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.
Under the hood, the Bmw X1 will carry the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine delivering 240 hp (X1 sDrive28i) but also the bigger 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline engine delivering 300 hp (X1 xDrive35i). Both engines are mated to an automatic gearbox and extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology.
The X1 comes with Auto Start-Stop function (28i only), Brake Energy Regeneration and demand-based operation of ancillary units. The 2013 Bmw X1 sDrive28i with customary Bmw rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel-drive xDrive35i will be offered exclusively in the US market. The X1 xDrive28i will cost you $33,245, while the X1 xDrive35i will cost 39,345 (including $895 Destination and Handling).
In conjunction with their improved engines and transmissions, the new BMW X1’s final drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system’s power divider both boast optimized efficiency. All BMW X model variants are equipped with the Brake Energy Regeneration. Models with manual transmission showcase the Auto Start-Stop function and the Optimum Shift Indicator. The Auto Start-Stop function is also in line with the 8-speed automatic transmission. And depending on model-specific configuration, a disengageable climate compressor, tyres featuring reduced rolling resistance, and on-demand operation of the ancillary units are also available.
Moreover, you can now activate the ECO PRO mode in the new BMW X1 through an optional switch found on the center console control panel, which is located right below the audio system. This promotes an economy-optimized and relaxed driving style via targeted adjustments applied to the accelerator mapping as well as the automatic transmission’s shift characteristics.
The electrically operated functions’ output, such as seat heating, exterior mirror heating, and climate control system are regulated so as to ensure efficient energy management. Additionally, a special display lets the driver know of the extra range that is gleaned through these measures.
Five of the 8 engines that are available to the BMW X1 are capable of transferring power onto the road with the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive’s help. The top-of-the-range diesel and petrol engine come exclusively with the xDrive. Moreover, a multi-plate clutch that is electronically controlled enables the system to variably transfer power to the front wheels and rear wheels. This guarantees the highest possible safety, maximum traction, optimal power development, and outstanding handling regardless of road and weather conditions.