About BMW 1 SERIES

The BMW 1 Series of compact luxury cars has been manufactured since 2004 as a successor to the BMW Compact, and has been produced in four different styles.

Despite its design being new, the front of the BMW 1 Series is something you've never seen before. With a kidney grille in a dominant upright position, extensive headlights reinforced with xenon corona rings and dynamically shaped bonnet, this BMW stands out from the crowd.

The BMW 1 Series comes for both, Diesel as well as Petrol cars. The petrol engine pumps out 136 bhp, while diesel engine gives out 143 bhp.

There is a unique combination in the compact class, involving the interplay between a longitudinally mounted engine, high grade suspension and rear-wheel drive with a balanced weight ratio between front and rear axles. This guarantees stress-free driving, especially on long drives and provides maximum agility when turning on corners. Connectivity, USB devices and Bluetooth services are all a standard part of the vehicle.

Pitted against Mercedes-Benz B Class and Volvo V40, BMW Series 1 has a better build and quality and an engine that delivers more power.

Diesel Variants

1. BMW 1 Series 118D Base

2. BMW 1 Series 118D Sport Line

3. BMW 1 Series 118D Sport Plus

Petrol Variants

4. BMW 1 Series 116L

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
BMW 1 SERIES 116I
24.57 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
BMW 1 SERIES 118D HATCHBACK
27.76 Lakhs Get on road price
BMW 1 SERIES 118D SPORT LINE
30.94 Lakhs Get on road price
BMW 1 SERIES 118D SPORT PLUS
35.21 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 1598
Power 134.1 BHP
Torque 220Nm@1350-4300rpm
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight -

Our Verdict

Hatchbacks are widely approved and loved in the Indian auto market. Therefore, sensing an opportunity and wanting to make its presence felt in this segment, while increasing customer reach, luxury carmaker, BMW, introduced the entry level, premium hatchback, the 1 Series. In India, the 5-door option with one petrol and diesel mill is available. Available in India via the CKD route, the specs match its European counterpart. If you want to be the proud owner of a BMW, be it an entry level, then the 1 Series makes a good choice in terms of affordability, driving experience and the BMW reliability.