2011 BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition: details, photos and specs

Article by Christian A., on June 28, 2011

The market launch of the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition is scheduled for this fall but already, it has announced details of the latest model from BMW X1 lineup. It is powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine that uses BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. On average, its fuel consumption rating is at 4.5 liters per 100 km while it has a carbon dioxide emission level of 119 grams per km on the European cycle.

This makes it as undoubtedly, the most efficient BMW X model. The 2.0-liter diesel unit can develop up to 163 hp (120 kW) between 3,250 rpm and 4,200 rpm. Meanwhile, the maximum torque of 380 Nm is available between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm.

Furthermore, the gear-shift point indicator, which is offered as standard on the new BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition, was adapted to go well with the new engine features. In addition, its standard features include brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function, electromechanical power steering, a disengageable air-conditioning compressor as well as tires with reduced rolling resistance.

The X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition also has a longer rear axle drive ratio and comes with specific light alloys in the Streamline design.

Beginning this fall, there will be 10 model variants in the BMW X1 lineup. Of this number, five will have characteristic BMW power transmission to the rear wheels and five will have the electronically controlled four-wheel drive system xDrive.

Buyers can choose from three petrol and four diesel power units with max power outputs that range from 143 hp to 245 hp. The BMW X1 sDrive20i, BMW X1 sDrive28i, BMW X1 xDrive20i, BMW X1 xDrive28i and BMW X1 xDrive20d models are also fitted with the brake stand-by function and a hill-start assistant.

In particular, a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder combustion petrol engine -- with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology -- servers as the core of the new BMW X1 sDrive20i with rear-wheel drive and the BMW X1 xDrive20i with intelligent four-wheel drive. This new engine delivers 184 hp (135 kW) of max output available between 5,000 rpm and 6,250 rpm, as well as 270 Nm of peak torque available between 1,250 rpm and 4,500 rpm.

With this amount of power, the BMW X1 sDrive20i can sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds while the BMW X1 xDrive20i can do the dash in 7.8 seconds. In the BMW X1 sDrive20i, this 2.0 petrol engine returns an average fuel consumption of 7.1 liters per 100 km (as per the EU test cycle) and emits 165 grams of carbon dioxide per km. On the BMW X1 xDrive20i, average fuel consumption is 7.7 liters/100 km and a carbon dioxide emission level is 179 grams per kilometer.

In the future, buyers can opt for the BMW Individual roof rail system High Gloss Shadow Line as a separate feature and not just together with the M Sport Package for the BMW X1. In addition, the optional range of BMW ConnectedDrive features will be enhanced starting in the autumn of 2011 with the availability of the Real-Time Traffic Information function.

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The BMW X1 – unique in the premium segment and now even more efficient

The BMW X1, the very first and still the only premium vehicle in its segment, continues to extend its pioneering position in the field of fuel efficiency. In the autumn of 2011, the model diversity across the range of the compact all-rounder will be complemented by the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition. This model, which was systematically designed to provide driving pleasure simultaneously combined with reduced fuel consumption and emission levels, is powered by a 120 kW/163 hp four-cylinder diesel engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. With an average fuel consumption of 4.5 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 119 grams per kilometre it achieves best marks for efficiency in a BMW X model. Furthermore, from the autumn of 2011, a newly developed four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology will be available for the BMW X1. The 135 kW/184 hp power unit also sets new standards in the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions within its performance class, with values ranging from 7.1 litres and 165 grams for the BMW X1 sDrive20i and 7.7 litres (automatic: 7.6 litres) and 179 grams (177 grams) for the BMW X1 xDrive20i.

