The new BMW X1 compact crossover is going on sale in July 2012 and offers you revised styling both inside and out, plus a new, more efficient range of diesel engines, with BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology.
There are two new models added to the range (Sport and xLine) and every rear-wheel drive X1 now emits less than 130g/km of CO2, making the range even greener. The SE and M Sport specification model ranges also benefit from an increase in standard vehicle equipment and the new X1 pricing starts from £24,660 OTR (on-the-road) for the entry level BMW X1 sDrive18d.
The diesel engine range is based on BMW’s 1,995cc, all-aluminium four-cylinder unit, with power ranges from 143Hp right up to 218Hp for the BMW X1 xDrive25d. CO2 ranges run from 119g/km to 154g/km and combined mpg from 62.8mpg to 47.9mpg.
The model that it likely to appeal to a company car driver is the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics (rear-wheel drive only) as this model is powerful with 164Hp on offer, has a 0-62mph time of 8.3 seconds, yet still returns 62.8mpg and most importantly, emits 119g/km of CO2 making this the most efficient model in the range.
All new BMW X1 models feature as standard a six-speed manual gearbox however a new eight-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic is now available on every variant, apart from the sDrive EfficientDynamics model. The new X1 also features ECO PRO mode to change the driving style of the car, to suit your requirements.
Safety features standard on the new X1 include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC).
The equipment levels have been improved and the range starts with the SE trim. This features 17-inch alloy wheels, two-zone automatic air conditioning, multifunction sport leather steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB audio interface and black roof rails. BMW contract hire on the models will be available shortly.