Next Car Pty Ltd 
Australia's Easy Reading New Car News Journal

Home | News | Road Tests

BMW X1 range broadens (copyright image)

Home > News > BMW

21st October, 2010

BMW's compact SUV gains greater appeal with the arrival of two new petrol engines and two-wheel drive variants.

Two new petrol power plants, and the option of BMW sDrive (rear-wheel drive) will add a broader choice to BMW’s new SUV, the BMW X1.

The new BMW X1 xDrive25i now sits atop of the model line-up, while the BMW sDrive18i provides exceptional value as the new entry price-point model in the range.

The four-cylinder two-litre turbodiesel-powered X1 20d is now also available in two-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive.

Since launching in Australia in January this year, more than 1,300 customers have acquired a BMW X1 which, until now, has been available only in xDrive, four-wheel drive format.

BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis said today’s SAV customers want the choice between two and four-wheel drive.

“Many SAV customers enjoy the ride-height, load space and all-round practicality of a lifestyle vehicle without necessarily wanting all-terrain capabilities,” said Mr Yallouridis.

“For these customers, the new sDrive X1 models offer better fuel economy, even better on-road agility and exceptional value for money,” he said.

The range-topping BMW X1 xDrive25i sees the introduction of a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 3.0-litre displacement and Valvetronic variable valve control. Thanks to fully variable control of the intake valve lift, Valvetronic improves the air supply to the engine which makes for increased output and reduced fuel consumption. The engine revs to 6,100 rpm, with peak torque of 280 Nm available at 2,500 rpm. With output of 160 kW, the BMW X1 xDrive25i sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is 205 km/h.

The BMW X1 sDrive18i’s four-cylinder petrol engine produces 110 kW and maximum torque of 200 Nm at 3,600 rpm. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds. The engine comes with Valvetronic and Double-VANOS. This advanced valve control technology serves a dual purpose: Valvetronic enhances performance and fuel economy, using infinitely variable valve lift control, while Double-VANOS ensures an ideal torque curve over the entire rev range.

The BMW X1 sDrive18i is available with manual transmission as standard and automatic transmission as an option.

Self-Catering Holiday
Accommodation in
Denmark, WA
..... more

The BMW X1 xDrive25i is fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.

The BMW X1 sDrive20d, boasting a four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, delivers 130 kW of power, 350 Nm of torque and accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is 5.3 litres/100 km. This is 0.3 seconds quicker than its four-wheel drive stable-mate, the X1 xDrive20d, and is 0.5 litres per 100 kilometres more fuel efficient.

All BMW X1 variants comply with the EU5 emissions standard.

The new BMW X1 features cutting edge fuel saving technologies which reduce emissions whilst retaining high levels of performance. These BMW EfficientDynamics features include Brake Energy Regeneration, optimised aerodynamics and lightweight construction.

The X1 xDrive20d and sDrive20d with manual transmission come with Auto Start/Stop function and Optimum Shift Indicator.

The new BMW X1 offers ample room for an active lifestyle with three backrest segments that can be individually folded down in a 40:20:40 split formation. The rear seat backrest also features a tilt adjustment from 1 to 31 degrees to either allow a more comfortable seating position or to extend the luggage space. A large, level through-loading facility thanks to the separately folding centre backrest section allows easy transport of long items such as a golf bag or a surfboard.

The maximum towing capacity (braked) and maximum towbar download for the new BMW X1 is 1,400 kg and 140 kg respectively.

Pricing* for the new BMW X1 models is as follows:



BMW X1 sDrive18i
with manual transmission



BMW X1 sDrive20d
with manual transmission




BMW X1 xDrive20d
with manual transmission




BMW X1 xDrive25i
with automatic transmission




BMW X1 xDrive23d
with automatic transmission



The full range of BMW X1 models is available in Australia now at BMW dealerships.

NOTE: * Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) but excludes dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges (commonly called on-road costs). Additionally, prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice.


Hear Chris Goodsell
Talk Motoring On
Radio & Internet
..... more

More BMW News ..... here

Top of page

Next Car Pty Ltd 
Australia's Easy Reading New Car News Journal

About | Car Clubs | Home | News | Road Ramblings | Road Tests | Subscribe | Top Drive

©   2010   All rights reserved.   Next Car Pty. Ltd.