BMW’s Xperience Drive is currently being held at Gurgaon, India. The drive is open for customers from the 16 to 23 October 2011. The event at National Capital Region was opened with a live performance by Raw BANG, a group of Australian percussionists and tap dancers.
A test course was designed for the event which had 10 obstacles bringing out the special features of all BMW’s X range of vehicles. Participants at BMW Xperience will be given an opportunity to drive the company’s X5 and X6 as well as X3 and X1 range along with international trainers.
The ongoing event will make the public aware of the advanced features available in BMW’s X range of cars in a special one of a kind event. Participants who will be guided by trainers will be given a chance to get the feel of these vehicles and experience the superiority of BMW’s X Range. X Range driving dynamics and optimum traction under all road conditions offers maximum traction, safety and quick acceleration.
In this post we will cover how the X1 sDrive20d SUV performed at the special track which was built from scratch by BMW India. The X1 is powered by a 4 cylinder CRDi diesel engine and also features a turbocharger with variable intake geometry. This combination enables the engine to generate maximum output of 177 bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 350 Nm torque @ 1,750 – 3,000 rpm. The BMW X1 has a top speed of 205 kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds.
A petrol variant of the X1 too is on the offer, X1 sDrive18i. Powered by a 4 cylinder petrol engine, this one generates 150 bhp and 200 Nm torque @ 6,400 rpm. Topspeed of 200 kmph and 0-100 kmph in just 10.4 seconds. At the track, BMW X1 behaved perfectly well. Easy on the slopes and on the bumps. Thanks to the Hold and Descent Control buttons, you will never lose control of your X1 while offroading or on slopes.
BMW X1 is priced at Rs 22.4 lacs for the sDrive 18i while 2 variants of sDrive20D are on offer, normal and Exclusive for Rs 24.4 lacs and Rs 30.4 lacs.BMW X1 SUV in India is not yet available in BMW xDrive all wheel drive system.
All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi. Click here to read X1 drive experience.