New BMW X1 and iX1 Electric SUVs have been Unveiled

The new compact BMW SUV is available with a variety of powertrain options, including ICE, PHEV, and EV models.

The third-generation BMW X1 and its full-electric version, the iX1, have been revealed. It has a completely new exterior and interior, as well as a variety of powertrain options.

  • New X1 based on BMW’s FAAR architecture
  • Gets petrol, diesel and PHEV options
  • India launch expected in 2023

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Exterior and Interior Design of The New BMW X1 and iX1

For Daytime Running Lamps, the new-generation X1 gets slimmer LED headlights with an inverted L pattern. The large, chrome-heavy kidney grille is flanked by the headlights.

The side profile, on the other hand, features chunkier wheel arches and flush door handles similar to those found on the new 7 Series. The blue accents on the front and rear bumpers, as well as the door sills, set the iX1 apart from its ICE counterpart.

The new X1 is slightly larger than its predecessor in terms of dimensions, and the cabin has more space thanks to a 22mm longer wheelbase and a 31mm wider track.

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The interior of the new-generation X1 is similar to that of the 2 Series Active Tourer. The new SUV comes with BMW’s eighth-generation iDrive operating system, which is controlled by a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

The new seats, according to BMW, provide improved long-distance comfort. Acoustics and a slew of other cabin features add to the refinement.

Platform and Powertrain options for The New BMW X1 and iX1

The new-generation X1 is built on BMW’s FAAR architecture, which also underpins the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the upcoming Mini Countryman crossover.

Buyers in international markets will have a choice of three and four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as two four-cylinder diesel engines. An additional petrol, diesel, and two plug-in hybrids will be released soon, with an electric-only range of up to 88 kilometers.

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BMW claims a 0-100 time of 5.7 seconds for the iX1 xDrive30 EV, which is powered by two electric motors that produce a combined 313hp and 493Nm. Meanwhile, a 64.7kWh battery under the floor is said to provide a range of 413 to 437 kilometers. It can be charged at up to 130kW for a top-up time of 29 minutes between 10 and 80 percent.

The X1 will be available in international markets starting in October, followed by the iX1.

The BMW X1 and iX1 are Now Available in India

In India, BMW is expected to launch the X1 and iX1 sometime next year. The X1 will compete in India against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40, and the soon-to-be-released Audi Q3. The iX1 will compete against the soon-to-be-released Kia EV6, as well as the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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