BMW 1 series is the car maker’s gift for its budget conscious buyers. The car packs all the BMW features and provides the middle class buyer opportunity to own a premium car. The hatch back was launched in 2004, and has come a long way. It is clearly seen even the BMW isn’t spared from the economic slowdown and has forced down the car maker to come out with aggressive price tags.
CRITICS TAKE ON THE CAR
The car isn’t the greatest of the offerings from the premium car maker, but for the price tag which it carries it looks good on the papers. The cabin quality is not the greatest and we expect nothing but a perfect car from a car maker like BMW.
The car has gone well down with the new users, though it faces a lot of flakes from the critics. Our Critics feel that from a car maker like BMW, just being decent is not enough. The car lags enough leg space and for a premium category car even a little of something is highlighted. Due to improper leg space, constant travel with such leg spacing would lead to leg aches.
The Car draws a lot of flakes for being a four-seat cabin and one of the smallest in the class. The rear seats lack comfort and one sitting in one of those may feel stuffed. The car has less cargo space and the trunk is of only 10 cubic feet which is very less even for a smaller car. The car has great interiors but very classy touch to it which doesn’t go great with youth thus lacking a contemporary and vibrant feel to it.
Overall we feel the BMW 1 Series is here this time to stay longer and has come a long way. The car has got considerable space, great engine which has got excellent mileage at the same time a powerful 8 shift automatic gearbox. We feel the car has to work on its interiors; the plastic is improved and decent but still doesn’t feel premium. The car maker targets new car buyers who haven’t had a taste of BMW and for those buyers the car is sure to have an exciting impression. With all the specs and enhanced engine performance BMW 1 series is clearly one of the best cars in the affordable premium category car segment.
Yes, we can say its one of those days when we critics have very little to crib about. And surely we love being in this situation.
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