Auto Desk – BMW has launched its third generation of the X1 SUV in India with diesel and petrol variants. The prices start at ₹45.95 ((Ex-showroom) lakh and top up to ₹47.90 lakh (Ex-showroom).
It will be manufactured locally in Chennai at the BMW Group Plant and the deliveries of the X1 sDrive 18d M Sport (diesel) begin in March while BMW X1 sDrive 18i xLine (petrol) deliveries start in June.
It is now 53 mm longer, 24 mm wider and 44 mm taller. Also, the wheelbase is increased by 22 mm. This model offers five exterior paint schemes – Alpine White, Space Silver, Phytonic Blue, Black Sapphire, and M Portimao Blue.
The 2023 SUV bumpers look sportier, the grille is larger, its headlamps are sleeker and the LED DRLs are new. It has 18-inch alloy wheels and flush-sitting door handles on the sides.
It also gets a new curved infotainment system and a dashboard with slim AC vents.
Besides that, the BMW X1 sDrive 18d M Sport is by a 1,995 cc, four-cylinder diesel engine. The engine can churn out 145 bhp and a peak torque output of 360 Nm and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds.
The BMW X1 sDrive 18i xLine is powered by a 1,499 cc, three-cylinder, and petrol engine. The engine can produce 132 bhp and a peak torque output of 230 Nm and can sprint from 0 to 100 in 9.2 seconds.