BMW has expanded the X1 lineup in India with the launch of the new X1 Tech Edition. The BMW X1 Tech Edition has been priced at Rs 43 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available in limited units only at the BMW online shop. The X1 Tech Edition gets some additional equipment over the rest of the X1 range.
- BMW X1 Tech Edition gets a larger 10.25-inch screen, HUD and wireless charging.
- Is powered by a 192hp 2.0-litre petrol engine in sDrive20i configuration
- Only limited units available and only through BMW online shop
BMW X1 Tech Edition: What’s new?
As the name already suggests, the most important update on the X1 Tech Edition is to its equipment list. Notably, the X1 Tech Edition comes with a larger 10.25-inch central infotainment screen. Other variants of the X1 get an 8.8-inch infotainment screen as standard, which is a tad bit small by modern standards in a luxury compact SUV.
The high-resolution 10.25-inch screen features touch functionality, but also retains the rotary iDrive controller on the centre console. BMW has also added a new head-up display, wireless charging function and a new 205W Hi-Fi Sound System to the X1 as part of the Tech Edition update.
On the outside, the X1 Tech Edition does not boast of any cosmetic upgrades over other versions of the X1. However, it does get a new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels. The X1 Tech Edition is available with two colour options - Alpine White andPhytonic Blue – while the interior comes finished in Oyster Black upholstery.
BMW X1 Tech Edition: what’s been carried over?
As already mentioned, the X1 Tech Edition mostly remains cosmetically unchanged from the facelifted model that was launched in India earlier last year. The face is characterized by a large single piece kidney grille and sleek, sweptback LED headlamps. The front and rear bumpers are well contoured for a sense of sportiness and the side profile is characterized by smooth flowing lines.
On the inside, apart from the addition of aforementioned features, the design goes back to older BMW cars and that’s where the X1 is now starting to show its age. The stack on buttons on the dashboard, analogue instrument cluster and even the steering wheel looks quite dated and the materials don’t feel quite as rich as in BMW’s newer cars.
Some of the standard features that have been carried over from the rest of the range include a large panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting with six colours, electric adjustable front seats with memory function, reclined rear seats with centre armrest, wireless Apple CarPlay, and much more. Safety features include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, etc.
BMW X1 Tech Edition: what’s under the hood?
Under the hood, the X1 Tech Edition is solely offered with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 192 hp and maximum torque of 280 Nm. The engine comes mated a 7-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. It also features steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and launch control. Drive is sent to the front wheels only. The Tech Edition is not available with the 2.0-litre diesel engine option on the X1.
BMW X1 Tech Edition: Price and Rivals
Priced at Rs 43 lakh (ex-showroom), the X1 Tech Edition now sits at the top of the X1 lineup in India. It rivals the likes of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA, Mini Countryman and Volvo XC40. Here’s a summary of the BMW X1 price range in India.
|2021 BMW X1 Price|
|sDrive20i SportX||Rs 38.50 lakh|
|sDrive20i xLine||Rs 40.90 lakh|
|sDrive20d xLine||Rs 42.60 lakh|
|sDrive 20i Tech Edition||Rs 43.00 lakh|