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Midnight Blue - BMW X1
Deep Sea Blue - BMW X1
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.0||17.05||184bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|sDrive 20d Sportline
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|11.0||15.06||184bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|sDrive 20d xLine
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.0||17.05||184bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
December 16, 2013: BMW, the German luxury carmaker has officially revealed the 2014 X1 ahead of its global unveiling at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. This new model now features a new air intake vents in the front apron, daytime driving lights and a 17-inch light alloy wheels with V-spoke design. The company has also added a new sparkling Brown metallic exterior paint. The interiors of the xLine, Sport Line and M Sport package are also updated. The instrument cluster visor is covered with soft-touch material highlighted by lapfolded seams to add to the premium elegance. The cabin now features a high-gloss black, matt Coral Red or pearl-gloss Chrome. The new series also gets the latest Internet-based services to the range of ConnectedDrive features.
This company in India is a popular automaker that is known for offering stylish and luxury vehicles in the market. Their vehicles come with power packed engines with the ability to produce an impressive performance on Indian road conditions. Among several cars, the BMW X1 is a popular sports utility vehicle model in the market, which is doing quite well in terms of sales. It was introduced in India several years ago, gone through a minor cosmetic overhaul in the year 2013 for both its exteriors and interiors. At present, the car maker is selling this SUV in a total of three trim levels, which include 'sDrive20d', 'Sport Line' and 'xLine'. All these variants have been equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre twinpower turbo diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1995cc. It is cleverly mated with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission gearbox that helps it in producing a decent power of 184bhp along with 380Nm of torque output. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite efficient, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. Its braking mechanism is further augmented by ABS along with emergency brake assist function. It also has dynamic stability along with traction control system for additional safety. In addition to these, this SUV is also incorporated with Brake energy regeneration system, which generates electricity whenever brakes are applied and thereby it improves the overall efficiency. This vehicle is competing against the likes Audi Q3, Mercedes Benz GLA Class, Volvo V40 Cross Country and others in this segment. Apart from the base variant, its remaining trims have been bestowed with exclusively designed styling package, which gives a distinct look to this vehicle. Its mid range trim gets SportLine cosmetic features, which includes ambiance lighting system with switchable colors, kidney bean grille in high-gloss black and a sport leather steering wheel with contrasting red stitching. On the other hand, its top end variant is blessed with 'xLine' package featuring chrome tailpipes, entry sill with 'xLine' lettering and radiator grille with glacier silver matte finish. This model series is blessed with an advanced Park Distance Control (PDC) for rear, which makes it quite convenient to the driver. The car maker has also integrated features like ECOPRO mode activation function along with push button engine start/stop function, which contributes towards enhancing its fuel efficiency. Its main highlight is its ConnectDrive aspects, which include apps, Bluetooth with handsfree, USB connectivity and iDrive with 22.3cms color display. On the other hand, the company has given this SUV a sleek body structure featuring urbane cosmetics, which makes it look attractive. The manufacturer has affixed dual toned protective cladding on all its that adds to its distinctive appeal. At the same time, it is also blessed with a set of stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, which further emphasizes its sporty look. Although, it looks compact from outside, there is an ample space available inside, which can host five passengers and provides huge space for luggage storage. This model series is blessed with innovative comfort features including electrically adjustable front seats, multi-functional steering wheel and a 2-zone automatic AC unit that provides comfortable traveling experience. All the trims in this series gets several advanced safety features including side impact protection, run-flat tyres with reinforced side walls and engine immobilizer with crash sensor. All these features put together makes it one of the good looking and safest vehicle in its segment.
