BMW updates SUV range for India

Last week, BMW updated their sedan range in the country with the launch of the 330i and the 760 Li. Now, they have updated their SUV range too. Here is what the changes look like:

BMW X1

BMW X1

The X1 is BMW’s entry level SUV which received an update last year. Till now, the X1 was only on offer with a diesel engine (initially it did have a petrol, however that was discontinued due to poor sales). Now, the company has introduced a new petrol variant of the X1, called the sDrive 20i. The vehicle is on offer in only a single trim level and it is priced at Rs 35.75 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, similar to the diesel vehicle.

The engine in question is the same one that was on offer in the 320i and the 520i. It is the all-new 2.0 liter turbo petrol engine that produces 189 Bhp  and 280 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed ZF gearbox. The car gets paddle shifters as well as the option of launch control.

In terms of features, the vehicle comes pretty well loaded. You have the xLine model trim, which means that you get the 16.5″ iDrive screen, panoramic sun roof, rear parking camera with sensors, start/stop button and LED headlamps and tail lamps. This misses out on the navigation though.  It is good to ses BMW offering a petrol option on their whole range of vehicles now.

X3

X3

BMW has discontinued the top spec 30d variant of the X3. The 3od variant featured a 3.0 liter inline 6 engine making 255 Bhp and 580 Nm. The engine was only available on a single trim level, the mSport. Now the X3 can be had with either the 2.0 liter diesel engine or the 2.0 liter petrol engine (28i) making 241 Bhp and 350 Nm.

The X5 sees no real change. It continues to be on offer with one petrol engine 35i and one diesel engine, the 30d. While the petrol can be had in 1 variant, the diesel can be had in 3 variants, including the 7-seater version.