BMW has launched the third-generation X1 in India. The SUV was launched at the BMW Joytown festival in Bengaluru with prices starting at INR 45,90,000 for the petrol. Meanwhile, BMW has priced the diesel at INR 47,90,000. Customers can book the car with a token amount of INR 50,000 at their nearest dealer. Deliveries have been scheduled by BMW to commence from March 2023 for the diesel, while the petrol version deliveries will start only by June.
What’s new in the 2023 BMW X1?
The new BMW X1 is now larger in dimensions compared to the outgoing model. It is now 53 mm longer, 24 mm wider and 44 mm higher. Further, the wheelbase of the car has also increased by 22 mm. Coming to the design, one can best describe the car as evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It now gets a larger grille, more sharper bumper and sleeker headlamps. The DRLs get an upside-down L-shaped design.
The new X1 comes with flush door handles. At the back, there are slim wraparound tail lights. The rear bumper, too, gets silver inserts. In India, BMW will offer the X1 with 18-inch alloy wheels. The M Sport variant will get different front and rear bumpers.
All this has liberated more space for the rear occupants, and the boot is now 500 litres in capacity. Other features include connected car tech, ADAS, adaptive LED headlights, electric tailgate operation and parking assist. The X Line variants come with Sports seats as standard, while the M Sport variants come with a massage function for the front seats.
2023 BMW X1’s infotainment screen
The new X1 now has the same 10.25-inch infotainment screen as the new X7 and the 7 Series. The unit sits on top of the dashboard and gets a curved shape. Thanks to this screen, the dashboard now has new storage areas, a floating centre console, and a minimal layout.
New BMW X1: powertrain options
BMW is offering two engine options for India. These include the petrol 18i and the diesel 18d engine. The petrol unit is a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine that produces 136 HP and 230 Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the diesel motor is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit producing 150 HP and 360 Nm. BMW offers both engines with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The engine sends power to the front wheels and there is no all-wheel drive on offer.
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