BMW X1 Arrives in the Fall with Design Updates & More Options
We now know a lot more about what the 2013 BMW X1 will look like when it finally arrives here in the U.S. this fall. BMW just released new photos and more details about what buyers can expect.
For those folks who want a little extra style from the X1, BMW says the Sport Activity Vehicle will be offered in the xLine and Sport Line, in addition to the M Sport Package. The xLine includes undertray elements for the front and rear fascias, side skirt covers, air intake and kidney grille slats in Titanium Silver matte finish, as well as exclusive 18-inch alloys in Y-spoke design. The Sport Line features a front and rear undertray, side skirt covers, air intakes and kidney grille slats in Black high-gloss, tailpipe finishers in Black Chrome, exclusive 18-inch double-spoke light alloys, and entry strips with “BMW Sport” lettering.
BMW says the X1 uses technology to maximize efficiency. All models feature Brake Energy Regeneration, while the X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i models also use Auto Start/Stop and ECO PRO mode to further reduce fuel consumption.
The X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i feature BMW’s newest 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. Preliminary EPA mileage estimates for the X1 sDrive 28i are 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for a combined 27 mpg, while the AWD X1 xDrive28i has preliminary EPA estimates of 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with 25 mpg combined.
The X1 xDrive35i features a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. EPA mileage estimates for this model are 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with 21 mpg combined.
The BMW X1 starts at $31,545, which includes $895 destination and handling charges.