BMW’s compact Sports Activity Vehicle, the X1, has been a huge success since its launch in 2009. More than 730,000 were sold globally of that first generation. Now an all-new BMW X1 has been unveiled and features dynamic BMW X styling, a sporting character blended with outstanding efficiency, and an array of innovative equipment features in comfort, safety and infotainment.
Along with the regular and Sport models, BMW is also launching the X1 with the M Sport Package and its usual Estoril Blue paint job. At the front end, the X1 M Sport stands out with its three large air intakes giving the front apron an aggressive appearance.
In addition to the aerodynamic front-end, side skirts, rear bumper and wheel arch trims in the body color, the M package also includes a revised kidney grille with eight black struts, 18 or even 19-inch two-tone light-alloy wheels and the peripheries of the BMW Individual High Gloss Satin Chrome. Rounding out the sporty appearance is the M Sport suspension which lowers the X1 by 10 millimeters.
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Inside, the M Sports package brings new sport seats, an M leather steering wheel, roof lining in anthracite and a special trim. The footrest, shift lever and front wings are marked with the M logo.
The BMW X1 xDrive28i will be the exclusive model in the US at launch featuring a 2.0 liter TwinTurbo 4 cylinder engine from BMW’s new family of modular engines with maximum output of 228 horsepower. The new X1 needs only 6.3 seconds to run from 0 to 60 mph. BMW USA set the base price for the 2016 BMW X1 at $35,795, including destination and handling included; a $3,945 increase over the previous model.