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BMW launches X1 facelift
Autocar India
February 13, 2013
First Published: 12:16 IST(13/2/2013)
Last Updated: 16:58 IST(14/2/2013)
BMW launches X1 facelift

BMW has launched the updated X1 here today.

To give the car a more upmarket appearance, BMW has carried out a whole slew of styling tweaks on the X1. The front gets a more heavily contoured bumper, an altered grille, more pronounced sockets for the round fog lamps and a completely redesigned lower section. 

The headlamps retain the same familiar shape as those used on the existing X1, but receive new internal graphics, including LED corona rings in some variants. It gets reshaped exterior mirror housings for side repeater lights. The rear receives a restyled bumper, which, like the one up front, has been lightened visually by the adoption of more body coloured surfaces and a larger silver scrub-plate element.

On the mechanical front, the X1 uses the same 2.0-litre diesel motor, but the carmaker has tuned it to now make 181bhp and 38.74kgm. The motor also comes with start-stop function. The update includes a new eight-speed automatic gearbox as well. It also features an ECO PRO mode, brake energy regeneration and a disengagable climate compressor.

Three trim-levels are on offer -- base, xLine and Sportline. The base variant includes climate control, electric wing mirrors and fog lamps, on board computer, audio system with CD/AUX/USB and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The xLine variant adds underguard elements for front and rear aprons, side skirt covers, air intake and kidney grille slats in Titanium Silver matte finish. The variant also gets special door sills with xLine badging, sports multi-function steering wheel with leather, multi-colour ambient lighting, floor-mats with colour-matched piping and Fineline Bay matte wood finish exclusive to the xLine trim level.

The next trim level, Sportline, comes with front and rear aprons, side skirt covers, air intake and kidney grille slats in black high-gloss, black-chrome trimmed exhaust finishers, unique design for 17-inch alloys and door sills with BMW Sport badging, sport seats, BMW Sport steering wheel with leather and red stitching and brushed aluminum trim on the interior.

A navigation system with an integrated hard disk and an 8.8-inch screen, panorama glass roof, power seats, rain-sensing wipers and a heated steering wheel are on offer as optional equipment.

Prices for the facelifted X1 start at Rs. 27.9 lakh for the sDrive20D base variant while both the Sportline and xLine trims come for Rs. 32.5 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). 


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