2010 Bmw X1 U.K. pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

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.

Press Release

The new BMW X1

BMW created a new vehicle segment a decade ago when it launched the X5. That vehicle received critical acclaim at its launch and continues to this day as a market leader with 1.5million sold worldwide. The popular X3 followed in 2004 and the X6 spawned a new niche in 2008. Now BMW is poised to introduce the next derivative of the X model line-up with the X1. 

The new BMW X1 takes its key styling cues and practicality from the X5 but shrinks it into a more compact and affordable package. The vehicle’s elegant lines and command driving position echo its larger stablemate, while the five-seat configuration and 1,350-litre boot space provide outstanding load-lugging capability.

Power comes from a choice of three diesel engines and, for the first time on a BMW X product, the option to have rear-wheel-drive (sDrive) or four-wheel-drive (xDrive). 

Model: Price OTR / Power Hp / Torque Nm / 0–62mph Secs / Top speed Mph / Combined Mpg / CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW X1 sDrive18d SE £22,660 / 143 / 320 / 9.6 / 124 / 54.3 / 136 
BMW X1 xDrive18d SE £23,940 / 143 / 320 / 10.1 / 121 / 49.6 / 150
BMW X1 sDrive20d SE £24,205 / 177 / 350 / 8.1 / 127* / 53.3 / 139
BMW X1 xDrive20d SE £25,510 / 177 / 350 / 8.4 / 127* / 48.7 / 153
BMW X1 xDrive23d SE £29,055 / 204 / 400 / 7.3 / 127* / 44.8 / 167

The dominance of diesel engines in other BMW SAVs, led BMW UK to decide only to offer diesel in the UK. The BMW sDrive18d and the xDrive18d feature four-cylinder powerplants with an all-aluminium crankcase and a single turbocharger with variable intake geometry. Third generation common-rail diesel technology ensures optimum combustion. 

The 1,995cc engine produces 143hp while peak torque is 320Nm from 1,750rpm through to 2,500rpm. This equates to a zero to 62mph time of 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 124mph for the rear-wheel-drive X1 sDrive18d SE. The X1 xDrive18d SE posts figures of 10.1 seconds and a 121mph top speed. Both models are exceptionally fuel efficient, capable of 54.3mpg and 49.6mpg on the combined cycle respectively. The engine is EU5 rated and records 136g/km and 150g/km CO2 emissions. 

Offering a higher outright performance, the BMW sDrive20d SE and xDrive20d SE are also offered. Powered by the same 1,995cc engine but in a higher state of tune, these two models up the ante offering 177hp and 350Nm from 1,750rpm to 3,000rpm. This results in improved performance figures with zero to 62mph attained in 8.1 seconds (8.4 for the xDrive20d) and a top speed of 127mph. 

As the flagship model the BMW xDrive23d SE is offered only as a four-wheel-drive variant. Still using a 2.0-litre engine, albeit with twin-turbocharger technology, this International Engine of the Year category winner provides rapid performance that defies the model’s Sports Activity Vehicle position. The 204hp engine accelerates the X1 to 62mph in just 7.3 seconds. The near flat torque curve with a peak output of 400Nm from 2,000rpm to 2,250rpm permits effortless overtaking. The xDrive23d SE is an EU5 rated vehicle that records 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 167g/km. 

Most BMW X1s come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, buyers of the xDrive23d have a six-speed Sport automatic gearbox with gear change paddles located a finger tip away from the steering wheel for sporty changes. 

Auto Start-Stop for greater fuel efficiency
EfficientDynamics plays a part in the BMW X1 story with the introduction of Auto Start-Stop technology on an X product for the first time. Available on all manual transmission cars the system improves fuel consumption figures. The BMW X1 also has the full suite of EfficientDynmamics technologies including Brake Energy Regeneration, optimised aerodynamics, optimum shift indicator and on-demand use of ancillary units to name a few. 

The design of the new BMW X1 is stylish and sporting yet practical. Sleek lines blend into flared wheel arches to underscore the car’s dynamic capabilities as does the tapered roof line and wide track. Short overhangs front and rear, typical of every BMW, ensure the best basis for optimum handling. The profile of the car belies an interior space that sees five adults seated comfortably along with their luggage. 

Inside, and all the main controls and dashboard displays are angled towards the driver. A range of storage compartments, trays and large door pockets provides a variety of places to keep personal effects. An owner that specifies one of the two available satellite navigation systems featuring the latest iDrive display, controller and Favourite Buttons gains a slightly revised interior layout to accommodate the system. The interior of the BMW X1 can be further enhanced by opting for the new Design package. This sees Sport seats in Oyster Nevada leather, Anthracite headlining and Fineline Wave wood trim. The Oyster theme continuing to the lower part of the dashboard, all of the centre console and leather piping on the floor mats. 

The BMW X1 goes on sale in the UK on 24 October, 2009 with the sDrive18d and xDrive18d variants following in December. 

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