Munich - The pioneering
star of the premium compact segment builds on its global success –
Outstanding sporting capability, unsurpassed efficiency, modified body
design, extensively refined interior – US market launch in September,
world premiere at the New York International Auto Show 2012.
Having demonstrated its
ability to master both the challenges of everyday driving and detours
off the beaten track with equal poise and authority, the BMW X1 is
setting out to conquer another new sales region. The talented
all-rounder of the premium compact segment will make its US market debut
armed with state-of-the-art powertrain technology, innovative equipment
features, selective design modifications and extensive interior
refinements. The new BMW X1 will celebrate its US premiere at the New
York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on 6 – 15 April 2012, with its
market launch stateside following in September 2012.
The NYIAS can look back on a history
unmatched by any other car show in the USA. It was held for the first
time in 1900, and around one million visitors are expected to attend
this year’s event in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
The BMW X model – produced at BMW Plant
Leipzig – will take the leap across the pond with a renewed spring in
its step, the result of a carefully judged honing of its core qualities.
The design of the BMW X1 body now provides an even more intense
expression of the car’s muscular presence, contemporary allure and
versatile sporting capability. Its interior includes newly designed
surfaces, more polished controls and high-quality touches exuding the
exclusive premium ambience of a compact BMW X model.
The BMW X1 has adopted a pioneering role
among its premium class rivals in its existing markets – and a repeat
performance in the USA is on the cards. Blending the versatility and
robustness of a BMW X model with a high level of agility and compact
exterior dimensions, the X1 has set new standards from the word go.
Powerful engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a broad spread
of BMW EfficientDynamics technology fitted as standard worldwide give
the new BMW X1 the tools to further increase its lead over the
competition in terms of sporting ability and efficiency.
The BMW X1: more sporting and efficient
than ever. The variants of the BMW X1 offered in the US market are
powered by BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engines. This package of
technology consists of twin-scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct
Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos
variable camshaft control. In both the award-winning six-cylinder
in-line engine under the bonnet of the BMW X1 xDrive35i – developing 225
kW/306 hp – and the 180 kW/245 hp four-cylinder unit powering the BMW X1
sDrive28i and BMW X1 xDrive28i it ensures instantaneous power delivery,
impressive pulling power and exceptional efficiency.
Both engines link up as standard with an
automatic gearbox and extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology.
Features including the Auto Start-Stop function (28i only), Brake Energy
Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, the need-based operation of
ancillary units and tyres with low rolling resistance all help to
achieve a blend of performance and fuel economy unmatched by any rival.
The BMW X1 sDrive28i with customary BMW
rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel-drive xDrive35i will be offered
exclusively in the US market. The intelligent all-wheel drive of the BMW
X1 xDrive35i and BMW X1 xDrive28i varies the distribution of drive
between the front and rear wheels, as required. This electronically
controlled power distribution ensures optimum traction and unbeatable
directional stability in all weather and road conditions, as well as
noticeably sportier responses through dynamically taken corners.