2011 BMW X1 gets two models and new engines

BMW has announced two new models with two new engines for the new BMW X1 compact Sports Activity Vehicles, both of which are petrol-powered.
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The two new models will provide the BMW X1 with a new entry-level rear-drive variant - called the BMW X1 sDrive18i - and a new top spec four-wheel drive variant - called the BMW X1 xDrive25i.

Making up the new entry-level variant is a 2.0-litre four cylinder engine offering 110kW of power and 200Nm of torque. This package comes with a manual transmission as standard or with an optional automatic. It sprints (drives slowly) from 0-100km/h in 9.7 seconds.

BMW's new X1 xDrive25i comes with a more potent 3.0-litre straight six engine offering 160kW of power and 280Nm of torque. This model is fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard and sprints from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds.

BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis, said about the cars,

"Many SAV customers enjoy the ride-height, load space and all-round practicality of a lifestyle vehicle without necessarily wanting all-terrain capabilities. For these customers, the new sDrive X1 models offer better fuel economy, even better on-road agility and exceptional value for money.”

BMW says the models are now available from your local BMW dealer. Prices are as follows, excluding on-road, dealer and stamp duty costs:

Model MRLP incl. GST
BMW X1 sDrive18iwith manual transmission$43,500
BMW X1 sDrive20dwith manual transmission$49,300
BMW X1 xDrive20dwith manual transmission$52,700
BMW X1 xDrive25iwith automatic transmission$56,800
BMW X1 xDrive23dwith automatic transmission$59,280