BMW announced the new BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle. The BMW X1 xDrive28i will be the exclusive model in the US at launch featuring a 2.0-liter TwinTurbo 4-cylinder engine from BMW’s new family of modular engines with maximum output of 228 horsepower, making the all new BMW X1 the most powerful entry model in the segment. It will be mounted to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. An efficiency-optimized version of the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology all help to enhance sporting ability and ride comfort compared to the outgoing model. The all new BMW X1 also showcases its exceptional versatility with increased cargo area and greater interior room with more headroom than before. The 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i will arrive in US showrooms in Fall 2015.
In Europe, the new BMW X1 will be available from launch with one petrol and three diesel units, each with 2.0-litre displacement and BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The BMW X1 xDrive20i is powered by a 192hp version of the same four-cylinder petrol engine. Under the bonnet of the new BMW X1 xDrive25d, multi-stage turbocharging with variable turbine geometry in both the high-pressure and low-pressure chargers ensures instantaneous power delivery, which is sustained into the higher rev ranges. With a maximum output of 231hp, the new engine is the most powerful four-cylinder diesel ever fitted in a BMW and its peak torque of 450Nm is available between 1,500 and 3,000rpm. The BMW X1 xDrive20d and BMW X1 sDrive18d feature turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, and an injection system operating at a maximum pressure of 2,000bar. In both cases, maximum output is up 7hp on their predecessors, standing at 190hp and 150hp respectively.