Another report coming from German automaker, BMW. Recently, we found in some media thatthe company has published a host of details on US – market version of their subcompact crossover, the X1 that will be launched to the market this fall. The crossover will be the least expensive offering of the German badge as well as its most fuel efficiency.
2013 BMW X1 sDrive 28i and 35i Mpg – City or Highway
BMW guesstimates that the rear-wheel-drive X1 sDrive 28i will be able to offer a 24/33/27 (city/highway/combined) mpg rating, which means that it is in the same level with the 27 combined mpg offered by current mileage champ of the BMW, which is the stick-shifted 328i 2012 version. X1 all-wheel-drive models are also expected to be thrifty, with the X1 xDrive 35i and X1 xDrive 28i estimated at18/27/21 and 22/30/25 mpg, respectively.
To reach that mileage target, BMW puts 4-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower under the 28i models and an inline-6 3.0-liter with 300 horsepower for the 35i models. Both engines are direct injected and turbocharged and will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
BMW will also apply the same trim level (Line) strategy thatfirst seen on the new 3-Series for the X1 with two new options, which are xLine and SportLine. The xLineis given undertray elements for the rear and front fascia, side-skirt covers, matte-finished kidney-grille slats, air intake and Y spoke alloy wheels 18-inch. The interior is completed with a leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel and copper-colored trim. Buyers can also ask for Nevada leather upholstery and matte-wood trim if they want.
The SportLineis equipped with high-gloss black air intake and kidney grille slats, black-chrome tailpipe finishers and double spoke alloy wheels 18-inch in addition to the xLine’sundertray and side-skirt elements. The cabin looks sportier because there are sport seats, leather-trimmed sport steering wheel and gearshift lever with red stitching and high-gloss black interior trim with optional accents from aluminum.
2013 BMW X1 sDrive 28i and 35i Price
The price of the 2013 BMW X1 sDrive 28i starts from $31,545, while the X1 xDrive 28i and xDrive 35i starts from $33,245 and $39,345.