bmw x1

List of News and Information about bmw x1 on

News and Information about bmw x1

Read the latest news and information about bmw x1 published on! View comments and pictures about bmw x1 on!

You also might be interested: bmw x1, long wheelbase, china, bmw 7-series, bmw m4, bmw 3-series, la auto show, audi, audi q3, crossover, next-generation, platform, fwd, special edition, japan

BMW releases long-wheelbase variant of X1 to China market

BMW revealed that it will be releasing a new generation of the BMW X1. At present, it already has attained record sales of more than 800,000 units. In China alone, around 200,000 units of its first generation were sold, with around 140,000 of those manufactured locally at BMW Brilliance's Tiexi facility.

The new generation of the BMW X1 manages to redefine its class and enhances how the brand values customer requirements considering that it focused on having a full understanding of their needs.

Take China for example, for this market the brand developed the X1 to have a long wheelbase. By having a long wheelbase, the X1 is able to set the benchmark as it relates to quality and versatility. It also offers a high standard when it comes to the amount of space offered in the rear.

Read the entire article BMW releases long-wheelbase variant of X1 to China market

BMW booth to feature 330e, M4 GTS, X1 and 7-Series at Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show becomes the first event ever to showcase three new vehicles from BMW in North America. On November 18, attendees to the said event will have an exclusive first peek at the new eDrive BMW 330e, BMW M4 GTS, BMW X1 and the BMW 7 Series.

They will be joined by the BMW 7 Series (G11/G12), the eDrive BMW X5 xDrive40e, the new BMW 3 Series, the high-performance eDrive BMW i8, and the all-electric BMW i3.

The BMW 330e is a hybrid machine that makes use of both an electric motor and a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine to power the car’s propulsion. The use of these two components results to a power rating of 248 bHP, which also produces a 310 lb-ft. of torque.

Read the entire article BMW booth to feature 330e, M4 GTS, X1 and 7-Series at Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 BMW X1 gets a new design, more interior space

BMW has just unveiled its second-generation X1 compact crossover, a vehicle that will compete with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC that replaces the GLK, Range Rover Evoque as well as the Audi Q3. Set to go on sale this fall, the 2016 BMW X1 (F48) will offer more interior room, a new design and additional technology.

Seen from the front, the new X1 looks like a smaller BMW X5 and compared to its predecessor, the new model has grown in height (+53 millimetres). BMW says that that thanks to the height increase, the new X1 offers a significantly raised seating position (+36 mm at the front and +64 mm at the rear), +37 mm more knee room in the rear in standard specification and up to 66 mm with the optionally adjustable rear seat.

When it comes to interior design, the X1 offers a driver-focused cockpit which includes standard equipment such as air conditioning, an audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets and the iDrive operating system featuring a 6.5-inch display. Also new are the full-LED adaptive headlights, head-up display and the Driving Assistant Plus line-up of the Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Jam Assistant, Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function.

Read the entire article 2016 BMW X1 gets a new design, more interior space

Fuel-efficient Audi Q3 crossover promises to keep the lead over BMW X1

Expect a more fuel-efficient Audi Q3 next year as the carmaker is making true plans to endow the revised crossover with more efficient powertrains. Audi did not only enhance the output of its gasoline-powered TFSI engines, but also installed a fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology called “displacement on demand” system.

This system shuts down two cylinders when not needed, making the powertrain around 7 percent more efficient. The upgrade is part of the Q3’s mid-cycle refresh, which entails a revised design and more standard features. Audi will roll out the Q3 in Europe in February 2015 and later in the United States.

The Q3 currently stands atop Europe’s premium crossover segment, followed by BMW X1. Audi sold 5-percent more Q3s in the first half of 2015 to 40,730 units, helping the overall European premium crossover segment to post a 9-percent jump in sales in the period to 232,075 units, according to JATO Dynamics.

Read the entire article Fuel-efficient Audi Q3 crossover promises to keep the lead over BMW X1

The new BMW X1 compact SUV will be the second front-wheel-drive model that will be underpinned by the group's UKL1 platform, following the 2-series Active Tourer. The second-generation X1 will be the first modern-era BMW to be powered by the front-wheel drive. BMW will start selling the Active Tourer in Europe in September and the new X1 in June 2015.

Sources privy with BMW said the carmaker is planning to build a third model on the platform -- the X2 SUV, a three-door vehicle with a four-seat interior and will resemble the larger X6 SUV.

