BMW X1 (2012)
BMW X1 (2012)

The revised BMW X1 goes on sale July 2012 priced from £24,660 for the BMW X1 sDrive18d.

The engine line-up features new diesel engines - all based around a 1,995cc, all-aluminium BMW four-cylinder unit featuring common-rail direct fuel injection and BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology.

The entry-level 18d X1 models feature the 143hp version of the diesel engine with an output of 143hp – In the sDrive configuration (rear-wheel drive) - 0-62mph comes up in 9.6 seconds with a respectable top speed of 125mph. Combined fuel figures are 56.5mpg and emissions of 128 g/km. If you opt for xDrive four-wheel drive model - 0-62mph comes up in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 121mph. Combined fuel figures are 51.4mpg and emissions of 143 g/km.

The 20d TwinPower diesel engine is available as sDrive and xDrive variants, and produces 184hp with 380Nm of torque available from 1,750 – 2,750rpm. This allows the sDrive model to accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 136mph. The X1 sDrive20d achieves 57.6mpg and emits 143g/km of CO2. The four-wheel xDrive20d features the identical engine output to the sDrive20d and achieves 62mph in 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 133mph and fuel consumption is 52.3mpg with CO2 emissions of just 143g/km.

The sDrive20d EfficientDynamics is only available in rear-wheel drive format with a manual gearbox, and features a unique version of the two-litre diesel engine with 163hp and 380Nm of torque. This model achieves a combined fuel consumption figure of 62.8mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2. It will achieve 0-62mph in just 8.3 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 133mph.

The top of the range BMW X1 xDrive25d features a 218hp engine which produces 450Nm of torque from 1500rpm – which is enough to propel it from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 142mph. Official combined fuel consumption figures are quoted as 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 145g/km. The BMW X1 xDrive25d is only available with four-wheel drive.

All new BMW X1 models feature as standard a six-speed manual gearbox, but a new eight-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic is available on every variant apart from the sDrive EfficientDynamics model.

There are four trim levels in the new X1 line-up – SE, Sport, xLine, and M Sport.


Features17-inch light-alloy wheels, two-zone automatic air conditioning and a multi-function sport leather steering wheel. Plus Bluetooth, USB audio interface and black roof rails.

BMW X1 Sport

Adds sport designation on the sills and a dark chrome exhaust pipe finish. The kidney grille slats, bumper trims and side sills, along with the roof rails are finished in a high gloss black. Inside, the Median upholstery in Anthracite with Coral Red highlights covers the standard front sports seats, while the surrounding cabin trim in high gloss black is lit by switchable ambient lighting. A sports leather steering wheel, gearshift gaiter with red stitching and floor mats with red piping are also included as standard.

BMW X1 xLine

Equipment includes 18” alloy wheels and a chrome finish for the exhaust tail pipe and kidney grille slats. The exterior trim sections, side sill and roof rails all feature an aluminium finish, while the xLine designation appears on the door sills. Inside, the Nevada leather seats have an ‘X’ embossed onto the head restraints, while the interior trim is Dark Copper with a range of exclusive colours for the lower dashboard sections. Switchable ambient lighting and floor mats with matching piping completes the package.

BMW X1 M Sport

Builds on the SE line with a unique body styling package and 18-inch M light-alloy wheels. All the exterior trim and roof rails are finished in high gloss Shadowline trim. Inside, all M Sport models now feature Nevada leather and include front sports seats as standard, with an anthracite headliner and dark brushed aluminium trim. Drivers also benefit from an M leather multifunction steering wheel.

Optional extras are available including cruise control, Xenon headlamps and BMW navigation systems. With the optional Enhanced Bluetooth Telephone Functionality, customers can also stream music via Bluetooth Audio or simply play music from a compatible iPod or iPhone using the white Apple cable and the USB audio interface.

Published : 03/05/12 Author : Staff

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