BMW showcased its 2013 X1 at the 2012 New York Motor Show. Precisely 10 months later, the company launched their SUV in India. Changes to external appearance of 2013 X1 in India will include a new front bumper design with new headlights, door mirrors and redesigned tail lights besides a well designed rear bumper.
The 3 variants of the new X1 include sDrive 20d, sDrive 20d Sport Line and sDrive 20D xLine with a respective price tag of INR 27.90 lakhs, INR 32.50 lakhs, and INR 32.50 lakhs. Yes the price, for the last two variants are the same. The difference between the xLine and the Sport Line options is in the features offered. All three variants are powered by 2.0L diesel engine generating 18h hp and 380 Nm torque. 0-100 kmph acceleration takes 7.9 seconds. BMW says, the X1 SUV is unrestrained when it comes to power and unparalleled when it comes to performance and enters a market already overflowing with SUVs.
The company commenced local production of the X1 facelift from their Chennai plant at the end of 2012 where both mechanical and cosmetic updates were incorporated into the design. BMW X1 first made its presence felt at the 2008 Paris Motor Show while actual production commenced in 2009. It came to India where it was sold as CKD units from the company plant in Chennai and is offered both with petrol and diesel engines as it competes with the Audi Q3. Here is our gallery with 100 high-res images of the new BMW X1.