SME Times News Bureau | 04 Sep, 2013
German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Tuesday launched its
entry-level BMW 1-Series hatchback with petrol and diesel variants
priced between Rs.20.90 lakh and Rs.29.90 lakh.
The entry-level car was unveiled by cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and race car driver Armaan Ebrahim here.
breathtaking agility and sophisticated functionality make it the
perfect car for people who are passionate about driving and want to make
their mark," said Philipp von Sahr, president, BMW Group India.
"A genuine eye-catcher with a real presence, the all-new BMW 1 Series will definitely stir up the premium car segment.”
to the company, the new vehicle will be locally assembled at its
Chennai plant using completely knocked down (CKD) kits and will compete
with recently launched Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The car's diesel
variant is powered by a two-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder
engine which can achieve top speed of 212 km per hour and an
acceleration from 0-100 km per hour in 8.6 seconds. The engine delivers a
mileage of 20.58 km per litre.
The petrol variant is powered by a
1.6 liter four-cylinder engine which can achieve top speed of 210 km
per hour and a mileage of 16.28 km per litre. Both the engine types are
coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission.