Following the debut of the 3 Series, BMW has recently unveiled the new third generation of the BMW X1 and iX1. The small SUV, which was once treated as a hatchback sedan, has grown significantly in size, length and height in this generation, and even has the look and feel of the previous generation X3. The new car(Harga BMW X1) will arrive in North America in the fall/winter of 2022 with a new family exterior and interior design that calls out the Mercedes-Benz GLB and Audi Q3 in the same class.
The new car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an electronically controlled 7-speed transmission and xDrive four-wheel drive, with a maximum horsepower of 241, an increase of 13 horsepower and torque of 37lb-ft over the previous generation, now up to 295lb-ft. The electric-only version of the iX1 has dual electric motors front and rear, with a powertrain of 313 horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.7 seconds. It has a range of 272 miles and supports DC fast charging with a 29-minute charge to 80 percent.
With the M Sport package, “infinite manual shifting” is possible with the shift paddles, which also trigger the “Sport Boost” function. After holding the paddles for one second, the car’s sporting ability can be instantly pulled to its full capacity to achieve a smooth acceleration experience. This configuration also reflects BMW’s dedication to driving fun, so that the car is no longer just a means of transportation.
The exterior continues the current new family design language, the front design is the same as the 3 series. The L-shaped daytime running lights with smooth edges make the front face look sharper. The air intakes on both sides echo the rear lights. The double-kidney grille retains the design of the previous generation, with a large opening and a large number of inscriptions as decoration.
The side and rear of the car use a large number of silver decorations, echoing the front grille outer ring decoration. The body uses a muscular, streamlined line design to enhance the overall sense of movement with black wheel arches to create a rugged feeling. Compared to the previous generation, the interior space has also increased significantly. The length and height have increased by 1.7 inches and the width has increased by 0.9 inches, which has resulted in increased shoulder and elbow room for both front and rear passengers.
Inside, the most obvious change is the extra-wide, curved center entertainment display. It consists of a 10.25-inch instrument panel and a 10.7-inch touchscreen display. The screen is tilted towards the driver’s side, which is also more ergonomic. Another major change is the disappearance of the chicken-leg gear, which is replaced by paddle gears, which of course makes the interior look larger and cleaner. The area in front of the right cup holder is equipped with a built-in wireless charging area. The rear seats can be lowered to free up more trunk storage space.
The 2023 X1 also comes with BMW’s new iDrive8 intelligent driving system. Compared to the seventh generation of iDrive, there are significant improvements in language recognition, user interface and machine learning. With the popularity of autonomous driving, the iDrive intelligent driving system can also gradually manifest greater advantages.