The company has designed this sports utility vehicle series with a lot of striking features. It is arguably the most stylish vehicle in the entry level luxury SUV segment owing to its distinct cosmetics and robust body structure. Starting with the front facade, it has a sleekly sculptured headlight cluster that houses powerful bi-xenon headlamps along with turn indicators. It also has LED daytime running lights that gives the frontage a distinct look. In the center there is a kidney bean shaped radiator grille that has vertical bars in high gloss black and a chrome surround. The same grille in the top end variant is garnished with Glacier Silver Matt finish. The company’s logo is embedded on the bonnet, which is complimented by two expressive lines as well. Below this, it has a dual tone bumper, which is fitted with a black protective cladding along with a nudge guard that protects the vehicle from minor damages. Furthermore, it houses a pair of air ducts and an air dam for cooling the engine quickly. It also hosts a pair of round shaped fog lamps, which are placed above the air ducts and enhances the visibility. It has a large windscreen, which is made of green tinted glass and integrated with a couple of rain sensing wipers. Coming to its side profile, it is very sleekly designed, thanks to the character lines and trendy cosmetics. The entry and the top end variants have been blessed with a set of star-spoke styled alloy wheels, while the Sport line trim gets V-spoke design rims. These wheels are further equipped with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides a superior grip on any road conditions. Its outside rear view mirrors and door handles are painted in body color, wherein its wing mirrors also has LED turn indicators. These mirrors have electrically adjustment function along with heating and memory function that adds to the convenience of the driver. In addition to these, this model gets chrome waistline molding and black window sills, which gives it an urbane appeal. The rear profile is quite distinct as designed with a lot of features. It has an attractive taillight cluster featuring hallmarks LED brake light setup along with reverse lights and side turn indicator. Its tailgate is elegantly sculptured and is neatly decorated with company’s logo and variant lettering. The windscreen is quite sleek that is accompanied by a spoiler along with high mount stop lamp. It also has a defogger along with wash and wipe function. The rear bumper too has dual tone look and is affixed with a pair of reflectors, which provides additional safety.
The company has designed this sports utility vehicle with a total length of 4454mm along with an impressive width of 2044mm (including external mirrors). Its height measures about 1545mm, which offers enough head room for all occupants. Wherein the ground clearance is 179mm that is rather good for taking this vehicle on any terrains. On the other hand, it has a long wheelbase of 2760mm, which determines the leg space inside.
Editor's take : The interior of the X1 is a typical BMW, and the front row is spacious. It is the second row that is a tad tight on knee room, and it has to as the X1 is ideally a driver’s car.
This model series has a skilfully designed its internal cabin, which is done up with extensive use of Sensatec leather upholstery. It gets a dual tone interior color scheme, which is further emphasized by fineline wood inlays that is complemented by ambient lighting and a lot of chrome inserts. In terms of seating, both the front seats are electrically adjustable with proper lumbar support, while driver's seat comes with memory function as well. However, its mid range trim gets an exclusively designed 'Sport' seats, which gives an asserting look to the cabin. Its first and second row gets center armrest featuring storage compartment along with drink holders. Its rear cabin has bench seat with 40:20:40 split folding facility, which contributes towards improving the boot capacity. Its cockpit section is furnished with a sleek dashboard that is decorated with fine-line wood and chrome inserts. It features a large glove box with cooling effect, an advanced instrument panel, rectangular shaped AC vents and so on. It is also integrated with a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel that is covered with leather upholstery and mounted with various control switches on it. Its center fascia houses several advanced equipments like an AC unit, infotainment system with touchscreen display and several ergonomically positioned control switches. The instrument cluster has an integrated color screen along with two round shaped meters, which displays informatics like speedometer, fuel consumption, tachometer, external temperature, trip-meter, date several other notification lamps for keeping the driver up to date. The company has also given it a number of utility based aspects, which are storage package including glove box, front seat back pockets, front and rear center armrest with stowage compartment, storage box under driver's seat and a sun glass holder, cup and bottle holders, a rear parcel shelf, door map pockets, remote fuel lid opener and many other such aspects.
