After some two-and-a-half years BMW has decided to sightly freshen the looks of the X1. The exteriors as well as the interiors have been upgraded and internationally a comprehensively revised engine portfolio is available, though we have no confirmation for India.

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The X1 will also be introduced to the US market, with the launch of the facelift model. BMW X1 models destined for the Chinese market are being built in the newly opened plant at Tiexi in Shenyang Province.

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BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, an eight-speed automatic transmission that is unique in this segment, the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode and a wider range of BMW EfficientDynamics technology all contribute to better fuel efficiency without compromising on performance. The BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition has an average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 22.22 kpl and CO2 figures of 119 grams per kilometre.

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The range of engines for the new BMW X1 comprises three petrol and five diesel units spanning an output range of 116 hp to 245 hp. Leading the way in the new generation of four-cylinder diesel engines is the 160 kW/218 hp powerplant of the new BMW X1 xDrive25d, featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising latest-generation variable sequential turbocharging. Depending on the model variant, power is transferred via brand-typical rear-wheel drive or via the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system. Either option is available to three of the engine variants of the new BMW X1.

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The new BMW X1 also offers innovative individualisation possibilities for the exterior and the interior. Available for the first time, as an alternative to the basic trim level, are the BMW Lines with their exclusive, harmoniously matched design and equipment features. The BMW xLine particularly emphasises the robust versatility of the new BMW X1 while the BMW Sport Line accentuates its agility and dynamics.