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Youthful, Versatile and Efficient X1 Set to Join BMW X Family - (Australia)

July 2nd, 2009
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The youthful, versatile and efficient BMW X1 will join the very successful family of X models early next year.

Appealing to significantly younger urban customers, with an active and varied lifestyle, the X1 promises a new driving experience in the premium compact segment.

The X1 will join over 30,000 BMW X models already on Australian roads.

Offering superior driving dynamics compared to a typical compact vehicle, the BMW X1 is also the most fuel efficient in its competitive environment.

Depending on the model variant, drivers will benefit from powerful, economical and low-emission petrol and diesel engines, BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive technology, as well as a wide range of BMW EfficientDynamics features including Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop and a gearshift point indicator.

The BMW X1 will be offered in Europe with a choice of one six-cylinder petrol engine and three four-cylinder diesels.

Highlighting its efficiency, the European range will kick off with the sDrive18d with rear-wheel drive boasting a superb average fuel consumption figure of 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres and a CO2 rating of just 136 grams. It is the first vehicle of its kind to emit less than 140 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

At the other end of the spectrum BMW will offer, in the form of the BMW X1 xDrive28i, a straight-six petrol engine developing 190 kW, allowing the car to sprint to 100 km /h in 6.8 seconds.

Cutting-edge suspension technology features a double-joint thrust bar or, respectively, an aluminium double-joint tiebar at the front and a five-arm rear axle in lightweight steel, high-precision power steering, high-performance brakes and Dynamic Stability Control.

The body structure is designed from the outset for maximum occupant safety. Standard safety features include three-point inertia-reel seat belts all round, frontal and side airbags as well as head airbags at the side, adaptive Brake Lights and daytime driving lights.

From the front, the X1 retains typical BMW X features with a ‘three-eye-look’ and elevated fog lamps. The kidney grille is upright, the short hood is deeply sculpted and the rear lights are a reinterpretation of the typical BMW L-shape. The wheelhouses are squared and a steeply raked rear window highlights the car’s sporting appeal. BMW’s trademark ‘Hofmeister kick’ is also evident at the base of the C-pillar.

An elevated seating position, generous feeling of space, wide range of storage options and variable interior will ensure customers enjoy the X1 both in an urban environment and beyond. Inside, the driver orientation is typical BMW with a clear focus on the needs of the driver. A wide range of open storage boxes, trays and cup holders on the centre console as well as large open door compartments with integrated holders for bottles underline the functional character of the BMW X1.

Three full-sized seats in the rear offer generous space. The rear-seat backrest is adjustable for angle and folds down in a 40/20/40 split.  Luggage capacity can be increased from 420 litres to 1,350 litres. The X1 measures 4.45 metres in length, with a long wheelbase of 2.76 metres.

The BMW X1 will be built at BMW Plant Leipzig in Germany.

The X1 is expected to arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2010. Details on local engine line-up, specifications, equipment levels and final pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Engine variants to be available in Europe:

BMW X1 xDrive28i:
Straight-six gasoline engine with composite magnesium/aluminium crankcase, VALVETRONIC and dual-VANOS
Capacity: 2,996 cc, max output: 190 kW at 6,600 rpm
Max torque: 310 Nm from 2,600 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 6.8 sec
Top speed: 205 km/h
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 9.4 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 219 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X1 xDrive23d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminium crankcase,
BMW TwinPower Turbo and common rail direct fuel injection
Capacity: 1,995 cc, max output: 150 kW at 4,400 rpm
Max torque: 400 Nm from 2,000 – 2,250 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 7.3 sec
Top speed: 205 km/h
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 6.3 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 167 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X1 xDrive20d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common-rail direct fuel injection
Capacity: 1,995 cc, max output: 130 kW at 4,000 rpm
Max torque: 350 Nm from 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 8.4 sec
Top speed: 205 km/h
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 5.8 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 153 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X1 sDrive20d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common-rail direct fuel injection
Capacity: 1,995 cc, max output: 130 kW at 4,000 rpm
Max torque: 350 Nm from 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 8.1 sec
Top speed: 205 km/h
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 5.3 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 139 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X1 xDrive18d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common-rail direct fuel injection
Capacity: 1,995 cc, max output: 105 kW at 4,000 rpm
Max torque: 320 Nm from 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 10.1 sec
Top speed: 195 km/h
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 5.7 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 150 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X1 sDrive18d:
Four-cylinder diesel engine with all-aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable intake geometry and common-rail direct fuel injection
Capacity: 1,995 cc, max output: 105 kW at 4,000 rpm
Max torque: 320 Nm from 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 9.6 sec
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 5.2 ltr/100 kilometres
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 136 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.


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