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by Karl Peskett

Update: – BMW X1 Review.

BMW X1 Launched

Updated: 27/01/10 @ 10.00am with Australian spec. interior photos.

As a prelude to the forthcoming compact SUV’s launch in Australia, the German powerhosue has announced pricing for its new BMW X1. Beginning at $43,500, it aims squarely at Audi’s Q5 and Volvo’s XC60.

Two petrol engines, a four cylinder and six cylinder, and two diesel engines, both turbocharged fours, will comprise the X1 lineup.

A choice of rear-wheel-drive (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive) will be offered, with the range to be topped by the xDrive23d. Utilising a 2.0-litre, turbocharged diesel, this punchy little four cylinder offers a staggering 150kW and 400Nm, with a 0-100km/h time of 7.3 seconds, bettering its petrol six-cylinder sibling by 0.6 of a second.

The X1 sDrive20d sits at the economy end of the scale, with 5.3 litres/100km consumed and CO2 emissions of just 139g/km.

The official release date has been set, with the X1 going on sale from April 10, 2010. BMW also makes mention of the fact that the X1 has already received five stars in EuroNCAP testing.

BMW X1 Australian Pricing is as follows:

  • sDrive18i, manual – $43,500*
  • sDrive18i, auto – $45,700*
  • sDrive20d, manual – $49,300*
  • sDrive20d, auto – $51,500*
  • xDrive20d, manual – $52,700*
  • xDrive20d, auto – $54,900*
  • xDrive25i, auto- $56,800*
  • xDrive23d, auto- $59,280*

* Here’s the legal jargon we have to include. These are Manufacturer’s Recommended List Prices. They include GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) but exclude dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories.

BMW X1 xDrive28

Performance

  • Drag (cw) 0.33
  • Top speed (km/h) 205 (230*)
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (in s) 6.8
  • Acceleration 0 – 1,000 m (in s) 27
  • Acceleration 80 – 120 km/h in 4th/5th gear (in s) -/-

Fuel consumption

  • EU urban (l/100 km) 13.0
  • EU extra-urban (l/100 km) 7.3
  • EU composite (l/100 km) 9.4
  • CO2 emissions (g/km) 219
  • Tank capacity in I (approx.) 63

Wheels

  • Tyre dimensions front 225/50 R 17 V
  • Tyre dimensions rear 225/50 R 17 H
  • Wheel dimensions front 7.5J x 17
  • Wheel dimensions rear 7.5J x 17

Engine

  • Cylinders/valves 6/4
  • Capacity in ccm 2,996
  • Stroke/bore in mm 88.0/85.0
  • Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min 190 (258)/6,600
  • Max. torque in Nm at 1/min 310/2,600 – 3,000
  • Power-to-weight ratio (EU) in kg/hp 6.5

Weight in kg

  • Unladen weight EU 1,685
  • Maximum permissible weight 2,180
  • Permitted load 550
  • Permitted axle load front/rear 1,030/1,180

BMW X1 sDrive20d

Performance

  • Drag (cw) 0.32
  • Top speed (km/h) 205 (218*)
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (in s) 8.1
  • Acceleration 0 – 1,000 m (in s) 28.8
  • Acceleration 80 – 120 km/h in 4th/5th gear (in s) 7.0/8.9

Fuel consumption

  • EU urban (l/100 km) 6.4
  • EU extra-urban (l/100 km) 4.7
  • EU composite (l/100 km) 5.3
  • CO2 emissions (g/km) 139
  • Tank capacity in I (approx.) 61

Wheels

  • Tyre dimensions front 225/50 R 17 V
  • Tyre dimensions rear 225/50 R 17 V
  • Wheel dimensions front 7.5J x 17
  • Wheel dimensions rear 7.5J x 17

Engine

  • Cylinders/valves 4/4
  • Capacity in ccm 1,995
  • Stroke/bore in mm 90.0/84.0
  • Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min 130 (177)/4,000
  • Max. torque in Nm at 1/min 350/1,750 – 3,000
  • Power-to-weight ratio (EU) in kg/hp 8.8

Weight in kg

  • Unladen weight EU 1,565
  • Maximum permissible weight 2,045
  • Permitted load 550
  • Permitted axle load front/rear 940/1,160

BMW X1 xDrive20d

Performance

  • Drag (cw) 0.33
  • Top speed (km/h) 205 (213*)
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (in s) 8.4
  • Acceleration 0 – 1,000 m (in s) 29.5
  • Acceleration 80 – 120 km/h in 4th/5th gear (in s) 7.2/9.1

Fuel consumption

  • EU urban (l/100 km) 7.0
  • EU extra-urban (l/100 km) 5.1
  • EU composite (l/100 km) 5.8
  • CO2 emissions (g/km) 153
  • Tank capacity in I (approx.) 61

Wheels

  • Tyre dimensions front 225/50 R 17 V
  • Tyre dimensions rear 225/50 R 17 V
  • Wheel dimensions front 7.5J x 17
  • Wheel dimensions rear 7.5J x 17

Engine

  • Cylinders/valves 4/4
  • Capacity in ccm 1,995
  • Stroke/bore in mm 90.0/84.0
  • Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min 130 (177)/4,000
  • Max. torque in Nm at 1/min 350/1,750 – 3,000
  • Power-to-weight ratio (EU) in kg/hp 9.3

Weight in kg

  • Unladen weight EU 1,650
  • Maximum permissible weight 2,130
  • Permitted load 550
  • Permitted axle load front/rear 1,010/1,165

BMW X1 xDrive23d

Performance

  • Drag (cw) 0.33
  • Top speed (km/h) 205 (223*)
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (in s) 7.3
  • Acceleration 0 – 1,000 m (in s) 28.2
  • Acceleration 80 – 120 km/h in 4th/5th gear (in s) -/-

Fuel consumption

  • EU urban (l/100 km) 7.8
  • EU extra-urban (l/100 km) 5.5
  • EU composite (l/100 km) 6.3
  • CO2 emissions (g/km) 167
  • Tank capacity in I (approx.) 61

Wheels

  • Tyre dimensions front 225/50 R 17 V
  • Tyre dimensions rear 225/50 R 17 V
  • Wheel dimensions front 7.5J x 17
  • Wheel dimensions rear 7.5J x 17

Engine

  • Cylinders/valves 4/4
  • Capacity in ccm 1,995
  • Stroke/bore in mm 90.0/84.0
  • Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min 150 (204)/4,400
  • Max. torque in Nm at 1/min 400/2,000 – 2,250
  • Power-to-weight ratio (EU) in kg/hp 8.2

Weight in kg

  • Unladen weight EU 1,670
  • Maximum permissible weight 2,160
  • Permitted load 550
  • Permitted axle load front/rear 1,015/1,160



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