BMW India today , in a first of it’s kind event launched the second generation of the X1 live across all social media platforms at a price of ₹ 35.9 lakh.
The new BMW X1 comes with a refreshed look which now makes it bigger and command a lot more road presence than the outgoing version .Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in BS VI diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealerships across India
Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “The BMW X1 has established and owned the dominant position in the premium compact sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment. This is also the trend worldwide – it reflects the global need the X1 serves. The X1 fits in perfectly with the attitude and lifestyle of modern ambitious future leaders who are redefining success – personally and professionally. They don’t hold back and live in the present, enjoying the thrill of success, celebrating each moment of their performance, here and now. They are fearless in playing the big game. The X1 is their ally in this thrilling journey of smashing status quo and setting new benchmarks. With the new 2020 BMW X1, we welcome them into the BMW world to experience the thrill of the ultimate driving machine which will add more thrill to their lives.”
Engine and Transmission –
PETROL – The two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X1 sDrive20i produces an output of 192 hp and maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in 7.7 seconds.
DIESEL – The two-litre fourcylinder diesel engine of the BMW X1 sDrive20d produces an output of 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 -100 km/hr in 7.9 seconds.
Both the Petrol and Diesel engines come mated to the Steptronic Sport automatic transmission as standard.
Design and Dynamics –
The sharper design of the new BMW X1 brings out the powerful stance of the SAV . It is considerably bigger than the outgoing variant and offers a higher seating position hence offering better road visibility and road presence .
The exterior is very muscular and dominant with precisely drawn lines and strikingly contoured surfaces. The front has an imposing appearance with larger BMW grille and air intakes as well as striking new LED headlights with LED fog lamps . The side profile is emphasised by a dynamic wedge shape formed by the roofline, eye-catching character lines and window surfaces that taper towards the rear. The rear design underscores the car’s width and sporty stance with wraparound LED rear lights, inlays in body color and bigger twin exhaust tailpipes.
The new BMW X1 has comfort and a feeling of spaciousness on the inside . The interiors are stylish and give a sense of sportiness while not loosing out of the premium feel. Filling up the cabin with a sense of spaciousness and light is the large Panorama Glass Roof . The interior is loaded with things like ambient lighting , micro-activated carbon particulate filter , electrical seat adjustment for both driver (with memory function) and passenger etc. M Sport offers Sport Seats for driver and front passenger. The rear seat backrest can be reclined for added comfort. Folding down the 40:20:40 split backrest increases boot capacity from 500 litres to 1,550 litres.
The new BMW X1 is available in three variants . Each variant comes with distinguished exterior and interior design features. The three variants are –
- SportX – Reflecting the perfect combination of sporty and ‘X’ elements
- xLine – Emphasises on the car’s off-road looks.
- M Sport – Bestows a masculine character distinguishing itself as an elite sports model.
The new BMW X1 is available in two BS VI petrol and two BS VI diesel variants . The ex-showroom prices are as follows –
- BMW X1 sDrive20i SportX (petrol) : INR 35,90,000
- BMW X1 sDrive20i xLine (petrol) : INR 38,70,000
- BMW X1 sDrive20d xLine (diesel) : INR 39,90,000
- BMW X1 sDrive20d M Sport (diesel) : INR 42,90,000
The BMW X1 is a very strong proposition for people wanting to enter the premium segment because of the overall package and accessibility and cost of ownership perspective. The car comes with a 5 years / 60,000 kilometres service and warranty . For customers booking the new BMW X1 in March, the package which comprises of , the protective cover of BMW Service Inclusive and BMW Repair Inclusive , Condition Based Service (CBS), maintenance work and warranty ,is available at a special price of just INR 15,000 per year for petrol variants and INR 20,000 per year for diesel variants.
The new BMW X1 comes loaded with BMW Safety technologies such as six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, sideimpact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and integrated emergency spare wheel under the load floor.