Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The All New BMW X1

BMW X1 is the latest compact SUV model from the house of BMW, which will be a value addition to the BMW's SUV lineup that currently comprises of BMW X3, BMW X5 and BMW X6 models. BMW's SUV/SAV models have been gaining growing popularity, but the X3, X5 and X6 models are comparatively larger in size and they were not able to cope up with the current market competition (as there are several smaller yet robust, powerful off-road SUVs on the offer).
The confirmation was made by BMW that the new X1 will hit the roads during the year 2011 and the company released some images of the new X1. North America will get only a 3 liter inline 6 engine same as that of the 328i x Drive sport wagon. The engine, which is naturally aspirated, will produce 231 bhp and has a torque of 199 lb-ft. It has an acceleration time of 6.7 seconds to speed up to 60 mph from a dead-stop.
Surprisingly, the company has not confirmed its plan regarding launch of the new X1 in the American markets, and are currently planning to launch it in the European market first.
Until now BMW has only unveiled the images of its latest compact sport utility dressed in the swirly camouflage.
The specs of the new X1 are also tentative as BMW is yet to give a confirmation on the same, while it has been officially confirmed that the 2010 X1 will hit the market this season for sure.


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