Youth Drove a BMW In The Lockdown; This Was The Outcome

Owner of a BMW sedan from Chattisgarh was driving his BMW at night amidst the lockdown while going live on Facebook. Police tracked him and arrested him.

Contents of this post-

  • Lockdown overview
  • Who is this youngster that drove his BMW in night during the lockdown
  • Why was he arrested
  • What about the other states, How’re they being treated in the lockdown?

Lockdown Overview

The Covid-19 has turned the whole enjoyment into a quarantine moment. Moreover, India has been imposing the nationwide lockdown now for over a month and there might be a genuine reason for that. We need to flatten the curve of the spread of the pandemic, we can only do this through lockdown. Moreover, the violation of the lockdown rules can even get you arrested and here we have a perfect example of that.

A youth of New Shanti Nagar, Chattisgarh was arrested by the police after he broke the lockdown rules.

Who is this youngster that drove his BMW in night during the lockdown

This youngster named Abhinay Soni is from Chattisgarh. Not only was he driving a luxury car in the lockdown but he was also live streaming his joyride. He was most certainly arrested by the cops for such carelessness on Monday. Abhinay belongs to a wealthy family and he’s an architect by profession.

Even amidst the lockdown, he took his BMW out for a spin and went as far as 20 km away from his house, roaming around in the city and streaming. Not just this, he even stopped at a road-side eatery for a quick meal at Murshidabad. Along with this- Soni was live streaming all his activities via his facebook profile.

Why was he arrested?

Youth caught driving BMW in lockdown: Gets arrested
Image: CarBlogIndia

Being out on roads without any valid reason and his action of going live on Facebook somehow caught the attention of the cops. The police traced Abhinay and eventually arrested hum. As stated, people are only allowed to move outside of their homes for emergency purposes or for procuring necessary items in the lockdown. No one is allowed to go out of their homes without a valid reason or you might have to face heavy penalties. The authorities are taking various measures to stop the vehicular and unnecessary movements of the fellow citizens.

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This is not the first time where the cops have taken a drastic step against the rule breakers. In various states, the police have seized thousands of vehicles from people who were out without proper protection and valid reason.

These vehicles will only be returned after the lockdown gets over. In many cases, the cops are also imposing big fines on the offenders. Getting arrested and taken to jail will be the worst outcome of such irresponsible behavior.

What about the other states, How’re they being treated in the lockdown

In Maharashtra, a few people were arrested after they live-streamed their activities on Facebook. Such activities not only encourage more people to come out of their homes, but also breaks the purpose of the lockdown.

We know that it’s a great pleasure in riding luxury cars and traveling outside. But it’s for your own safety!

We request everyone to stay at home and abide the rules that have been laid down by the authorities. Even after the lockdown lifts, practicing social distancing will be the best way to stay healthy and keep from getting infected from various infections. Its certainly difficult but its the only way to overcome the situation.

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New Entry Level 1.5 Liter Petrol Engine to Come Equipped in Upcoming BMW X1 Facelift Models

There will be a new entry-level 1.5 liter turbo-petrol engine with 135 bhp that will come equipped in the upcoming BMW X1 Facelift models.

There will be a new entry-level 1.5 liter turbo-petrol engine with 135 bhp that will come equipped in the upcoming BMW X1 Facelift models.

Contents of this post-

  • 2020 BMW X1 Facelift Overview
  • Features of the New BMW X1 Facelift
  • What’s special about the 1.5 Liter petrol engine?
  • Same 1.5 Liter engine to be used in the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe?

2020 BMW X1 Facelift Overview

BMW X1 facelift design
Image: India Today

In 2019, BMW facelifted the X1 globally and put it on sale in several international markets. Moreover, it’s been quite some time since the new generation of the BMW X1 has been on sale in India. Furthermore, now BMW will be going to bring this X1 facelift to India in mid-2020’s. However, BMW might introduce a new entry-level 1.5-liter petrol engine to the line-up with it. The BMW X1 competes against the likes of the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Volvo XC40 in India.

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Features of the New BMW X1 Facelift-

bmw x1 interior

The all new facelifted model of the BMW X1 comes with many changes which includes-

  • Completely redesigned bumpers
  • Sharper and slimmer headlights than before
  • Larger kidney-grille
  • New LED tail lamps
  • Larger infotainment screen on the inside with overall better fit and finishing.

What’s special about the 1.5 Liter petrol engine?

The all new 1.5 liter BMW X1 variant is a three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine. In the international markets, this engine develops over 140hp and over 220Nm of torque that too in the sDrive 18i variant. For India, this 1.5 liter engine is expected to produce over 135hp.

To suit our lower grade of fuel, we’ll get slightly detuned version of the same engine.

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Same 1.5 Liter engine to be used in the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe?

Some rumors say that the same engine is to be likely used in the India-bound 2 Series Gran Coupe. However, this new 1.5 liter turbo-petrol engine may also make its way into a number of BMW models like the-

  • New BMW X1
  • The BMW 2-series
  • New BMW 3 Series

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If the BMW finds sufficient demand for this engine in ASIAN and Middle East countries. Then, BMW India will even consider locally assembly of the turbo-petrol unit. That will be amazing, right?

As of 2019, the BMW X1 is available with a 192hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 190hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit in India. The diesel can be had with either 4-wheel-drive or just front-wheel drive, both of which use an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. While, the petrol delivers power to the front wheels only via a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.

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