BMW confirmed that it will bring the BMW X1 to the United States in calendar year 2011. The X1 has been conceived with the flexibility to offer traditional rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive configurations, as well as a wide variety of gasoline and diesel powertrain choices.
|BMW X1. Click to enlarge.|
In light of rapidly evolving US market demands, fuel prices, and regulatory standards, elements of the X1’s US launch plan, including engine and drivetrain configurations, will be forthcoming closer to the time of launch, the company said.
The BMW X1 will debut in Europe this fall with a choice of four engines—one gasoline and three diesels—and will be available in rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive configurations. Achieving up to 5.2 L/100km (45.2mpg US) on the European test cycle, the BMW Advanced Diesel-powered X1 sDrive18d will provide good fuel efficiency while still achieving a top speed of 200 km/h (124mph). Each drivetrain choice for the X1 will showcase the latest results of BMW’s EfficientDynamics engineering strategy, which is focused to reduce emissions and consumption while enhancing the performance expected of any BMW. (Earlier post.)