The All-New BMW X1: Highest power with reduced emissions

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The all-new BMW X1 looks more dynamic and muscular compared to the previous model.

The all-new BMW X1 looks more dynamic and muscular compared to the previous model.

BMW has unveiled the all-new BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle that now boasts of roomier interior, greater efficiency and technology on the forefront of innovation. The second-generation X1 takes to the stage with a body design typical of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle.

The BMW X1 xDrive28i will be the exclusive model in the US at launch that features a 2.0-liter TwinTurbo 4-cylinder engine from BMW’s new family of modular engines with maximum output of 228 horsepower, making the all-new BMW X1 the most powerful entry model in the segment. It will be mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. An efficiency-optimized version of the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology all help to enhance sporting ability and ride comfort compared to the outgoing model. The all-new BMW X1 also showcases its exceptional versatility with increased cargo area and greater interior room with more headroom than before.

Its cutting-edge premium ambience and functionality ensure the BMW X1 will stay ahead of the competition. Alongside its market-leading dynamics and efficiency, a host of innovative equipment features also help to secure the all-new BMW X1’s position in the class. Among the items on the options list are full-LED adaptive headlights, BMW Head-Up Display and Driver Assistance Plus.

Greatest interior roominess and versatility in its class
The all-new BMW X1 is defined by its cutting-edge vehicle concept and advancements in the areas of functionality, safety and comfort. This multitalented model not only boasts more space for passengers and luggage – it also offers additional flexibility when it comes to utilizing its load-carrying capacity. Extensive standard equipment and numerous attractive options underline the premium character of the compact BMW Sports Activity Vehicle.


The driver-focused cockpit and generously sized surfaces define the interior of the new BMW X1 as a classic Sports Activity Vehicle. The flat surfaces of the instrument panel and center console controls all angled toward the driver aim to help and maintain control over the surroundings at all times regardless of changing road conditions.

The rear seatback can be split 40:20:40, with the three sections folding down individually or jointly. A power-folding feature enables the rear seats to be folded at the touch of a button inside the luggage compartment. Cargo space has been increased by more than 15 percent allowing plenty of storage practicality.

The standard automatic tailgate operation makes using the X1’s load-carrying capacity even easier, and Comfort Access, offered as part of the Premium Package, also includes a hands-free tailgate opening and closing function.

Commanding presence, robust proportions, dynamic lines
The signature BMW X model design cues shape the all new BMW X1, while the height has been increased by an additional 1.7 inches for a robust stance in all driving situations. The large, upright BMW kidney grille, lower air intake done in three sections and the characteristic “six-eyed” look formed by the twin round headlights and fog lamps give the new BMW X1 its distinctive face. Emphasizing the bold look of the new BMW X1, LED Daytime Running Lights are now standard with LED headlights available in conjunction with the Premium Package.

The all-new BMW X1 offers standard 18-inch run-flat all-season tires with non-run-flat all seasons and a space saver spare available as a no-cost option for the first time. Sport-oriented customers can also choose 19-inch run-flat performance tires as optional equipment.

The standard sound system with seven loudspeakers provides high quality audio. The optional Harman Kardon HiFi system, complete with 12 loudspeakers and a digital amplifier with 360-watt output, provide an outstanding audio experience while on the road.

Highest power in its class
The all-new BMW X1 will be available from launch with an all-new 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine featuring a twin-tailpipe design that draws further attention to its sporty character. The BMW X1 xDrive28i features BMW’s new modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine, a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder unit with a TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve lift, and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. This powerful engine develops 228 hp at 5,000 rpm, representing the highest power output in the entry model class, thanks to BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology. The peak torque of 258 pound-feet, which is available between 1,250 rpm and 4,500 rpm, ensures once again that the driving torque is effortlessly and instantly delivered for a dynamic and agile driving experience. Its instantaneous pulling power enables acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hours (96 kilometers per hour) in 6.3 seconds. The new BMW X1 xDrive28i CO2 emissions stand at 152– 49 grams per kilometer (in the European Union test cycle, depending on the tire format specified).

New xDrive system
The compact, low-weight and efficient all-wheel-drive system distributes the engine’s power between the front and rear axle exactly as the situation requires – at all times. Working closely with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) allows the system to act preemptively to counteract any tendency on the car’s towards oversteer or understeer. The BMW xDrive system therefore ensures excellent traction, optimized directional stability and enhanced cornering dynamics in all weather and road conditions. Furthermore, the combination of the DSC system and xDrive also includes Hill Descent Control.

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