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New BMW X1 and all-electric iX1 SUVs revealed | Autocar India

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New compact BMW SUV will get a variety of powertrains, together with ICE, PHEV and EV variants.

BMW has revealed the third-generation X1 and its full-EV model, the iX1. It will get an all-new exterior and inside, and a variety of powertrain choices. 

  • New X1 primarily based on BMW’s FAAR structure
  • Will get petrol, diesel and PHEV choices
  • India launch anticipated in 2023

New BMW X1 and iX1: exterior and inside design

The brand new-gen X1 will get slimmer LED headlights that includes the inverted L sample for Daytime Working Lamps. The headlights flank the big, chrome-heavy kidney grille.

In the meantime, the facet profile options chunkier wheel arches and flush door handles like those seen on the new 7 Collection. What differentiates the iX1 from its ICE sibling are the blue accents on its entrance and rear bumpers in addition to the door sills.  

Dimensionally, the brand new X1 is barely bigger than its predecessor; and with a 22mm-longer wheelbase and a 31mm-wider observe, there’s further house within the cabin.

On the within, the new-gen X1 options an inside design just like the two Collection Lively Tourer. BMW has outfitted the brand new SUV with the eighth-generation of BMW’s iDrive working system operating by way of a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

BMW claims that the brand new seats provide enhanced long-distance consolation. Refinement is additional boosted by acoustics and a bunch of added cabin options.

New BMW X1 and iX1: platform and powertrain choices

The brand new-gen X1 is predicated on BMW’s FAAR structure that underpins the BMW 2 Collection Lively Tourer and the upcoming new-generation Mini Countryman crossover. 

For worldwide markets, patrons initially get a alternative of three- and four-cylinder petrol engines and two four-cylinder diesels. Following quickly shall be a further petrol, diesel and two plug-in hybrids providing an electric-only vary of as much as 88km.

The iX1 xDrive30 EV homes two electrical motors producing a mixed 313hp and 493Nm, and BMW claims a 0-100 time of 5.7sec. In the meantime, a 64.7kWh battery underneath the ground supplies a claimed vary between 413km to 437km. It may be charged on the charges of as much as 130kW for a 10-80 % top-up time of 29 minutes.

The X1 will go on sale from October in worldwide markets, and the iX1 will comply with shortly after. 

New BMW X1 and iX1: India launch

BMW is prone to introduce the X1 and iX1 someday subsequent yr within the Indian market. When launched in India, the X1 will tackle the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 and the upcoming Audi Q3. The iX1, alternatively, will tackle the soon-to-be-launched Kia EV6, and the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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