Shanghai. January 15 (Gasgoo.com) – BMW 1 series, the only hatchback that BMW offers, will be launched in Chinese market in March of this year, Chinese media reported today.
The hatchback powered by 2.0 Liter and 3.0 Liter engines comes in five versions: five-door, three-door, coupe and convertible. The five-door and three-door will be first BMW hatchbacks introduced to China in March.
BMW 1 series, a model cheaper than BMW 3 series, will be priced at about RMB 300,000 yuan ($41,000) in Chinese market while BMW 3 series is priced at about RMB 308,000 yuan ($42,200) in the market.
BWM 1 series 120i is powered by a new four-cylinder engine with High-Precision Direct Injection and Bi-VANOS technology achieves zero to 62mph in 7.7 seconds (7.8 seconds for five-door) before going on to a top speed of 139mph. Output is 170hp (up 20hp) while peak torque is now 210Nm (up 10Nm). Combined fuel consumption is 44.1mpg (improves by 17 per cent), CO2 emissions are 152g/km (down 16 per cent).