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.