Making of a Car - BMW 1 Series
The all new BMW 1 Series was first launched into the market in 2007 and underwent a model change this year with new features and technological innovations.
The all-new BMW 1 Series body is now 85mm longer while the wheelbase is now 30mm longer. Its front and rear tracks too have increased by 51mm and 72mm respectively compared to the previous model.
This means that the all new BMW 1 Series boast more interior space and sportier look with 21mm rear legroom while luggage compartment has increased from 330 to 360 litres. But with the rear seats folded down, the new BMW 1 Series offers you a maximum of 1,200 litres of luggage space
The new BMW 1 Series stands out in the compact premium car segment. Apart from its array of innovative features, the 1 Series is still the only car in this segment with rear-drive.
Designed to be more sportier and powerful, the new 1 Series is now more fuel efficient, and luxurious. Available in two variants, Sportline and urban, the all-new 1 Series comes in two petrol engines, a 1.6 and 1.8 litre power-plants that deliver powerful performance, yet lenient with fuel consumption.
Mr Sola Adigun General Manager of Coscharis Motors said that “With its BMW EfficiencyDynamics technology, the new 1 Series is the fist in its class with optional eight-speed automatic transmission, automatic stop/start function in both manual and automatic transmissions.”
Continuing, he said “it has significantly improved comfort and unique handling, thanks to the rear-wheel drive, in-line engines, perfectly balanced weight distribution and advanced suspension technology. Double-joint cross-strut front axle: five-link rear axle, high-precision electromechanical power steering with no interference from the drive train. It also has optional variable sports steering, DSC (Driving Stability Control), Dynamic Traction Control and Electronically locking differential as standard features.
The new 1 Series made extensive use of intelligent energy management systems, including brake energy regeration and electromechanical power steering. It also boasts high torsion-resistant body for increased responsiveness and passengers protection. This is in addition to front, side and head airbags. Loaded with array of technological innovations, the all-new BMW 1 Series has a BMW Connected Drive, a comprehensive and unique selection of optional driver assistance systems and mobility services.
Even so, it's a facinating process to observe and there's now a video showing how much effort actually goes into making the new BMW 1-Series compact, from bare sheets of steel right up to the final inspection.
Two hosts visit the factory and the first, most obvious aspect is its size. For a small car, a 346 acre and 9,000 person site seems massive - more like a small town.
Once inside, we can see the construction of the 1-Series right from the original shapes cut out of 400 tons per day of steel, to those sections being pressed into more recognisable shapes. The sections are then welded into a "body in white", the bare shell of the car.
The car is then checked for defects before heading to the paint shop where paint is applied electrostatically to reduce waste - the electrically charged paint particles are attracted to the opposite charge of the car body.
The 1-Series then moves to the assembly line where the engine, interior and other components are fitted before the vehicle is finally complete.
So next time you go to buy a new car, just remember that it, like your place in life itself, is just a small element of a much bigger picture...
To watch the video please click the below link