New BMW X1

Updated: 2012-11-19 08:07

(China Daily)

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New BMW X1

The compact sports-utility vehicle made at BMW's joint venture in China has two engine options: N20 four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo direct-injection, and four-cylinder naturally aspirated 2.0-liter.

The 2.0-liter turbo engine is twinned with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine is equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The turbo version generates maximum power of 180kW/5000-6500rpm and offers peak torque of 350Nm/1250-4800rpm. It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in only 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 205km/h.

Its comprehensive fuel consumption is 7.2 liters. The model with 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine produces maximum power of 110kW/6400rpm and offers peak torque of 200Nm/3600rpm. It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 200km/h. It consumes 7.2 liters of gasoline.

The new X1 retails between 269,000 and 499,000 yuan. It is 4477mm long, 1798mm wide and 1577mm high.

It has a 2760mm wheelbase. The model goes head-to-head with the Audi Q3 that will be produced in China before the end of the year and officially on sale in 2013.

Sales of BMW X1 in China exceeded 31,000 units in the first 10 months of this year, more than double the same period a year ago.