The BMW X1 facelift will be sold in two petrol and two diesel variants. The petrols can be had in either the new entry-level SportX trim or the mid-spec xLine trim. The diesels, meanwhile, can be had in xLine or range-topping M Sport form. Furthermore, the new BMW X1 is now a two-wheel drive model only as the carmaker has decided to axe the all-wheel-drive xDrive 20d variant available with its predecessor.
In terms of exterior changes, the X1 facelift gets a larger version of BMW’s signature kidney grille, restyled front and rear bumpers, and new alloy wheels. The headlights and tail-lights have been tweaked too, with the former getting new LED DRLs. Range-topping X1 M Sport variants also get more aggressive bumpers, with larger disc brakes and new colour options.
The tweaked interior features new upholstery and better quality of materials. New features on offer include a panoramic sunroof and a 10.25-inch infotainment system.
The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engines of the outgoing X1 have been carried forward to the facelift in BS6 guise. The petrol engine makes 192hp and 280Nm of peak torque, while the diesel is tuned to produce 190hp and 400Nm of torque. Both units come paired with an 8-speed torque converter automatic as standard.
With the X1 facelift, BMW India is also offering a segment-best 5 year/60,000km service and warranty package. Customers who book the SUV in March will be able to avail the package at a special price of Rs 15,000 for the petrol variants and Rs 20,000 for the diesels.
The BMW X1 facelift continues to rival the Audi Q3, Mini Countryman and Volvo XC40, along with the upcoming all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA.