The first and only premium vehicle in its segment, the BMW X1 continues to improve in the field of fuel efficiency. In the fall of 2011 the X1 will add another model to its lineup, the X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics edition.
This model is powered by a 120 KW/163-hp four-cylinder diesel engine and features BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine is designed to provide driving pleasure while at the same time reducing fuel consumption and emission levels. Tested to get an average 52 miles per gallon the X1 sDrive20d achieves the best marks for fuel efficiency in a BMW X model.
A TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine will also be available this fall on the sDrive20i and xDrive20i models. These models also have set great standards in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
With the introduction of these new engines the portfolio of the BMW X1 series will increase in the fall of 2011 to a total of three gasoline and four diesel power engines. Overall there is a choice of ten model variants, five of them featuring BMW’s characteristics rear-wheel drive and five with the electronically controlled four-wheel drive system xDrive.
With the introduction of an all-new diesel engine available in the X1 series, BMW has stepped up their commitment to fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The diesel engines along with the more fuel-efficient gasoline engines set the standard for the X1’s premium vehicle segment. It remains to be seen if other luxury brands join this segment; but for now BMW is the only one available for those looking for a premium crossover vehicle.