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The new 2013 BMW X1 celebrates its US premiere at the New York International
Auto Show and will arrive in authorized BMW Centers in the fall of 2012 starting
at an MSRP of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling).
The smallest BMW X model - produced at BMW Plant Leipzig - will take the leap
across the pond with a renewed spring in its step, the result of a carefully
judged honing of its core qualities. The design of the BMW X1 body now provides
an even more intense expression of the vehicle's muscular presence, contemporary
allure and versatile sporting capability. Its interior includes newly designed
surfaces, more polished controls and high-quality touches exuding the exclusive
premium ambience of a compact BMW X model.
The BMW X1 has adopted a pioneering role among its premium class rivals in its
current markets - and a repeat performance in the US is expected. Blending the
versatility and robustness of a BMW X model with a high level of agility and
compact exterior dimensions, the X1 has set new standards from the word go.
Powerful engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a broad spectrum of BMW
EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard worldwide give the new BMW X1
the tools to further increase its lead over the competition in terms of sporting
ability and efficiency.
New Design Touches
Typical BMW proportions, expressive, vibrant surfaces and signature BMW X model
design cues shape the appearance of the BMW X1. A sweeping hood, long wheelbase
and set-back passenger compartment emphasize the vehicle's dynamic talent, while
attractive light and shade effects hint at its inherent agility. The versatility
and robustness of a BMW X model are reflected in elements such as the black
edging at the lower edge of the body and wide wheel arches.
When viewed from the front, the powerful stance of the new BMW X1 on the road
and its aura of quality are now accentuated with even greater intensity. A
larger number of surfaces painted in body color highlight the vehicle's enhanced
elegance. The path of the vehicle's lines, which converge on the license plate
mount from either side of the BMW kidney and forge outwards in the lower section
of the bumper, is borrowed from BMW X models in higher vehicle segments. The
newly designed headlights allow a detailed view of the advanced light technology
within. And a chrome-coated accent strip now cuts across the top of the twin
circular headlights. Meanwhile, an LED accent light - included as part of the
optional xenon light package, complete with LED light rings for the daytime
driving lights - provides the classic BMW focused look.
The distinctive profile of the X1 is defined by a main character line that rises
steadily to the rear of the vehicle while another line visually extends the
contours of the side window surrounds as it flows towards the rear. The
pronounced side skirts - that are a signature feature of BMW X models and the
powerfully bulging wheel arches add sporting flair. Finally, the turn signal
indicators are now integrated into the newly designed exterior mirrors.
The premium feel of the new BMW X1 is also underlined at the rear by the new
subdivision of fascia, bumper and undertray, with the repositioned reflectors
now also bordered by surfaces painted in body color. As a result, the black
elements are slimmer, while the silver-colored undertray has a more striking
The all-wheel-drive 2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i will be offered exclusively in the US market.
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