It seems hardly a week passes without a new model being launched by the Bavarian automaker. Today the new BMW X1 was unveiled. Well, it’s not really new; it’s a facelift version of the current generation X1.
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Most obvious of the new BMW X1 revision takes place on its nose. This revised version boasts a larger set of kidney grilles. The marques’ styling team seems to be using this signature to differentiate model lines. Sportier models (Z4 roadster and 8 Series) have narrow intakes, while the largest ie X7 and 7 Series have massive kidneys. Newly designed headlamps are also part of the facelift, along with larger air intakes and LED foglamps.
Stylists also reworked the rear LED lights of the new BMW X1 with a single LED bar drawing the familiar L signature from side to side. New larger exhaust tailpipes are now adopted, up from 70 mm to 90 mm; four-cylinder versions get twin tailpipes.
Inside the new BMW X1, owners can expect an updated Navigation system with either an 8.8-inch or the optional 10.25-inch Touch Control Display. This latest model incorporates the sixth generation of BMW’s iDrive that introduces touchscreen control for infotainment interface, as well as the iDrive Controller, and optional intelligent voice control.
BMW has taken the occasion of the facelift to introduce a plug-in hybrid X1. The latest addition to the line-up will go into in March 2020. The BMW X1 xDrive25e will employ a 92 kW/220 N.m turbocharged engine that is coupled with a 70 kW/165 N.m electric motor. On pure electric power, the hybrid X1 can travel up to 50 km.
As for the rest of the range, owners can expect the current range of powertrains to be carried over pretty much as is. A variety of small petrol and diesel engines, all with turbocharging, will feature automatic transmissions. There will also be two- and all-wheel-drive versions.