BMW’s smallest SUV has been around for a while now, and we are still waiting for its design to grow on us! For the new year, the company has announced two new variants of this car featuring two new petrol engines. There’s the sDrive18i with a 150hp four-cylinder, and the xDrive25i with a 218hp six-cylinder.
The four-banger is fitted to a rear-wheel-drive basic version of the car and comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox. 6-spped auto is an optional extra. It generates 150hp at 6,400 rpm and 200 nm of torque at 3,600 rpm, averaging 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers with the manual gearbox and 8.4 with the automatic one. With this engine, the X1 will do 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds (9.7 manual) with a top speed of 200 km/h.
The four-wheel-drive 25i variant comes with a more powerful six-cylinder developing 218hp at 6,100 rpm and 277 nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox which makes it capable of 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 223 km/h. But it’s thirstier than the four-cylinder version as it has an acerage fuel consumption of 9.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
BMW X1 sDrive18i starts at 27.200 Euro and the xDrive25i from 37.850 Euro. We still think the 2010 Land Rover LR2 with cheaper price, much better looks and decent off-road capabilities, is a much better deal!