BMW X1 sDrive 18i M Sport launched at Rs 48.90 lakh

    With this, the BMW X1 line-up has a total of three trims with two petrols and a diesel.

    Published On May 04, 2023 02:00:00 PM

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    BMW has launched the X1 sDrive 18i M Sport trim at Rs 48.90 lakh (ex-showroom), and it sits in the middle of the X1 line-up. While it shares its powertrain and most of the features with the xLine trim, it does get additional features like active seat adjustment for front passengers and a Harman Kardon-tuned sound system. 

    1. BMW X1 sDrive 18i M Sport gets the 1.5-litre petrol engine
    2. It rivals the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40

    Here’s how the new X1 sDrive 18i M Sport sits in the line-up:

    BMW X1 new prices
    VariantsNew prices
    X1 sDrive 18i xLineRs 45.90 lakh
    X1 sDrive 18i M SportRs 48.90 lakh
    X1 sDrive 18d M SportRs 50.90 lakh

    BMW X1 sDrive 18i M Sport exterior

    The biggest visual difference between the two X1 sDrive 18i trims is the body kit. The new trim gets an M Sport-specific body kit, which includes M-specific front and rear bumpers, gloss black slats in the kidney grilles, and M-specific 18-inch alloy wheels. It also gets blacked-out window surrounds and roof rails. The M Sport trim is also available in M Portimao Blue and Storm Bay Grey colours. 

    Until now, the M Sport trim was only available on the diesel X1, but now it's also available on the petrol X1. The diesel is only available with the M Sport trim, and the petrol is available on both – xLine and M Sport.

    BMW X1 sDrive 18i M Sport interior and features

    Inside, the new trim gets an M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles as well as an anthracite headliner. Furthermore, the M Sport trim also gets electrical seat adjustment for the front occupants and rear seat adjustment up to 130mm. 

    In terms of features over the xLine trim, the M Sport gets a 12-speaker system tuned by Harmon Kardon. Common features on both trims include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.7-inch infotainment touchscreen running iDrive 8 operating system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as wireless charging. 

    BMW X1 sDrive 18i M Sport powertrain

    Under the hood, the two sDrive 18i trims remain the same. It gets a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine producing 136hp and 230Nm of torque, and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, sending power to the front wheels. BMW claims the petrol X1 can do the 0-100kph run in 9.2 seconds, and it has an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 16.13kpl. 

    BMW X1 rivals

    The X1 rivals the Mercedes-Benz GLA (Rs 48.50 lakh-52.70 lakh), the Audi Q3 (Rs 44.89 lakh-50.39 lakh), the Volvo XC40 (Rs 46.40 lakh) and the Mini Countryman (Rs 47.40 lakh) in the entry-level luxury SUV segment. 

    Also see:

    BMW X1 diesel price hiked by Rs 3 lakh

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