2011 BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 20 January 2011 , 15:01:58 byDan

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BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo

In terms of driving pleasure, the BMW X1 is a trailblazer in the premium compact segment with its powerful, elegant and sporty styling, as well as luxurious functionality, innovative equipment features and supreme agility. Its new 180 kW/245 hp powerplant combines a power and torque upgrade as compared to the previous engine, managing to provide reduced emissions and fuel consumption. The new BMW X1 xDrive28i is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, featuring an all-wheel-drive system, which is integrated with Dynamic Stability Control, obtaining an improved traction in slippery conditions. The DSC system includes integral ABS, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and also Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). The new BMW X1 model combines the driving experience with a sporty power delivery and efficiency that finds no rival in its class. Its rated torque of 350 Nm at just 1,250 rpm, its 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h are extremely seductive features of the new engine, which is a four-cylinder one with an all-aluminum crankcase.
VALVETRONIC, double-VANOS and direct injection provide reduced emissions and more dynamic performance, while the optional eight-speed automatic transmission offers greater driving comfort with no increase in fuel consumption over manual transmission.
The high-performance suspension technology of the vehicle as well as the robust body structure have led to an agile, precise and confident handling of the BMW X1 xDrive28i. Its styling is marked by confident elegance, upscale functionality and trendsetting modernity. It measures 4.45 metres in length, it comprises square-contoured wheel arches, increased ground clearance, as well as other traits which confirm the the sporty credentials of the BMW X1.
An M Sport package which includes suspension, exterior and interior components particularly developed for this model, will make its debut in this series simultaneously with the market launch of the BMW X1 xDrive28i in spring 2011. The package further integrates door sills with the "M" logo, an M Aerodynamics package, sport seats upholstered in cloth/alcantara, an M leather-trimmed steering wheel featuring multifunction buttons and an M footrest for the driver.