- The sDrive variant now also gets the M Sport kit which was earlier available only with the xDrive trim.
- Powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine sending power to two-wheels.
BMW India has discreetly added the sDrive M Sport trim in the X1 portfolio for the price of Rs 41.5 lakhs (ex-showroom all-India). The entry-level SUV is now available in four trim levels in the country.
The 2WD sDrive M Sport is almost Rs 3 lakhs cheaper than the all-wheel-drive xDrive M Sport trim. What sets apart the sDrive M Sport from the sDrive Expedition and xLine trims is the M spec body kit with a aggressive front bumpers and side skirts, body-coloured cladding and rear bumpers with diffuser inserts done in dark shadow metallic finish. The kidney grille gets a high gloss black paint scheme and there is a M logo on the front fender. The same M Sport insignias are used all around the car including the door sills. The baby SUV can be had in three paint options - Estoril blue, Mineral white, and Sapphire black.
On the inside, the sDrive20d M Sport gets the same level of features as the xDrive20d M Sport. So you get features like dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, electrically adjustable front sports seats, auto-dimming mirrors, digital instrument cluster, rear parking sensors with a camera and 40:20:40 split seat. However, compared to the higher-spec, the sDrive M Sport doesn’t get features like heads-up display and the 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment. Instead, it gets the 6.6-inch unit with smartphone integration.
Under the hood, the only engine option available in India is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder oil burner which produces 190bhp and 400Nm. The eight-speed automatic transmission comes as standard.
The sDrive20d M Sport is positioned between the sDrive20d xLine and xDrive20d MSport.