BMW X1 and BMW iX1

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At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two engines on the BMW X1, one being petrol and the other diesel. Both are paired with a seven-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch as standard which powers the front wheels. Then the all-electric BMW iX1 will be introduced to the line-up, all built in the Regensburg plant (Germany) and all models including the all-electric drive will come off the same assembly line.

Presenting classy exterior design, the Sports Activity Vehicle has an almost square BMW kidney grille and slim LED headlights. Sculptured surfaces and long roofline with flared wheel arches giving a strong side view. The rear has a slim tailgate window, striking LED lights and horizontal lines. All models come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and all models are also available with 19-inch and a first for BMW X1, 20-inch wheels. Exterior paint is offered in two solid colours and ten metallic shades including a Frozen paint option.

Inside new features are the floating armrest with integrated control panel and smart phone tray. Seats are available in Sensatec or Vermasca leather upholstery with sports seats being an option. In the rear compartment, three full sized seats offer improved seating comfort and a 40/20 split allowing the rear seat backrests to be folded down or adjusted to expand the boot capacity. Sports steering wheel in leather and intelligent two zone automatic climate control and a rain sensor with automatic headlight activation are all standard in the new generation X1. Some options are the Harman Kardon Sound System, panoramic glass sunroof, ambient lighting, and a mirror package.

The BMW iX1 xDrive30 is the first all-wheel-drive electric car introduced in the premium compact segment. Two highly integrated drive units at the front and rear axles deliver a combined output of 230 kW and torque of 494 Nm propelling the iX1 from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds. Highly efficient charging software along with the high-voltage battery positioned flat within the vehicle’s underbody gives the car a range of between 413 and 438 kilometres. The X1 sDrive 18i has a fuel consumption of 6.5 l/100 kms and is powered by a 115 kW three-cylinder petrol engine. The four-cylinder diesel, the sDrive 18d improves consumption to 5.0 L/100 kms and generates 110 kW.

Technology is very much a feature in the X1 with automated driving and parking systems, Cruise Control, front-collision warning, Reverse Assist Camera and Reversing Assist as standard. Many more systems are available to choose as an option some being Remote 3D view, Active Navigation, Steering and Lane Control Assist, Active Cruise Control and Remote software upgrades. The new BMW X1 also treats its occupants to the latest-generation iDrive multi-sensory vehicle experience in the form of the standard-fit-BMW Live Cockpit Professional based on BMW Operating System 8. Curved Display with its state-of-the-art graphics and menu structure along with the BMW intelligent Personal Assistant that has now gained extra skills. Fully integrated screen 10.7 inches diagonal is touch screen and voice controlled which allows the number of buttons to be reduced significantly.

5 G technology, smartphone integration, BMW Maps Navigation System, Interior camera for taking snapshots of the occupants and BMW digital key function all add to the excitement of this new BMW X1. 

Prices will be released closer to the launch date in October 2022.

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