122.5 hp per liter
(from BMW Press
Release) The new BMW X1 xDrive28i with BMW TwinPower Turbo.
At a glance
• World debut of a
new generation of BMW 2.0-litre petrol engines; new BMW X1
xDrive28i is the first model to feature this innovative
combination of hallmark BMW driving pleasure and efficiency.
• The first
four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology
offers a substantial power upgrade as well as a significant
efficiency improvement; rated power: 180 kW/245 hp, rated
torque: 350 Newton metres.
• Closely modelled on the BMW in-line six-cylinder engines, the
2.0-litre engine with all-aluminium crankcase comes with BMW
TwinPower Turbo technology featuring high-performance
twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Injection
direct petrol injection with innovative solenoid injectors, and
the latest further enhanced version of the BMW-patented
VALVETRONIC variable valve control system.
• New engine generation constitutes the latest innovative
highlight of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, 2.0-litre
engine with torque upgrade compared to the previous engine and
exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions.
• Equipped as standard with six-speed manual transmission or
optionally with eight-speed automatic; extensive BMW
EfficientDynamics features, including Auto Start-Stop function
(manual transmission models).
• New BMW X1 xDrive28i combines even more agility with
significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions; average
fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 7.9 litres/100 km or 35.7
mpg imp (an improvement of 1.5 litres / 5.7 mpg), CO2 emissions:
183 g/km (down by 38 g), acceleration from standstill to 100
km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds (manual transmission) or 6.5
seconds (automatic transmission, down by 0.3 seconds).
• Standard-fitted intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system
calibrated for optimised driving dynamics; Performance Control
• M Sports package available as an option for all BMW X1 model
• Unique vehicle concept in the premium compact segment, typical
BMW X styling features and driving qualities, extensive interior
adaptability, uncompromising premium quality including
outstanding build and materials, upscale interior trim, and
innovative BMW ConnectedDrive options that include apps to
receive internet radio stations and for in-car Facebook and
A new dimension in driving
pleasure and efficiency:
The new BMW X1 xDrive28i with BMW TwinPower Turbo.
With its powerful,
sporty and elegant styling, supreme agility, luxurious functionality
and innovative equipment features, the BMW X1 is a trailblazer in
the premium compact segment in terms of driving pleasure. Yet again
premium carmaker BMW has successfully transplanted the BMW X model
concept to a new vehicle segment to create a unique product. Now the
BMW X1 is breaking new ground, this time in terms of the BMW
EfficientDynamics programme. The new BMW X1 xDrive28i is the brand’s
first four-cylinder petrol model with BMW TwinPower Turbo
technology, which comprises High Precision Injection direct petrol
injection, a charge system based on the twin-scroll principle,
double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve
BMW has timed the introduction of this technology package in the new
BMW X1 xDrive28i to coincide with the launch of a new generation of
BMW 2.0-litre petrol engines. The new 180 kW/245 hp powerplant
combines a power and torque upgrade over the previous engine with
substantially reduced fuel consumption and emissions. This twofold
improvement is reflected in some impressive performance
specifications. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 6.1
seconds (automatic: 6.5 seconds), an improvement of 0.7 seconds
(automatic: 0.3 seconds) over the previous model, which was only
available as an automatic. At the same time, average fuel
consumption in the EU test cycle has been cut by 16 per cent to 7.9
litres/100 km (35.7 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions of 183 grams per
The new BMW X1 xDrive28i comes with a six-speed manual transmission
as standard. The standard-fitted BMW EfficientDynamics technology
includes – amongst other features – Brake Energy Regeneration, an
Optimum Shift Indicator, the Auto Start-Stop function and on-demand
control of auxiliary units. An optional eight-speed automatic
version is also available. Thanks to
its exceptionally high internal efficiency, models with this
transmission offer identical fuel consumption and emissions
performance to those with the manual version.
As standard specification, the new BMW X1 xDrive28i is equipped with
the BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system, whose electronically
controlled multi-plate clutch continuously varies the drive power
split between the front and rear axles. The intelligent
all-wheel-drive system is integrated with Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) and responds quickly to the first signs of oversteer or
understeer. The result is improved traction in slippery conditions
or away from surfaced roads, and improved cornering dynamics. xDrive
is calibrated for optimised driving dynamics, which results in
precise steering response when cornering. Additionally, the optional
Performance Control system can be specified, which matches the drive
torque at the rear wheels to driving conditions for even more agile
To add to the agile driving qualities, from spring 2011 the BMW X1
will for the first time be available with an M Sports package. This
option, which is available ex works for all engine versions,
comprises a range of suspension, exterior and interior components
which have been developed specifically for this compact BMW X model.
