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New model alert: The new BMW X1

BMW has today announced the all new BMW X1, featuring dynamic BMW X styling and combining sporty characteristics with incredible efficiency.

Selling more than 40,000 BMW X1 models in the UK since its launch in 2009, BMW’s compact Sports Activity Vehicle has been hugely successful.


Featuring an all-new range of engines and gearboxes and ultra-efficient version of the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, the second generation of the BMW X1 exemplifies BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy. Launch will see one petrol engine and three diesel options available.

The frontdesign of the new model is features a large, upright BMW kidney grille, three-section lower air intake and characteristic “four-eyed” look formed by the twin circular head lights and fog lamps. Standard specification for the new BMW X1 includes LED daytime driving lights and for xLine and M Sport models full-LED headlights for low and high beam. This is optional for Sport line models. the new model has is 53mm taller than its predecessor, enhancing its interior space. Customers will be able to choose from 2 solid paint options and a fantastic 11 metiallic exterior paint options.


The new BMW X1 is fitted as standard with the iDrive operating system with high-resolution 6.5-inch colour display, business navigation, an audio system with six loudspeakers and an AUX-in socket. A USB interface hands-free facility for telephones, the Driving Experience Control switch and air conditioning are included too. The UK’s high standard specification sees automatic tailgate, front foglamps, remote- controlled central locking and keyless engine ignition, electric window controls, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach, a rain sensor including automatic headlight control, extended storage and front and rear isofix attachments.

New BMW X1

Once again, BMW ConnectedDrive is leading the way in offering innovative solutions to today’s drivers. The ConnectedDrive Services option enables the use of the BMW Online internet portal via the SIM card embedded in the vehicle, as well as the integration of smartphone apps into the car. Standard features also include the Intelligent Emergency Call and BMW Teleservices.

The new BMW X1 goes on sale 24 October, 2015. Please visit Elms Bedford, Cambridge or Stansted for more information.


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