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Production BMW X1 breaks cover

2 July 2009

The premium compact SUV market has become the latest target for BMW, as a production-ready version of the X1 has been unveiled to the world. A sporty and refined vehicle for the young and adventurous, the X1 combines the characteristics of an SUV, such as an elevated seating position, with the traditional strengths of a BMW: performance and agility on the road. Petrol and diesel engines will be offered, as will Auto Stop Start, xDrive all-wheel-drive technology on certain models, and the standard host of luxury features. The entry-level X1 sDrive18d uses a 105 kW/320 Nm 2,0-lite turbodiesel that uses just 5,2 l/100km, while range topping xDrive28i and xDrive23d models produce 190 kW/310 Nm, and 150 kW/400 Nm respectively.

The BMW X1 is scheduled for local release towards the end of the year.

  • Frikkadel

    Why do manufacturers insist on giving us these trendy little nothing 4x4s? Come on BMW! Surely you can build a real 4×4, with low gearing and stuff? If Merc can do it with the M, GL and Gelandewagen, surely the ‘great’ BMW can do it too?

  • Nel

    Station wagons don’t sell anymore. Now bmw is trying to convince us this is an suv.Look at it:It’s a station wagon!!!

  • Mat

    You are right. This looks like a station wagon.It’s not as popular as I expected from BMW and maybe the station wagon looks are the reason.