BMW releases full details of new X1

BMW releases full details of new X1

German car giant BMW has announced the full details of its eagerly anticipated X1 range, including a low-emissions model likely to appeal to 'green' drivers.

There are two different two-litre diesel engines on offer in four power outputs, with the '20d' version reaching 62mph in as little as 7.8 seconds by using all of its 181bhp and 280lb.ft of torque.

And the entry-level '18d' is no slouch either, taking just 9.6 seconds in the rear-wheel drive sDrive mode thanks to the same single variable intake geometry turbocharger. As a result the throttle responds more quickly and the turbo pick-up is faster, giving it a peak of 141bhp and 236lb.ft.

However, those with environmental concerns at the forefront of their minds will likely look to the Efficient Dynamics model, which emits just 119g/km of CO2.

The outside of the car has undergone a number of subtle alterations and two new trim options, the Sport and xLine, have been introduced to offer greater sportiness and luxury.

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