05-03-2020

2020 BMW X1 Launched

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BMW India has launched the new updated version of second-generation BMW X1 today. The new BMW X1. With Volvo updating the XC40, Mercedes readying the new GLA and Audi readying to launch the revised Q3, it was pertinent for BMW to launch the second-generation BMW, to continue the momentum for being the market leader in that segment.

Locally produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in BS VI diesel and petrol variants at all BMW dealerships across India. On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “The BMW X1 has established and owned the dominant position in the premium compact sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment. This is also the trend worldwide -it reflects the global need the X1 serves. The X1 fits in perfectly with the attitude and lifestyle of modern ambitious future leaders who are redefining success-personally and professionally. They don’t hold back and live in the present, enjoying the thrill of success, celebrating each moment of their performance, here and now. They are fearless in playing the big game. The X1 is their ally in this thrilling journey of smashing status quo and setting new benchmarks. With the new 2020 BMW X1, we welcome them into the BMW world to experience the thrill of the ultimate driving machine which will add more thrill to their lives.”

The BMW X1 is available now in three variants, the new SportX, xLine and M Sport. The exterior front fascia now sports a larger grille and air intakes as well as striking new LED headlights with LED foglamps. The athletic side view is complemented by a dynamic wedge shape formed by the roofline, eye-catching character lines and window surfaces that taper towards the rear. The rear design underscores the car’s width and sporty stance with wrap-around LED rear lights, inlays in body colour and bigger twin exhaust tailpipes. All this strengthens its powerful SAV character in our opinion.

Entry into the new BMW X1 is rather stylish with a welcome greeting ‘X1’ projected onto the ground from the side mirrors. Filling up the cabin with a sense of spaciousness and light is the large Panorama Glass Roof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. The micro-activated carbon particulate filter ensures clean and fresh air inside the cabin. Now the X1 gets a bigger 8.8-inch centre screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The rear seat additionally comes with 40:20:40 folding to accordingly increase the boot space as and when needed and the laundry list of connected features continue to be on offer on the X1 too.

Both the power trains are BS6 now and the two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW X1 sDrive20i produces an output of 192 hp and maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm, while the two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW X1 sDrive20d produces an output of 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm. Depending on the engine variant that you choose, the X1 comes with, the seven/eight speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. Seven Speed for the petrol and Eight Speed for the Diesel. The X1 is priced at INR 35,90,000, for the petrol variant and INR, 39,90,000 for the diesel variant, we think its Game-On from BMW in the segment once again. What do you think?

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Nilesh Sawant
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With an experience of over 3 lac kms of driving across the continents and with extensive experience of driving on the tracks, and passion for technical things around anything on wheels, reviews written by Nilesh are crisp and to the point.  



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