To add to the exclusivity of this new variant BMW will only offer 111 units for sale. The BMW 1 Series, unlike the competition, is the sole rear-wheel-drive hatchback in the market.
The new motorsport-inspired edition comes with an exclusive range of M performance accessories such as an aerodynamic package and special exterior accents.
The exterior accents include an M Performance front black grill, rear spoiler with fins (again in black), racing top stripes in black and white and M Performance badging for the side sills. There are two options available under the non-metallic paint jobs – that is, Alpine White and Crimson Red, while there are up to six colours to choose from in the metallic category, namely Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Glacier Silver, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey and Valencia Orange.
The interior comes in two trims – black high-gloss with highlight trim finishers in ‘Coral Red matt’ or ‘Satin Silver matt’. Sports seats, a leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, a red chronoscale speedometer and electric glass roof will come as standard.
The new BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is available in diesel and petrol variants.
Philipp von Sahr, president, BMW Group India said, “The BMW brand stands for dynamics, innovation and unique motorsport expertise. The innovative BMW M Performance Accessories bring this motorsport knowledge to the streets to individualise and enhance the sporty personality of your BMW. The dynamic appearance of the new BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition cultivates a breathtaking racing look in everyday driving.”
The new BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is available in two non-metallic paintworks: Alpine White and Crimson Red and the following six metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Deep Sea Blue, Glacier Silver, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey and Valencia Orange. The standard Cloth Move Anthracite and Sensatec upholstery is available. Interior trims offered are ‘Black high-gloss with Highlight trim finishers Coral Red matt’ and ‘Satin Silver matt’. The BMW 118d Sport and BMW 118d Sport Plus come with red-black accents that highlight the dynamic poise as well as ‘BMW Sport’ entry sills, sports seats, a leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching, a red chronoscale speedometer and electric glass roof as standard features. The new BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition. The BMW M Aerodynamics Package optimizes the handling capabilities of the of the BMW 1 Series with the new front bumper, rear bumper and side sills while the M Performance lettering on side sills accentuates the aggressive and sporty character. The BMW M Performance front grill with frame and vertical slats in black underlines the distinctive and dynamic character of the BMW 1 Series. Available in black and white, the BMW M Performance top stripes over the bonnet, roof and rear, ensure extremely sporty lines. The BMW M Performance rear spoiler and rear fins in black offer high stability and a premium look.