BMW X1 introduces new models: sDrive16i, sDrive18i, xDrive18d

BMW X1 | September 3rd, 2015 by 10
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BMW announces three new models for the new X1 lineup. The new entry-level SUVs are all powered by three cylinder turbo engines, either in petrol or diesel. When BMW unveiled the X1 earlier this summer, the lineup consisted of four-cylinder engines only available with an automatic gearbox.

2016 BMW sDrive16d

The first entry point in the X1 lineup is the 2016 BMW sDrive16d, a front-wheel drive mini SUV.

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Under the hood, it features the B37 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbodiesel making 116 horsepower and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is matted to a six-speed automatic transmission. From standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph), the X1 sDrive16d needs about 11.1 seconds. Top speed is limited to 190 km/h (118 mph).

With standard tires, the BMW X1 sDrive16d comes to an EU standard fuel consumption of 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers, corresponding to CO2 emissions of 104 grams per kilometer. With the largest tires (19 inch), consumption rises 4.1 liters and emissions to 109 grams of CO2.

2016 BMW xDrive18d

New in the diesel program is the BMW X1 xDrive18d with a four-cylinder diesel and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive version of the 150 hp diesel moves depending on transmission – 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission – in 9.2 to 9.3 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph), reaches a 204 km/h (127mph) top speed and consumes, depending on tires, 4.7 to 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

2016 BMW sDrive18i

The entry-level gasoline-powered X1 is the new sDrive18i which uses a familiar engine from the MINI Cooper: the B38 three-cylinder petrol with 136 HP and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. BMW offers both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

It needs 9.7 seconds to run from standstill to 100 km/h. The consumption varies depending on transmission and tires from 5.1 to 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

10 responses to “BMW X1 introduces new models: sDrive16i, sDrive18i, xDrive18d”

  1. Tom says:

    Will be interested in hearing how it drives on the FWD platform.

    • Senne says:

      Probably similar to the 2 Series AT; very good for a FWD car, but not quite as good as all the RWD BMW’s. ;)

    • Li says:

      I’ve briefly owned one of the first 2 series AT FWD platform (petrol). It drove beautifully and couldn’t tell it was a FWD car. I sold it due to it’s small size, it did not suite all the needs of my family of 2 young children. I’ve also owned a 2007 3 Series and a 2012 5 Series in the past and I couldn’t separate the 2 Series AT driving experience to that of its bigger siblings. I hope that the new X1 is as spacious as claimed, of course it will have to be the petrol version.

  2. Luk says:

    What are the CO2 emission values for the X1 1.8d xdrive?

  3. Hidefvi says:

    I don’t see the diesel on BMW USA. Will they have the diesel X1 in the USA? I can’t find a clear answer from the inter web.

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