BMW has officially launched the 1-Series M-Performance Edition hatchback range in India. The 1-Series M-Performance Edition will enjoy a limited run of 111 units in India. The M-Performance Edition for the 1-Series hatchback will be sold with turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options. BMW India has also announced the pricing for the various variants of the hatchback.
Pan-India Ex-Showroom prices of the different M-Performance Edition variants of the 1-Series Hatchback are as follows:
- BMW 116i M Performance Edition – 22.65 Lakh Rupees
- BMW 118d M Performance Edition – 25.60 Lakh Rupees
- BMW 118d Sport M Performance Edition – 28.55 Lakh Rupees
- BMW 118d Sport Plus M Performance Edition – 32.50 Lakh Rupees
From the pricing levels, it is easy to figure that the additional kit on the M-Performance Editions of the 1-Series don’t come at any premium over the regular variants of the hatchback. This makes the M-Performance Edition quite an attractive bet for luxury hatchback buyers who can now opt for a stylistic makeover, free of cost. The various stylistic changes on the 1-Series M-Performance Edition are:
- Revised front and rear bumpers with a sporty finish
- Sporty side skirts
- Revised alloy wheel design
- GT Stripes
- M Performance badging on the flanks
- Rear roof spoiler and fins
BMW claims that these changes improves the aerodynamics of the 1-Series hatchback. Under the hood, the petrol and diesel powered 1-Series hatchbacks sport familiar engine options. The petrol powered variant uses a 1.6 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged motor that outputs 136 Bhp-220 Nm while the diesel powered variants use a 2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged motor that outputs 143 Bhp-320 Nm. Both engines drive the rear wheels of the 1-Series hatchback by means of an 8 speed automatic gearbox.
The 1-Series M-Performance Edition hatchback is BMW’s answer to Mercedes Benz’s Edition1 variants of the A-Class and B-Class hatchbacks. The 1-Series hatchback is the German luxury car giant’s least priced product in the Indian car market, catering to a younger set of buyers by marrying luxury to affordability. The 1-Series hatchback is assembled through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route at BMW’s Chennai factory.