BMW’s Third generation X1 The crossover will offer a choice of petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains, although only petrol and electric models are locked for Australia.
The brand’s entry-level SUV will serve as its new entry-level electric vehicle in the new iX1 camouflage, indirectly replacing the variegated i3.
The X1 Arrive here Fourth quarter of 2022With iX1 The following The first quarter of 2023.
BMW will reveal the price and local specifications near the launch.
Using BMW’s fifth-generation drive technology, the iX1 will be available in dual-motor all-wheel drive xDrive30 camouflage, with a total system output of 230kW of power – 30kW with a temporary boost – and 494Nm of torque.
BMW claims 0-100km / h time 5.7 seconds, an expected WLTP range of 413 to 438km, and power consumption between 17.3 to 18.4kWh / 100km.
The iX1 supports both single- and three-phase AC charging at rates up to 11kW, although you can optionally increase it to 22kW.
It supports DC charging up to 130kW and BMW claims that you can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in 29 minutes.
Like other electric BMWs, the iX1 features BMW IconicSounds Electric, a synthetic engine sound produced by the famous composer Hans Zimmer.
While European buyers will have the choice of two petrol engines and two diesel engines, each with more powerful 48V soft-hybrid technology, Australian buyers have the option of two non-electrified petrol engines on the regular X1.
The sDrive18i uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 100kW and 230Nm and is claimed to be 0.2 seconds at 0-100km / h time, while the xDrive20i upgrades to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and with 130Nm.
It is 10kW and 60Nm less than the European light-hybrid xDrive23i.
The BMW cites 6.5L / 100km for the sDrive18i and 7.4L / 100km for the xDrive20i.
In other markets, there’s also a choice of two updated 2.0-liter turbo-diesel fours: the sDrive18d with 110kW and 360Nm with a 0-100km / h time of 8.9 seconds, and the xDrive23d with 155kW and 400n4Nm time. Seconds
There will also be a choice of two plug-in hybrids in Europe, both using a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and electric front-and-rear electric courtesy all-wheel drive. Motor
The xDrive25e has a total output of 180kW and 477Nm, while the xDrive30e has more powerful electric motors and a total system output of 240kW and 477Nm.
Both have the claimed WLTP electric-only 78-89km range.
All combustion-powered X1s use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
BMW says the X1 uses the same design principles as its predecessors for its front and rear axles, although the suspension and damping systems have been extensively upgraded to improve long-distance comfort.
The company says the iX1 and plug-in hybrid models have an extra shear panel on the front and a tight connection to increase body strength with the battery housing, while the iX1 has a “special driving dynamics strut” that attaches to individual spring strut towers.
The company has tried to lose weight, made bonnets out of aluminum, used lightweight plastic support for doors and offered lightweight imitation wheel alternatives.
The X1 has increased in every dimension compared to its predecessor.
It is 53mm long at 4500mm, 24mm wide at 1845mm and 44mm long at 1642mm.
It also drives a 2692mm wheelbase, 22mm higher on older cars, while 31mm higher on the front and back of the track.
This has been translated into more cabin space with a larger boot. Capacity up to 540L, which extends to 1600L when you drop a 40/20/40 split-fold rear seat – these measurements are increased by 35L and 50L, respectively.
Combustion-driven variants can be specified with a sliding rear bench.
The X1 and iX1 are brand new BMW operating systems 8 and the latest BMW to get a curved display, with a display with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Like the new 2 Series Active Tourer, which closely resembles the inside of the X1, the iDrive controller has been removed, although BMW OS 8.0 supports more use of voice prompts.
There’s also a control panel with a slim air vent, a small gear selector and a “floating” armrest with key switchgear like a start button and a hazard light.
At the center of the center stack, you’ll find a cupholder, USB-C outlet, and a vertical wireless phone charger that lets you view your phone.
You can choose from the front sports seats, as well as heating, power adjustment, memory and massage functions for the front pews, and furnishing options include Senstec Leatherdate, Sensetec and Alcantara and Vernaska Quilted Leather.
As leaked images released yesterday, the X1 has an evolutionary exterior design with cleaner flanks and more angular lighting elements on the front and back. It has more public L-shaped tail lights.
LED headlights are standard, adaptive matrix LED headlights are optional.
Featuring a close-up version of the iX1 Kidney Grill, all other models have active shutters.
The drag coefficient is as low as 0.26 depending on the variant.
Like other i-branded models, the iX1 is available with a variety of blue exterior features, while the X1 will optionally be available in xLine or M Sport camouflage.
The M Sport models have unique front and rear bumpers for a sportier look, as well as 18-inch light-alloy wheels, adaptive suspension (standard on IX1), a different steering tune, an M leather-wrapped front steering wheel with paddle shifter, and Sports seats.
17-inch alloy wheels are the standard fit on the X1, although you can choose from a range of wheel options, including the first application of 20-inch alloy wheels in BMW’s small SUV.
Also new to the X1 line is the Frozen Matte paint alternative.
Standard tools include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, internal cameras, automatic parking assistance, and satellite navigation, including charging-optimized routing for the iX1.
The IX1 also has battery pre-conditioning if you plan to make a mid-journey stop on a DC charger, while the charging of the IX1 and plug-in hybrid models can be controlled remotely using the My BMW app.
This app allows remote locking and unlocking and even a 3D view function.
Options include a digital key, BMW drive recorder, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, 12-speaker Herman Cardon sound system, an augmented-reality view for satellite navigation, a heated steering wheel and a parking assistant. – View the camera system.
Standard safety equipment includes autonomous emergency braking, including pedestrian and cyclist detection, traffic sign detection, and lane-exit warning.
Optional driving assistants include steering-based lane-keep assistance, as well as rear cross-traffic alerts and safe exit alerts.
The Driving Assistant Plus includes a camera- and radar-based steering and lane control assistant, as well as adaptive cruise control with stop / go and intelligent speed limit assistance, while the driving assistant professional incorporates more technologies such as traffic light recognition (Germany only) and an active Navigation functions that can set up lane changes.
Local specification not yet announced.
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