German automakers BMW have launched their new 2013 X1 entry level SUV in Indian markets. Pricing will commence from INR 27.9 lakhs – ex Showroom Delhi. In the previous year, BMW sold 9,375 units in India and is geared to see enhanced sales despite tough market conditions, following a face lift model and extensive reach in view of the added dealerships opened across the country. BMW is also introducing the 1 Series, which will be assembled from the company plant in Chennai.
BMW X1 is powered by a 2 liter diesel engine which is offered in three options. Prices range from INR 27.9 lakhs for the base variant while the top two variants are priced at INR 32.5 lakhs. The base variant is higher priced as compared to the earlier model by as much as INR 40,000 while the company is doing away the petrol variant of X1. All three trims are powered by diesel engines only and possess a 2.0 liter diesel engine capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds. New headlights, door mirrors, tail lights and rear bumper are seen in the model which was earlier seen at the 2012 New York Motor Show.
German automakers Audi have introduced their new petrol variant of Q3 SUV into India. The vehicle possesses a 2.0 TFSI quattro 2 liter petrol engine while a diesel option 2.0 TDIq will also be on offer. All 25 Audi dealers will be offering this new Q3 SUV and the company is hoping that they receive the same response as was seen with Q3 diesel when it was introduced in Indian markets in June 2013. For this variant, the company received 500 bookings in just 5 days.
Q3 petrol variant with its 2 liter turbocharged petrol mill will possess 211 hp and 300 Nm torque and have a top speed of 230 kmph. It will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.9 seconds and is seen as the most powerful SUV in the country as on date. High level of fuel efficiency is what buyers will note in the new Q3 which is pegged at 11.72 kmpl. The Q3 is targeted towards younger and adventure loving individuals in the country which will enable the company to achieve its targets.