Seems BMW loves growing, but by shrinking its models. Not in terms of luxury, perfection, and quality though, but on the grounds of size and cost! The latest generation of the German manufacturer is BMW X1 from the 1-Series models, which is unique, stylish, definitely uber cool, and, above all, small yet well-proportioned. Touted as the smallest and cheapest BMW vehicle in the Indian market, this luxury four-wheeler is a crossover compact SUV that promises to give its occupants a different look of the world. Although it is not like those traditional proper, full-sized and full-priced SUVs, but surely it is for budget-conscious people who wish to add a BMW to their list of vehicle possessions. BMW X1 will be seen fighting for space with similar luxury SUVs like Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor, Mitsubishi Outlander, Chevrolet Captiva, and Nissan X-Trail.
Design & Comfort
The BMW X1 combines agility and elegance perfectly to give you utmost joy of smooth driving and luxury experience. While the first glance gives you a compact X model, the second glimpse induces you to discover something new. The dynamic shape, shot overhangs, and sloping rear windscreen blend flawlessly to deliver a sporty, elegant silhouette. The kidney grille chrome with black vertical slats, front halogen headlights, round shaped front fog lamps, and L-shaped tail lights gives a much bolder and distinctive look. The front long air intake just above the head adds to the utilitarian impact and appealing character. The tinted, heated, and electrically adjusted outside rear view mirrors add more volume to the outer body.
With the typical BMW handling, this model guarantees sheer driving pleasure in each and every bend. The intelligently constructed all-wheel drive system allows you to improve the surefooted traction and directional stability in adverse road directions. This all-new baby SUV has been crafted with spacial concept, enabling you to adjust the space according to your requirements. With the ease of use, optimal spacial utilization, and ultimate practicability, you are definitely going to discover a new side of life each day. The entire cockpit has been crafted to the comfort of the driver, emphasizing on the raised seating position to provide a good overview, besides dual tone styling, audio system, glove box, ambient lighting, front and rear reading lights, storage compartments, dashboard, cup holder, and illuminated luggage compartment.
BMW X1 has been equipped with a package of intelligent features that ensure reduced emissions, improved fuel consumption, and boosted performance, which set new standards in terms of efficiency and economy. This SUV is offered in three different variants with two engine options - 1.8L petrol and 2.0L diesel. The petrol variant is capable of producing a maximum power output of 110 KW with a speed of 100 kmph in 9.7 seconds, and can be driven at the maximum speed of 202 kmph. The diesel counterpart, on the other hand, offers 130 KW as the maximum power output, crossing the speed of 100 kmph within 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 218 kmph.
This luxury small compact SUV is armored with a long list of safety features. The fantastic braking systems include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC + T), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that combine to give you sheer and pleasurable driving experience. Airbags for driver and front passenger, front and side and ITS head airbags, alarm system with remote control and engine immobilizer, anti-roll bars, front and rear brake force display, central locking for doors, boot and fuel flap, child locking system, crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights and interior lights, and tyre puncture warning system are some other safety features crafted in the wagon.
Variants & Price
The much-awaited BMW X1 is launched in three variants, giving customers to pick their best option. While it is not a 7-seater like other SUVs, the pleasure and temptation of owning a BMW would be enough to attract quite a number of buyers. The vehicle is offered in ten spectacular and soothing colors, namely, Black Sapphire, Cashmere Silver, Deep Sea Blue, Graphite Blue, Marrakesh Brown, Space Grey, Sparkling Bronze, Tasman, Titanium Silver, and Vermilion Red. The sDrive18i is priced at 22 lacs, sDrive20d at 23.9 lacs, and sDrive20d Exclusive at 29.9 lacs. The top-of-the-line sDrive20d Cool Elegance variant is offered at a price value of 32.5 lacs. All prices are ex-showroom.