Each BMW X1 model features petrol or diesel BMW TwinPower Turbo engines in four cylinder configurations, which guarantee the kind of performance and power you would expect from much larger engines (thanks to variable turbine geometry). Plus, each of these engines has been fine tuned to minimise friction and reduce thermal losses. This means that emissions are reduced (to as low as 109g/km in the sDrive 18d), and efficiency is greatly increased, so you get more out of every litre of fuel.
The driving experience is enhanced by features such as Dynamic Damper Control, which provides superior handling in all situations. The eight-speed Steptronic transmission is an optional feature (standard on xDrive 20i and xDrive 25d), ensuring incredibly soft gear changes, greater driving comfort and significantly reduced fuel consumption.
This cost-effectiveness is aided by innovations such as ECO PRO mode, which, when selected, maximises the efficiency of everything from driving style to climate control, allowing you to save up to 20 percent on fuel. An additional 5 percent can be saved using the Route Ahead Assistant and ECO PRO Route Technologies, which provide driving style suggestions to enable efficient braking and acceleration.
Another energy saving feature is Auto Start-Stop, which turns off the car’s engine when it comes to a temporary standstill (such as in traffic or at lights), further reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Additionally, Brake Energy Regeneration uses energy from braking or decelerating to charge the car’s battery. This decreases the load on the engine, reduces emissions, saves fuel, and leaves more power available for acceleration.
Such innovations and efficiency set the BMW X1 apart from its competitors, making it the most modern and dynamic vehicle in its segment.