BMW X1 now in UAE and GCC showrooms
The sub-compact 2011 BMW X1 crossover is now available in the UAE and across the GCC. Based on the 1-Series platform, the X1 will be sold in xDrive all-wheel-drive and sDrive rear-wheel-drive forms in the Middle East.
The X1 xDrive28i has a 258 hp 6-cylinder engine, with 0-100 kph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 230 kph. The BMW X1 xDrive25i has a 218 hp 6-cylinder, with 0-100 kph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 223 kph. The base model is the X1 sDrive18i, with a 150 hp 4-cylinder engine, offering 0-100 kph in 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 kph.
While the photos may imply some offroad capability, the X1 is largely a road-going proposition, just like its bigger “SAV” brethren.
For pricing and specs, visit the BMW X1 buyer guide.