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BMW 1 Series Review
BMW 1 Series to be launched September 2013
1 May, 2013: The launch of much the awaited luxury car BMW 1 Series in India has been set for September 2013. The new beast by BMW India would be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options which are reported to be mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission system. According to the reports, this strategic model will be assembled at BMW India's Chennai based facility and will be available as CKD Unit. And, in domestic auto market, all the variants of the vehicle could fall under Rs. 20 Lakh. In True words the new 1 Series luxury car will be a challenger of Mercedes Benz A Class and Audi A1.
BMW 1 Series Review by Expert
The Indian automotive industry has abundance of exclusive & exciting car models from different segments and with the increasing market scope, all big players like Maruti Suzuki, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Tata Motors etc. are constantly introducing new & upgraded car versions in order to allure the crowd and sustain their existence in such a competitive market.
The renowned German luxury car maker, BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) offers glorious array of luxurious cars in India including Sedan, Roadster, Coupe, Convertible to SUVs and now marketplace is going to buzz with the expected three-door or five-door version of BMW 1 Series. The BMW 1 Series has the collection of the compact premium hatchback cars, which was first introduced in 2004 and now available in five different body chassis including an electric version, convertible, coupe, five-door and three-door.
There are rumours in the air that company will showcase either five-door or three-door version of BMW 1 Series at the January 2012 Auto Expo and expected to buzz the market somewhere in Q1 of the next calendar year. Its latest version has been showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show in month of September 2011, which resembles like BMW 3 Series cars but there are plenty of modifications under the hood including the rear wheel drive that results in better weight balance, acceleration, fuel efficiency, road holding, ride and feel. Look-wise, this BMW 1 Series car is relatively large with its ancestor though the height remains same and its rear tails lamps bear a resemblance to VW Polo. Its interior is quite spacious due to the enhanced wheelbase and dimensions.
Your senses will get rejuvenate with the offered high-class elegance & comfort. This car comes blessed with BMW’s Efficient Dynamics that will bring you rich driving experience and reduce the greenhouse gas emission effect by 16% as compare to the its predecessor. In India, BMW 1 Series is expected to be available with the petrol & diesel engines (four/six-cylinder) options. As per the speculations, its 116i base model would be having integration of 1.6 litre petrol direct injection 136bhp engine and 170bhp engine with BMW 118i. On the other side, its 2.0 litre diesel engine will be able to generate maximum torque of 115ps, which will be at its heart. The BMW 1 Series will be priced from Rs. 15 lakhs onwards.
BMW 1 Series Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
The all efficient engine of BMW 1 Series trims down the gas emissions by 16% and increases the power. However, the details of fuel economy are still to be out, but its mileage will expected to be around 18mpg on urban roads, 22mpg on highways and despite of its transmission it will offer combined mileage of 22mpg. The fuel efficiency would be comprehended near around 18kmpl. It’s both the upcoming versions will be boosted with the third-generation common rail injection technology that will result in extra power.
BMW 1 Series Models
There is possibility that, both three-door & five-door variants might hit the Indian market in 2012. The BMW 1 Series cars can be categorized into two generations with their respective chassis codes: BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback (BMW E87), BMW 1 Series three-door hatchback (BMW E81), BMW 1 Series coupe (BMW E82), BMW 1 Series convertible (BMW E88) and BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback (BMW F20).
BMW 1 Series Engine, Power and Performance
BMW 1 Series is expected to be graced with economical four and three-cylinder engine. Its 118i variant with 170bhp and BMW 116i base variant will be powered with the petrol driven 1.6 liter direct injection 136bhp engine. The 2.0 liter diesel engines will be offering 143bhp, 116bhp and 184bhp power. It is important to note that first time, all petrol & diesel engines have got incorporation of advanced Twin Turbo technology and Efficient Dynamic technology along with the eight speed automatic transmission. The unique Efficient Dynamics technology not only takes the car on eco mode, but keeps a check on temperature and ventilation of the seats as well. The ECO PRO mode is available as the standard feature. This BMW car offers quite impressive performance and incredible driving experience.
BMW 1 Series Pick Up and Acceleration
The exclusively new 2.0 liter diesel engines would be available in various options including BMW 116d with 85kW & 116hp, the BMW 118d with 105 kW & 143 hp and BMW 120d with 135 kW &184 hp. Whereas, the 1.6 litre petrol engines will be available in these options: BMW 116i with 100 kW/136 hp, BMW 118i with 125 kW/170 hp. The pick-up would be brilliant.
BMW 1 Series Interiors and Features
The emblematic effect of the conventional BMW designs can be easily noticed in the interior of BMW 1 Series that offers you lavish, comfy and rich driving pleasure. The ergonomic design of the centre console and angled displays in between the instrument panel provide you maximum visibility. The instrumental panel comes incorporated with a 6.5 or 8.8 inches display having affair with high resolution counts and used to solve various purposes including navigation functions, entertainment, information and telecommunication. A professional BMW radio is also available.
The elegant upholstery, fine surfaces & lines offer you great visual & comfy feel. The new BMW 1 Series has been graced with unique BMW iDrive system for easy & quick accessibility by means of a controller on the centre console, freestanding flat screen monitor and the favourite buttons. This hatchback luxury allows you to store lots of stuff that has got two cup holders on the centre console, a compartment under the armrest, large door pockets & lower door panel sections, spacious glove compartment along with the additional nets on the front seatbacks, large compartment in the rear doors & optional through-loading system with split-folding rear seats.