All the variants in this series have been integrated with sophisticated comfort features, which provides a pleasurable driving experience to the occupants sitting inside. There is a 2-zone automatic climate control unit including air vents for rear passengers as well, which keeps the cabin ambiance pleasant. One of the most important feature of this sports utility vehicle is ConnectDrive, which has a lot of advanced features. The list includes apps, Bluetooth with handsfree and USB interface, extended Bluetooth with audio streaming, voice control, office functions and contact photo display. It also supports HiFi loudspeaker system with eight speaker that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. Then it also has an iDrive with 22.3cm touchscreen display, which supports DVD player, integrated hard drive for maps and audio files. The company has given it a cruise control function, which helps in maintaining a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. In addition to these, it is equipped with a lots of features including adjustable steering column, all four power windows with one touch operation, electrically adjustable outside mirrors featuring anti dazzling function along with memory and automatic headlamps. Furthermore, it has rear center armrest with two cup holders, inside rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzling function, storage compartment package and push button engine start and stop function. Apart from the entry level variant, other trims have sophisticated feature like a panoramic glass roof, which adds to the plushness of interiors.
This SUV looks compact from outside, but has a huge space inside, which can provide lavish seating for at least five passengers. Its cockpit has 1048mm of headroom and 1439mm of shoulder space. While its rear cabin gets a head and shoulder space of 1008mm and 1443mm respectively. On the other hand, it has a 480 litre boot compartment, which can be extended further by folding the rear bench seat in 40:20:40 split ratio. For planning a longer journeys, the company has given it a reasonably good fuel tank.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the 2.0-litre diesel is good, and the power has been improved due to the eight-speed transmission that makes it torque with more evenly spread torque.
This TwinPower turbocharged power plant is coupled with an eight speed steptronic automatic gearbox that delivers the torque output to its rear wheels. It enables the motor to break the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in mere 7.7 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, it has the ability of achieving a top speed of approximately 200 Kmph, which is quite remarkable for the occupants sitting inside.
Editor's take : The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine on the X1 is quick enough for this compact SUV, and does a 0-100km/hr in under 9 seconds. The performance of this diesel was much better than the petrol, hence BMW discontinued the petrol engine.
Under the bonnet, this model series is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that has third generation common rail direct injection technology. It comprises of 4-cylinders and 16-valves based on double overhead camshaft based valve configuration that displaces 1995cc. Furthermore, it is also integrated with a twin-power turbocharger that allows the motor to produce a decent power and torque. This motor is mated with an 8-speed steptronic automatic transmission gearbox that delivers torque output to its rear wheels. It has the capacity of generating a maximum power of 184bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 380Nm between 1750 to 2750rpm.
Editor's take : The BMW X1’s eight-speed transmission has helped to increase its fuel economy, and now it comes only in diesel variant.
The car maker has equipped all the variants with an advanced 2.0-litre diesel engine that is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection technology, which enhances its fuel efficiency. This mill has the ability to produce a minimum mileage of approximately 12 Kmpl on city roads, which goes up to a maximum of 17.05 Kmpl on the highways under standard driving conditions.
Editor's take : The power produced by the X1 is 184bhp from the 2.0-litre engine. The power is good on paper and it is sufficient from this compact SUV.
This model series powered by a 1995cc power plant comprises of 4-cylinders and 16-valves, which helps in producing a decent performance. It can pump out a commanding power of 184bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a hammering torque output of 380Nm between 1750 to 2750rpm.
Editor's take : The X1 comes loaded just like any other luxury car. It gets integrated music system, BMW’s i-drive, USB and aux connectivity, steering mounted audio controls and xenon lamps.
This model series is blessed with ConnectedDrive equipments featuring a HiFi loudspeaker system along with Bluetooth with handsfree and USB connectivity. The manufacturer has also integrated this sports utility vehicle with a Business CD player featuring MP3 decoder, axillary input and a two-line display. It is bestowed with an advanced park distance control system for rear, which minimizes the efforts required to park this vehicle. Its mid range and top end variants also have extended Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and voice control function, which adds to the convenience. In addition to this, they also have an iDrive unit with 22.3cm color display including a DVD player and an integrated hard drive for maps and audio files. Furthermore, the car maker has incorporated a Navigation system professional featuring maps, which helps to choose a right direction. On the other hand, the owners of this SUV can customize it various exterior and interior equipments of their choices. The list of exterior accessories includes stylish body decals along with door visors, illuminated scuff plates, side step, a set of mud guards, roof rails, spoiler and side skirts, which gives it a sporty look. At the same time, the internal cabin can also be added with a few features like holder for iPad, snap-in adapter, all weather floor mats, junior seat with ISOFIX and so on.