The engine: new benchmark in
efficiency and dynamism.
BMW X models offer their
own distinctive interpretation of typical BMW driving pleasure. The
BMW X1 xDrive28i combines this special driving experience with
efficiency that is unrivalled in this power class. As a result, this
new BMW X1 model offers sporty power delivery of a kind that was
previously confined to six-cylinder engines – but combines it with
outstanding fuel consumption and emissions performance.
It’s all down to the latest-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder
petrol engine, which sets new standards with its various innovative
The BMW X1 xDrive28i’s
powerplant achieves the twofold goal of BMW EfficientDynamics in
impressive style: it continuously raises the bar on driving
pleasure, while at the same time reducing fuel consumption and
emissions. With a displacement of 1,997 cc and world-exclusive BMW
TwinPower Turbo technology, incorporating twin-scroll turbocharging,
High Precision Injection, double-VANOS and VALVETRONIC, it delivers
maximum power of 180 kW/245 hp at 5,000 rpm – 55 kW more than the
previous top-powered BMW 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Debut: first application of BMW
TwinPower Turbo in a four-cylinder engine.
BMW TwinPower Turbo
technology gives the new four-cylinder engine the sort of power
which naturally aspirated engines can only achieve through more
cylinders and substantially larger displacement. The four-cylinder
engine with its all-aluminium crankcase, including a motor
sport-derived bedplate, is lighter and more compact than a
six-cylinder engine of equivalent power.
This has direct benefits for the efficiency of the BMW X1 xDrive28i
and also, thanks to the reduced front axle load, for agility.
The new engine offers more torque, too, than the previous naturally
aspirated engines. Rated torque of 350 Newton metres, which comes on
stream at just 1,250 rpm, ensures very good low-end response. The
vigorous power delivery, from only slightly above idling, is a very
seductive feature of this new engine, and the power climbs steadily
all the way to the upper area of the load range. The new BMW X1
xDrive28i has a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 6.1
seconds (6.5 seconds with automatic transmission). These times are
an improvement of 0.7 seconds and 0.3 seconds respectively on those
for the previous model with six-speed automatic transmission. The
new BMW X1 xDrive28i hits a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph).
The turbocharger is a twin-scroll system. The exhaust streams
leaving the two pairs of cylinders are kept completely separate as
they flow through the exhaust manifold and the turbocharger, taking
a spiral path to the turbine wheel. This configuration results in
very low exhaust back pressure at low engine rpm, and allows the
energy of the exhaust gas pulses to be optimally managed and
translated into powerful rotation of the turbine blades, without a
response delay. The result is instant throttle reaction and typical
BMW fast-revving performance.
More dynamic performance plus
reduced emissions, thanks to VALVETRONIC,
double-VANOS and direct injection.
The fully cylinder
head-integrated VALVETRONIC variable valve control system, and the
double-VANOS variable intake and exhaust camshaft timing, have a
further positive impact on power development. The BMW X1 xDrive28i
engine features assembled intake and exhaust camshafts and a
latest-generation VALVETRONIC system which is even faster-acting
thanks to an optimised stepper motor with integrated sensor.
The patented BMW VALVETRONIC system with seamlessly variable intake
valve lift control dispenses with the throttle valve system typical
of earlier engine generations. Instead, combustion air mass is
controlled inside the engine, resulting in much faster response.
Pumping losses are kept to a minimum, so making the engine more
The new engine’s unusually high efficiency, for a turbocharged unit,
is also down to the High Precision Injection petrol direct-injection
system. Centrally positioned between the valves, solenoid injectors
with a maximum injection pressure of 200 bar precisely control the
supply of fuel. The fuel is injected very close to the spark plug,
resulting in clean and homogeneous combustion. The cooling effect of
the injected fuel also results in a higher compression
ratio than on turbocharged naturally aspirated engines. This results
in further efficiency improvements.
The efficiency theme continues with a computer-controlled oil pump
and an on-demand electric coolant pump. Also, the new BMW X1
xDrive28i is specified as standard with a six-speed manual
transmission with Auto Start-Stop function. This system
automatically switches off the engine when the vehicle stops at
crossroads or is sitting in stationary traffic in order to prevent
unnecessary idling and wasteful use of fuel.
The new engine technology and extensive, standard-fitted BMW
EfficientDynamics features achieve an exceptionally good balance
between performance and fuel consumption. The new BMW X1 xDrive28i
has average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 7.9 litres /100
km (35.7 mpg imp), a 16 per cent improvement on the previous model.
CO2 emissions are rated at 183 grams per km.
Features based on award-winning
six-in-line engine result in new efficiency benchmark.
