I hope that the regular readers of PakWheels Blog are now well aware of the availability of BMW X1 in Pakistan. If you are not, let me tell you that the Dewan Motors, aka BMW Pakistan, has introduced the new entry-level compact luxury crossover SUV in Pakistan named BMW X1 sDrive18i. This version has been built on the platform shared with the BMW Active Tourer 2 and the MINI Countryman. Here are the ten most interesting facts many might not know about BMW X1:
1: BMW introduced the first generation of X1 in October 2009 which lasts till 2015. The second generation of BMW X1 was unveiled in early 2015 at the International Frankfurt Motor Show followed by the introduction at the Auto Expo 2016 this year.
2: In the first generation, all BMW X1 sDrive models were rear-wheel drive (RWD), while in the second generation, BMW offering X1 sDrive with front-wheel-drive (FWD) only.
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3: By 2014, BMW sold more than 700,000 X1 models worldwide since its launch. The recent statistics show that 94,156 BMW X1 have been sold in first half of 2016. That is an increase of 61.7 percent from the same period of previous year.
4: With the redesigned front and crash prevention system, BMW X1 scored “Good” in all five crashworthiness tests, to earn the highest possible rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in May 2016.
5: Newly announced BMW X1 sDrive18i for Pakistan has 1499cc 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 134 BHP @4400RPM and 220NM @1250RPM.
6: BMW X1 in Pakistan has been introduced with 6-speed manual transmission and optional upgrade to 8-speed automatic streptrionic transmission at an additional cost of 461,000 PKR.
7: With 4439mm length, 1821mm width, 1598mm height and 1540kg Kerb Weight, BMW X1 can achieve 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds, while its max speed is 200km/h.
8: Euro 6 compliant engine can give fuel consumption average between 16-23km/l, proving its three-cylinder engine far more economical than the four-cylinder petrol engine.
9: Being cheap in price and compact in size, this car is often known as BMW’s baby SUV. Still, it offers 505-litre boot space, which can be extended to 1550-litres by folding the rear seat bench.
10: BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture of German and Chinese auto-makers, also launched plug-in hybrid version of X1 during Chengdu Auto Show 2016 last week. This BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance will be only available in China for now.
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