2013 BMW X1 Arrives In U.S. This Fall Starting At $31,545
The new 2013 BMW X1 will arrive in the U.S. this Fall starting at an MSRP of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling) with global sales having already exceeded 275,000. X1s destined for the U.S. will be built in BMW’s Leipzig, Germany plant and X1s for the Chinese market will now be built in a newly opened plant at Tiexi in Shenyang Province.
The BMW X1 sDrive28i ($31,545) and xDrive28i ($33,245) feature BMW’s newest 240 horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine which delivers maximum torque of 260 lb-ft developed at just 1,250 rpm and remains constant up to 4,800 rpm and is mated to BMW’s latest 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. This combination powers the X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i from 0-60 mph in 6.2 and 6.3 seconds respectively. Preliminary EPA mileage estimates are 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway/27 mpg combined for the X1 sDrive28i while the AWD X1 xDrive28i has preliminary EPA estimates of 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway/25 mpg combined. The 2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i ($39,345) with xDrive all-wheel drive is exclusive to the North American market with a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 5.3 seconds and EPA mileage estimates of 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway/21 mpg combined. (All prices include $895 Destination and Handling.)
All models feature Brake Energy Regeneration while the X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i models also have Auto Start/Stop and ECO PRO mode to further reduce fuel consumption. BMW xLine, BMW Sport Line and M Sport Package are offered as an alternative to the base trim level. On the tech front, there's Apple iPhone and other smartphones integration as well as music players, including the use of Internet-based services. The Apps option enables iPhone users, among other things, to receive Internet radio stations and to display Facebook and Twitter posts on the onboard monitor. With BMW Apps, iPhone users can access and listen to music streaming services like Pandora and MOG. Other available packages include the Cold Weather Package, Lighting Package and Premium Package. The Driver Assistance Package, Premium Package and Technology Package may be order together as the Ultimate Package. The rear seatback can be split 40:20:40, with the three sections folding down individually or jointly according to need and can be adjusted in ten stages so two 46-inch golf bags can be stowed widthways or, after folding down the central section of the seatback, lengthwise. The through-loading aperture between the outer rear seats can also be used for two snowboards or four pairs of skis. Can't wait!