The BMW X1 has got an update with pronounced design revisions, a high level of versatility and a host of cutting-edge equipment features, according to a press release.
Powerful yet efficient three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive are amongst the changes in the latest X1.
The model update ensures the compact Sports Activity Vehicle now cuts an even more handsome figure.
The X1’s new look is immediately clear, with the most prominent revisions found at the front and rear. Each of the model variants – from the base BMW X1 to xLine, Sport Line and M Sport – has been given a standalone visual presence tailored to its character profile. The BMW X1 M Sport is an athletic-looking option, courtesy not least of lowered M Sport suspension, BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features and the M Aerodynamics package.
At the front end, a larger BMW grille – the kidneys now merging in the centre – links up with new Adaptive LED headlights including sharper light iconography and a bumper with integrated LED foglamps and larger air intakes. The rear end of the X1 also houses new stylistic features as the new inlay in the body-colour rear apron adopts the car’s main body colour. This feature is included as standard.
Another highlight can be found on the driver’s-side exterior mirror, which projects a two-tone LED “X1” image when the car is unlocked. This is not just a visual trick; it also makes getting into and out of the BMW X1 that much easier.
The attractive design is further enhanced by three new exterior colours – Jucaro Beige metallic, Misano Blue metallic (exclusively for the M Sport model) and the ultra-exclusive BMW Individual Storm Bay metallic – and four new wheel designs.
At launch in summer 2019, all the engines will meet the EU6d‑temp exhaust emissions standard. The power generated by the efficient yet sporty engines is translated – via BMW xDrive intelligent all‑wheel drive or a cutting-edge front-wheel-drive configuration, depending on the model variant – into dynamic performance on the road.
The BMW X1 xDrive25i's 170 kW (231 hp) engine teams up with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission to propel the car. It races from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 6.5 seconds. Combined fuel consumption comes in at 6.8 – 6.3 l/100km (41.5 – 44.8 mpg imp), combined CO2 emissions are 155 – 144 g/km.
The suspension technology provides all models with fleet-footed agility, delivers controllable handling and imbues the car with sublime overall dynamics. The xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system available for many of the models in the range splits drive torque between the front and rear axles to suit the situation at hand.
The efficiency of the combustion versions offered for the new BMW X1 merely whets the appetite for the arrival of the first BMW X1 with plug-in hybrid drive system. The debut of the new model next year will see BMW stepping up the electrification of its vehicle line-up once again. The BMW X1 xDrive25e (petrol consumption combined: from 2.0 l/100 km [141.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: from 43 g/km) – due to enter production in March 2020 – is fitted with the latest, fourth-generation BMW battery technology, which gives the battery a gross energy content of 9.7 kWh. As a result, the plug-in-hybrid BMW X1 can cover more than 50km (31 miles) on electric power alone.
One of the highlights of the BMW X1 interior is the Control Display. A centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen is included as standard. If a navigation system is specified, either an 8.8-inch or the new 10.25-inch Touch Control Display – which can be operated using the BMW iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology – comes as part of the package.
The versatility of the BMW X1 is not confined to all things digital; its interior can also be adapted to individual requirements. For example, the rear seats can be folded down in three sections (40:20:40) and, as an option, slide forward by up to 13cm. Options such as automatic tailgate operation and Comfort Access – which team up to enable hands-free tailgate opening and closing – raise convenience levels another notch.