An urban all-rounder, the BMW X1 delivers boundless driving pleasure.
BMW X1 - An urban all-rounder, the BMW X1 delivers boundless driving pleasure
The second generation of the highly successful BMW X1 model which sold more than 730,000 units worldwide, the new BMW X 1, takes to the stage with a body design straight out of the BMW X model mould. The BMW X1 that blazed the trail for the new premium compact segment boats an even more potent shot of Sports Activity Vehicle DNA with the addition of its second generation model. With an interior that offers significantly more space for passengers and luggage, a cutting-edge premium ambience and functionality, grounded in solid engineering the new model is the perfect compact crossover option for BMW fans. Four-cylinder engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units, an efficiency-optimized version of the BMW xDrive intelligent all wheel- drive system and newly developed chassis technology all help to palpably enhance sporting ability and ride comfort compared to the outgoing model and get this the car is more energy efficient too; with fuel consumption and emissions reduced by up to 17 per cent, model-on-model.
Alongside its market-leading dynamics and efficiency, a host of innovative equipment features also help to secure the new BMW X1 its stand-out position in the segment. Among the items on the options list are full-LED headlights, Dynamic Damper Control, the BMW Head-Up Display and the Driving Assistant Plus system.
Sturdy proportions, impressive variability and established premium characteristics
Rugged proportions, a powerful presence and dynamic lines lend the new BMW X1 a commanding appearance and highlight its status as the youngest member of the BMW X model family. The new model has grown in height compared to its predecessor (+53 millimeters), which has helped increase the spaciousness of the interior whilst significantly raised seating position (+36 millimeters at the front, +64 millimeters at the rear) optimizes the driver’s view out over the road.
The new interior design has created a substantially roomier interior adding an addition 37 millimeters of rear seat need space in the standard specification and by up to 66 millimeters with the optionally adjustable rear seat. Storage space has increased too with an additional 85 liters extra, bring boot capacity up to 505 liters. Folding down the standard-fitted 40:20:40 rear seat backrest, which can also be specified in angleadjustable form as an option, allows load capacity to be expanded to as much as 1,550 liters. The optional folding front passenger seat backrest and a rear seat bench which can slide 13 centimeters fore and aft offer additional variability.
The interior design of the new BMW X1 combines the driver-focused cockpit design that has become a hallmark of the brand’s models with touches
promoting authoritative, SAV-style driving pleasure and a contemporary premium ambience. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, an audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets, and the iDrive operating system, whose 6.5-inch display is integrated into the instrument panel in freestanding monitor form. Meanwhile, the Advantage, Sport Line, xLine and M Sport packages available as an alternative to standard specification open the door for targeted individualization.
Commanding and versatile in the BMW X family mould
Its raised seating position, increased space, stylish premium ambience and even greater interior variability underline the status of the new BMW X1 as an assured, multi-talented addition to the segment. The even better view it affords the driver over the road ensures effortless driving pleasure, and there are also clear parallels with BMW Sports Activity Vehicles and Sports Activity Coupes in higher vehicle classes in terms of the style of its interior design and range of optional driver assistance systems.
The versatility typical of a BMW X model is expressed not only in the driving characteristics of the X1 on various types of terrain, but also in the way its interior can be used. The new BMW X1 offers more space for passengers and luggage and raises variability another notch. The rear seat bench comes as standard with a three-section split/folding backrest and is available as an option with the ability to slide forwards and backwards by 13 centimeters. A folding front passenger seat backrest can also be specified as an option.
The passing of the baton from the original BMW X1 to the second-generation model encapsulates a farreaching maturing process clearly expressed in the design of both the exterior and the interior. Robust proportions, powerfully sculpted surfaces and design features typical of a Sports Activity Vehicle lend the new model an assured appearance and immediately identify it as a member of the BMW X model family. Its dynamic lines when viewed from the side imbue the new BMW X1 with a distinctive, fresh and youthful aura.
Powertrain and driving experience: Wide range of innovations for wide ranging sporting ability
The engine powering the new BMW X1 sDrive18i develops a maximum output of 100 kW/136hp and peak torque of 220 Nm. Its instantaneous pulling powerenables acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.7 seconds. Average fuel consumption for the BMW X1 sDrive18i, which comes as standard with the likewise newly developed eight-speed Steptronic transmission, is between 5.3 and 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers, while CO2emissions stand at 119 grams per kilometer (in the EU test cycle, depending on the tire format specified). Available as standard in the BMW X1 sDrive18i is the newly developed eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The new version of the automatic stands out with its improved internal efficiency, increased smoothness and more dynamic gear changes.
The chassis technology of the original X1 has been totally redeveloped for the new model and now comprises single-joint strut suspension at the front and a multi-link rear axle. Aluminium swivel bearings, as well as axle carriers and control arms made from highstrength steel, reduce weight and increase the rigidity of the front axle, which in turn helps to ensure an agile turn-in response and direction-changing precision.
The rear axle also employs a high proportion of highstrength steels. Tube-shaped anti-roll bars at the front and rear axle, innovative axle mounting and specially tuned elasto-kinematics contribute to the agility and
ride comfort of the new BMW X1, as do the connection of the dampers to the body via sophisticated three-way support mounts.
The new BMW X1 is equipped as standard with Servotronic speed-sensitive steering assistance, while a new item on the options list is Variable SportsSteering. This system allows parking and turning-off maneuvers to be completed safely and comfortably with little steering effort, and at higher speeds drivers can also look forward to the steering precision and straightline stability for which BMW is renowned.
The Driving Experience Control switch on the centre console allows the driver to give the car’s set-up an even sportier, more comfort-oriented or efficiency optimized character. Calling up COMFORT, SPORT or ECO PRO mode at the touch of a button adapts the responses of the accelerator pedal and steering. The shift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the damper settings are also adjusted if the relevant equipment has been specified.
The DSC stability system includes features such as the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Brake Assist system, Fading Compensation, a Dry Braking function and a Start-Off Assistant.
Complete package ensures exceptional efficiency
The enhanced functional effectiveness of all powertrain components, intelligent energy management, the rigorous application of BMW Lightweight technology and farreaching measures designed to optimize aerodynamics all play a role in ensuring the BMW X1 generation change has brought with it significant advances in efficiency. The innovations developed under the BMW Efficient Dynamics banner form an overall package that delivers greater driving pleasure combined with up to 17 per cent lower fuel consumption and emissions, depending on the model, plus lower weight yet extra rigidity for the body and chassis.
Attractive equipment variants, exclusive comfort-enhancing options
The new BMW X1 is fitted as standard not only with the iDrive operating system with high-resolution 6.5inch colour display, but also an audio system with six loudspeakers and an AUX-in socket and USB interface, a hands-free facility for telephones, the Driving Experience Control switch and air conditioning.
Standard specification also includes front fog lamps, remote controlled central locking and keyless engine ignition, electric window controls, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach and a rain sensor including automatic headlight control. The Advantage also offers Cruise Control with Braking function, multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, two-zone automatic climate control and Park Distance Control with rear-mounted sensors. The new BMW X1 comes to Egypt as a very strong and unique contender in its segment and it’s available at all BMW showrooms.