2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview: BMW X1 receives new styling changes

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 17, 2013

BMW will show a revised version of the X1 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. Although this is not actually a facelift, the X1 received style and trim changes for the American market. Still, BMW will also offer the same styling changes on the models sold in Europe as of March 2014.

So, in terms of styling, the new BMW X1 received new air intake vents in side the front apron, stainless steel inserts in the boot lip, new 17-inch alloy wheels as well as new paint options.

Moreover, daytime running lights now come as standard. Inside, we find a redesigned instrument cluster for the xLine, Sport Line and M Sport models but also new soft-touch materials.

Press Release

New accents for the BMW X1

Munich. The BMW X1 is known as a pioneer and global market leader in the premium Sports Activity Vehicle and SUV segment – it is a prime example of sheer driving pleasure, bold design and premium character that is unrivalled in its class. In the spring of 2014, the compact BMW X is raising the standard for this segment even higher with eye-catching exterior accents, a more refined interior ambience and innovative equipment features.

The very latest Internet-based services are being added to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features in order to provide those drivers with modern “connectivity lifestyles” with the best mobility services available.

The stylish and bold air intake vents in the front apron underline the sporty and powerful look of the BMW X1. Standard equipment now also includes daytime driving lights. Also new for this model are the attractively styled 17-inch light-alloy wheels with V-spoke design. Sparkling Brown metallic has also been added to the range of exterior paint finishes available for the BMW X1.

When ordered with the BMW xLine, BMW Sport Line or the M Sport package, the surface of the instrument cluster visor is covered with soft-touch material highlighted by lapfolded seams to add to the premium elegance. The optional interior trims also embellish the interior with a choiceof exclusive accents in high-gloss Black, matt Coral Red or pearl-gloss Chrome. The stainless steel sill finisher protecting the bottom tailgate edge is another refinement that distinguishes the BMW X1.

The innovative functions can be integrated in the car’s operating system via apps, using the smartphone or the SIM card that is installed in the vehicle. The selected apps will be compatible with the Apple iPhone and with smartphones that run the Android operating system. Among the new services offered for the BMW X1 are Online Entertainment and the ECO PRO Analyser.

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