BMW dealerships will soon have a new entry-level version of the BMW X1 to offer Aussie customers.
Known as the BMW X1 sDrive18i, the new variant marks the first time the BMW three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine has appeared in the baby SUV (or Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW calls it).
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Priced from $45,900, the engine brings 100kW/220Nm and will be mated exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Power is driven only to the front wheels, as is the case of all other X1 models, except the top-spec version.
Other variants in the 2018 BMW X1 range will include:
X1 sDrive18d – 110kW/330Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel
X1 sDrive20i – 141kW/280Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol
X1 xDrive25i – 170kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol
While standard kit in the new entry model will include iDrive6 infotainment, reverse camera, cruise control, LED headlights, powered tailgate and 18” alloy wheels.
The new variant can also be optioned with the M Sport Package, Convenience Package, Innovations Package and Comfort Packages.
“The BMW X1 has been a mainstay of our product lineup for several years now,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc Werner.
“In 2017, it has proven to be our number one seller across all segments, which is a strong confirmation of the X1’s blend of value and capability.”
2018 BMW X1 Pricing:
X1 sDrive18i – from $45,900
X1 sDrive18d – from $49,900
X1 sDrive20i – from $53,600
X1 xDrive25i – $60,700
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