At the launch of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India, confirmed that he will bring the new BMW 1 Series in India by the end of 2013. More interestingly, he plans to locally assemble the 1 Series to make sure that the little hatchback is very competitive in the market.
The 2012 BMW 1 Series (F20) is a comprehensively re-designed car inspired by the 5 Series Gran Turismo. It is available in both three door and five door format. It is based on the new 3 Series platform and the interior is inspired by the BMW X1.
The engine options are –
1.6 liter petrol making 136 hp
1.6 liter petrol making 170 hp
2.0 liter diesel engine making 116 hp
2.0 liter diesel with 143 hp
2.0 liter diesel with 184 hp
All 2012 BMW 1 Series models are available standard with a 6-speed manual or with an optional 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
It has tonnes of goodies such as -
Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning
Cruise control with brake function
Speed-limit and no-passing information
Smartphone and music player integration
Real-time traffic information
Facebook and Twitter apps
Optional iDrive system and BMW ConnectedDrive
Expect the price to be in the range of 18 to 20 lakhs.
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Source: Indian Autos Blog.com