BMW has officially launched the brand-new, third-generation BMW X1 in India at the BMW Joytown festival in Bengaluru. Just like the previous generation model, the new X1 continues to come with both the petrol and diesel engines. The luxury BMW SUV will be available in two different variants. XLine and M Sport while the car is exclusively based on the FAAR architecture.
Here’s more about the luxury SUV in detail:
BMW CONNECTED DRIVE & DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS
The BMW X1 aces the digital front like no other! The vehicle comes with intelligent smartphone integration that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through a seamless wireless connection. Furthermore, the SUV also boasts the BMW Digital Key Plus. That allows the user to lock/unlock the car automatically and hassle-free through the smartphone. The My BMW App lets users now check vehicle status, remotely control the car, or even locate the car.
Further it exhibits a widescreen curved display with a fully digital 10.25-inch instrument that comprehensively comes with touch functionality. In addition to this, the SUV boasts its HiFi loudspeaker system exclusively by Harman Kardon.
EXTERIORS (WITH COLOURS)
The exterior design of the new BMW X1 is certainly a pure evolution over the previous model! The SUV is much longer, wider, and quite taller than its predecessor. The 2023 BMW X1 gets a double kidney grille. Whereas, the bumper get more angular creases alongside elegant blacked-out inserts. Moreover, the car gets much sleeker inverted L-shaped Daytime Running Lamps.
Additionally, its characterized by smooth surfacing and flush door handles. And rides on the 18-inch light alloy wheels. At the rear, the SUV gets the slim wraparound LED tail-lamps along with a sculpted tailgate and silver inserts on the bumper. Flaunting its adaptive LED headlights, the X1 never fails to deliver a powerful statement.
The X1’s interior upgrade comprises of the new curved infotainment display. That sits elegantly above the dashboard. Further, the enhanced component allows a much neater dashboard design. Further, it comes with new storage spaces and a floating center console that exhibits a few physical buttons. The AC vents are neatly integrated with the dash and the cabin is lot more upbeat than before.
The company BMW has reportedly claimed that the new X1 comprehensively offers more space for the rear-seat occupants and a larger 476-liter boot. The interiors boast a modern central console. Equipped with innovative switch/sliding control, an integrated wireless charging tray, and more. The seats in the rear offer optimum comfort at all times. The backrests flexibly fold down in a ratio of 40:20:40. In addition to this, the car exhibits active seats for the driver and the front passenger. The lumbar support can be seamlessly adjusted with just the touch of a button! This allows the occupant to easily customize the height and depth according to his or her liking.
POWERTRAIN & PERFORMANCE
The SUV is available with both the petrol and diesel engine options in India. The petrol variant is a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder unit that comprehensively produces 136 hp and 230 Nm of torque. Whereas, the diesel variant gets a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit generating a whopping 150 hp and 360 Nm of torque.
The petrol engine gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Wherein, the diesel unit comes with 7-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The petrol version of the BMW X1 can sprint from about 0-100kph in 9.2sec. While the diesel version can do the same in nearly 8.9sec. Moreover, the petrol version returns an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of about 16.3kpl, while the diesel version offers 20.37 kpl.
The prices of the BMW X1 start from Rs. 45.90 lakhs for the petrol version while it goes up to Rs. 47.90 lakhs for the diesel version. BMW India has reportedly stated that deliveries for the diesel-powered BMW X1 will commence in March 2023. While the deliveries for the petrol version will begin in June 2023. The most sought-after BMW X1 is said to rival the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and Volvo XC40, among others.