BMW Group Malaysia introduced the new 2013 BMW X1 sDrive20i to the local market, BMW classified the X1 as Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
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“The BMW X1 features all the traits for which we at BMW are known for and matches them to current requirements and practicalities. The vehicle sets the benchmark for driver satisfaction and utility and continues to offer superior efficiency for both the consumer as well as the environment.” said Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia.
Dr. Pils added that since its introduction in 2010, the premium SAV has grown to become one of the best-selling BMW models in Malaysia. “When the BMW X1 was first introduced here in 2010, the BMW X1, being the world’s first premium compact SAV created such a huge demand from customers here that in just over two years, we have already delivered more than 1000 units of the vehicle here.” said Dr. Pils.
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Powered by the multi-award winning 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine with TwinScroll turbocharger, direct injection and Valvetronic which is capable of producing a maximum of 135 kW/184hp and 270 Nm of torque together with 8-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start/ Stop function. The BMW X1 sDrive20i is capable of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 7.7 seconds has an EU consumption standard of 6.7 litres per 100 km and emits a mere 157 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
Featuring the rear-wheel drive sDrive, a system which guarantees driving pleasure by ensuring a virtually 50:50 axle load distribution on any type of road or surface the new BMW X1 is optimised to respond immediately to every steering command and precision handling. The steering system is now upgraded to electric power steering systems that help to reduce fuel consumption even further.
The new BMW X1 also comes with ECO PRO Mode as standard. Through ECO PRO the new BMW X1 is geared towards optimised efficiency through the automated management of fuel consumption and even energy used by the car’s air conditioning and other features. The Bonus Range Display in the BMW X1’s on-board computer will show how much additional mileage the driver has gained from these energy saving measure, just like the Honda’s ECON function.
“The BMW X1 is a premium SAV that defies traditional stereotypes that surrounds similar vehicles of its kind, a true testament to the capabilities of BMW EfficientDynamics and a true success story in automotive sustainability.” said Dr. Pils.
Exterior styling, the front apron features redesigned air inlets and body contour lines as a nod to the design elements of the larger BMW X models. New twin circular headlights further reinforces the new BMW X1’s premium appeal and the car is given a fresh level of elegance with reduced reliance on plastic trim along the lower body edge and new exterior paint finishes and light alloy wheels for a dynamic sports appeal.
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Interior wise, the new BMW X1 features a redesigned centre console with an enhanced orientation towards the driver, premium quality materials as well as upgraded surfaces and control elements together with a new-look sports steering wheel to provide BMW customers with a superior sports premium ambience in the cabin. 3 full-size rear seats offer spacious comfort to passengers and further make the new BMW X1 a truly valued companion for long distance journeys. In addition the car features a 40/20/40-split rear seat backrest as standard, making the new BMW X1 the only vehicle in its segment to do so. Depending on passenger needs, each part can be folded down jointly or individually and each backrest element also has ten settings from which customers can adjust seating support angles. With the backrests in its normal position, the new BMW X1’s luggage compartment has the capacity to hold 420 litres which can be increased to as much as 1,350 litres with all 3 rear seat backrests folded down.
The all new BMW X1 sDrive20i will be available for purchase at BMW dealerships throughout Malaysia from 10th November 2012. Available in exterior colours of Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Midnight Blue, Mineral Grey, Sparkling Bronze and Valencia Orange, and a choice of Nevada Beige Leather or Nevada Black Leather for the interior.
Lastly, the new 2013 BMW X1 sDrive20i is priced at RM 238,800.00 on the road, without insurance and with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI).
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