BMW, the German luxury carmaker launched the facelift edition of 1 Series in India at INR. 29.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, Thane). The 2015 facelift edition of 1 Series, 118d Sportline comes with a number of cosmetic upgrades and some design changes.
The new 2015 BMW 1 Series facelift is little bigger as compared to its previous edition. The new cosmetic addition includes brand new Bi-Xenon headlamps, redesigned kidney-shaped grille and a new low slung front bumper. The rear profile of the car also receives a pair of new L shaped tail lamps as well as chrome tipped twin tail pipes. However, the remaining features remain largely same to the previous model. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the new facelift of BMW 1 series measure 4329mm in length, 1765mm in width, and 1440mm in height. The wheelbase of 2690mm and decent ground clearance of 157mm is quite enough to tackle rough indian terrains.
Talking about the interiors, the new 1 Series facelift gets updated upholstery options along with chrome accented buttons, knobs and iDrive controller and matte silver accents. The new 1 Series also features a single-zone automatic climate control which is standard, whereas dual-zone system is offered as optional. The gizmo additions include the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch free-standing display as standard.
Under the hood, the new 2015 BMW 1 Series is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 150 PS of maximum power and peak torque of 320 Nm and comes mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox powering the rear wheels. BMW 1 series has the capability to reach its top speed of 212 kmph in merely 8.1 sec.
BMW has included 6 airbags in the new 2015 BMW 1 Series along with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Side-impact protection to provide and enhance the safety factor for the passengers.
Price and Competition
The new 2015 BMW 1 Series facelift is launched at a price tag of INR. 29.90 and lock horns with Mercedes A Class, Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione and Volvo V40.