BMW launched the new generation BMW X1 in India at the BMW JoyTown Festival in Bengaluru. BMW X1 2023 is offered in India with both petrol and diesel powertrain. Both models only have one trim level, and while the petrol variant is offered in xLine trim, the diesel variant is offered in M Sport trim. BMW X1 priced at Rs. 45.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the petrol variant, and Rs. 47.90 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the diesel variant. Bookings for the premium compact SUV are open at Rs. 50,000. Deliveries of the X1 diesel engine will start in March 2023, while deliveries of the petrol variants will start soon after in June 2023.
The 2023 BMW X1 is the largest yet and has grown in dimensions on all fronts. The new model is 53mm longer, 24mm wider and 44mm taller than its predecessor, and the wheelbase has grown by 22mm. Design-wise, the 2023 X1 is like an evolution of the last-gen model, and the styling is now more mature, angular, and aggressive than before. The M Sport model also gets sporty-looking front and rear bumpers.
The evolutionary design continues inside, as the X1's cabin has grown to be more luxurious and modern than before, and in line with the latest BMW vehicles. The 10.7-inch curved infotainment display takes center stage on the dash, seamlessly integrating into the 10.25-inch instrument cluster behind the wheel, providing a fully digital experience. The system also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and is paired with a 12-speaker Harman-Kardon audio system. The SUV also features connected car technology and ADAS features. Other features on offer include adaptive LED headlights, powered tail-gate, and park assist. The M Sport model also has massage seats in the front. With the increase in dimensions, the interior space has also grown, now the X1 has received a large trunk with a capacity of 476 liters.
Under the hood of the BMW X1 xLine is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 134 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. The engine is capable of propelling the SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds. On the other hand, the M Sport model gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that makes 148 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, and is capable of doing 100 km/h from a standstill in 8.9 seconds. Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, but miss out on all-wheel drive options.