The BMW X1 has formally introduced on the Frankfurt motor display.

The BMW X1 is the automobile that can, in impact, substitute the BMW BMW X3 on the base of BMW’s SUV vary when the second one era of that type arrives subsequent yr.

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Due on sale in the United Kingdom in October at a beginning value of round £24,500, the X1 will be offering patrons the selection between same old rear-wheel power or four-wheel power — one thing that has induced BMW officers to explain it as “extra a crossover than an off-roader”.

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This could also be sponsored up within the X1’s property car-like styling. It eschews the upright, rugged glance of conventional SUVs for a fairly low and rakish profile that carries components of the German vehicle maker’s newest design lineage. There’s a big kidney grille integrated into a huge entrance bumper and a deeply etched swage line drawn within the flanks.

The advent of the X1 has been made conceivable partly via a call to take the X3 additional upmarket. Because it stands, the 2 vehicles are remarkably equivalent in dimension; the X1 is simply 116mm shorter, 57mm narrower and 130mm less than the X3, at 4454mm lengthy, 1798mm huge and 1545mm excessive.

The X1 will include the collection of 5 other engines, even though no longer all might be to be had from the outset of UK gross sales. At the petrol aspect are a 141bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit and a range-topping 258bhp 3.0-litre directly six. The six-cylinder engine delivers 0-62mph acceleration in 6.2sec and a most sensible pace of 127mph.

At the diesel aspect of the variety, there are 3 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engines with 141bhp, 175bhp and, in twin-turbocharged guise, 201bhp. Essentially the most modest of the ones 3 powerplants is said to go back combined-cycle gasoline intake of 54mpg and emit simply 136g/km of CO2.

The bottom petrol and backside two diesels include the collection of both rear or four-wheel power, whilst the rest are four-wheel power solely. Gearbox possible choices come with a normal six-speed guide or, relying at the engine sitting up entrance, an non-compulsory six-speed automated with shift paddles at the face of the steerage wheel.

The X1 sits on changed underpinnings from the 3-series, with MacPherson strut (entrance) and multi-link (rear) suspension, a 2760mm wheelbase and observe widths of 1500mm up entrance and 1529mm on the rear.

In contrast to the second-generation X3 and the present BMW X5 and BMW X6 — all of which might be produced in combination in BMW’s Spartanburg manufacturing unit in North The us — the X1 might be assembled at BMW’s Leipzig manufacturing unit in Germany, along the 1-series and 3-series.

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