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.