BMW has officially launched the 2023 X1 in India. While the new X1 sDrive18i xLine (petrol) variant boasts a price tag of Rs 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom), the BMW X1 sDrive18d M Sport (diesel) variant is priced at Rs 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The X1, one of the volume drivers for the German luxury car manufacturer, will go on sale in its third generation. The manufacturer has already launched the all-new BMW 7 Series, the first-ever BMW i7, the new BMW X7, and the new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine this month. Speaking of appearance, the new BMW X1 features slim headlights with inverted L-shaped DRLs on either side of a large, chrome-heavy kidney grille. The flush door handles and chunky wheel arches in profile are reminiscent of those on the new BMW 7 Series.
The all-new X1 has a more SUV-like appearance while still looking sporty. The proportions of the SUV have also been altered, making it longer than the Audi Q3 in the SUV segment. In terms of dimensions, the 2023 BMW X1 is roughly 43mm taller, 22mm wider, and 43mm longer than the outgoing SUV model. Moreover, the entry-level SUV features 17-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned rear profile, a revamped boot lid, and LED taillights.
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The new BMW X1 SUV will be available in India with both petrol and diesel options for the powertrain. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine or the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine are the two options. The petrol engine has a maximum power output of 136bhp and 230Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, can produce 150bhp of maximum power and 360Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Based on the new generation entry-level model, the iX1 electric SUV includes a 64.7kWh battery as standard equipment. On a single charge, it is said to have a range of up to 439 kilometre. The electric SUV has a maximum power output of 313bhp and a maximum torque output of 493Nm. In international markets, the new X1 1.5-litre petrol has a claimed 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 208km/h. The new X1 2.0-litre diesel has a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 210km/h.
The cabin of the 2023 BMW X1 includes features such as a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 10.25-inch information display. BMW Operating System 8 underpins the standard BMW Live Cockpit Plus. An interior camera, BMW Digital Key Plus, BMW ID functionality and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two-zone automatic climate control, sport leather steering wheel, BMW Maps, and a rain sensor with automatic headlight activation are also standard features. BMW will also include features like cruise control with brake function and front-collision warning system as standard on the new BMW X1, as well as parking assistant, which includes reversing assist camera and reversing assistant.
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In the Indian market, the all-new BMW X1 will compete with the latest batch of compact, luxury SUVs, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the recently updated Volvo XC40, and the recently launched Audi Q3. The BMW X7 facelift was recently launched in India at BMW’s Joytown event held in Mumbai. The SUV boasts a price tag of Rs 1.22 crore (ex-showroom). The two versions of the new X7 from the Bavarian automaker are the xDrive 40i and the xDrive 40d. The xDrive 40i, priced at Rs 1.22 crore (ex-showroom), is less expensive than the xDrive 40d, which costs Rs 1.25 crore (ex-showroom). The exterior styling, interior layout, and feature list of the new X7 have all undergone significant changes to differentiate it from the outgoing model. The updated BMW X7 facelift will compete in the market with models such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the Audi Q7.
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