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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Last updated on: October 5, 2010 13:30 IST

Image: BMW X1.
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Planning to buy a premium Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the Rs 20 lakh (Rs 2 million) plus segment?

Just wait for a little while and you might just end up owning a BMW exactly in that price range.

BMWs lowest priced car the X1 was seen testing near Chennai.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Image: The swanky dashboard of BMW X1.

The car is termed agile, versatile and modern and it guarantees a new driving experience in the premium compact segment.

And with this BMW expands and enhances the range of BMW X models.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Image: Interior view of BMW X1.

BMW had showcased the X1 at the Delhi Auto Expo and the company is planning to price it between Rs 25 (Rs 2.5 million) to 30 lakh (Rs 3 million).

The car is expected to be available in five variants with a diesel engine in both manual and automatic transmission option.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Image: The rear seats of BMW X1.

It is expected to come with a 1995cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, diesel engine that produces 143bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm with 320Nm of maximum torque at 1750-2500rpm.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!


The same capacity engine capable of producing 177bhp of maximum power at 4000rpm with 350Nm of maximum torque at 1750-3000rpm would also be available.

The top end variant of the BMW X1 is expected to have the same engine with 204bhp of maximum power at 4400rpm with 400Nm of maximum torque at 2000-2250rpm.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Image: Rear view of BMW X1.

On the safety front the BMW X1 is loaded with ABS (antilock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), dual front airbags and side ITS head airbags, alarm system with remote control, engine immobiliser, front and rear anti roll bars, central locking, child lock, crash sensor, front and rear fog lamps, halogen headlamps, front and rear seat belts with pre-tensioner, belt force limiter and side impact protection.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!


The car is a sure head turner and on the outside it looks elegant and versatile.

The interiors of the BMW X1 are characterised by clear function and trendsetting, modern style.

The driver orientation, typical of BMW, is accentuated by the forward-pushing lines within the cockpit area.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!


Sophisticated materials and natural colours add the youthful and dynamic flair to the vehicle.

The elevated seating position, generous space, wide range of storage options and the variable interior offer ideal conditions for enjoying the BMW X1 both in urban environment and beyond.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!

Image: A side view of BMW X1.

Three full-sized seats at the rear are very comfortable and the rear-seat backrest is adjustable for angle and folds down in a 40/20/20 split.

Luggage compartment capacity can be increased from 420 litres/14.7 cu ft to a maximum of 1,350 litres/47.3 cu ft.

And an electrically operated Panorama glass roof is available as an option.

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BMW X1: All about the Rs 30-lakh beauty!


The car also offers modern drivetrain technology gives the BMW X1 superior performance and supreme efficiency all in one.

Let us see how long the wait for this premium compact finally lasts.

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