Thursday, July 7, 2022

The all-new BMW X1 and the first-ever BMW iX1.

Munich. With its robust appearance and functional
versatility, the new BMW X1 embodies an authentic experience of
freedom and independence in day-to-day driving and on longer journeys.
The interior’s progressive design and sophisticated ambience, and the
much broader selection of standard equipment compared to the outgoing
model, serve to underline its deeply embedded premium character.

At launch in October 2022, there will initially be a choice of two
petrol and two diesel engines. These will link up with a seven-speed
Steptronic transmission with double clutch as standard, and their
drive power will be channelled to the road via either the front wheels
or the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, depending on the
model. This starting quartet will immediately be followed by the
all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30 (electric power consumption, combined in
the WLTP cycle: 18.4 – 17.3 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; figures
in NEDC cycle: –; estimates based on the car’s current development
stage) as well as by a pair of plug-in hybrid models and another two
conventionally powered variants with 48V mild hybrid technology. The
new BMW X1 will be built at BMW Group Plant Regensburg, where models
with combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems and all-electric drive
will all roll off a single assembly line for the first time.

The BMW iX1 will bring the experience of locally emission-free
driving pleasure to a vehicle segment enjoying worldwide growth,
making it accessible to a very wide target audience. The compact SAV
powered by the latest BMW eDrive technology will therefore give a
major boost to the accelerated ramp-up of electric mobility. The
improvements in sustainability compared to the predecessor model can
be partly attributed not just to the wide-ranging electrification
measures, but also the increased use of green energy, both for
production and in the supply chain, and the greater quantities of
secondary raw materials and natural materials used.

Design: modern surface treatment, increased visual presence
and robust looks in unmistakable BMW X model style.

The surface treatment, lines and classy exterior design details of
the BMW X1 display its Sports Activity Vehicle identity more clearly
than ever in its third model generation. Distinctive design features
include the powerful proportions, almost square wheel arch contours
and the signature BMW X model styling of the front and rear ends.

The upright front end of the new BMW X1 gives it a much greater sense
of presence, with slim LED headlights, a large, almost square BMW
kidney grille, X-shaped lines radiating out to the sides and
eye-catching chrome strips in the lower air intake serving as its
defining elements. Adaptive LED headlights with matrix high beam,
pulsating turn indicators and variable light distribution are
available as an option.

Expressively sculpted surfaces and a long roofline are the
distinguishing features of the new model’s dynamically stretched
silhouette. When viewed from the rear, the slim tailgate window,
horizontal lines, striking LED lights and flared wheel arches produce
the typical SAV look.

The robust aura of the new BMW X1 can be intensified to great effect
with the specific design elements of the xLine model, which include
stylistic underride protection. The M Sport model also offered as an
alternative to base specification places the focus firmly on dynamic
driving pleasure with features such as its large cooling air inlets.

All model variants come as standard with 17-inch light-alloy wheels.
18-inch light-alloy wheels are fitted on xLine and M Sport cars,
although these models are also available with 19-inch and – in a first
for the BMW X1 – 20‑inch wheels. Customers can choose from two solid
and ten metallic shades for the exterior paint finish – including a
Frozen paint option from BMW Individual for the first time.

Interior: progressive ambience, versatile space.

A raised seating position and a progressive premium ambience styled
on the BMW iX help to create a distinctive driving experience inside
the compact SAV. The key elements of the cabin’s redesign are the
slender instrument panel, the BMW Curved Display, the “floating”
armrest with integral control panel and the smartphone tray with
indirect illumination at the front of the centre console.

The newly developed seats are available with the option of both
Sensatec perforated and Vernasca leather upholstery. Also to be found
on the options list are sport seats, electric seat adjustment with
memory function and lumbar support including massage function.
Improvements have been made to both acoustic comfort and occupant
protection. The integrated passive safety concept now also includes a
new interaction airbag between the front seats.

The rear compartment of the new BMW X1 includes three full-sized
seats offering a notable improvement in seating comfort. The
40 : 20 : 40 split rear seat backrests can be folded down or adjusted
to a different angle to expand the boot capacity. The fore-and-aft
adjustment of the rear seats available as an option for the purely
combustion-engined models provides even greater versatility. Boot
capacity can be increased from 540 to a maximum of 1,600 litres. The
trailer tow hitch available to order as an option for the new BMW X1
is now operated electrically at the touch of a button.

