BMW X1 is now made in India

BMW X1 is now made in India
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BMW recently joined the front-wheel-drive bandwagon with its updated X1 (with an option of four-wheel-drive) and now the baby SUV is also manufactured in India.

BMW recently joined the front-wheel-drive bandwagon with its updated X1 (with an option of four-wheel-drive) and now the baby SUV is also manufactured in India. Managing Director of BMW Plant Chennai, Dr Jochen Stallkamp was recently snapped with the first BMW X1 as it rolled out of Chennai’s BMW Plant.

For BMW, the new X1 treats the premium compact segment to an even more potent shot of Sports Activity Vehicle DNA. More than 7, 30,000 units of the second generation of this model which have now been sold, takes to the stage with a body design straight out of the BMW X model mould.

The interior of the new BMW X1 offers significantly more space for passengers and luggage, a premium ambience and functionality grounded in solid engineering. The design of the new BMW X1 combines the driver-focused cockpit design that has become a hallmark of the brand’s models with touches promoting authoritative, SAV-style driving pleasure and a contemporary premium ambience.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, an audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets, and the iDrive operating system whose 6.5-inch display is integrated into the instrument panel in freestanding monitor form. Meanwhile, the Advantage, Sport Line, xLine and M Sport packages available as an alternative to standard specification open the door for targeted individualisation.

2.0 litres, four-cylinder engines from the powerhouse promises fuel consumption and emissions reduced by up to 17 per cent model-on-model. A host of innovative equipment features also help to secure the new model its stand-out position in the segment. Among the items on the options list are full-LED headlights, Dynamic Damper Control, the BMW Head-Up Display and the Driving Assistant Plus system.

The weight-saving, compact and efficient system uses an electro-hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch to distribute drive between the front and rear axle just as required for the situation at hand. Joining the fray in the BMW X1 sDrive20i and BMW X1 sDrive18d.

The BMW X1 can now also be specified with the Driving Assistant Plus line-up of the Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Jam Assistant, Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function. These systems are complemented by an up-to-the-minute selection of apps allowing customers to add to the car’s comfort, navigation and infotainment functionality, as desired.

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