BMW Brings 1-Series in India To Rival Mercedes A-Class


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You mean to say all he customers of these so called big cars are posers.
 
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Well yeah almost! If you are looking at a more VFM purchase you have the Passat and Superb which offers the same comfort and even better features for a lesser price tag.


So the bottomline is if you have the money and want to show-off you can go for these big cars else a Passat or Superb is more VFM!
 
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:offtopic:

A Skoda superb and the MercS class have the same leg room in the rear.[shock]
 
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Well you should not be comparing the Skoda Superb to the S-Class! Ideally it should be compared to only to the E-Class and yes it has the space and comfort of an E-Class!
 
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@ cool

Buddy, thats not me speaking.
Its the numbers.
 
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I dont think the Indian car buyer has matured that much to buy a hatchback at that price. Plus many buyers at that price are chauffeur driven so back seat comfort matters. Also size and status matters to most buyers at this price point. Most Indians correlate size with price and status.
 
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^

Its the sedan version we are talking about.

It was recently spied testing.
 
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BMW confirms 1 Series for India

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 –
Petrols
1.6 liter petrol making 136 hp
1.6 liter petrol making 170 hp

Diesels
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 -
Parking assistance
Reverse camera
Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning
Cruise control with brake function
Speed-limit and no-passing information
Internet connectivity
Smartphone and music player integration
Real-time traffic information
Web radio
Facebook and Twitter apps
Optional iDrive system and BMW ConnectedDrive
Expect the price to be in the range of 18 to 20 lakhs.
Mercedes A Class – Are you game?

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Source: Indian Autos Blog.com
 
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To become leader in terms of sales, I won't be surprised, if BMW launches 0.5 or 0.25 series for India. [lol]

Heck, I hate this nos. gain. What's the use of buying BMW if car is stuck at service centre due to non-availability of spares ? I always feel that only 3 series is worth buying, rest are all crap.

BTW, being in Pune has big advantage. The dealer for Merc/Jag says that if they don't have any spare, they can get it in 2 hours from factory. [clap]
 
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BMW 1 Series ready for 2013 India debut

The 1 Series will be assembled at BMW India's Chennai facility which currently assembles the 3 Series and 5 Series sedans, the X1 compact SUV and the diesel X3. Assembled units attract a lower duty than CBUs and this will allow BMW India to price the new 1 Series rather aggressively. Keeping that in mind, the plant currently has a capacity for 11,000 units per annum however with demand on the 1 Series expected to soar, there is going to be a definite need for an increase in plant capacity.

BMW 1 Series ready for 2013 India debut - The Economic Times
 
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BMW India starts marketing campaigns for the 1 Series; launch soon

BMW India has started its marketing for the upcoming car, the 1 Series hatchback in the print media and in cyber space. The company has a new marketing campaign in place where individuals need to answer few questions and 10 lucky winners will get a chance to go on an all-expense paid trip to Germany. Once there, they will get a chance to drive the 1 Series with Sachin Tendulkar and a FIA GT 1 World Championship race driver, Armaan Ebrahim.

The BMW 1 Series will be the most affordable car from the German automaker in India and will compete with the recently launched Mercedes-Benz A-Class which has managed to get 400 bookings within just 10 days of the launch. It is likely that this development may have spurned BMW to pre-pone the launch date from the previously believed date in September.

The car will be imported to India via completely-knocked-down (CKD) route and then assembled at their Chennai facility. India is expected to get the five door model and options of three diesel and two petrol engines. There is also a possibility that at least one M badged vehicle from this range will come along a few months after the 1 Series is launched.

The entry level premium car market is heating up with offerings from German manufactures. Mercedes-Benz recently launched the A-Class hatchback for Rs 21.93 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) and it has already garnered over 400 bookings this month. Audi is expected to follow suit with the A3 sedan and eventually the hatchback.

BMW India starts marketing campaigns for the 1 Series; launch soon - CarWale News
 

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Re: BMW Confirms 1 Series for India To Rival Merc A-Class

Luxury car makers are eyeing a bigger pie by launching their smallest and cheapest models in India, i guess Audi won't take much time either in bringing their entry level offering.
 
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New BMW 1-series spied in India

BMW has started testing the soon-to-be-launched 1-series hatchback in India.

The 1-series is the smallest and most affordable BMW currently, and will be positioned to take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz A-class in India. The current-generation model (Codename F20) has been on sale in international markets since September 2011.

At 4.2 metres long, the 1-series is almost as long as the Mercedes A-class. Expect cabin quality to be on the lines of the X3 and the 3-series.

Internationally, BMW sells the 1-series with the 1.6-litre petrol and the 2.0-litre diesel engine options. However, the Indian variants might share engines with the X1 in the interest of costs. This means a 2.0-litre, 181bhp diesel and a 150bhp, 2.0-litre petrol, with the distant possibility of a hot, 168bhp, direct-injection petrol option.

The car would be locally produced at the BMW plant in Chennai, so expect prices to be in the range of around Rs 20-25 lakh. An early September launch is expected.

New BMW 1-series spied in India | News | Autocar India
 

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The winners of DYNAMIC1 experience had a gala time in Germany with Sachin Tendulkar, Armaan Ebrahim and of course, the 1 series.

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