The new X1 is available in two trim levels: xLine and MSport. And It competes with the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, and Volvo XC40.
BMW has unveiled the all-new third-generation X1 in India at the BMW Joytown festival, which is currently taking place in Bengaluru. The new X1 retains both petrol and diesel engines from the previous generation, but there is no all-wheel drive. The petrol version starts at Rs 45.90 lakh, while the diesel version costs Rs 47.90 lakh. We previously reported that bookings for the new X1 are now open at dealers for a nominal fee of Rs 50,000.
The brand also stated that deliveries for the diesel-powered X1 will begin in March 2023, while deliveries for the petrol-powered X1 will begin in June 2023. Here is the complete price list for the new BMW X1.
|xLine sDrive 18i||Rs 45.90 Lakh|
|M Sport sDrive 18d||Rs 47.90 Lakh|
The exterior and interior of the new BMW X1
The new BMW X1 is larger in every dimension than its predecessor, measuring 53mm longer, 24mm wider, 44mm taller, and 22mm wider in the wheelbase.
The new X1’s design is best described as an evolution over the previous model, with a slightly larger grille, more angular creases with brushed silver inserts, and sleeker headlamps with new inverted L-shaped Daytime Running Lamps. The SUV is distinguished by smooth surfacing and flush door handles, and the India-spec model rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. It gets slim wraparound LED taillights and a sculpted rear bumper with silver inserts similar to the front. It is still easily identified as an X1, but it appears much more mature than before. The front and rear bumpers on M Sport models are more sporty.
The new curved infotainment display that sits neatly atop the dashboard and has recently been seen on other BMW models like the new X7, 7 Series, and 3 Series Gran Limousine is the biggest update to the X1’s interior. This has also resulted in a much cleaner dashboard design, with new storage areas and a floating centre console housing a few physical buttons. The slim AC vents are now neatly integrated into the dash, and the cabin is much more upscale than before. BMW claims the new X1 has more space for rear-seat passengers and a large 476-litre boot.
Powertrain options for the new BMW X1
In India, the new BMW X1 is available with both a petrol (sDrive 18i) and a diesel (sDrive 18d) engine. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder unit with 136hp and 230Nm of torque, while the diesel engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 150hp and 360Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and power is only sent to the front wheels. The X1 does not have all-wheel drive in India, unlike some of its competitors.
BMW claims that the petrol version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, while the diesel version can do so in 8.9 seconds. They also claim that the petrol has an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 16.3kpl, while the diesel has a rating of 20.37kpl.
Features of the new BMW X1
The third-generation X1 comes with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.70-inch infotainment screen, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car technology, ADAS features, adaptive LED headlights, automatic tailgate operation, and parking assist feature. Both variants come standard with Sports seats, with the M Sport getting a massage function for the front seats.
New BMW X1 competitors
In the entry-level luxury SUV segment, the new BMW X1 competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLA (Rs 46.50 lakh-50.50 lakh), the new Audi Q3 (Rs 44.89 lakh-50.39 lakh), the Mini Countryman (Rs 47.40 lakh), and the Volvo XC40 (Rs 45.90 lakh).