New X2 will also be rolled out in summer 2015 and will be one of 10 derivatives that BMW plans to be underpinned by the front-wheel-drive architecture in the future. BMW also use the UKL1 platform for its new Mini, is planning to further streamline operations by developing the new X1 and X2 jointly with the second-generation Mini Countryman and Clubman.

Read the entire article Next-generation BMW X1 to sit on the new UKL1 platform, will be front-wheel drive

After receiving the Z4 sDrive 20i GT Spirit, Japan receives yet another special edition model, this time focused on the X1. Dubbed BMW X1 Exclusive Sport, the new edition is based on the M-Sport model, which means it comes with new bumper, side sills as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser. In addition, we find a chrome line exterior and satin aluminum roof rails.

Inside, the Nevada leather upholstery is completed by the satin aluminum trim. As standard, the X1 Exclusive Sport Edition comes with the parking package that includes a rear camera and the Park Distance Controller, but also with the iDrive navigation package which includes the HDD navigation system and an 8.8-inch wide display control as well as USB audio intergace, hands-free telephone system and Speech Control.

As an option, BMW offers the electric panoramic glass roof and the Black Sapphire metallic paint. The X1 Exclusive Sport is offered as standard in White or Alpine III colours. BMW will offer the new edition in two versions, the X1 sDrive20i Exclusive Sport and the X1 xDrive20i Exclusive Sport.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW X1 Exclusive Sport Edition arrives in Japan

BMW is planning to widen the gap between the next-generation X1 and the facelifted X3 (F25) because it has a surprise for us: it will introduce a new X2 model. Set to arrive somewhere in 2017, the BMW X2 will be inspired by the upcoming X4, which will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and is described as a more sporting variant of the next-generation X1.

As expected, the BMW X2 will use the platform of the next-gen X1 as well as the engines: an extended range of transversely mounted three-cylinder and four-cylinder direct injection petrol and common rail diesel engines with a capacity from 1.5- to 2.0-liters, same used by the recently introduced front-wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer.

BMW X2 will be offered as standard with the six-speed manual transmission or with the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox and electro-mechanical multi-place clutch four-wheel-drive system. BMW is also planning a high-performance version of the X2 that will take on the Audi RS Q3 but also on the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG.

Read the entire article BMW X2 will be based on the X1, arrive in 2017

The BMW X1 is known as a flagship and worldwide market pioneer in the superior Sports Activity Vehicle and SUV class – it is a perfect case of sheer driving satisfaction, audacious design and elite character that is unmatched in its segment. In the spring of 2014, the compact BMW X elevated the standard for this class with dazzling exterior accents, a more polished interior vibe and state-of-the-art gear features.

The most recent Internet-based services are being integrated to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive components with the end goal to give those drivers with present-day "connectivity lifestyles" with the greatest mobility services available.

The beautiful and striking air intake vents in the front apron showcase the energetic and robust appearance of the BMW X1. Standard gear now likewise includes daytime driving lights. Additional new features for this model include the appealingly styled 17-inch light-alloy wheels with V-spoke design. Sparkling Brown metallic has likewise been included to the range of exterior paint finishes available for the BMW X1.

Read the entire article 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview: BMW X1 receives new styling changes

BMW’s second-generation X1 will be getting a significant change in its engineering in 2015. Instead of the existing car’s rear-wheel-drive platform, the upcoming car will be built on a new front-drive architecture that will be used on upcoming Minis as well as on a new 1-series GT, which will debut this September at the Paris motor show.

Sources said that this move to change platforms has been decided in order to provide added packaging benefits to the next-generation BMW X1 and have reduced production costs. They suggest that the new small soft-roader will accommodate more compared to its predecessor, due to a new transverse mounting of its engine that saves space.

Offering economies of scale is the fact that the new X1 shares major elements, such as several of its driveline combinations, with the second-generation Mini Countryman. The company is developing the new front-wheel-drive platform, which is also referred to as the UKL or ‘Unter Klasse’ (German for ‘entry level’) structure, to underpin an entire range of new BMW Group cars, like the next generation of Mini models and a few BMWs.

Read the entire article Second-generation Bmw X1 will be built on a new front-drive architecture

The newest BMW X1 will be launched for sale beginning July 2012, with the BMW X1 sDrive18d available at a starting price of £24,660. The latest BMW X1 provides a more sophisticated and sportier approach on the luxury compact crossover, a market defined when the vehicle was introduced more than two years ago.

