Well it’s just a year back when BMW launched the X1 in India on the 23rd of December. However internationally the X1 made its debut 2010. The BMW X1 facelift was caught by spy photographers for the first time outside their test facility in southern Germany according to worldcarfans.
The X1 will get the midlife facelift in 2012. From the pics we understand that the X1 will get restyled headlamps, front and rear bumpers. We can also expect some new trim levels with additions to upgraded interiors.
The X1 sports utility vehicle was launched in India in 3 versions sDrive18i, sDrive20d and Drive 20d Exclusive. At launch the prices started at Rs. 22 lakh. The BMW X1 was launched as a CKD (completely knocked-down unit) and is made at the Chennai plant.
A turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common-rail fuel injection gives the four-cylinder diesel in the new BMW X1 sDrive20d a maximum output of 130 kW/177 hp at an engine speed of 4,000 rpm as well as maximum torque of 350 Nm all the way from 1,750 to 3,000 rpm. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds with the ability to achieve the top speed of 205 km/hr. The average fuel consumption is 15.24 km/ltr as measured by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for Indian market specifications.
The 110 kW/150 hp four-cylinder petrol version featured in the new BMW X1 sDrive18i provides a similarly economical entry into the world of BMW X models. This engine delivers peak torque of 200 Nm at 3,600 rpm reaching its maximum output at 6,400 rpm. Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/hr comes in 10.4 seconds with top speed of 200 km/h. The average fuel consumption of BMW X1 sDrive18i is 11.24 km/ltr as measured by ARAI for Indian market specifications.
All versions of the new BMW X1 are equipped as standard with six-speed automatic transmission with short reaction and gearshift times. In India, the new BMW X1 comes with the dynamic rear-wheel drive system which means the driver enjoys typical BMW agility and driving pleasure – namely precise handling, flawless cornering ability and incomparable dynamics.