So here it is the all new BMW X1, well it isn’t new because the compact SUV-soft-roader was first introduced in 2009, some 750k worldwide sales later, 40k of them in the UK, has meant BMW is riding on the crest of yet another successful wave. But it is safe to say the new 2015 X1 is all new.
So what do you get for your hard earned money? New styling is the obvious one, more efficient diesel and petrol powerplants and better everything else besides. On the outside its all sharp angles, the BMW kidney grill gets another redesign, LED daytime running lights are standard throughout and full LED headlights are available for the M Sport models as an option.
The new X1 is taller by 53mm, more headroom say BMW, the interior gets a materials upgrade and new design cues. Sat-Nav comes as standard along with a 6.5 inch Control Display, the 8.8 inch version is optional.
Standard specification in the UK for the new BMW X1 includes cloth seat surfaces in the colour combination Anthracite/Black, and interior trim strips in Oxide, Silver dark matt with accent strips in high-gloss Black.
Dakota leather trim in Black or Canberra Beige can be ordered as an option, as can interior trim strips in fine- wood matt Oak Grain and Fineline Stream.
The X1 will be offered in three model trim lines xLine, Sport Line and M Sport each model piles on the amount of toys and trim options, in other words affordable, pay more get more and damn that’s expensive.
From launch the X1 will be available with one petrol and three diesel units, each with 2.0-litre displacement and BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.
For example, The BMW X1 xDrive20i is powered by a 192hp version of the same, new, four-cylinder petrol engine, peak torque is 280Nm and is available from just 1,250rpm. This power unit also combines as standard with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The 0 to 62mph time is completed in 7.4 seconds, with a claimed average fuel consumption of 44.8mpg, CO2 emissions come in at 146g/km.
The new BMW X1 sDrive18d is fitted as standard with a new six-speed manual gearbox. An eight-speed Steptronic transmission is also available, which is fitted as standard on all other models
The AWD xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is also available for the 2015 X1, the software and underlying mechanics have been revised and updated.
The second generation BMW X1 will go on sale in the UK from 24th October, prices have yet to be confirmed, expect to pay a small premium over the out going model.