The latest version of BMW X1 with more powerful engine hits the road
|   Wednesday, November 28, 2012
BMW X1 was launched in the year 2010 in Australia. It has given an update to the mid-life. The vehicle is featured with the new engine, eight speed gear transmission and some minor tweaks. The both exteriors and interiors are updated for giving a new stylish look. There will be three newly joined powertrains to the latest range of BMW X1. This car is designed with extra power and energy than the previous variants.

Two petrol models are available in the showroom, the X1 sDrive 20i and the X1 xdrive 28i.
Both the cars are powered with 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engines and with twin turbo charger. The sDrive 20I is of 135Kw/270Nm peak out and its acceleration is so powerful that it can take 0-100 kilometers in 7.4 seconds. The primitive sDrive 18i needed 9.7 seconds to take from 0-100 km per hour, which is very low compared to the new models. The xDrive 28i needs only 6.1 seconds for reaching the 0 to 100 kilometer mark. But the xDrive 18i can do the same in 9.6 seconds.

The powertrains are also very efficient with the feature of brake energy regulation. The sDrive 20i also very fuel saving, It has the fuel consumption of 15 kilometers per liter, whereas 18i gives only 12.2 kilometers in a liter. This latest BMW X1 is also equipped with a six speed manual gear transmission. But maximum buyers of Australia are focusing interest at the 8 speed automatic gear transmission car.

All the manual X1 models are designed with an optimum shift indicator as well as auto start-stop function. The X1 has many extra features such as automatic climate control, external mirror and seat heating technology for efficient energy utilization.

On the exterior some modifications are made. The body color has a more painted surface, replacing the plastic panel at the back. The headlight designs are new with chrome-coated strip at the top portion of the headlamp. A tripartite air intake is shared by all the BMW X variants. The tail lamps are now LED made. This new version of X1 will be launched with V spoke alloy wheel, as well as a disc braking system.

The interiors are also changed. Materials of very high quality are used through the center console. The refreshed range of X1 is featured with cruise control with high technology based braking system, climate control, parking sensors and Bluetooth connectivity with USB support. Other highlighted new features are sound system of Harman Kardon, panorama glass roofs, xenon lead lights and new looking spoiler with powerful LED lamps.

The price of this car is not so costly compared to other car of same standard. The on road price for the X1 sDrrive 20i and xdrive 28i are consecutively $46,900 and $58,900. In many Australian showrooms the BMW X1 is available. The demand is very high in Australia for this car.
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