Post updated November 24th, 2012 at 03:22 pm
BMW Group Malaysia recently announced its all-new Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW X1 sDrive20i that is designed to meet the demands of a dynamic modern lifestyle. With a high contemporary sport-centric design, the new BMW X1 features all the typical characteristics of a BMW – great versatility and agility with a matching premium interior and superior engine performance, as well as amazing fuel efficiency.
“The BMW X1 features all the traits for which we at BMW are known for and matches them to current requirements and practicalities. The vehicle sets the benchmark for driver satisfaction and utility and continues to offer superior efficiency for both the consumer as well as the environment. When the BMW X1 was first introduced here in 2010, the BMW X1, being the world’s first premium compact SAV created such a huge demand from customers here that in just over two years, we have already delivered more than 1000 units of the vehicle here.” – Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia.
With the multi-award winning 2.0 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine on board, it can produce up to 135 kW/184hp and 270 Nm of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100km in a mere 7.7 seconds and has an EU consumption standard of 6.7 litres per 100km and emits only 157 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Hit the break to find out more about the BMW X1 SAV.
Featuring the rear-wheel drive sDrive, a system which guarantees driving pleasure by ensuring a virtually 50:50 axle load distribution on any type of road or surface the new BMW X1 is optimised to respond immediately to every steering command, delivering precision handling which is otherwise unheard of for a vehicle of its segment. The car also benefits from excellent steering ability thanks to the strict separation of steering from the vehicles drive train. Steering power is thus evenly distributed necessitating minimal steering angles which in turn allows the driver to actually develop a feel for road conditions and also received more direct feedback when cornering. As an added benefit, the electric power steering system helps to reduce fuel consumption on the already highly economical BMW X1 even further.
As a further testament to the unique innovations in sustainability developed through the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, the new BMW X1 also comes with ECO PRO Mode as standard. Through ECO PRO the new BMW X1 is geared towards optimised efficiency through the automated management of fuel consumption and even energy used by the car’s air conditioning and other features. The Bonus Range Display in the BMW X1’s on-board computer will show how much additional mileage the driver has gained from these energy saving measures.
“The BMW X1 is a premium SAV that defies traditional stereotypes that surrounds similar vehicles of its kind, a true testament to the capabilities of BMW EfficientDynamics and a true success story in automotive sustainability.” said Dr. Pils.
In appearance, the new BMW X1 features stylish new design elements to give it a fresh and contemporary physical appeal. The front apron features redesigned air inlets and body contour lines as a nod to the design elements of the larger BMW X models. New twin circular headlights further reinforces the new BMW X1’s premium appeal and the car is given a fresh level of elegance with reduced reliance on plastic trim along the lower body edge and new exterior paint finishes and light alloy wheels for a dynamic sports appeal.
Moving into the interior, the new BMW X1 features a redesigned centre console with an enhanced orientation towards the driver, premium quality materials as well as upgraded surfaces and control elements together with a new-look sports steering wheel to provide BMW customers with a superior sports premium ambience in the cabin. Three full-size rear seats offer spacious comfort to passengers and further make the new BMW X1 a truly valued companion for long distance journeys. In addition the car features a 40/20/40-split rear seat backrest as standard, making the new BMW X1 the only vehicle in its segment to do so. Depending on passenger needs, each part can be folded down jointly or individually and each backrest element also has ten settings from which customers can adjust seating support angles. With the backrests in its normal position, the new BMW X1’s luggage compartment has the capacity to hold 420 litres which can be increased to as much as 1,350 litres with all three rear seat backrests folded down.
The all new BMW X1 sDrive20i will be available for purchase at BMW dealerships throughout Malaysia from 10th November. Available in exterior colours of Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey, Sparkling Bronze and Valencia Orange, and a choice of Nevada Beige Leather or Nevada Black Leather for the interior, the retail price (on the road, without insurance and with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI) for the new BMW X1 sDrive20i is RM 238,800.