The thing we love about BMW is their proficiency for performance. Of course, they are the masters of design and plush interiors. But at the end of the day, what makes a car efficient is its performance on the roads. The BMW 1 series is among few of the cars which have a rear wheel control. This concept is slowly disappearing among the regular cars.
The cheapest variant of the hatch back is its 118d engine which is a diesel engine and for the price tag the car comes with the engine performs better on the roads than it looks on the paper. The performance of the car overall is very impressive and it clocks 0-100kmph in just about 8.7s. The car has a great ground clearance of 157mm and rides smooth along the turns. We are impressed with the car’s mileage which is around 14.0kmpl according to the ARAI test cycles, which is not just good but impressive for a car which packs in a powerful engine.
The 8-gear automatic transmission makes the car a delight to drive and the chassis of the car feels sturdy even at high speeds. The steering response is considerably quick and sharp. T4he car comes with four driving modes which are the Eco pro which is for fuel efficiency, the comfort, the Sport and the Sport +. The car’s true nature is revealed when it is driven in the Sport+ mode. Overall the BMW 1 series is fun to ride and is as powerful as any other car in the premium affordable hatchback segment.
The exterior of a BMW has never been loose. The car maker is known for its flamboyance. The one series hatchback is no exception and comes with an excellent design factor. Though the car is under the four metre segment, it has got a magnificent BMW sense of appeal. The headlamp come with dual toned look and has got a dazzling feel to them. The brand logo is fitted at the top of the hood makes it a real beauty. The rear of the hatchback is simple and comes with stylish tail lights which add to the glam factor of the car.
The interior are plush and the silver ascents of the cabin look rich. The steering wheel is covered with premium leather upholstery and comes with the music and A.C controls. The car has got great leg space and in no way feels cramped. The seats are wide, well cushioned and have the rich leather upholsteries. We feel that the car may have great interiors and fine finishing but lacks considerable youthfulness and spirit. The interiors are classy and are well-designed but looks old fashioned and dull. We would love to see contemporary and stylish interiors from the car maker.
Final Verdict: – The car definitely has got all the aspects meant to rule the premium category hatchback segment. BMW’s one series is a stepping stone towards the introduction of more premium cars at aggressive and affordable price into developing markets like India. The car combines performance, power and looks to kill.
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