BMW has released the prices for the X1 models sold in the United Kingdom, complementing the price list it revealed for the German market last month.
BMW said that its pricing policy has adapted to the current car industry situation and the global finance limitations. More specifically, BMW is pricing its X1 model range so it can better reflect its position and target audience.
The entry-level rear-wheel drive sDrive18d SE 143 hp starts at £22,660 in the UK, with the all-wheel drive version selling for £23,940.
The more powerful sDrive20d with 177 (hp) was priced at £24,205 and the xDrive20d at £25,510.The most expensive X1 model is the xDrive23d with 204 hp and a 0-62 mph time of 7.3 seconds, at £29,055. Prices include delivery, number plates, first registration fee and BMW Emergency Service.
The new X1 line-up from BMW features engines that comply with EU5 emissions standard, 17" light alloy wheels, DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter for the diesel variants), BMW Mobility System, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Park Distance Control (PDC), Tire Puncture Warning System (TPWS) and Start-Stop system (including the diesel versions), all as standard kit.
With diesel versions of its SAV offerings accounting for the bulk of sales, BMW UK has decided to sell only diesel units in the United Kingdom. Leading the way are the BMW sDrive18d and the xDrive18d, both powered by a third-generation common-rail four-cylinder 1,995cc diesel engine featuring a single turbocharger with variable intake geometry and an all-aluminum crankcase.
This engine is able to develop up to 143hp of output while up to 320Nm of peak torque is available from 1,750rpm to 2,500rpm, allowing the rear-wheel-drive X1 sDrive18d SE to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 9.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 mph. The same engine allows the X1 xDrive18d SE to sprint from nil to 62 mph in 10.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 121 mph.
Both fuel efficient, the X1 sDrive18d SE and the X1 xDrive18d SE returns combined fuel economy figures of 54.3 mpg and 49.6 mpg, respectively. In terms of its environmental impact, the EU5-compliant engine allows the X1 sDrive18d SE and the X1 xDrive18d SE to emit 136g/km and 150g/km of carbon dioxide.
The same engine is powering the higher performance BMW sDrive20d SE and xDrive20d SE. For these SAVs, however, the engine was tuned to develop up to 177 hp of output and up to 350Nm of torque available between 1,750 rpm and 3,000 rpm. This allows the BMW sDrive20d SE and xDrive20d SE to sprint faster from zero to 62mph in just 8.1 seconds and 8.4 seconds, respectively.
Both could reach a top speed of 127mph. On the other hand, the four-wheel-drive flagship model, the BMW xDrive23d SE, still uses the same engine as its core.
However, this engine features the twin-turbocharger technology that allows it to develop 204 hp of max output and 400Nm of torque available from 2,000rpm to 2,250rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the EU5-rated BMW xDrive23d SE could accelerate from nil to 62mph in just 7.3 seconds while returning 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 167 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
While the engine of most BMW X1s are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, the powerplant in the xDrive23d is paired to a six-speed Sport automatic transmission featuring gear change paddles mounted near the steering wheel.
More than ever before, the BMW X1 is now more fuel efficient thanks to the adoption of the Auto Start-Stop technology on all manual transmission models. BMW also fitted the BMW X1 with a complete array of EfficientDynamics technologies like Brake Energy Regeneration, optimum shift indicator and optimized aerodynamics, as well as on-demand use of ancillary units.
To highlight the dynamic potential of the BMW X1, it is endowed with a design that is not only practical, but also elegant and athletic. For instance, the BMW X1 features sleek lines blending into a flared wheel, a tapered roof line and a wide track.
Helping the BMW achieve optimum handling are short overhangs on the front and rear. Moreover, the BMW X1 is spacious enough to comfortably seat five adults with enough room for their luggage.