Two-zone automatic climate control, Sport leather steering
wheel and BMW Maps as standard.

The BMW Maps navigation system, a Sport leather steering wheel,
intelligent two-zone automatic climate control and a rain sensor with
automatic headlight activation all come as standard in the new
generation of the BMW X1, as do four USB-C ports, two 12V power
sockets and a far greater number of driver assistance systems compared
with the outgoing model.

Restructured equipment packages enable targeted individualisation of
the car. The premium character can be turned up another notch by
optional features such as the mirror package, ambient lighting,
panoramic glass sunroof and Harman Kardon Sound System.

BMW iX1: a new era of driving pleasure in the compact SAV begins.

The BMW iX1 xDrive30 is the first all-wheel-drive electric car
introduced by the brand in the premium compact segment. Two highly
integrated drive units at the front and rear axles deliver a combined
output of 230 kW/313 hp (taking the temporary boost effect into
account), and post overall torque of 494 Nm (364 lb-ft). The electric
all-wheel-drive system ensures supreme traction and directional
stability in all situations. The BMW iX1 xDrive30 completes the 0 to
100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 5.7 seconds.

The fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology additionally comprises the
car’s highly efficient charging technology, including the improved
charging software also found in the BMW i7, and a high-voltage battery
positioned flat within the vehicle’s underbody, whose high energy
density gives the car a range of 413 – 438 kilometres (257 –
272 miles). (The figures relating to output, performance, energy
consumption and range for the BMW iX1 xDrive30 are predicted values
based on the car’s current stage of development.)

Plug-in hybrid models with increased electric range, petrol
and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology.

Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology is also employed in the
plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW X1, which means significant
advances over the preceding generation in terms of sporting prowess,
efficiency and charging capacity. There has also been a substantial
increase in electric range.

The new BMW X1 will be launched with a choice of conventional
combustion engines featuring two petrol and two diesel units from the
BMW Group’s new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines.
Second-generation 48V mild hybrid technology with an electric motor
integrated into the seven-speed Steptronic transmission is on hand to
help boost both efficiency and power delivery in the two most powerful engines.

This enables the four-cylinder BMW X1 xDrive23i (fuel consumption
combined: 7.2 – 6.5 l/100 km [39.2 – 43.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 162 – 146 g/km in WLTP cycle; figures in NEDC cycle: – ) to
produce maximum output of 160 kW/218 hp (developed by the combination
of the combustion engine with up to 150 kW/204 hp and the integral
electric motor with up to 14 kW/19 hp). Also in the launch line-up is
the new BMW X1 sDrive18i (fuel consumption combined: 7.0 – 6.3 l/100
km [40.4 – 44.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 158 – 143 g/km in
WLTP cycle; NEDC cycle: – ) powered by a 100 kW/136 hp three-cylinder engine.

A four-cylinder diesel engine combines with mild hybrid technology in
the new BMW X1 xDrive23d (fuel consumption combined: 5.4 – 4.8 l/ 100
km [52.3 – 58.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined:142 – 125 g/km in
WLTP cycle; NEDC cycle: – ) to deliver maximum output of 155 kW/211 hp
(developed by the combination of the combustion engine with up to 145
kW/197 hp and the integral electric motor with up to 14 kW/19 hp). The
four-cylinder diesel unit in the new BMW X1 sDrive18d (fuel
consumption combined: 5.5 – 4.9 l/100 km [51.4 – 57.6 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 145 – 129 g/km in WLTP cycle; NEDC cycle: – )
generates 110 kW/150 hp.

All-rounder offering optimum blend of agility and ride comfort.

Irrespective of the drive system fitted, all new BMW X1 models offer
well-resolved handling characteristics in any situation and deliver
the driving experience for which the brand is renowned. The compact
all-rounder’s sophisticated chassis technology produces a perfectly
harmonious balance between sporty, agile handling on the one hand and
long-distance comfort on the other. All the tools required here are
provided by a body construction that reduces weight while increasing
rigidity, a long wheelbase, wider tracks than the predecessor model,
and targeted upgrades to the single-joint spring strut axle at the
front and the three-link rear axle.

