The new BMW X1 is unveiled

Since its launch in 2009, the BMW X1 is been a huge success for the carmaker with nearly three-quarters of a million units being sold around the world and now there’s a new model available.

Of those, around 40,000 BMW X1’s were sold in the UK and the new version comes with new dynamic styling and features.

The compact sports activity vehicle also has improved fuel efficiency as well as higher and better features in safety, infotainment and comfort.

Under the bonnet there’s a range of new engines, as well as gearboxes, and the firm’s efficient xDrive all-wheel drive.

This is the second generation of the X1 with the sDrive 18d model capable of achieving 66 mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 109g/km.

BMW X1 model is the cheapest

This BMW X1 model is also the cheapest, it costs £26,780 and the engine will produce 150 HP and will reach from 0mph to 62mph in nine seconds.

The most expensive model is the BMW X1 xDrive 25d which costs £36,000 and its engine will produce 231 HP for a top speed of 146 mph; it will hit the 62 mph mark in 6.6 seconds.

This powertrain is also the firm’s most powerful four-cylinder diesel they’ve ever fitted and the fuel economy is also quite impressive at around 56 mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 132g/km.

The new model is also 53 mm higher than the model it replaces which creates a lot more interior space.

The handling and agility of the BMW X1 has also been improved and it’s a good performer over various terrain types – the interior is also practical with lots of room for luggage and passengers.

BMW’s iDrive system is also fitted to the car

BMW’s iDrive system is also fitted to the car with either a 6.5 inch touchscreen as standard or the optional 8.8 inch freestanding monitor.

BMW are also adding M Sport models to the line-up which come with a number of packages and various other extras.

From launch there will be three diesel engines as well as one petrol unit with the average fuel consumption for the range being 45 mpg.

As potential drivers would expect, there’s a wide range of safety features fitted including cornering brake control, anti-lock braking system, dynamic traction control and ‘fading compensation’ among lots of others.

Standard equipment includes keyless engine ignition, automatic tailgate, a leather steering wheel and rain sensors for the headlights.

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Most drivers will also enjoy BMW’s ConnectDrive system which incorporates an excellent satnav system with sophisticated graphics and direction arrows.

The options list includes things like Panorama glass roof, DAB radio receiver and a 12 speaker sound system.

There’s also a head up display for the BMW X1 available on the list as well as a larger touchscreen and a better satnav system.

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