The consistent deployment of highly efficient engines and BMW EfficientDynamics technology fitted as standard helps BMW X models also achieve brand-typical driving pleasure combined with exemplary fuel economy and low emission levels. The BMW X1’s outstanding efficiency is a fundamental part of its premium character, which is unique within the competitive environment and also underscored by high-class workmanship, elaborated functionality, a variable interior and numerous equipment features. The BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition raises the relation between sporty and athletic agility and fuel economy to a new level. Its 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, whose BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprises a supercharging system with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail injection, generates a maximum output of 120 kW/163 hp between 3 250 und 4 200 rpm. Maximum torque of 380 Nm is available between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm.

The engine has been optimised in detail in order to achieve an exceptionally high degree of efficiency. Special model-specific features include a centrifugal force pendulum in the dual-mass flywheel, which compensates vibration experienced at low engine speeds, thus providing more riding comfort when the vehicle is driven within the economic low engine speed range. The gear-shift point indicator fitted as standard has been adapted to suit the new engine characteristics. Moreover, standard features also include brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function, electromechanical power steering, a disengageable air-conditioning compressor and tyres with reduced rolling resistance. The BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition also features a longer rear axle drive ratio and specific light alloys in the Streamline design.

Furthermore, the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition features newly conceived insulation technology for reducing engine noise that is perceptible inside the vehicle. The noise optimisation measures will be deployed as from the autumn of 2011 in all further diesel versions of the BMW X1.

The petrol engine variants of the BMW X1 also present themselves as pacesetters for ever-increasing driving pleasure combined with optimised efficiency. The BMW X1 xDrive28i is now being followed by further models featuring a new generation of four-cylinder combustion engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The technology package featured on the 2-litre four-cylinder power unit for the BMW X1 sDrive20i with rear-wheel drive and the BMW X1 xDrive20i with intelligent four-wheel drive comprises a supercharging system according to the Twin Scroll principle, the direct injection system High Precision Injection and variable valve control VALVETRONIC. This combination guarantees not only spontaneous response and sporty power delivery even in the higher load ranges, but also favourable fuel consumption that is outstanding for petrol engines in this performance class.

Maximum power output of the new engine is 135 kW/184 hp, which is made available between 5 000 and 6 250 rpm, whilst maximum torque of 270 Nm is achieved between 1 250 and 4 500 rpm. Thanks to its supreme pulling power and sporting performance, the BMW X1 sDrive20i accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and the BMW X1 xDrive20i in 7.8 seconds. Average fuel consumption of 7.1 litres/100 km as per the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 165 grams are applicable to the BMW X1 sDrive20i both in conjunction with the standard six-speed manual gearbox as well as with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW X1 xDrive20i achieves an average fuel consumption of 7.7 litres/100 km (automatic: 7.6 litres) and a CO2 emission level of 179 (177) grams per kilometre. The standard BMW Efficient Dynamics technology package featured on both models comprises in addition to brake energy regeneration and on-demand control of ancillary components also the Auto Start Stop function and the gear-shift point indicator for vehicles with manual transmission as well as electromechanical power steering on the BMW X1 sDrive20i.

With the introduction of the new engines, the drive portfolio of the BMW X1 will increase in the autumn of 2011 to a total of three petrol and four diesel power units with a power output spectrum ranging from 105 kW/143 hp to 180 kW/245 hp. All told, there is a choice of ten model variants, five of them featuring characteristic BMW power transmission to the rear wheels and five with the electronically controlled four-wheel drive system xDrive.

The entry-level model from the BMW X family attains additional appeal through optimisation of the suspension technology as well as an extended range of optional equipment. The standard stability control feature DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) has been supplemented on the rear-wheel drive diesel models by the dry braking and fading compensation functions. The models BMW X1 sDrive20i, BMW X1 xDrive20i, BMW X1 xDrive28i and BMW X1 xDrive20d are equipped in addition with the brake stand-by function and a hill-start assistant. The BMW Individual roof rail system High Gloss Shadow Line will also be available in future as an individual option and thus not only in conjunction with the M Sport Package for the BMW X1. Moreover, the optional range of BMW ConnectedDrive features will be supplemented as from the autumn of 2011 by the Real-Time Traffic Information function.

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