About new proportions, determined by the increase in width, but also the height (raised by 53 mm). A choice that did not benefit only habitability, improved significantly, and the presence on the road, now far more important. With a fresh look, the 2015 BMW X1 is inserted fully, for lines, proportions, content and dynamic behavior, the family X, exhibiting more significantly, convincing the common roots with both the SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle X3 and X5), both with the SAC (Sports Activity Coupe X4 and X6) of Monaco.
Underlining membership contribute some aesthetic details such as the lines from the hood and fenders converge towards the kidney grille, forming a pattern of X and vents tripartite, but also the solutions that have given the front increased aggression typical of Family, as the six eyes (the twin round headlights and fog lamps), combined with the LED daytime running lights. Optionally, however, may be entirely LED light clusters front and rear, the latter characterized by the lights bipartite with the characteristic shape of L.
As for the mechanics, the new BMW X1 marks a clear step forward thanks to a range of performance engines and efficient, all with unique technology BMW TwinPower Round. Upon commercial launch, scheduled for October, the offer will include only units 2.0 4-cylinder. Among the gasoline are the engine of 192 hp is available as of 20i sDrive front-wheel drive and as xDrive all-wheel drive, while the 25th from 231 hp will only xDrive.
Among the diesel we find the 2015 BMW X1 18d sDrive 150 hp, the 190 hp xDrive 20d and xDrive 25d which has 231 hp. The less powerful of the trio is also the most efficient of the whole family, with CO2 emissions depending on the tires used vary from 109 to 114 g / km. In November, they will reach even the 3-cylinder 1.5 of the new range of modular engines for BMW models of entry, namely the sDrive 18i petrol and diesel 16d.
On roads linking Monaco to the beautiful nearby valleys of the Austrian Tyrol we got to try both xDrive 25, namely "the" petrol and "d" diesel. Both have confirmed that, when it comes to engines, engineers Monaco have little to learn: quiet and powerful, combining comfort and sportiness, well seconded by a perfect ride and perfectly in tune with the new 8-speed Steptronic transmission, available in alternative to the 6-speed manual. He surprised us especially the petrol version, able to compete with the diesel elasticity, emulating the puacere guide thanks to TwinPower Turbo. Speaking of change, 3-cylinder engines next venture alternative to the manual will always be one Steptronic, but a 6-speed ,.
An important contribution to the exemplary road holding and excellent off-road behavior comes from xDrive in its declination most evolved and "intelligent" and, thanks to integration with the stability control DSC, is able to compensate in advance any tendency to under and oversteer, ensuring the most effective traction in all weather conditions and on all types of background. In the rich catalog of options are then provided the steering and variable sports - in his first appearance of the 2015 BMW X1 the electronically controlled dampers.
The cockpit, the dashboard and controls oriented toward the driver as tradition BMW, is very generous in space and arrangement of passengers and baggage, increased for both than the current model. Access to the cargo area can be facilitated by the electrically operated tailgate, also optionally available with the opening system hands free, by simply passing a foot under the car.
Needless to say, the new and richer, 2015 BMW X1 has all the possibilities offered by BMW ConnectedDrive in its declination most advanced, driver assistance systems such as those focused on driving on the highway and in the column, and who is at the wheel can select from the center console and the trim settings on the car in the manner Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro, respectively oriented to favor the well-being on board, the more reckless driving and good fuel economy and the environment, established by the function that sailing at speeds between 50 and 160 km per hour disconnects the drive train when the driver lifts off the accelerator.
The selection of the new 2015 BMW X1 follows the specifications of the usual Bavarian brand: the basic version are added different customization options that find expression in patterns Advantage, Sport Line and M Sport xLINE. Still to be defined the complete list for a model whose sales, as already said, will go on sale in October. For now were only reported prices of the three diesel versions: the 18d starts at 32,950 euro, 39,400 from the 20d and 25d from the top of the range 45,300