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02 Mar 10 00:07
New BMW X1 SAV (SUV) Coming Soon!
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        BMW Thailand has announced that it will make the debut of the BMW X1 SAV, the recently awarded "Off-Road of the Year" in the crossover segment, at the 31st Bangkok International Motor Show during 26 March-6 April 2010.

        Mr Karl Ruediger, Director - Sales & Marketing, BMW Thailand, said: "With our product offensive strategy and our commitment to bring the best products to Thai market, BMW Thailand once again takes the lead by opening up the premium compact SAV segment in the Thai automotive market. This is also another important milestone for BMW to step into Number 1 position in the premium segment. Following the great success of BMW X3 and BMW X5, we are confident that the BMW X1 SAV will further extend our lead in the premium SAV segment. BMW X1 SAV expands and enhances the range of BMW X models by yet another innovative concept, the ‘Crossover’ concept.

        The supreme agility, sporty driving experience, elevated seating position and generous feeling of space offer ideal conditions for enjoying the BMW X1 SAV, both in an urban environment and beyond, with agility, spontaneity and versatility of the highest caliber. It will set a new standard for driving pleasure in the premium SAV segment. Thanks to the superior BMW EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW X1 sDrive20d, with its 4-cylinder 2.0-liter Advanced Diesel power unit, offers the unparalleled balance of performance and fuel economy. It delivers superb power output of 177 hp and 350 Nm of torque flat in the 1,750-3,000 rpm band. It sprints 0-100 km/h within just 8.3 seconds, yet with average fuel economy of 16.9 km/l and average CO2 emission of merely 155 g/km, according to the EU test cycle.
        This sporty Crossover - BMW X1 - also offers the uniquely pure driving experience, through its chassis set-up: 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and rear wheel drive, the secret recipe of BMW’s sheer driving pleasure.”


Crossover Concept

Versatile, Sporty and Elegant Design

        Born with the concept of ‘sporty yet elegant’ Crossover concept, the BMW X1 SAV features a harmonized combination of typical SAV characters (such as robust design, extra ground clearance, elevated seating position) and sporty performance tourer characters (such as short overhangs, long wheelbase and ground-hugging stance). This uniquely innovative concept is translated into the perfect proportion and into each and every detail of its sporty yet elegant design. The Crossover BMW X1 has a stretched proportion characterizing its sportiness: 4.45 meters in length, a long wheelbase of 2.76 meters, long bonnet, low-raked rear window and slightly sloping roof line. Nevertheless, it harmoniously integrates the genuine BMW X characters such as almost-squared muscular wheel arches, striking surfaces, slender protection trim around the lower part of the body, and the upright BMW kidney grille.

Interior Design with Sporting Spirit

Sophisticated, Functional and Modern

       The characters of dynamic sporty Crossover are integrated into the sophisticated functional interior design. The elevated seating position so typical of a BMW X model allows easy access to the car, at the same time giving the driver an optimized overview of traffic conditions and, as a result, outstanding supremacy at the wheel. The special design of the centre console and the dashboard area around the cockpit offers an appropriate reinterpretation of the driver orientation so typical of a BMW.

The 4-cylinder 2.0-liter Advanced Diesel Power Unit

Unparalleled Efficiency and Dynamics

Thanks to the superior BMW EfficientDynamics technology

       BMW X1 sDrive20d comes the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter Advanced Diesel power unit with variable turbo charging system, producing maximum output of 177 horsepower and maximum torque of 350 Newton-meter from 1,750 to 3,000 rpm. Transmitting its superb power via the 6-speed automatic gearbox, the BMW X1 sDrive20d accelerates from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour within just 8.3 seconds. Thanks to the superior BMW EfficientDynamics technology such as the Advanced Diesel technology, the Brake Energy Re-generation, the on-demand oil and water pumps and the advanced aerodynamics, the BMW X1 sDrive20d achieved the best-in-class fuel economy of 16.9 kilometers per liter and CO2 emission of merely 155 grams per kilometer.

Chassis Engineering & Advanced Suspension Technology

Supreme Agility, Sporty and Dynamics

       The unique chassis set-up of the BMW X1 sDrive20d - 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and rear wheel drive - delivers the unparalleled dynamic and sporty driving experience, a particular highlight in the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of the brand. The driving behavior of the BMW X1 SAV combining superior agility, precision and supremacy at all times results directly from the high level of suspension technology as well as the particularly sturdy body structure. The BMW X1 sDrive20d featuring an aluminum double-joint tie-bar axle in the front and the five-arm rear axle in the rear, ensuring optimum harmony of sportiness and driving comfort.
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