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

Article by Christian A., on December 17, 2013

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.

When requested with the BMW xLine, BMW Sport Line or the M Sport package, the surface of the instrument cluster visor is secured with soft-touch material showcased by lapfolded creases to add to the sophisticated elegancy. The alternative interior trims likewise adorn the interior with a choice of unique accents in high-gloss Black, matte Coral Red or pearl-gloss Chrome. The stainless steel sill finisher securing the bottom tailgate edge is a fresh enhancement that separates the BMW X1 from its segment.

The ingenious functions can be incorporated in the vehicle’s operating system by means of applications, using the smartphone or the SIM card that is equipped in the vehicle. The chosen applications will be perfect with the Apple iPhone and with smartphones that run the Android operating system. Among the brand-new services provided for the BMW X1 are Online Entertainment and the ECO PRO Analyser.

Design: fresh touches accentuate its sophistication, flexibility and athleticism. Standard BMW sizes, dynamic, lively surfaces and trademark BMW X model design cues form the look of the BMW X1. A sweeping bonnet, elongated wheelbase and set-back passenger compartment highlight the vehicle’s dynamic ability, while alluring light and shade effects point at its inherent deftness. The flexibility and firmness of a BMW X model are seen in components such as the black bordering at the lower edge of the body and the bulky wheel arches.

Most importantly, the all-new BMW X1 displays much more stunningly the robust position that likewise separates BMW's Sports Activity Vehicles among other cars. In addition to the inserts in the front and rear apron – similar to that of an underguard - and the exceptional side skirt covers, the circular foglamps situated beneath the headlights add to the trademark elements of a BMW X. Beyond this, the all-new BMW X1 boasts of offering alluring touches of sporting class. At both front and rear, the surfaces painted in body color now take up a bigger area, while the choice of exterior paintwork colors has been enlarged by four new variations.

Front view: even more details in the style of a BMW X model.

When seen from the front, the potent position of the all-new BMW X1 on the road and its aura of quality are presently highlighted with much more prominent intensity. The path of the vehicle’s lines, which converge on the license plate mount from both sides of the BMW kidney grille, takes after the V-formed contours of the bonnet, forging downwards and outwards in the lower section of the bumper to form the sweeping "X" standard from the BMW X models in higher car segments. The new tripartite air intake is similarly a component shared by all BMW X models.

The vehicle’s stunning lines run as one with a comprehensive execution of the body's surface styling, signaling an energetic, lively character and giving the front apron an especially elite look. The foglamps are currently level with an additional crease line that shapes a discreet scoop along the upper edge of the lights and carries on into the side walls. The enhanced surface area painted in body color likewise adds to the vehicle’s style.

The newly-designed headlights afford a comprehensive perspective of the vehicle’s progressive light innovation. In the upper area, a chrome-covered accent strip now cuts over the top of the twin circular headlights, while a LED accent light - included as a major aspect of the alternative xenon light bundle, finish with LED light rings for the daytime driving lights - guarantees the quintessential BMW focused appearance.

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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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