Chic-looking Entry-level BMW X1 Launched At Rs 45.9 Lakh

  • Jan 28, 2023
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Gets the same engine options as before, but in different tunes, a more evolved set of clothes and an all-new cabin

  • BMW X1 launched at Rs 45.9 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • Comes in two variant options: X Line (petrol only) and M Sport (diesel only).

  • New styling bits comprise restyled bumpers and new LED head and tailights

  • Dual screen setup includes a 10.25-inch driver’s display and a 10.7-inch touchscreen. 

  • Petrol engine has been downsized to a 1.5-litre unit producing 138PS and 230Nm.

  • Diesel unit detuned from 190PS and 400Nm to produce 152PS and 360Nm. 

There’s a new Bimmer in town and it’s the latest generation model of the carmaker’s entry-level X1 SUV. Now in its third generation, the SUV has been priced from Rs 45.9 lakh (ex-showroom) onward and continues to be offered in two trims: X Line (petrol) and M Sport (diesel). Both the petrol and diesel engines have been retained, although the petrol has been downsized and the diesel has been detuned.

Check out its variant-wise pricing here:

BMW X1 trims

Price (ex-showroom)

X Line Petrol

Rs 45.9 lakh

M Sport Diesel

Rs 47.9 lakh

Design

Even though this is an all-new generation BMW X1, the design isn’t a revolutionary one. The front bumper has been redesigned and the air intakes retain their aggressive look. The signature kidney grille, which is now a size larger and squarer, takes up the centre stage flanked by fresh LED headlights. The profile is largely similar to the outgoing model, although it does get sportier-looking 18-inch alloy wheels. 

The rear looks a lot aggressive in contrast to the overall design of the SUV. The LED taillights have been redesigned and the protruding rear bumper has a lot more character to it. It even sports two parallelly placed vertical slats accounting for the diffuser. 

Interior

In contrast, BMW has given the cabin of the X1 a thorough rework. Everything is new right from the steering wheel to the centre tunnel design. It now features the dual screen setup as seen in all of the new Bimmers. The three-part, horizontally placed air vents running the length of the dashboard are very sleek and look chic, especially with the chrome finish.

Features

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The dashboard of the BMW X1 sports a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and a 10.7-inch infotainment touchscreen. The features list further comprises wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, adaptive LED lights, digital key (where you can lock and unlock using your phone), automatic tailgate, massaging seats for front occupants and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. 

Equipment like dual zone climate control, ambient lighting, powered front seats and a panoramic sunroof have been retained. Passenger safety is ensured by multiple airbags, electronic stability control, electronic parking, and a rear-view camera.

Powertrains

Although the BMW X1 retains both the petrol and diesel engine options, there is a big change in the traits of both units. The former with its 1.5-litre capacity has fallen victim to downsizing. It now has an output of 138PS and 230Nm (54PS and 50Nm less than the outgoing 2-litre unit), which is good enough for a nought to 100kmph time of 9.2 seconds. BMW says the petrol X1 will deliver over 16kmpl.

On the other hand, the diesel retains its 2-litre capacity, but has been detuned to produce 152PS and 360Nm, in comparison to the 190PS and 400Nm output of the outgoing unit. It’ll do the sprint from zero to 100kmph in 8.9 seconds and is said to return over 20kmpl. Both powertrains are geared using a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

The new generation BMW X1 is a tougher proposition against the likes of the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

BMW X1
BMW X1
Rs. 45.90 Lakh
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