In June this year, BMW took the sheets off the new 2016 X1 crossover. Slated to be launched in India early next year, new 2016 X1 has already set its foot on the Indian soil for testing purposes. When compared to the outgoing model, it can be seen that the 2016 BMW X1 features a sportier front bumper and a prominent grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. The model also gets a plastic body cladding, a gently sloping roof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.
When it goes on sale in the first half of next year in the Indian market, the 2016 X1 will be available with Sport Line, xLine and M Sport styling packages. The latter features an aerodynamic body kit and 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels. It also adds cloth/Alcantara sport seats, Aluminium Hexagon trim and matte blue accents.
On the interior front, the entry-level models feature cloth seats, Oxide Silver trim and high-gloss black accents. A novel addition to the 2016 X1 is the iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display. Also on offer will be the optional upholstery including Dakota leather seats and Fineline Stream or Oak Grain wood trim.
BMW has kitted the 2016 X1 with a whole lot of bells and whistles such as a newly optional heads-up display and a Driving Assistant Plus package that adds Active Cruise Control (with Stop & Go), Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Jam Assistant, Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking.
The international markets will get the following engine options on the 2016 X1 :
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 150 PS and 330 Nm of torque
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 190 PS and 400 Nm of torque
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 231 PS and 450 Nm of torque
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 192 PS and 280 Nm of torque
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 231 PS and 350 Nm of torque
From these, only the 2.0 liter diesel with 190 PS is expected to be launched in the Indian market. Depending on the engine, the crossover can be had with a front wheel drive or an all wheel drive, but it remains to be seen if BMW India offers all wheel drive here. The engines come mated to a new six-speed manual or a new eight-speed Steptronic transmission of which only the automatic will be available here.
via : Zauba