BMW one, The Luxurious Hatch
Bayerische Motoren Werke, commonly known as BMW one has recently introduced the
1 series in India. BMW one series is an elegant five door hatch from the marquee, and matches the mid-category sedans in size. A quick look at the car and you would be mesmerized by the simplistic design and features, both on the outside and the inside. The all-new BMW 1 Series exudes pure self-confidence especially with its broad shoulder line.
Once you park yourself in the driver’s seat, you will start to imagine a clear stretch of tarmac and the sound of its roaring engine. The design has been very generous on the inside and the varied compartments boast of generous proportions. The instrument panel is particularly characterized and geared towards the driver’s needs.The highlights of this piece of art can be seen from the inside or the outside. Some of its features are:
– • ECO PRO Mode
– • Auto Start Stop function
– • Brake Energy Regeneration
– • 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic
– • Electric Power Steering
The Connectivity, Bluetooth and USB devices are well supported. It offers convenient integration of Bluetooth mobile phones to access calendar and media features from the car. You can access some apps like wiki local from the entertainment system. In addition, you get a BMW Radio Professional i.e. radio with ‘Stereo speaker system’, including iDrive, 16.5cm color display, CD drive and controller with direct menu control buttons.
The 1598 cc engine produces 136hp and 220Nm torque that accelerates from
0 to 100 kmph in sheer 8.7 seconds. You have an option of choosing between the petrol or diesel engine option. The BMW 118d (diesel) has a fuel consumption of 20.58 km/l and the BMW 116i (petrol) has a fuel consumption of 16.28 km/l.
The car is perfect for the city ride, where the traffic is just growing and growing, and we are always maneuvering between lanes or cars. It is a sensible buy if you want that luxury in your car, yet be intelligent enough, to understand the need for a hatch in this growing traffic.