2020 BMW X1 Facelift Launched, Prices Start At Rs 35.90 Lakh

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The 2020 BMW X1 sees mild revision inside and outside, while engines get updated to BS6 norms. 

  • Facelifted BMW X1 is available in 3 new variants – Sport X, X line and M Sport.
  • This time, it doesn’t feature the AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system, only 2WD is been offered.

2020 BMW X1

The German luxury car manufacturer has launched the much anticipated BMW X1 in India at the starting price of Rs 35.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The hot-selling entry-level luxury SUV, X1 is made locally at the company’s Chennai based production facility in India. Offered in three trims – Sport X, X line and M Sport – its conventional fuel choices (diesel and petrol) are now updated with BS6 compliant norms. Unlike its previous iteration, this time the second-gen update of the BMW X1 SUV ditches the AWD (all-wheel drive) system making it a 2WD-only line-up. 2020 BMW X1 gets four driving modes namely Eco, Pro, Comfort, and Sport.

The Sport X trim is available in sole petrol choice and is priced at Rs 35.90 lakh (ex-showroom), while the performance specced diesel trim M Sport, which is also the top-end model, sees a price of Rs 42.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Moreover, the mid-trim Xline – presented with petrol as well as diesel choice – is tagged at Rs 38.70 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the petrol and diesel trims respectively. In its segment, BMW X1 fights with the likes of Mercedes Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 and the Audi Q3.

2020 BMW X1 SUV Price List (ex-showroom)

Variants Petrol (sDrive20i) Diesel (sDrive20d)
SportX Rs 35.90 lakh NA
Xline Rs 38.70 lakh Rs 39.90 lakh
M Sport NA Rs 42.90 lakh

Engine & Specs

The 2.0L, 4-cylinder sDrive20i petrol powertrain generates a maximum power output of 192 hp together with peak torque value of 280 Nm at 1350-4600 rpm. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox and can be raced from 0 -100 kmph in just 7.7 seconds. 2020 BMW X1 gets a certified fuel economy of 14.82 kmpl and low CO2 emissions of 160 gram per km.

Its counterpart, with similar 2.0L capacity diesel powertrain sDrive20d churns out 190 hp with highest torque output of 400 Nm. It can sprint from nothing to 100 kmph in a mere 7.9 seconds. The fuel mileage numbers of X1 sDrive20d read 19.62 kmpl and low CO2 emissions of 135 gram per km. The diesel motor is coupled to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission setup.

Exterior & Features

In terms of looks outside, the updated X1 appears similar to its earlier model. The slight changes at the front include minor revisions with a new single-piece kidney grille. The LED headlamps are restyled for good, while the new bumper at front gets fresh fog lamp housing. At the sides and back, all go untouched except for the incorporation of new alloy wheels, tweaked wrap-around LED taillights, a bit larger twin exhaust pipes and redesigned bumper at rear.

Interior & Features

Just the exteriors, inside too do not feature much of visible alteration. The seats receive new upholstery, while no change is observed in terms of the layout of the dashboard and central console. The convenience elements for the cabin occupants remain the same as seen in the pre-facelift version.

Some of the infotainment and other plush aspects in the feature-list include power-adjustable front seats, auto LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof (standard across all trims), reclining rear seat, parking camera, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, ambient lighting, a 5.7-inch screen for driver, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, and an optionally available wireless charging station, which also acts as a power bank.

Safety  

Safety features of the BMW X1 SUV, as usual, remain extensive protecting every occupant from any mishap on the go. And this includes 6 airbags, park distance control, rear-view camera, electronic parking brake, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat anchors, run-flat tyres and many more.

Considering all the features, equipment-list, powerful engines and apt pricing, the X1 continues to stand out of the crowd providing tough competition to its rivals in the segment.

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