The BMW X1 at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 14, 2011
Categories: BMW, BMW X1

As the BMW X1, the first premium model in its segment, pulls even further ahead of its rivals in terms of efficiency, BMW is presenting a new model variant of the compact all-rounder at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011.

BMW X1

The Tokyo Motor Show is taking place in Japan from the 3rd of December 2011 to the 11th of December 2011. Visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show will be able to see the new BMW X1 on display at the motor show.

The BMW X1 xDrive20i sees a newly developed four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology provide an even more successful balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption.

This power unit brings together a package of technology comprising a twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC variable valve control. All of which means the 2.0-litre, 135 kW/184 hp powerplant sets new standards for sporting power delivery in its output class and undercuts every rival in terms of fuel consumption and emissions.

The new powerplant develops its maximum output between 5,000 and 6,250 rpm, with peak torque of 270 Newton metres (199 lb-ft) arriving between 1,250 and 4,500 rpm. The engine’s brawn and free-revving character, harnessed by the standard-fitted eight-speed automatic gearbox, helps the BMW X1 xDrive20i to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds.

BMW X1 2011

This drive technology – which also includes the intelligent all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive – and its modern, versatile interior give the BMW X1 xDrive20i all the necessary tools to deliver a motoring experience rich in flexibility and variety.

A multitude of open stowage compartments and pockets, cupholders in the centre console and large, open door bins with integrated holders for drinks bottles underline its practical character.

The boot capacity of the five-seater can be expanded from 420 to 1,350 litres by folding down the rear seat backrests, while the raised seating position and driver-focused cockpit design further enhance the emotional driving experience on board the BMW X1.