BMW X1 Gets New Entry Level Engine

The number of powerplants currently in use seem not to be enough for the baby-SUV from BMW, so the German carmaker announced today the availability of a new entry-level engine to fit under the current model. Starting March, the X1 will be offered in sDrive18i guise, with a four-cylinder gasoline engine featuring VALVETRONIC under the hood.

The new entry level engine develops 150 hp at 6,400 rpm and delivers peak torque of 200 NM of torque. It accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds and achieves a top speed of 202 km/h (125 mph).

The new unit will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. BMW will also offer the possibility for the new engine to be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

This is not the only addition or tweak made by BMW to the new X1 range. To complete the engine offering, the carmaker will also offer the xDrive25i engine, developing 218 hp. The xDrive25i model accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).

The drivetrains fitted on the X1 make full use of BMW's latest, including the already familiar EfficientDynamics: Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop and a gearshift point indicator.

"The BMW X1 is already a thrilling competitor the world over – and now the range of power units ideally suited for the most compact BMW X model is becoming even more convincing and straightforward," BMW says about the new additions.
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