Editor's take : The BMWs are generally known as the driver’s car, and the X1 is no different. It can get the broad smile on your face and now even the electronic power steering means it is lighter to drive.
The company has bestowed this luxurious sports utility vehicle with an efficient braking as well as a reliable suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced at all times. Its all wheels are paired with a set of high performance ventilated disc brakes that are further loaded with sturdy brake calipers. It is also incorporated with an advanced anti lock braking system that works with brake assist to augment the overall mechanism. In addition to this, it also has cornering brake control that adds to its efficiency during turns. The front axle has been fitted with a double joint strut system, whereas its rear axle gets multi arm suspension system. Furthermore, there are programs like dynamic stability including traction control system, which helps to improve its traction. On the other hand, it is integrated with an electric power assisted steering featuring servotronic assistance that uses energy only while steering and thereby improves its overall efficiency.
Editor's take : The safety features on the X1 are the airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.
This model series is incorporated with several active and passive safety features, which safeguards the passengers in case of an accident. Its cabin is integrated with a total of eight airbags (including dual front, head and side), which reduces the possibility of injury. In addition to these, there are three-point seat belts given to all seats with pyrotechnic belt tensioner and load limiter facility. It also has seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. The car maker has given it a rigid body structure with crumple zones and impact beams that reduces the impact of collision. Apart from these, it is incorporated with features like warning triangle with first aid kit, side impact protection, run-flat tyres with reinforced side walls and ISOFIX child seat mounting points. At the same time, it is also integrated with security aspect like an advanced engine immobilizer including a crash sensor.
The neatly crafted wheel arches of 'Sport Line' trim is blessed with a set of 17-inch, V-spoke design alloy wheels, while the other two trims are being offered with star-spoke style alloy wheels. These rims are covered with terrain capable radial tubeless tyres of size 225/50 R17, which provides excellent grip on roads and keeps the vehicle agile. The company has given it a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre.
1. Sophisticated safety and comfort features are its big plus point.
2. External appearance is quite enchanting.
3. Acceleration and pickup is remarkable.
4. Luxurious seating arrangement adds to its advantage.
5. Its rear wheel drive option provides better driving experience.
1. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
2. Lower ground clearance makes it hard to drive on uneven roads.
3. Authorized service centers needs to increase.
4. Navigation system can be given as standard for all variants.
5. Initial cost of ownership is too high.
|30,75,000||31,29,667||32,30,672||31,29,667||32,13,375||38,67,378||31,59,085||Get On Road Price|
|sDrive 20d Sportline |
|36,00,000||38,57,378||39,81,869||38,57,378||39,60,550||33,15,000||36,98,443||Get On Road Price|
|sDrive 20d xLine |
|37,90,000||38,57,378||39,81,869||38,57,378||39,60,550||38,65,800||38,93,639||Get On Road Price|
BMW’s next generation X1, which is set to make its official debut in the coming months, has been spied undisguised in China recently. Shared by an auto portal in China, the image reveals an aggressive new look for the compact crossover and we expect its Indian arrival for the 2016 model year.
In 1999, BMW created a new line up and launched a new segment of vehicles. Thus born the BMW X models and world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle. BMW X5 was launched as the first car in the lineup and became a success not on just roads, but off them too. The success of the X5 led to other X models in the BMW portfolio and now in their 15th year, they have five models - starting with the X5, X3, X1, X6 and the latest X4. One more model, X7, the largest and luxurious yet in the X family, is under development. High-performance models of the series is also available in the form of X5 M and X6 M.
The entry level premium SUV BMW X1 is one of the top selling products for BMW India. The German manufacturer has now decided to give this popular SUV a facelift in 2014. The 2014 BMW X1 will now come with eye-catching exterior accents, a more refined interior ambience and innovative equipment features. The very latest Internet-based services are being added to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features in order to provide those drivers with modern “connectivity lifestyles” with the best mobility services available.