New BMW 1 Series Sedan Launched In China; Priced At Under INR 20 Lakh

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The BMW 1 Series Sedan has gone on sale in China with prices starting for CNY 2,04,800 (INR 19.90 lakh). A China only model for now, the 1 Series Sedan was first showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November last year. It is manufactured by the BMW Group and BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture in China.

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Based on the BMW Group’s front wheel drive UKL platform (the Mini’s base), the 1 Series Sedan is almost 170mm shorter in length than a 3 Series. Headlining features include LED head & tail lamps, a panoramic glass roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, a HUD, along with an infotainment system with navigation, an 8.8-inch screen and a iDrive controller.

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The 1 Series Sedan offers a 118i, a 120i and a 125i. The entry-level BMW 118i gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine (shared with the Mini Cooper) that produces 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

Also Read – 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show: BMW 1 Series sedan unveiled

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The BMW 120i gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (from the Cooper S) that develops 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque, while the 125i gets the same engine in a different state of tune producing 231 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Both the 120i and 125i get a 8-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels as standard.

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