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BMW X1 Finds Out New BMW X1.

The portal showcases an insight for the New BMW X1 Series before the consumers lay their hands on the luxury sedan, which is going to hit Indian market in February 2013.

The new upgraded version is the upgraded version of X1, the entry level hatchback SUV from BMW stable, which has already been plying on Indian roads for some time. Later this year, the German luxury carmaker is also planning to go with the new revamped BMW 7 Series after this. This upgrade launch is clearly an attempt by BMW to connect with Indian consumers, as the car major is facing a tough fight with Audi for a lion’s share in the Indian Market.

At first go, The D+ segment luxury sedan’s outer body seems quite similar to the earlier version as the changes are subtle but effective and do not immediately stand out till you hold the steering wheel. In fact the SUV has been redesigned with a heavier front and rear bumper, round fog lamps, silver grille, new and more powerful headlamps, reshaped side view mirror. The sedan has already undergone through slight changes in the lower part so that its body get improved aerodynamically. Thus, overall the changes give the sedan a powerful yet attractive look.

As per, the interiors have got more apparent change in the form of a new look centred console, chrome and satin touches on the dashboard and steering, air intake and kidney grille slats in Titanium Silver matte finish, new door sills, multi control leather covered steering wheel in the Sports version, multi colour ambient lighting, floor-mats and matte wood finish, along with a lot more space to accommodate the accessories.

Industry experts point out that the engine of the new BMW X1 is more powerful than its predecessor. The luxury sedan receives its thrust from the BMW’s 2-litre turbo diesel trim that provides 181hp and 380Nm torque, up from 350 Nm offered by the earlier version. The transmission of the new X1 comes with the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox, as compared to the 6-speed gearbox in the previous version. All this upgrades provide greater thrust and as a result, the new X1 provides better acceleration. The price of the new X1 starts at Rs. 27.9 lakh, this is roughly Rs. 2 lakh higher than the earlier version. The series comes in three variants, the entry level Base Line, xLine, and Sportline. research shows that BMW the largest luxury car company in India for last four consecutive years, sold 9,375 units in India in 2012, just 370 units ahead of its next competitor Audi. BMW’s lead has thinned to very narrow margin in recent years as it faces stiff competition from more vibrant Audi. To counter this, BMW has planned three big lunches this year, X1 being the first of those. unveiled a detailed page of the new X1 that provides complete specifications, features, expert and user reviews along with a few amazing pictures of the BMW X1. It also contains an exhaustive first drive for select few Indian journalists.

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