BMW updates X1 model, unveils electrified variant

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BMW announces several updates to the entry-level BMW SUV (or SAV) model, the BMW X1. In addition, the company will also introduce an electrified model of the luxury compact crossover. According to the German automotive firm, the BMW X1 now “boasts a more prominent design, superior spaciousness, advanced digitalization — and, for the first time, an all-electric drive system.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will BMW launch the updated X1 model?

    According to the German automaker, the updated BMW X1 is slated for an October 2022 launch followed soon after by the aforementioned iX1.
  • What powertain options are available for the BMW X1?

    Per BMW, the X1 will be offered with a choice of conventional combustion engines featuring two gasoline and two diesel units.
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    Updates on the internal-combustion-engine-equipped BMW X1 include a more modern exterior look. The front end features a boxy BMW kidney grille flanked by slim LED headlights. The lower half of the front fascia offers eye-catching chrome strips in the lower air intake.

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    From the rear, the updated X1 comes with a slim tailgate window, striking LED lights, and flared wheel arches.

    Adaptive LED headlights with Matrix high beam, pulsating turn indicators, and variable light distribution are available as optional add-ons, said BMW.

    The cabin of the new also X1 boasts an elevated premium ambience. It now has a slender instrument panel, a floating armrest, a smartphone tray (with indirect illumination at the front of the center console) and, of course, the BMW Curved Display.

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    The BMW Curved Display consists of a 10.25-inch information display and a 10.7-inch control display. It runs on the BMW Operating System 8.

    Its seats are considerably raised, per the Munich-based automaker, and are available in both Sensatec perforated and Vernasca leather finish. Also to be found on the options list are sports seats, electric seat adjustment with memory function, and lumbar support, including a massage function.

    Available driver-assist features on the updated X1 include cruise control with brake function and a front collision warning system. Other standard driving nannies are the Parking Assistant including Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing Assistant.

    Optional add-ons such as Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go function, Active Navigation, exit warning function and BMW Head-Up Display, as well as the Surround View, Remote 3D View, BMW Drive Recorder and Remote Theft Recorder functions are also available

    The new BMW X1 will be launched with a choice of conventional combustion engines featuring two gasoline and two diesel units from the BMW Group’s new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines. The combustion engines are accompanied by the brand’s second-generation 48V mild-hybrid technology with an electric motor integrated into the seven-speed Steptronic transmission.

    Alternatively, the BMW X1 can be had in an all-electric variant. The BMW iX1 is fitted with two highly integrated drive units at the front and rear axle and delivers 313 horses with 494Nm of torque. It also boasts an all-wheel-drive system that ensures supreme traction and directional stability in all situations.

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    In terms of range, the all-electric BMW iX1 offers an estimated range of 413 to 438 kilometers on a single charge.

    The refreshed BMW X1 will be launched in October 2022 and will shortly be followed by the abovementioned all-electric BMW iX1.

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