The petrol-powered BMW X1 comes fitted with a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre turbo engine.
BMW India has finally added a petrol variant to the X1 line-up. Billed as the X1 sDrive20i, the petrol-powered version of the entry-level BMW SUV is priced at Rs 37.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
The main highlight of the petrol version is, of course, the new BS-VI compliant motor. It’s a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol that churns out 190bhp and 280Nm of torque. Power transmission duties are carried out by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. This particular model is front-wheel drive since it doesn’t get BMW ‘xDrive’ all-wheel-drive system. Performance wise, it’s not a laggard, though – 0-100km/h is done within 7.6 seconds and top speed is 224km/h.
Elsewhere, the X1 petrol is unchanged from the equivalent diesel variant. This means it comes packed to the gills with features such as a 16.5-cm colour display, BMW Apps, Wireless Apple Car Play, rear-view camera and parking sensors, et al. Safety net includes six airbags, ABS with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Side-impact Protection, run-flat tyres with reinforced sidewalls, integrated emergency spare wheel, and more.
The BMW X1 sDrive20i will only compete with the petrol variants of the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA in India since the Volvo XC40 is not available with a petrol motor here as yet.