BMW has unveiled its subsequent-technology X1 crossover variety, which contains petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid products, as nicely as an all-electric edition, which is set to be the new lead-in design of the BMW ‘i’ family.
This new electric powered crossover, identified as the BMW iX1, is established to turn into the entry-stage electric vehicle (EV) in the BMW line-up when the ageing BMW i3 is retired soon. The iX1 is driven by two electrical motors, just one in the entrance and an additional in the rear, paired with a 65 kWh battery to make 313hp and a noted all-electrical travel variety of 272 miles.
For comparison, the entry-amount Mercedes-Benz EQA has a very similar assortment of 267 miles, while the Lexus UX Electrical can not crack the 200-mile mark.
For consumers not prepared to make the all-electric leap, the third-technology BMW X1 vary will also start with a person petrol and two diesel engines, adopted shortly immediately after by two plug-in hybrid possibilities that BMW claims can travel a maximum of 55 miles on just electric powered electric power. All versions come equipped with a 7-pace automated gearbox as regular.
BMW has advanced the X1’s exterior styling from the former design. The nose has been lifted to give the entrance finish a more aggressive seem, permitting the designers place to put in even more substantial square-shaped kidney grilles.
The new X1 is a little longer and wider than its predecessor, with much more pronounced wheel arches to accommodate the 17-inch alloy wheels equipped as typical (18-, 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels are also out there). The crossover options an prolonged rear spoiler, and LED tail lights are also fitted on the entry-level design.
Inside, the X1 is a little bit roomier than the design it replaces. The on-board tech and inside structure have also a makeover as BMW provides the X1 cabin into line with more recent siblings like the flagship BMW iX SUV.
Front and centre on the dashboard is the most recent iteration of the brand’s ‘iDrive’ functioning system, which brings together the driver’s 10-inch electronic display with a ten-inch infotainment model – these merge into each other in a panel that curves towards the driver.
BMW suggests that the X1 is equipped with a new seat layout that has been optimised for consolation above extended distances. As typical they are manual, but electric adjustment for the driver and passenger will be an optional further.
The new BMW X1 assortment, in petrol and diesel sort, is offered to purchase now from just in excess of £35K, with the initially vehicles established to attain the United kingdom by October. The very first iX1 EV and X1 plug-in versions are scheduled to arrive before long following, while no pricing has been confirmed for these variations as of but.