Published on 08 Jul 2009 by Alison
After seeing the first shots of the BMW X1 leaked to the web, here is the full official gallery and some details on the new SUV, including its German pricing. Starting with the dimensions, the X1 is 4.45 metres long, 1.54 metres high and 1.8 metres wide with a wheel base of about 2.76 metres. With some updated aerodynamics and new rear look, the boot can measure from 420 litres to a whopping 1350 litres on moving the rear seats.
Four engines will be available from launch date, all of which comply with Euro 5 norms, and six variants will appear. At the top of the range is the xDrive28i with in line six cylinder petrol engine at 250 hp and 310 Nm. It covers 100 km/hr in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/hr. Among the turbo diesels at the top is the xDrive23d with the impressive 2.0 litre twin turbo diesel capable of 204 hp and 400 Nm.
The xDrive20d is equipped with the 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine at 177 hp and 350 Nm. It has impressive efficiency figures, using an average of 5.8 litres of fuel per 100 km and 153 g/km of CO2 emissions. The entry level version is the xDrive18d with a 2.0 litre turbodiesel at 143 hp and 320 Nm with fuel efficiency of 5.7 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.
These latter two will be available with rear wheel drive, called the sDrive20d and sDrive18d. All the engines are equipped with Efficient Dynamics technology and Start-Stop system. Other features are typical of the latest BMW technology, including I-drive, Adaptive Light Control, with other options such as ConnectedDrive system available on request.
The BMW X1 will debut in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. It will appear on the US market in 2011. German pricing is as follows: 29,550 euros for the sDrive18d and 31,550 euros for the xDrive18d. The 20d versions will cost 32,400 euros for the rear wheel drive and 34,400 euros for the xDrive20d. At the top the xDrive23d costs 38,800 euros and the 28i 41,500 euros. The sDrive18i version with rear wheel drive and a four cylinder, 2.0 litre petrol engine will appear in January 2010 in Germany at a cost of 27,200 euros.