The new BMW X1, now in its third model generation, has a more pronounced appearance, improved interior space, cutting-edge digitalization, and, for the first time, an all-electric driving system. The all-new BMW iX1 combines contemporary flexibility and easily accessible driving enjoyment with local emission-free commuting.
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Launch coming up in October 2022
The new BMW X1 conveys a real sensation of freedom and independence in daily driving and on longer trips thanks to its rugged exterior and practical adaptability. Underscoring its deeply ingrained luxury nature are the interior’s innovative design, opulent atmosphere, and much more standard equipment than the previous model.
There will initially be an option of two gasoline engines and two diesel engines at the introduction in October 2022. Depending on the model, they will connect to a seven-speed Steptronic gearbox with a double clutch and transmit their driving power to the road either via the front wheels or the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
The all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30, two plug-in hybrid models, and two conventionally powered variants with 48V mild hybrid technology will all follow this starting quartet in quick succession. The all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30’s combined electric power consumption in the WLTP cycle ranges from 18.4 to 17.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions are 0 g/km.
The new BMW X1 will be produced at the BMW Group Plant in Regensburg, where for the first time, models with internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems, and all-electric drive will all be produced on the same assembly line.
With the BMW iX1, a very broad target audience will be able to enjoy locally emission-free driving in a car category that is growing around the globe. Therefore, the tiny SAV driven by the most recent BMW eDrive technology will significantly expedite the ramp-up of electric mobility.
The increased use of green energy for production and in the supply chain, as well as higher amounts of secondary raw materials and natural materials, are all contributing factors to the improvements in sustainability compared to the previous model, in addition to the extensive electrification measures.
Strong presence and rugged looks
In its third model generation, the BMW X1’s surface treatment, lines, and elegant external design features reflect its Sports Activity Vehicle character more clearly than ever. The strong proportions, almost square wheel arch shapes and distinctive BMW X model style of the front and rear ends are distinguishing design elements.
The new BMW X1 has an upright front end that gives it a considerably stronger feeling of presence. Its distinguishing features include narrow LED headlamps, a big, nearly square BMW kidney grille, X-shaped lines extending out to the sides, and eye-catching chrome bars in the lower air intake.
There is an option for adaptive LED headlights with Matrix high beam, pulsing turn indicators, and variable light distribution.
The new model’s dynamically extended shape is characterized by expressively carved surfaces and a lengthy roofline. The narrow tailgate window, horizontal lines, eye-catching LED lighting, and flared wheel arches give the SAV its signature appearance when seen from the back.
The distinctive design features of the xLine variant, which include stylish underride protection, may effectively heighten the 2017 BMW X1’s imposing aura. With features like its wide cooling air inlets, the M Sport model, which is also available as an option to basic specification, lays a strong emphasis on a dynamic driving experience.
17-inch light-alloy wheels are standard on all model variations. The xLine and M Sport variants come standard with 18-inch light-alloy wheels, but both models are also available with 19-inch and – in a first for the BMW X1 – 20-inch wheels. Customers may choose the exterior paint finish from two solid and 10 metallic colors, including a brand-new Frozen paint option from BMW Individual.
Style and modern ambiance for the interior
Inside the tiny SAV, elevated seats and a sophisticated luxury environment with BMW iX styling contribute to a unique driving experience. The slim instrument panel, the BMW Curved Display, the “floating” armrest with integrated control panel, and the smartphone tray with indirect lighting at the front of the center console are the major aspects of the interior makeover.
Both Sensatec perforated and Vernasca leather upholstery are options for the newly designed seats. Sport seats, motorized seat adjustments with memory functions, and lumbar supports with massage functions are additional items on the options list.
Both occupant safety and acoustic comfort have been enhanced. A new interaction airbag between the front seats is now part of the integrated passive safety concept.
Three full-sized seats are included in the back compartment of the new BMW X1, which significantly improves passenger comfort. To increase the trunk space, the 40: 20: 40 split rear seat backrests may be folded down or turned to a different angle.
Even more freedom is offered by the back seats’ fore-and-aft adjustability, an option for vehicles with only internal combustion engines. The maximum boot capacity ranges from 1,600 liters to 540 liters. The 2017 BMW X1’s optional trailer tow hitch may now be controlled electronically at the push of a button.
BMW X1 powerplants and performance
The fifth-generation plug-in hybrid versions of the new BMW X1 use BMW eDrive technology. This is a big improvement over the last generation in terms of performance, efficiency, and charging capacity. The electric range has also grown a lot.
The new BMW X1 will be available with two gasoline engines and two diesel engines from the new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines from the BMW Group. The two most powerful engines have a second-generation 48V mild hybrid system with an electric motor built into the seven-speed Steptronic transmission. This helps improve both efficiency and power delivery.
This makes it possible for the four-cylinder BMW X1 xDrive23i (combined fuel consumption: 7.2–6.5 l/100 km [39.2–43.5 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 162–146 g/km in WLTP cycle; figures in NEDC cycle: –) to have a maximum output of 160 kW/218 hp, which comes from the combination of the combustion engine with up to 150 kW/204 hp and The new BMW X1 sDrive18i is also part of the launch lineup. It has a 100 kW/136 hp three-cylinder engine and uses between 7.0 and 6.3 l/100 km of fuel (40.4 to 44.8 mpg-imp; 158 to 143 g/km of CO2 in the WLTP cycle and – in the NEDC cycle).
In the new BMW X1 xDrive23d, a four-cylinder diesel engine works with mild hybrid technology (combined fuel consumption: 5.4–4.8 l/100 km [52.3–58.9 mpg imp]; combined CO2 emissions: 142–125 g/km in WLTP cycle; NEDC cycle: –) to make a maximum output of 155 kW/211 hp (from the combination of the combustion engine with up to 145 kW/ The four-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW X1 sDrive18d makes 110 kW/150 hp and uses 5.5–4.9 l/100 km of fuel (51.4–57.6 mpg-imp; 145–129 g/km of CO2 in the WLTP cycle; – in the NEDC cycle).
Autonomous driving features
The much-increased variety of automatic driving and parking technologies that are usable in the new BMW X1 as compared to the outgoing model further demonstrates the technological advancements achieved in the vehicle.
The front-collision warning system, which can now detect approaching traffic when turning left (in countries where cars travel on the right) and pedestrians and bicycles when turning right, are standard features. Other features include Cruise Control with a stop function.
The list of standard equipment also includes the Parking Assistant, which includes a Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing Assistance.
The Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Active Navigation, exit warning function, BMW Head-Up Display, Surround View, Remote 3D View, BMW Drive Recorder, and Remote Theft Recorder capabilities are among the list of optional options.
The Remote Software Upgrades feature allows for the addition of new functionalities as well as the upgrading of existing ones (availability depends on the hardware fitted in the vehicle and the market conditions).