Sachin Tendulkar Launches BMW X1 In India At Auto Expo

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BMW has launched the BMW X1 SUV in India. The X1 was unveiled by Indian Cricketing Genius, Sachin Tendulkar. Prices for the smallest BMW SUV start at Rs. 29.90 lakhs, ex-showroom (Delhi).

Variants And Prices

The BMW X1 is currently available with a diesel engine in India. A petrol powered variant is expected to launch later this year.

  • The all-new BMW X1 sDrive20d Expedition : Rs. 29,90,000
  • The all-new BMW X1 sDrive20d xLine : Rs. 33,90,000
  • The all-new BMW X1 xDrive20d xLine : Rs. 35,90,000
  • The all-new BMW X1 xDrive20d M Sport : Rs. 39,90,000 
Note - All Prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

Engine And Gearbox Details

Currently, BMW is only offering the X1 with a diesel engine in India.

  • Engine Capacity - 2.0-litres
  • Power - 188bhp@4,000rpm
  • Torque - 400Nm@1,750-2,500rpm
  • 0–100km/h - 7.6 seconds
  • Top Speed - 219km/h
  • Mileage - 20.8km/l
The engine is mated to a eight-speed steptronic automatic transmission.


The new X1 features a larger BMW-signature kidney grilles up front as well as larger air intakes. Also present are the hallmark X series models feature the 'three-eyed' face formed by the twin circular LED headlights and the fog lamps. 
The rear of the X1 compliments the muscular look of the front with the angular taillamps an two tailpipes sticking out under the cladded rear bumper. Also available are 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
The interior features BMW's i-drive system along with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with leather seats. The BMW X1 xDrive20d M Sport ups the screen size to 8.8 inches.

Top Safety Features Of The BMW X1 

  •  6 airbags
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Cornering Brake Control 
  • Hill Descent Control 
  • Runflat tyres with reinforced sidewalls
  • Electronic Vehicle Immobiliser 
  • Crash sensor

Availability And Rivals

The BMW is available to order at any of BMW's showrooms across India and deliveries will begin in April. The major rivals of the new X1 are the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes Benz GLA.

Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 20:12 [IST]
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