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.
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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.