BMW 1-Series Coming to India in 2013

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BMW will introduce its 1-Series range of compact cars to the growing Indian market towards the end of 2013. The cars will face stiff rivalry from the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Calss, but BMW will try to keep costs down by using Completely Knocked Down kits which it will assemble locally.
It’s yet unclear what sort of 1-Series model will be sold in India. The five-door and three-door versions are the most likely candidates, as they best fit the family car genre, but the coupe and convertible can’t be ruled out either.

However, the new 1-Series Gran Turismo that was previewed recently as a concept would be much better. Its range of turbocharged 1.5-liter turbo petrol and diesel engines is perfect for India’s tax brackets, and with its FWD platform, it will be more practical and potentially affordable.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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