BMW India has officially launched the 1 Series M Performance Edition in the country. This could be the move to boost sales in a highly competitive market. Only 111 units of the special edition will be made available across all BMW dealerships till August 25, 2014.
The BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is equipped with good amount of exterior elements. The limited edition model features a black front grille, BMW M aerodynamics, performance rear spoiler with fins, performance racing strips and M Performance lettering embossed on the exteriors.
Under the BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition remains unchanged. The gasoline version is propelled by a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 136bhp and 220Nm of torque. This engine is claimed to return an impressive fuel economy of 20.58 lakh. It accelerates to 100kmph from zero in mere 8.6 seconds. The oil burner is the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, twin-power turbo unit that develops 143bhp and 320Nm of torque.
The BMW 1 Series Performance Edition is the direct answer to the likes of Mercedes-Benz A-Class special edition launched in June. The 1 Series is locally assembled at the company’s manufacturing unit in Chennai.
BMW 1 Series Performance Edition variants and ex-showroom prices
The BMW 116i M Performance Edition: INR 22,65,000
The BMW 118d M Performance Edition: INR 25,60,000
The BMW 118d Sport M Performance Edition: INR 28,55,000
The BMW 118d Sport Plus M Performance Edition: INR 32,50,000