BMW has announced that they will launch the 2013 X1 for the Indian market at a function in New Delhi on February 14. The 2013 X1 was first unveiled at 2012 New York Auto Show and was subsequently launched for the European markets. The car has got some mechanical changes as well as cosmetic changes both inside and outside.
On the outside, the facelifted X1 gets revised headlamps, OVRMs, a new bumper and front grille of which we saw latter make its debut on the new 3-Series. Changes on the inside include new colour tones, chrome treatment for various bits across the cabin and revised upholstery options.
Under the hood, the 2013 X1 will continue to be powered by the 1.8-litre petrol which produces 150bhp, 200Nm of torque and the 2.0-litre turbo diesel mill which produces 177bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the wheels via the new ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. This combined with the start/stop system is expected to improve fuel efficiency significantly. It is likely that BMW may launch a 4X4 version of the X1 to allow it to compete with vehicles like the Audi Q3 and the V40 Crosscountry from Volvo.
The German automaker has also updated its Facebook page with a teaser on the launch of the 2013 X1. Stay tuned to CarWale for all the details from the Delhi launch on February 14.