A number of key design
features of the new engine are based on the latest-generation BMW
six-in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This 225
kW/306 hp unit, fitted in models such as the new BMW X3 xDrive35i,
is internationally regarded as a benchmark in dynamic performance
and impressive efficiency.
Amongst other tributes, these special qualities earned the
six-cylinder engine the Engine of the Year Award 2010. No other
3.0-litre engine offers anything like such a good balance between
driving pleasure and fuel economy.
And now, the engine of
the new BMW X1 xDrive28i has achieved a similar benchmark position
in the 2.0-litre engine class.
Optional eight-speed automatic
transmission – greater driving comfort with no increase in fuel
consumption over manual transmission.
The BMW X1 xDrive28i is
equipped as standard with a six-speed manual transmission.
Optionally, the power can be managed by an eight-speed automatic
transmission. Innovative gear train design makes this transmission
comparable in size and weight to the previous six-speed automatic
transmissions. The additional ratios provide an appreciable
improvement in driving comfort, sporty performance and efficiency.
Also optional are a sports leather steering wheel and an M leather
steering wheel, which both come with shift paddles which allow the
driver to operate the transmission manually yet still keep both
hands on the wheel. In typical M style, the right-hand paddle is
used for changing up and the left-hand paddle for changing down.
Further features of the eight-speed automatic are short shift times,
minimal torque converter slip, which only occurs at launch, reduced
friction losses, since no more than two clutches are ever open at
once, and a wide ratio spread, which has benefits both for sprinting
performance and for low-rpm cruising. The result is very dynamic
acceleration, smooth gear changes and at the same time a further
reduction in fuel consumption. On the new BMW X1 xDrive28i, this
means that models with automatic transmission offer identical fuel
consumption and emissions performance to the manual version.
The BMW X1: best-in-segment
agility, thanks to BMW xDrive.
A variable drive power
split between the front and rear wheels, courtesy of the new BMW X1
xDrive28i’s standard-fitted BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system,
results in improved agility – and confident traction away from
unsurfaced roads. Via a transfer case with electronically controlled
multi-plate clutch, xDrive finely controls the drive power in line
with changing conditions, always sending the right amount of power
to the axle whose wheels have the best grip.
The permanent all-wheel-drive system is integrated with Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) and with the engine management. Wheel slip
is detected at the very first signs by sensors at the wheels. The
system then responds with split-second speed by varying the drive
split to efficiently correct under- and oversteer at the earliest
possible stage. During cornering, more drive power is sent to the
rear axle to improve manoeuvrability and prevent understeer.
The DSC system includes
integral ABS, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
and also Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). DTC raises the stability
control response thresholds, making it easier to move off on snow or
sand. Amongst other features, the DSC system also includes a Brake
Drying function – for wet-weather driving – and Fading Compensation.
Either as a stand-alone option, or in conjunction with the likewise
optional sports suspension, Performance Control applies precisely
controlled braking pulses, with torque compensation, as an efficient
corrective measure at the very first signs of understeer on slippery
surfaces and under very dynamic cornering.
Maximum agility and all-round
safety through state-of-the-art suspension technology
and robust body structure.
The agile, precise,
confident handling of the BMW X1 xDrive28i is a direct result of its
high-performance suspension technology and a very robust body
structure. The double-joint spring-strut thrust bar axle at the
front and the five-arm rear axle provide an optimal combination of
ride quality and sporty handling. The hydraulic rack-and-pinion
steering system comes with precise power assistance.
In part, the BMW X1 owes its extreme torsional rigidity to
intelligent use of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile steels.
Material choices, and the positioning and geometry of struts, braces
and other supporting members, are designed for maximum
crashworthiness, while also optimising weight and agility. Front and
side airbags along with side curtain head airbags for the front and
rear rows of seats are standard specification. Three-point
inertia-reel belts are standard on all seats, with belt force
limiters and belt latch tensioners at the front.
The BMW X1’s standard twin round headlights also feature daytime
running lights. The optional bi-xenon headlights incorporate
sidelights and daytime running lights. They are combined at the rear
with LED fibre optic technology which makes the L-shape of the
tail-light clusters stand out even more strikingly. Further options
for the BMW X1 include High-Beam Assistant, a rain sensor and
Adaptive Headlights, which swivel in line with the steering angle.
state-of-the-art interior functionality.
The BMW X1 delivers
unfiltered driving pleasure, all-round sporty performance and
extreme agility both in urban traffic and out of town. The styling
is marked by confident elegance, upscale functionality and
trendsetting modernity. The unique vehicle concept combines typical
BMW driving pleasure with a level of interior adaptability which is
quite unusual for the compact segment and will appeal to customers
with an active and varied lifestyle. Both the versatility and the
sporty, agile driving qualities are closely echoed in the body
styling, with its seamless transitions between front, sides and
rear, and well-defined lines which create fluent connections between
the different elements of the body.
