BMW has expanded the engine options for the new X1, adding three new motors to the model’s motor range

BMW has expanded the engine options for the new X1, adding three new motors to the model’s motor range.

The entry-level X vehicle of the brand gets 3-cylinder engines for the first time since its launch earlier this year. Starting with the petrol version, the sDrive18i, it has a 1.5-liter turbo unit with 136 PS (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque, sent through either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic to the front wheels. It burns 5.1-5.6 liters per 100 km and needs 9.7 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill.

On the diesel side, there’s a new front-wheel drive configuration. The sDrive16d comes with 1.5-liter 3-cylinder diesel, generating 116 PS (85 kW) and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque. Consuming only 3.9 liters/100 km with standard tires, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.1 seconds.

Last but not least, there’s also a new xDrive18d model that is powered by a 4-cylinder engine, producing 150 PS (110 kW) that can be mated to 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint takes 9.2 seconds (9.3 with the manual), while top speed reaches 204 km/h (127 mph). Acerage consumption stands at 4.7-4.9 liters/100 km.

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