Dipa Karmakar returns BMW X1 presented by Sachin Tendulkar for her outstanding performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Gymnast Dipa karmakar is returning the BMW X1 which she received as a gift after her outstanding performance at Rio Olympics. The gymnast’s family based in Agartala in Tripura has cited the reason behind the decision, as too many maintenance issues and bad road conditions there. Also, Agartala having no BMW service dealership in the city is another reason behind the decision.
The car was presented to Dipa by Sachin Tendulkar at an event in September at Hyderabad Badminton Association. Sachin also presented BMW cars to PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Sindhu’s coach Pulella Gopichand. Dipa’s coach Bisheswar Nandi has already contacted Hyderabad badminton Association regarding the issue.
Dipa’s family has also suggested that, if possible the organization can transfer equivalent amount of money of the value of BMW X1 to Dipa’s bank account, with which Dipa’s family can buy a new car. The Hyderabad badminton Association has also agreed to the proposal as reports suggest.
2016 BMW X1 was launched at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, and the car is priced between Rs. 30 lakhs and Rs. 40 lakhs in the country. It is the smallest SUV from German luxury automaker’s stable. It sports LED headlamps, revised BMW signature Kidney grille, and revised front bumper as well. The all new BMW X1 is 53mm taller than previous model, and it also features 90mm extra wheelbase.
Inside the cabin also, all-new BMW X1 comes with improved connectivity and safety features. It gets a BMW head-up display, dual tone dashboard and premium quality interior materials. Among safety features BMW X1 is equipped with Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Active Cruise Control, Pedestrian Warning System etc. On powertrain front, it gets two petrol and three diesel engine options, but presently it is available with diesel engine options only.