The vehicle features an updated dynamic styling on the exterior, detailed cabin enhancements and a new array of innovative diesel engines. Rear-wheel drive X1 units now come with a carbon dioxide emission rating of not greater than 130 g/km. A new eight-speed automatic gearbox matched with the award-winning EfficientDynamics technologies of BMW is available as an option, making  the latest BMW X1 lineup more efficient than it was before.

In addition, customers will now have a choice from the new Sport and xLine models. Moreover, the SE and M Sport specifications get a boost in standard equipment, adding more value to the customer. The BMW X1's characteristic and crisp lines have been fortified with an all-inclusive lineup of stylistic improvements.

Read the entire article New BMW X1 goes on sale in the UK in July 2012, sDrive18d priced from £24,660

BMW of North America has disclosed that the BMW X1 compact crossover will bear a starting price of $31,545 when it goes on sale in the United States this fall. Three years after introducing the X1 in Europe, the X1 compact crossover was unveiled in the US at the New York auto show. 

BMW will showcase three models of the X1 during the launch at the show: 1) the entry rear-wheel-drive X1 sDrive28i with a price tag of $31,545; 2) the all-wheel-drive X1 xDrive28i priced at $33,245; and 3) the awd X1 xDrive35i with a price of $39,345.  All prices include shipping. The X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i will be powered by a twin-turbo 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that provides 240 hp. 

The X1 xDrive35i, meanwhile, will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine that provides 300 hp.  BMW first marketed the X1 in Europe in 2009, but the company’s US management delayed its sales in the country due to unfavorable exchange rates and high demand for the vehicle in Europe.

Read the entire article BMW brings in mildly facelifted X1 to the US after three years in Europe

After yesterday’s leaked photos, the 2013 Bmw X1 Facelift became official today and ready to conquer the United States. Celebrating its premiere at the 2012 New York Auto Show, which will take place this week, the 2013 Bmw X1 will hit the U.S. dealerships with a price tag of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling).

Regarding the new design, the 2013 X1 comes with newly designed headlights and a new chrome-coated accent strip now cuts across the top of the twin circular headlights. The X1 also comes with an optional xenon light package, which includes an LED accent light. The side view shows pronounced skirts, a feature of Bmw X models but also signal indicators now integrated into the newly designed exterior mirrors.

The rear view features a bumper and undertray, with the repositioned reflectors now also bordered by surfaces painted in body color. The black elements are now slimmer, while the silver-colored undertray has a more striking surface structure. The interior was also updated and features a chrome strip for the headlight switch and chrome touches for the side edging of the Control Display (for the model fitted with the navigation system), but also new air vent surrounds in gloss black.

Read the entire article Official: 2013 Bmw X1

This is the 2013 X1 Facelift, an updated version of Bmw’s smallest crossover that will make its U.S. debut for the first time later this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As you can see from the photos, the 2013 Bmw X1 features a new set of headlights, a new front grille as well as a redesigned front bumper but things don’t stop here as the car features new side sills, new side mirrors.

The rear end comes with redesigned taillights and a new design for the bumper. Inside, the vehicle features a new center console, new air vents with a bit of chrome as well a new dashboard trim, accoridng to AutoForum.

In the United States, the X1 will be available with just one engine (X1 sDrive28i) with rear wheel-drive and powered by the two-liter turbocharged engine delivering 245 hp.

Read the entire article New York Auto Show Preview: 2013 Bmw X1 Facelift

At around 10 am on April 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, BMW will unveil the M6 Convertible and X1 Sport Activity Vehicle to the world at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. BMW will also bring the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW X6 M (which makes its debut in North America) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (which debuts in the U.S. auto show) to its stand in New York.

Giving us a glimpse of what’s in store for mobility in the future are the BMW i3 and i8 Concepts. After having been gone for two years, the iconic BMW M6 Convertible and Coupe are set to return, providing more powerful, more athletic, more focused, more luxurious and more efficient than ever.

Since 1987, the M6 brand has impressed consumers with its luxury and everyday practicality of a top range BMW coupe merged with true super-car performance. The all-new BMW M6, which is already in its third generation, will be equipped with a new 560hp M TwinPower Turbo V-8 partnered to a 7-speed M-DCT transmission that could propel them from 0 to 60mph in less than 4.3 seconds.

