Important Features of the 2013 BMW X1


BMW has recently provided the buying public with some of the information regarding the 2013 BMW X1. The car maker has finally revealed the X1’s EPA estimates, the additional trims that the company would be selling, and the new packages offered for each trim. The announcement was made shortly after the latest version of the BMW X1 made its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show last April.

According to BMW, the company will be offering two more trim levels of the X1 for this year and this includes the xLine and the SportLine models.  In addition to this, BMW has also confirmed that they would also offer a number of optional packages for the 2013 BMW X1 and this is to provide a lot of options for potential buyers. Aside from these, the announcement made has revealed some of the important features of the trim levels included on the X1’s lineup for this year such as the following.

1. Powertrains

The 2013 BMW X1 will be offered with two engine options. The first engine used in the vehicle is the 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine found under the hood of the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of the base X1 sDrive28i. This mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 240 horsepower. Based on the tests conducted the two versions of the sDrive28i sprints from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 and 6.3 seconds. These figures can are considered average compared to those that are obtained by other models in the segment that are powered by similarly-sized engine.

The second engine used on the X1 is the larger and more powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. This engine is found under the hood of the top-of-the-line xDrive35i. This engine is capable of producing up to 300 horsepower and allows the xDrive35i to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds.

2. Fuel economy ratings

The rear-wheel drive BMW X1 sDrive28i would most probably obtain the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The all-wheel drive version will most likely be rated at 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The top-of-the-line BMW X1 sDrive35i is expected to obtain the ratings of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.

3. Standard features of the xLine and Sport Line trims

The xLine version of the 2013 BMW X1 is equipped with side-skirt covers, kidney-grille slats, undertrays on the vehicle’s front and rear, 18-inch alloy wheels, and air intake with matte-finish. Aside from that, the vehicle is also equipped with the multi-function steering wheel wrapped in leather.

The Sport Line version on the other hand offers the similar interior and exterior features found on the xLine plus additional items such as the tailpipe finishers made of black chrome, sport steering wheel, and the leather-wrapped gearshift lever.

 

 

 

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