The new BMW X1 is entering the New Zealand market with a choice of two four-cylinder diesel engines
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The BMW X1 xDrive23d comes with a 150 kW/204 hp diesel featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and common-rail fuel injection.
The diesel engines in the BMW X1 xDrive20d delivering 130 kW/177 hp, also come with common-rail fuel injection as well as a turbocharger with variable intake geometry.
BMW says the xDrive23d accelerates to 100kph in 7.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 205kph (223kph with its optional high-speed set-up). The average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 6.3 litres/100 kilometres and a CO2 emission rating of 167 grams per kilometre.
The BMW X1 xDrive23d come as standard with six-speed automatic transmission. This automatic power transmission also available as an option on the BMW X1 xDrive20d instead of the six-speed manual gearbox.
Depending on the model variant, the driver benefits from BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive technology, as well as a wide range of BMW EfficientDynamics features including Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop, and a gearshift point indicator, and Dynamic Stability Control including Dynamic Traction Control.
Measuring 4.45 metres in length, the BMW X1 five-door stands out as a fully-fledged BMW X model, despite its body dimensions being smaller than on the X6, X5, and X3.
Safety features in the BMW X1 include frontal and side airbags, plus curtain head airbags on both the front and rear seats.
The BMW X1 comes with a choice of seven body colours. The interior is finished in natural colours.
Inside, elevated seating position, a wide range of storage options and three full-sized seats at the rear offer a feeling of space. The rear-seat backrest is adjustable and the luggage compartment capacity may be increased from 420 litres to a maximum of 1350 litres. An electrically operated Panorama glass roof is available as an option.
All versions of the BMW X1 come as standard on 17-inch wheels in either steel or aluminium. Other standard features are the Tyre Defect Indicator and also runflat tyres, which enable the driver to continue to the nearest workshop even after a complete loss of pressure.
The BMW X1 will be launched in New Zealand in early 2010.