BMW has finally launched a much-awaited petrol variant of the X1 in India. The petrol variant is now available only for the X-Line variant and is known as sDrive20i. The all-new BMW X1 sDrive20i has been introduced with a powerful BS-VI compliant petrol motor. The vehicle meets the latest norms which will get into effect by April 2020. BMW has manufactured the new variant in the company’s Chennai factory in the country. The new variant is now available at all the BMW dealerships.
The X1 petrol variant has not been modified in terms of exterior design, excluding the badging element. The BMW X1 sDrive20i is powered by a powerful 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor, capable of generating 189bhp of max power and 280Nm of peak torque at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The engine is combined with a 7-speed Steptronic sport dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard. The company claims a top speed of 224km/h. The vehicle records 0-100 kmph in just 7.6 seconds which makes it a sportier than ever.
In terms of safety, the new variant gets all the high-level features which are offered in top-specs BMW models. It is loaded with features like six airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) highlighting Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Side-impact Protection, BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system), electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor.
The cabin is integrated with a 16.5 cm touchscreen infotainment system which supports wireless Apple CarPlay. The X1 interior is offered in two twin-shade versions that include Sensatec Oyster/Black and Sensatec Black/Black combinations. It also comes with a panoramic sunroof and orange/ white ambient lighting.
The new version highlights the company’s signature kidney grille with a matte aluminum trim. It sits on 18-inch alloy wheels and is equipped with twin-pod headlamps and stout bumper. The petrol variant is added to the existing X-Line diesel version which is available in Expedition, X-Line and M Sports versions in India. It rivals against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and the Volvo XC40. The vehicle is has received a huge price tag of Rs 37.5 lakhs.
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