BMW Discontinues 1 Series Premium Hatchback In India

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BMW 1 Series discontinued in India. The Bavarian company has removed the 1 Series premium hatchback from its official Indian website, now, the BMW X1 SUV is the entry-level model in the country.

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BMW 1 Series Discontinued In India; BMW X1 Is The Entry Level Model

While the news was made public in August 2017, the production of the BMW 1 Series in India was stopped back in January 2017. As per Business Line, BMW India is currently producing eight products at its Chennai plant and has discontinued the assembly and sale of the BMW 1 Series.

BMW 1 Series Discontinued In India; BMW X1 Is The Entry Level Model

BMW India launched the 1 Series back in 2013 with a facelift being introduced in 2015. The 1 Series was available with a single 118d Sportline trim and two color options, white and red. The BMW 1 Series 118d Sportline was powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.

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BMW 1 Series Discontinued In India; BMW X1 Is The Entry Level Model

The oil burner churned out 148bhp and 320Nm of torque and came mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox which sent the power to the rear. The last time the BMW 1 Series was on sale in India, it retailed at Rs 31 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).

BMW 1 Series Discontinued In India; BMW X1 Is The Entry Level Model

DriveSpark Thinks!

The BMW 1 Series was a good performance premium hatchback; however, with the lack of choices and restricted to just the 118d Sportline model; buyers had no option but to opt for the single variant.

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Story first published: Monday, September 18, 2017, 10:55 [IST]
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