BMW X1 Mileage
BMW X1 Review
The BMW X1 was long due for an upgrade and the next-gen variant of the crossover has been officially unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo held in Greater Noida. It is the second generation of the X1, and for the first time is based on a new front-wheel-drive UKL architecture.
With a heavy dose of styling, this is for the first time that the X1 is offered as an FWD car with a new platform. The X1 not just looks big but is larger and taller while carrying forward the X family’s legacy. BMW has increased the width by 21mm and height by 53mm while the length has reduced by 36mm. The front fascia sports a protruding front grille with its traditional kidney shape and circular headlamps with LED DRLs. The sporty look is retained with the plastic cladding, a roof-mounted spoiler, sloping roofline, wrap-around tail lamps and dual exhaust pipes. The new X1 is lighter than the earlier model by 135kg thanks to the extensive use of aluminium in its construction.
Though there are a few changes in the cabin of the BMW X1, the carmaker has retained the overall layout from the previous model. The dashboard and upholstery are updated and a revised iDrive system is available with a 6.5-inch or 8.5-inch display. It gets the customary dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electrically operated sunroof and electrically adjustable and retractable mirrors befitting its segment.
Engine and Gearbox
The 2016 BMW X1 is offered with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that develops 188bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. This powerplant promises a 17 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The transmission is an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox and also gets the X-drive all-wheel-drive option.
Price and Competition
The BMW X1 will go up against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the Audi Q3, the Mini Countryman and the Volvo V40 Cross Country in the compact luxury SUV segment.