BMW South Africa has launched the second-generation BMW X1 that lines-up with an all-new selection of engines – four cylinder petrol and diesel.
With an outputs range from 100 kW to 170 kW, the engines link up with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed Steptronic unit, both of which are new developments.
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 Sport Line, xLine and M Sport packages available as an alternative to standard specification open the door for targeted individualisation.
The xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system on the eight-speed Steptronic unit takes its place in the new BMW X1 in a further developed form. The weight-saving, compact and efficient system uses an electro-hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch to distribute drive between the front and rear axle just as required for the situation at hand.
Joining the fray in the BMW X1 sDrive20i, meanwhile, is a front-wheel-drive construction which has been developed to deliver the driving dynamics typical of the brand and has already proved its mettle in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
The interior of the new BMW X1, meanwhile, offers significantly more space for passengers and luggage, a cutting-edge premium ambience and functionality grounded in solid engineering.
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 Assist Plus system.