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India Bound - 2015 BMW 1-Series Facelift Revealed!

The updated Beemer hatch gets Mini’s new three-cylinder diesel and petrol engines!

BMW 1 Series

BMW has officially revealed its entry level - 1 Series’ facelift. The mid-life refresh of the hatch comes in the form of heavy stylistic and mechanical updates. Speaking of the Indian launch, the 2015 BMW 1-series is expected to enter later this year.

BMW 1 Series Stylistic changes?

BMW 1 Series

As per the front profile, the quirky headlight of the on-going car are gone for good, in-comes the more familiar beemer face featuring large ‘kidney grille’.The hatch now comes standard with daytime running LEDs while complete LED lighting system (LED headlights with High-Beam-Assistant function and LED fogs with cornering function) is optional. Moreover, the rear profile gets a new wrap-around lights and gets a flamboyant makeover compared to the ongoing hatch with LED taillights adding extra character. On the inside, dashboard receives subtle changes in terms of aesthetics along with updated infotainment systems.

BMW 1 Series New Engines?

BMW 1 Series

The updated 1 Series get a new 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor pumps out 109 hp of max power and 180 Nm of peak torque while the diesel chucks out 116 hp of max power with 270 Nm of peak torque. Apart from this, the existing engines of the hatch are updated. Speaking in context with India, BMW currently offers 1 Series with 1.6-liter petrol along with a 2.0-liter turbo diesel. The company expected to continue with this setup but there are chances that the Bavarian automaker will launch the new 3-cylinder diesel and petrol engines in the country, since the new Mini was recently launched with these powertrains in India.

BMW 1 Series

Source : CarDekho