BMW X1 M Sport launched at Rs 37.90 lakh

  • Sep 29, 2015
[caption id="attachment_85343" align="aligncenter" width="797"]BMW X1 M Sport launched at Rs 37.90 lakh BMW X1 M Sport launched at Rs 37.90 lakh[/caption]

BMW has launched a new variant of the X1 in India, dubbed the X1 M Sport. The entry-level crossover from the BMW stable has been give a final makeover before the second-gen X1 enters the Indian market- sometime in early 2016. The M Sport is now the only variant available in the X1 model range here, and retails for Rs 37.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Thane).

Upgrades on the M Sport variant are mainly cosmetic in nature. Compared to the variants available earlier, the new X1 sDrive20d M Sport gets 18-inch “M” alloy wheels, redesigned front and rear bumpers, ‘M’ badge on the steering wheel along with a number of subtle revisions inside-out. BMW will be offering the X1 M Sport in only two colour options - Alpine White and Le Mans Blue.

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On the mechanical front, the X1 M Sport continues to feature the same 2.0-litre diesel engine as before. The engine develops 184PS of maximum power at 4,000rpm and serves 380Nm of peak torque between 1,750- 2,750rpm. Power transmission duties are carried out by an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW claims a fuel economy of 17.05km/l for this model.

Upon its launch in the country in 2011, the BMW X1 was the most affordable luxury car in our market. While the X1 enjoyed the first mover advantage for quite a while, its success streak was rather short lived, thanks to the arrival of the Audi Q3. BMW tried to refresh the model with some mid-life updates in 2013, but that wasn’t of much help either.

[caption id="attachment_85346" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]2016 BMW X1 is build completely from the ground up 2016 BMW X1 is build completely from the ground up[/caption]

The second-gen X1 is going to be a different story altogether though. The forthcoming 2016 BMW X1 is made completely from the ground up and is based around the BMW group’s latest UKL platform that underpins the new Mini Cooper and the BMW 2-Series. Moving to the new platform also means that for the first time the X1 will be made in a front-wheel drive configuration. All-wheel drive versions will be offered, too.


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