3.5.2012 New BMW X1 achieves 62 mpg (combined)
The new BMW X1 premium compact crossover model is now available to order after the launch of the first X1 model over two years ago – the EfficienctDynamics version returns 62.8 mpg (combined) with CO2 reduced to 119 g/km.
The new X1's design has been refined inside and out, and an extensive range of optional extras is on offer. With a new range of diesel engines to choose from, the new X1 is likely to continue the sales success of the outgoing model.
Every rear-wheel drive X1 now emits less than 130 g/km of CO2, and with the option of a new eight-speed automatic gearbox combined with BMW's EfficientDynamics technologies, the range is more efficient than ever before.
The new BMW X1 features a range of diesel power engines all based on the latest 1,995cc, all-aluminium BMW four-cylinder unit featuring common-rail direct fuel injection and BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology.
The sDrive20d EfficientDynamics is only available in rear-wheel drive form with a manual gearbox, and features a uniquely tuned two-litre diesel engine with 163 hp and 380Nm of torque. Thanks to this and a range of other efficiency measures, this model achieves a combined fuel consumption figure of 62.8 mpg and emits just 119 g/km of CO2, impressive for the size of the X1. However, it still reaches 62 mph from rest in just 8.3 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 133 mph, and costs £26,090 on the road.
In addition to the engineered efficiency of the new BMW X1's engines and drivetrain, all model variants come equipped with Brake Energy Regeneration and Auto Start Stop, now available with both manual and automatic gearboxes.
Manual models also feature an Optimum Shift Indicator, while the sDrive20d EfficientDynamics also features on-demand operation of ancillary units, a climate control compressor that can be disengaged and tyres with reduced rolling resistance.
The new BMW X1 also features ECO PRO mode, accessed via the drive performance control switch on the centre console. This supports a relaxed and efficient driving style through targeted adjustments to the accelerator mapping and the shift characteristics of the optional automatic transmission.
Moreover, the output of electrically operated functions such as the seat heating, climate control system and exterior mirror heating are regulated to ensure efficient energy management. A special display informs the driver of the extra range gleaned through these measures.
The new X1 model will go on sale from July 2012, with the range priced from £24,660. If you are looking for a vehicle of this size and quality, the EfficientDynamics version of this BMW model will be a good choice.
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