May 3, 2012
2012 BMW X1 received a facelift to improve its market position. The compact SUV from Munich is available with new engines, an eight-speed automatic transmission and new design lines: xLine and Sports Line, which provides additional opportunities for customization.
BMW X1, the youngest compact-crossover also received a subtle facelift. This includes improvements both in terms of design and technology novelties. 2012 BMW X1 Facelift will debut commercially this fall, the market prices for Europe will be announced later. Until then, we can admire the aesthetic changes applied to the interior and the exterior of X1. The model has a different front, marked by four lines that merge above the license plate, forming an X. Thus 2012 BMW X1 fits aesthetically in the BMW SAV range. X1′s rear has a different shape, the rear bumper being modified.
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The 2012 BMW X1 interior also comes with some changes, the center console is more focused on the driver, reminding of the old BMW models. The iDrive system has a new display and the entire interior receives new materials.
In terms of space and dimensions, BMW X1 facelift remains unchanged. BMW introduced the design lines in the X1 range, a novelty for their VAS portfolio. The VAS design lines debuted with the new 1 Series, then being introduced on the new 3 Series.
2012 BMW X1 facelift is offered with five diesel engines and three Otto engines, ranging between 116 and 245 hp, available now in the company of a new entry-level engine and a powerful diesel.
The sDrive16d version is new debut engines in the X1 range, while the xDrive23d version makes way for the more powerful xDrive25d. The most powerful diesel in the X1 range, xDrive25d, is equipped with two turbines and has a cylinder capacity of two liters, but develops more power than its predecessor, delivering 218 hp.
The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission is offered on four engines in the X1 range: 20i, 28i, 20d and 25d. Compared to previous versions equipped with automatic transmission, this is more economic.
In addition to changes implemented to the iDrive system, 2012 BMW X1 gets Auto Start-Stop system also on the vehicles with automatic transmission. At the same time, ECO PRO makes its debut in the X1 range, and it can be activated or deactivated by pressing a button on the center console. Once activated, ECO PRO mode modifies the response to acceleration and the automatic transmission mode. The system changes the operation of auxiliary electrical components for maximum efficiency. Among these we mention the air conditioning system, the seats heating system and even the side mirrors heating system. A special indicator located between the board gauges allows the driver to see how efficient is driving and the autonomy gained from the last supply.
The optional equipment line of X1 is as rich as ever, customers having Internet applications, Harman Kardon sound system, high beam assistant, adaptive xenon headlights, camera while reversing and more.
2012 BMW X1 Facelift via | BMW