BMW launches the face-lifted X1 with BS6 compliant engines and the new SportX petrol variant, which makes the X1 more accessible.
Since November of 2019, BMW has slowly been introducing BS6 versions of its existing range of cars. And as the window closes in for the upcoming emissions norms, BMW has finally launched BS6 versions of its bestselling SUV for India, the X1.
In 2011, when it first went on sale here in India, the BMW X1 went onto do very well as the most affordable model in BMW India’s model line-up. It was the second-gen model, though, that really upped the desirability factor of the X1 in 2016, with much more attractive styling and better practicality. Four years later, here we are with its mid-cycle update that features minor cosmetic enhancements both inside and out. The biggest change here, aside from it now being cleaner than before, is a set of new LED headlights that have done away with the previous car’s xenon projectors. LED is, in fact, the theme for the X1’s exterior lighting systems, as this car now also gets LED front fog lamps and LED tail lamps. Changes to the interior are limited to new soft-touch plastics on the dashboard with stitching to give it a leather-wrapped look.
The equipment list in the X1 remains the same as earlier, and the car is offered in four variants – 2 petrol and 2 diesel models. The petrol BMW X1 is on offer in sDrive20i SportX and sDrive20i xLine variants, while the diesel X1 is being offered in sDrive20d xLine and sDrive20d M Sport variants. As their names suggest, all BMW X1s sold in India will be front-wheel-drive models. However, the AWD model has been given a miss, considering the level of demand.
The equipment list for the X1 remains the same as earlier with electrically adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory functions, dual-zone climate control, an infotainment system with iDrive, a panoramic sunroof, etc.
Powertrain options for the new BMW X1 continue to be the set of 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from its BS4 days, which have now been updated to be BS6 compliant. The petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox while the diesel engine gets an 8-speed automatic. The petrol X1 produces 192bhp @ 5,000 rpm and 280Nm @ 1,350 – 2,600rpm and has a claimed efficiency figure of 14.82km/l. The diesel model meanwhile continues to develop 187bhp @ 4,000rpm and has 400Nm of torque spread between 1,750 and 2,500rpm, and it has a claimed efficiency figure of 19.62km/l.
Prices for the 2020 BMW X1 range between Rs. 35.90 lakh and Rs. 42.90 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).
Here’s a look at the full price list for the updated BMW X1 alongside the discontinued BS4 model. All prices are ex-showroom, pan-India. BS4 model prices are from February 2020.
|Variant||BMW X1 BS6||BMW X1 BS4|
|sDrive20i SportX||Rs. 35.90 lakh||NA|
|sDrive20i xLine||Rs. 38.70 lakh||38.30 lakh|
|sDrive20d xLine||Rs. 39.90 lakh||Rs. 39.30 lakh|
|sDrive20d M Sport||Rs. 42.90 lakh||Rs. 42.40 lakh|
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