Long Wheelbase X1

Luxury carmaker BMW is unveiling a new generation of its highly successful BMW X1, which has chalked up global sales exceeding the 800,000 mark. In China, the first generation was sold up to 200,000 times, including almost 140,000 locally produced cars in BMW Brilliance’s plant Tiexi. Accordingly, BMW has specially developed a long wheelbase X1 for the Chinese market which is powerful, sturdy & dynamic.

The new version of BMW X1 offers a particularly high standard of spaciousness in the rear, at the same time setting the pace when it comes to versatility and quality as well. Boasting significantly larger dimensions, a body design straight out of the BMW X model mold, perfected functionality and a raised seating position for driver and front passenger – it serves up an even more intense blend of Sports Activity Vehicle DNA.

A completely new generation of engines featuring BMW Twin Power Turbo technology and the latest version of the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system help to ensure outstanding driving pleasure and efficiency. A wealth of innovative equipment features, intelligent connectivity and the contemporary premium ambience of a cabin that also stands out for its high-quality materials and excellent finish likewise all bear testimony to the advances that have been made in the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW X1 compared to its predecessor model.

All model variants deliver BMW’s trademark brand of sportiness, together with fuel consumption and emissions figures that are remarkably low in view of their performance. The three-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the new BMW X1 sDrive18Li is coupled as standard to a six-speed Steptronic transmission, while the remaining models come equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. The BMW X1 sDrive18Li and BMW X1 sDrive20Li models are fitted with a front-wheel-drive system that has been tuned to produce the driving dynamics for which the brand is renowned. In the case of the new BMW X1 xDrive20Li and BMW X1 xDrive25Li, meanwhile, an intelligent all-wheel-drive version designed for optimized efficiency ensures that drive power is split between the front and rear wheels in line with requirements at all times.

The long-wheelbase version of the BMW X1 is available in xLine and Sport Line models in conjunction with all engine variants and drive configurations. Neatly coordinated equipment and design features shine a particularly sharp spotlight on the car’s robust all-round character or its sporting agility.

The new BMW X1 offers a variety of configurations, including a panoramic sunroof, run-flat tyres, an outside rearview mirror assembly integrated with electric folding, heating, parking assist and memory functions, rear Park Distance Control alarm, keyless start, electrically adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats with memory function, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning with rear vents, a 6.5-inch freestanding high-resolution color display, the iDrive operating system, a multifunction sports steering wheel, interior lighting package, an electronic handbrake, Driving Experience Control and Emergency Call. Another stand-out feature of the new BMW X1 Long Wheelbase is its high level of interior comfort.

Measuring 4.56 metres long, 1.82 metres wide and 1.62 metres tall, the proportions of the long-wheelbase version of the BMW X1 follow the Sports Activity Vehicle blueprint. The new model has grown in length by some 8 centimeters compared to its predecessor, in width by 2 centimeters and in height by around 4 centimeters. These larger dimensions, together with the new vehicle architecture, have paved the way for the vast increase in interior spaciousness. Rugged proportions, a powerful presence and dynamic lines lend the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW X1 a commanding presence.

With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2015, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.247 million cars and nearly 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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