come with 16" wheels, the sport with 16" in a different style and the sport plus with 17" in a different style again with wider, lower profile rubber.

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Are we going to be treated with the official Team-Bhp review anytime soon? That would be awesome .

IMO, the 1 series should be worth the moolah. It's quicker than the A-Class, has rear wheel drive, and has multiple options to choose from.
In contrast, the A-Class is slower, front wheel drive. Dunno about the rest, but if it was my money, I'd pick the 118d sportline.
Coupled with BMW's BSI 5 year package, that should make an awesome buy.
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With the discounts upto 5 lakhs on the 3-series, wouldn't this pricing tempt new buyers to pick up a 320d instead of a top spec 1-series?

I'm sure potential buyers of the 1-series will be tempted to upgrade to the 3-series instead of picking up a hatch in a country like ours where the sedan offers a more premium buy.
I don;t wish to start a hatch vs sedan debate, but I couldn't help thinking it.
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The base model is really base. 23lakhs ex showroom and you get cloth upholstery, no xenons, no climate control, no iDrive, no sunroof, no bluetooth, no USB and some other small stuff missing.
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