BMW 1 Series
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BMW 1 series is the first offering of the German automaker BMW in the hatchback segment. These cars range from a 3-door hatchback to a convertible. The 1 series cars were introduced with an aim of lowering the entry-level cost of the BMW cars. Ever since its launch, the 1 series cars have gained popularity owing to combination of the build quality of BMW and an affordable price. This has helped BMW to get a larger market share and have a wide variety of cars ranging from the 1 series to the 7 series as well as the M, X and Z series.
Upon launching the second-generation model of the 1 series hatchback (5-door) in September 2011, BMW is planning of bringing it to India by early 2012. The Indian automobile market is brimming with hatchbacks, which is the most volume-generating segment in terms of sales. The 1 series hatchback, the only one offered by the German carmaker, will be the smallest and cheapest BMW car in India.
The entry-level cars of BMW, the 1 series cars, are the most value for money BMW cars. Providing BMW's world renowned driving pleasure and advanced features at an affordable price, new BMW 1 series cars are immensely popular. Just like, some of the other 'series' of BMW cars, 1 series includes a 3-door and 5-door hatchback, a coupé and convertible as well. BMW also offers an electric coupé version in the 1 series cars, called as Active E.
Hatchbacks in the BMW 1 series are the only ones offered by the German luxury car manufacturers. Despite being small cars, the 3-door as well as 5-door hatchbacks offer almost all the attributes of a BMW car. These include advanced comfort, convenience, safety and security features apart from the driving pleasure that luxury BMW cars are well renowned for. The German car manufacturer ventured into the hatchback segment around 7 years ago and since then has enjoyed tremendous success and popularity for its small cars among the buyers.
Launch Historyof BMW 1-Series
Launched in 2004, the first car in the BMW 1 series was the 5-door hatchback. Being the first hatch to be offered by the luxury automobile manufacturer, the car was well received in the market. However, with an aim of providing more variety, BMW, in 2007, introduced other versions of the 1 series, namely coupé, convertible and 3-door hatchback. These cars were also well reviewed in the media and markets alike and extended the variety offered by BMW 1 seriescars.
Recently, in September 2011, BMW unveiled the second generation of the 5-door hatchback of the 1 series at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Amidst much fanfare, the new hatchback was well received by the media and audience. In addition to that, other versions of the 2012 BMW 1 series, the coupé and the convertible would also be introduced. Apart from that, the M version of the BMW 1 series hatchback will be introduced by March 2012.
Variants (Models)of BMW 1-Series
BMW 1 series has 5 different models, including a 3-door hatchback, a 5-door hatchback, a coupé, a convertible and an electric coupé. Among these, it is expected that BMW would first launch the 5-door hatchback in the Indian market and then follow it by other versions depending upon the sales performance.
The second-generation 5-door hatchback of the BMW 1 series will be offered in five variants with different engines including 2 petrol and 3 diesel ones.
Pricingof BMW 1-Series
The price of the new 1 series India 5-door hatchback can be expected to be in the range of Rs. 14 lacs to Rs. 19 lacs in the Indian market.
Reviewof BMW 1-Series
Ever since it was launched in 2004, BMW 1 series cars, especially the hatchbacks have been reviewed very well by the media and people alike. The excellent features of BMW 1 series hatchback together with its luxurious appeal, at an affordable cost have always been applauded.
When BMW announced about its upcoming 2012 1 series 5-door hatchback, people waited with a baited breath. The German luxury carmaker unveiled its new premium luxury small car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. At that show, the car was praised for its beautiful design as well as new more efficient engines and advanced features.
Used Car Marketof BMW 1-Series
BMW does not have a used car programme in India and sells only new cars. However, BMW cars usually get excellent resale values in the used car market in India. The same can be expected of the new 1 series 5-door hatchback when it is launched in the Indian market.
Technical Specificationsof BMW 1-Series
BMW 1 series will be available in India in the 5 door hatchback models. The sub-variants in this segment are 116i, 118i, 116d, 118d and 120d. It is also expected that BMW will soon launch its 3 door hatchback models in the country. This model is speculated to have sub-variants 116i, 118i, 120i, 130i, 116d, 118d, 120d and 123d.
|Price||Rs.14 lakhs to Rs.19 lakhs|
1598/4 cc, 136/4400 rpm , 220nm/4300 rpm
Comments on BMW 1 Series
wow......,what a car.i like.October 03, 2012by Sambha
very niceSeptember 29, 2012by Bhau Guldagad
very niceSeptember 29, 2012by Bhau Guldagad
wat a nice car............................September 29, 2012by Mansi
Nice car like to take itSeptember 28, 2012by Mithun Khandagale
Just like.September 25, 2012by Numesh
very good car. i am from kol. i am interested in your dealership .September 05, 2012by Pradip Bajaj
5 doors variant in the price bracket mentioned will be very very good for indian market..... Looking to buy one as soon as it is launched...April 14, 2012by Daljeet Singh
Very nice info. Thanks and regards. Does anybody when these are launched in India?
Thanks and regardsJanuary 29, 2012by Kartha
The 5 door variant should be a success...January 12, 2012by Santhosh George
what a car!!!!!!!!!!!!! i lick very much i wish to god i aford a this car.December 22, 2011by Meghdoot Mohan Dhage
PRICE RANGE IS O.K. BUT IMAGE & LOOK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO COMMENT.November 03, 2011by Dimple
BMW has createdhistory in premium segment cars.especially in diesel.its every model has almost same looks.but refinement is so very good.bmw shuold give new shapes and body line to its new launches in order to give a feel of fresh look.September 25, 2011by MOHINDER SHARMA
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