BMW rolls out locally assembled X1 from Chennai plant

BMW rolls out locally assembled X1 from Chennai plant

BMW has recently rolled out the locally assembled X1 from its plant in Chennai. The SUV was showcased and launched at the 2016 Auto Expo at the start of the year and deliveries are expected to begin this month.

Priced at Rs 29.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the X1 is available in three variants – Expedition, xLine and M Sport. This is the second generation of the X1, which looks quite aggressive and sporty than the outgoing model. It has grown in size, which in turn has liberated some more space inside the cabin. It comes packed with new features and is the first BMW X1 to use the front-wheel drive architecture.

This new BMW X1 is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 190bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol model is slated to be launched later this year.

The BMW X1 was long in the tooth and the next-gen variant of the crossover was much-anticipated for the Indian market. It was first showcased officially at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show after which it was launched globally. Now that it is launched for the Indian market as well, it will go up against the Mercedes-Benz GLA Class and the Audi Q3 in our country.