BMW has presented its new family SUV model, which is said to be electric for the first time.
Dubbed the X1, the all-new spec builds on the manufacturer’s classic, muscular look – despite the notable lack of a grille.
With a premium advantage, according to BMW, the model offers more interior space, a new operating system and a large selection of automated driving and parking systems.
Most importantly, it is the first vehicle in the series to offer an all-electric driving experience that complements the brand’s existing battery-electric models.
The BMW X1, which is significantly larger than its predecessor, will be available with one petrol engine and two diesel engines.
Immediately after the market launch, two plug-in hybrid models and the new BMW iX1 xDrive30 will be added to the range.
Offered in a choice of five models – Sport Premier, xLine Premier, xLine Premier Pro, M Sport Premier and M Sport Premier Pro – the new BMW X1 will reportedly be priced at £35,000.
According to the manufacturer, customers can choose from two solid and eight metallic paint finishes for the model.
The car reportedly uses LED technology as standard, with the taillights lighting up in a “distinctive L-shape” when it’s dark.
Meanwhile, the remarkable interior appointments include sports seats, an anthracite-colored headliner and an M leather steering wheel with shift paddles.
And for those who are prepared for long journeys with their new vehicle, a front area of the center console offers space for two cup holders and an illuminated smartphone tray.
Secured by a movable latch, phones can be placed upright and visible to the driver and passenger and charged wirelessly.
The heart of the new BMW X1 is the standard BMW Curved Display, which consists of a 10.25-inch information display and a 10.7-inch Control Display.
The supposedly state-of-the-art graphics were designed with a smartphone-like appearance that emulates car drivers’ Android and Ipjone devices.
The standard BMW Live Cockpit Plus also includes the cloud-based navigation system BMW Maps, which is equipped with a personal BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant – activated by voice control
The manufacturer emphasizes that the all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30 is powered by one electric motor on the front axle and another on the rear axle, with an estimated range of 257 – 272 miles at full power.
The battery can be charged from empty in 6.5 hours as standard and optionally in just 3 hours 45 minutes.
Additionally, its mechanics make it possible to boost battery levels from 10 to 80 percent in 29 minutes, or increase range by 75 miles in just 10 minutes.
The new BMW X1 also benefits from the switch to cast aluminum wheels made entirely with green electricity in the renewed effort to reduce emissions.
“This brings the BMW Group one step closer to its goal of building the most sustainable supply chain in the entire automotive industry,” says a press release.
https://www.the-sun.com/motors/5493971/inside-new-electric-bmw-x1-family-suv/ Inside the new SUV in the BMW X1 family, which is bigger, better and electric for the first time