The five-door X1 measures 4.45 metres (175") in length, but despite
the smaller dimensions compared with the BMW X6, BMW X5 and BMW X3,
it is clearly identifiable as a BMW X model from every angle.
Square-contoured wheel arches, increased ground clearance, narrow
guard strips along the lower edges of the body and the upright BMW
kidney grille all point to robust design. The long bonnet, short
front overhang, a long wheelbase of 2.76 metres (108.6") and the
steeply sloping rear windscreen accentuate the sense of length and
confirm the sporty credentials of the BMW X1.
The higher seating position and driver-centric cockpit design add to
the intense driving experience. This layout also provides convenient
entry and gives the driver a commanding view of the road.
High-quality materials and striking surface textures, plus iDrive
for models equipped with an optional navigation system, all reflect
the premium-class quality of the BMW X1. Expressive graphic
elements, extensive trim panelling and dynamic styling create a
sporty, youthful aura in the BMW X1. Horizontal lines give the
instrument panel a layered look which continues into the door trim,
accentuating the width of the instrument panel as well as the
general sense of spaciousness. The centre control styling creates a
clear demarcation between the driver’s and front passenger’s areas.
The rear offers three full-size seats. One or more sections of the
40:20:40 split-folding rear seatback can be lowered to increase
luggage capacity from 420 right up to 1,350 litres (14.8 to 47.6 cu.
ft). At the detail level, functionality is further enhanced by a
wide range of trays, cupholders and stowage compartments.
high-quality optional equipment.
practicality, driving pleasure and comfortable touring qualities
which are hallmarks of the BMW X1 can be expanded even further by a
range of top-quality optional equipment features. Roof rails, a
storage compartment package and a tow bar with removable ball head
provide additional transport capacity. Interior customisation
options include sports seats, seat heating, an interior lights
package and the large panorama glass roof. The powerful and
efficient automatic climate control system offers a choice of five
different climate control modes and maintains a pleasant temperature
inside the vehicle at all times of year and in all weather
conditions. The standard-fitted audio system includes six speakers,
a CD drive and an AUX-IN connection for external audio devices.
Optionally, MP3 players and other data or music storage devices can
be integrated in the in-car entertainment system via a USB
BMW X1 models equipped with the Business or Professional navigation
system also feature the new-generation iDrive operating system with
centre console-mounted Controller and direct selection buttons,
functional bookmark buttons below the climate control panel and a
6.5- or 8.8-inch Control Display. A wide range of driver assistance
systems and mobility services from
BMW ConnectedDrive are also available. To supplement the optional
sensor-equipped Park Distance Control system, a further manoeuvring
aid can be specified – the optional rear-view camera. BMW
ConnectedDrive also offers in-car internet access and innovative
solutions for the integration of smartphones and external music
The optional apps from BMW ConnectedDrive offer an attractive
of the range of infotainment features in the BMW X1 as well. With
this special option Apple iPhone users can download free software
from the Apple App Store that allows them to select internet radio
stations from around the world using the iDrive system or to have
the latest posts from their personal Facebook or Twitter account
shown on the car’s Control Display. In addition, the online services
allow standardised messages to be sent from the car. Additional apps
and functions are set to follow in the future.
Debut: M Sports package for the
Simultaneously with the
market launch of the new BMW X1 xDrive28i in spring 2011, an M
Sports package will make its debut in this series. It will be
available for all engine versions of the compact BMW X model and
comprises suspension, exterior and interior components specially
developed for this model. These features further enhance the
vehicle’s sporty and agile driving qualities and give them a
distinctive visual dimension as well. They include sports suspension
calibration and 17-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels for even sharper
driving dynamics. Alternatively, the M Sports package can be
supplied with 18-inch double-spoke M alloy wheels.
The M Sports package for the BMW X1 also features an M Aerodynamics
package, door sills with the “M” logo and BMW Individual High Gloss
Shadow Line trim for the side window surrounds and roof rails. Also
available in conjunction with the M Sports package are the metallic
exterior paint colours Alpine White, Le Mans Blue, Sapphire Black,
Space Grey, Vermillion Red and Mineral White.
Sports seats upholstered in cloth/alcantara, an M leather-trimmed
steering wheel with multifunction buttons and an M footrest for the
driver add to the driving pleasure when the BMW X1 is equipped with
the M Sports package. The high-end sporty theme is capped off by a
BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, dark cross-brushed
aluminium interior trim, the M gearshift lever for vehicles with
six-speed manual transmission and a leather handbrake lever gaiter.