Read the entire article 2013 Bmw X1 will hit the U.S. shores this summer

The Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) of the BMW X1 will finally be offered in the fourth quarter of 2012. The demand in Europe has been so consistently strong that it was prevented from entering the North American market twice. This car is the top-selling all wheel drive vehicle in Europe and is a big seller for BMW. The automaker saw this as an opportunity to have the latest improvements as well as to launch the BMW M Performance brand in the US.

Fans in the U.S. are disappointed that BMW’s M Performance X5 and X6M50d as well as the M550dxDrive and M550dxDrive Touring haven’t been offered in the country.

The U.S. market has also missed out on the BMW M135i, which will first come in the form of a 3dr and 5dr Sporthatch and then with additional xDrive. But then, the next-generation Coupe and Cabrio models, which are believed to be friendlier to the U.S. market, aren’t likely to appear in the near future. This means that presently, BMW has yet to have an official "M Performance" product for the U.S.

Read the entire article BMW M Performance brand to make its debut in the US with the X1 M xDrive35i

Due to the high demand for the redesigned version of the X3, BMW won’t offer its compact X1 crossover in the U.S. until the end of 2012. Jim O'Donnell, CEO of BMW of North America, said that the X1’s supplies in the U.S. are tight since its sales are high overseas. In November 2009, the X1 was launched in Europe.

BMW wanted to offer the X1 in the U.S. in early 2011 but it decided to delay it until the end of the year. The launch has been postponed further by BMW’s European and U.S. management.

O'Donnell said that the X1 will “always” be a niche vehicle in the U.S. with expected sales of less than 5,000 units annually. The redesigned X3 crossover started sales in January. In the first quarter, 5,710 units were sold – a significant increase from 1,355 a year ago.

Read the entire article Bmw delays X1 debut in US by the end of 2012, due to demand for new X3

Bmw revealed today the first photos with the X1 crossover fitted with the M Sports Package. Furthermore, the Bavarian manufacturer announced that the new M Sports Package will be available for all Bmw X1 model versions from spring 2011. The new M Sports Package for the Bmw X1 includes a new front bumper, new side sills as well as a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust system.

Moreover, the package will include door sills with the “M” logo and BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line trim for the side window surrounds and roof rails.

As expected, 6 metallic exterior paint colours will be available in conjunction with the M Sports package: Alpine White, Le Mans Blue, Sapphire Black, Space Grey, Vermillion Red and Mineral White. The kit will be completed by the include sports suspension calibration and 17-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels for even sharper driving dynamics.

Read the entire article 2011 Bmw X1 with M Sports Package makes us drool

BMW has released a photo gallery of the X1 xDrive28i and in doing so, it also unveiled the much-anticipated four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that debuts on the new crossover. Basically, this engine replaces a classic, naturally aspirated 3.0-liter straight-six. BMW’s new engine is the first four-cylinder unit to use BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology.

It features an all-aluminum crankcase, twin-scroll turbocharging system, direct injection, as well as the latest version of BMW’s patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system. From its 1,997 cc displacement, BMW claims an output of 245 hp (180 kW) – which is 73 hp (55 kW) higher than the previous top-powered BMW 2.0-liter petrol engine.

Peek torque is rated at 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and is available from 1,250 rpm. The outgoing X1 xDrive28i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 258 hp at 6,600 rpm and 310Nm (228 lb-ft) of torque from 2,600 rpm.

Read the entire article 2011 Bmw X1 xDrive28i: official details, photos and specs

The Bmw X1 seems to be a best-seller on the European market as the Bavarian manufacturer announced that it will not launch the small crossover in the United States before late 2011. Still, the vehicle may not arrive this year due to hot demand in Europe.

"We are supply constrained," said Jim O'Donnell, CEO of BMW of North America. "As long as they keep selling them, I do not know when we are going to get it." Apparently, the decision to delay the X1 crossover in the United States was made late last year.

For those who don’t know, the Bmw X1 went on sale in Europe in November 2009, and the demand outpaced supply.

Read the entire article Bmw delays X1 launch in the United States, ‘blames’ the demand in Europe

The appeal of BMW’s new X1 sport-utility vehicle and revamped 5-series sedan has caught the attention of numerous customers, making deliveries in the third quarter exceed company’s forecasts.

CEO Norbert Reithofer said that sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars and SUVs increased by about 16% in September to cap a “very good” three-month period.

In September 2009, group deliveries totaled 122,354 vehicles. In July 2010, sales increased by 9.1% and in August, it climbed by 13%.

Read the entire article Bmw Q3 sales boosted by the X1 and 5-Series sedan