The futuristic BMW Sport Line & BMW Urban Line of interior & exterior stuff maintains the overall high-profile of the car and gives an ultra-vogue look. The innovative BMW Urban Line includes various attractive features like white & black color contemporary acrylic glass interior trim with matt oxide silver accent strips, leather or cloth seats (comfy & durable), adjustable armrests, leather sports steering wheel, ambient & well-fitted lights toggled between the orange & LED royal blue with extra B-pillar light lamp and more. The 16 inches light-weight V-spoke alloy wheels look stunning; even if you are more concerned to the outer elegance, then you are also available with the optional 17 inches high-gloss white wheels with an angled surface & white rear bumper trim.
The white trim bar, kidney bars with chrome-plated fronts, the body toned side intake surrounds, door sill finishers with ‘BMW Urban’ logo, white mirror caps and white keyclasp are just like rich creamy cake with delicious cherry garnishing. Whereas, the BMW Sport Line has lucrative collection of various features like leather sports steering wheel with complementary red color stitching, sports seats with neat coverings, adjustable armrests, a red keyclasp, matt coral accent strips, glossy black interior trim, scaling designs, the exclusive addition of ambient lights between orange & white in the centre console & footwell, door sill finishers with ‘BMW Sport’ print, the glossy kidney bars, trim bar for centre air intake, side intake surrounds, rear bumper trim & mirror caps, 16 inches star-spoke light-weight alloy wheels and black color exhaust pipe end trim. Along with these functional and stylish Lines, there are plenty of standard upholstery & attributes including satin silver interior trim & extra interior trims, move fabric seats, Dakota leather seats (in two colors options), optional sports seats, accent panels and many more. You can choose from the available three standard & five vibrant metallic colors options.
BMW 1 Series Exteriors and Features
The charm of BMW 1 Series won’t allow you to blink your eyes at its very first glimpse. Exceptionally, this compact luxury has been power-packed with the longitudinally mounted in-line engine at the front-rear wheel drive. The sexy curves, lines and sporty design look quite appealing.
The four counter lines on the bonnet forms V at its slanted grille that gives 3D illusion by capturing and diverting the surrounding lights. The large headlights, kidney shaped radiator grille, double-round headlights with optional bi-xenon headlights and three-section air intake reflect the high attitude of the BMW 1 Series. However, its flat side window, sloping roof line and angled rear windscreen give a close resemblance to the BMW coupe but the Hofmeister kink (the low forward bend in the C- pillar of the car) that not only eases the entry & exit from the rear seats and crafting door aperture wider make a distinction. The other dynamic features include rear wheel arch & wide-set wheel arches, sill line, a little concave tailgate, rear lights with L-shaped banks of LEDs, xenon headlights, stylish front bumper, and lots more.
BMW 1 Series Driving and Handling
The BMW 1 Series has been designed in a manner to offer you easy & comfy handling including the typical proportions of swept-back passenger cell, long bonnet and wide wheelbase. It has incorporation of the best suspension technology that comes with the sway bars and double joint cross strut front axle with McPherson struts. The even weight distribution system not only results in better handling but also enhances the performance and reduces the noise level.
The standard electromechanical power steering, BMW precision with less energy consumption and optional Sevotronic function are also available. The Variable Sport Steering develops sharp turns by reducing the steering wheel rotations. BMW 1 Series has got advanced and powerful braking system having included Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Braking Control (DBC). The accessorial fading compensation, braking assistance, hill assist, brake drying and many other features also come integrated with BMW 1 Series. You will enjoy the fast, cosy and smooth drive with new BMW 1 Series.
Safety Features in BMW 1 Series
The light-weight and high strength steel made torsion resistance chassis of the BMW 1 Series provides a great safety to the passengers even on bumpy roads. There are plenty of responsive and reliable standard safety features like an ISOFIX child seat mounting system at rear side, side airbags on seatbacks, front seatbelt tension limiters & pre-tensioners, front airbags, front & rear head airbags and three-point automatic seatbelts in every seat.
The unique Connected Drive features along with various other mobility & driver assistance services open a new world of unlimited fun and information for the driver within his comfort zone. Its intelligent Cruise control with powerful brake function controls and brakes keep hold of the car’s speed while setting the optimum automatic gear. As a matter of fact, the Lane Departure Warning service has been combined with the Collision Warning that not only avoids the accidental direction changes but also keep a check on other vehicles & ring a two-stage alarm to avoid any kind of accident by means of a camera. Its instrumental panel displays the Speed Limit Information and minimum distance (which has been set by the drive).
The other functional safety features include Dynamic stability control, Dynamic brake control, adaptive brake lights (the brake pressure effects their intensity), anti-lock braking, rear suspension, double-lock feature, a coded driveway protection system, central locking system with centre console switch, automatic safety belt pretensioners, crash sensors, front & rear head protection system, airbags, crumple zones, clearly defined load paths and many more.
BMW 1 Series Accessories
The BMW 1 Series accessories provide durability and elegance that include Automotive Logo Gear, Car Bras (for protection of front-end-investment from road debris), Car Covers (to protect the paintjob of the car from strong sunlight, dirt, dust, sap, snow, bird dropping), Cargo & Trunk Liners, Dash Covers, Floor Mats & Liners, Air Filters (increases fuel economy), Brakes & Brake and Exhaust, Mufflers & Tips.
BMW 1 Series Conclusion
BMW 1 Series is one of the most economical luxury cars offered by the world’s leading automotive brand BMW that will allure power, performance & grace loving crowd. The fuel efficient engines result in outstanding performance. Its handling, pick-up and mileage are quite impressive. The elegant, spacious & comfortable interior gives you cosy feel even on bumpy roads and heavy traffic jam. However, there is nothing extravagant or new with its design and mediocre interior stuff and poky backseat may make you annoy.
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