Near-actuator wheel slip limitation is fitted as standard in the new
BMW X1, benefiting both traction and directional stability. Other new
features include the integrated braking system and the extra,
lift-related damping at the front axle. The optional adaptive
M suspension features frequency-selective damping, sport steering and
a 15-millimetre drop in ride height.

Wide variety of systems for automated driving and parking.

The technological advances made in the new BMW X1 compared with the
outgoing model are also evident in the far greater variety of
automated driving and parking systems available to use. Standard
features include Cruise Control with brake function and the
front-collision warning system, which is now also capable of detecting
oncoming traffic when turning left (in countries where vehicles drive
on the right) and pedestrians and cyclists when turning right. The
Parking Assistant including Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing
Assistant also forms part of the standard equipment roster.

The list of optional features, meanwhile, includes the Steering and
Lane Control Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go
function, Active Navigation, exit warning function and BMW Head-Up
Display, as well as the Surround View, Remote 3D View, BMW Drive
Recorder and Remote Theft Recorder functions. Existing functions can
be upgraded by means of the Remote Software Upgrades facility, which
also makes it possible to add new functions (availability depends on
the hardware fitted in the vehicle and the market conditions).

Standard: BMW Operating System 8 and the new BMW iDrive.

The new BMW X1 also treats its occupants to the latest-generation BMW
iDrive multi-sensory vehicle experience in the form of the
standard-fit BMW Live Cockpit Plus. Based on BMW Operating System 8,
it comprises the BMW Curved Display with its state-of-the-art graphics
and menu structure along with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
that has now gained additional skills. The fully digital screen
grouping is formed by the 10.25-inch information display and the
control display with a screen diagonal of 10.7 inches. The new BMW
iDrive is geared purposefully to providing intuitive touch and voice
control. The broad-based digitalisation of the interior enables the
number of physical buttons, controls and switches required for
operation to be significantly reduced.

The new My Modes combine individually selectable vehicle settings
with matching experience worlds for the interior. The Augmented View
function is available as an optional add-on for the cloud-based BMW
Maps navigation system. An interior camera makes it possible to take
snapshots of the occupants or have images of the interior sent to the
customer’s smartphone. In addition to this, a Personal eSIM designed
for 5G mobile technology, the BMW Digital Key Plus, the BMW ID
functionality and smartphone integration using both Apple CarPlay® and
Android Auto™ are also all available in the new BMW X1.

The fuel consumption,
CO2 emissions, electric power consumption and
electric range figures are determined according to the
European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable.
The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in
Germany and the range shown considers the different sizes of
the selected wheels/tyres and the selected items of optional equipment.

All values were calculated based on the new WLTP test
cycle.  WLTP values are taken as the basis for determining
vehicle-related taxes or other duties based (at least inter
alia) on CO2 emissions as well as eligibility for
any applicable vehicle-specific subsidies. Further
information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures can
also be found at

Further information on official fuel consumption figures
and specific CO2 emission values of new passenger
cars is included in the following guideline: ‘Leitfaden über
den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und
den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen’ (Guide to the
fuel economy, CO2 emissions and electric power
consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained
free of charge from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at

All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power consumption
and emissions are provisional.

All of the stated model variants, equipment features, technical data
and fuel/electric power consumption and emissions figures relate to
the offering in the German market. Dimensions and measurements refer
to vehicles with basic configuration in Germany. These may vary
depending on the wheel/tyre size and items of optional equipment selected.

BMW iX1 xDrive30: power consumption combined in
kWh/100km: – (NEFZ), 18,4 – 17,3 (WLTP)*; CO2-Emissions: 0 g/km
(NEFZ), 0 g/km (WLTP)*, Electric range (WLTP)* in km: 413 – 438.

* All figures are preliminary values.

BMW X1 xDrive30e: Combined fuel consumption according
to WLTP: 1,1 – 0,8 l/100 km,
Combined fuel consumption according
to NEDC: – ,
Combined electricity consumption according to WLTP:
18,2 – 16,4 kWh/100 km,
Combined electricity consumption
according to NEDC: – ,
CO2-emissions from fuel
combined according to WLTP: 24 – 17g/km,
from fuel combined in accordance with NEDC: – ,

BMW X1 xDrive23i: Combined consumption according to
WLTP: 5,3 – 4,8 l/100 km,
Combined consumption according to NEDC:
– ,
CO2-emissions according to WLTP: 140 –
CO2-emissions combined according to the NEDC:
– ,

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