The BMW 1 Series is a series of small luxury cars manufactured by the German automaker BMW since 2004. Successor to the BMW Compact, it has been produced in five different body styles. The 1 Series sedan is the first BMW model sold only in the Chinese market.
The BMW 1 Series is dead in India. On the off chance that you are peering toward to get one, you may have the capacity to split a decent arrangement for one in the extra stock. Why did BMW India make this stride? All things considered, it was one basic choice based one straightforward reality – it didn’t offer well.
Over its 4 years of presence on our shores, which incorporated a midlife refresh in 2015, it neglected to catch the imagination of any sort of purchaser. There could be two explanations behind it. One – it wasn’t priced right.
The 118d Sport Line, just before it left production, was valued at Rs 30.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). When you landed it out and about, that cost bounced by another Rs 5-6 lakh. Controlled by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that created 150PS of energy and 320Nm of torque, the BMW 1 Series couldn’t coordinate the Volvo V40 on paper (152PS/350Nm).
What’s more, the Swedish bring forth was Rs 3.55 lakh less expensive, even in the wake of being imported to India as a totally built unit. Two – it was never the most attractive car in its fragment.
That is the place Mercedes-Benz took advantage of its lovely hatchback, the A-Class. Notwithstanding when BMW presented the midlife refresh of the 1 Series, it wasn’t marketed enough to pick up the consideration of its group of people.
The suspension of the 1 Series too has been revamped as it gets a five-link rear axle and MacPherson struts up front, complemented by a double-joint, cross-strut front axle.
On the engine front, the 1 Series gets a pair of four-cylinder engines – one petrol and one diesel. The 1,995cc diesel is the one we’ve seen in the 3 Series, 5 Series, X1 and X3, as well as in the 525d. The engine however, for the 1 Series has been tuned to churn out 141bhp.