BMW Refresh the X1 Compact SUV

BMW Refresh the X1 Compact SUV

Minor tweaks and more standard features come to the X1.

BMW Refresh the X1 Compact SUV
The X1 gets new front bumper inserts.

BMW has slightly tweaked the external styling of the popular X1 Compact SUV, added extra standard features and refreshed the cabin slightly.

In all, BMW say the changes introduce an added $4,400 of extra value, the X1 range continues to start at $46,300, $600 has been added to the price tag of the xDrive20d and the X1 xDrive28i price has been increased by $300.

So what are the new features? The main new inclusion in the X1 is an eight-speed automatic transmission, as standard.  An anti-dazzle interior rear view mirror, lights package and the convenience telephony feature are also now “as standard” too.

On the outside the major changes include front bumper inserts and new alloy wheel designs, inside the X1 you might notice a new stainless steel finisher protecting the luggage compartment and the addition of an updated soft-touch finish to the instrument cluster binnacle.

BMW Refresh the X1 Compact SUV
Inside the cabin BMW has added a soft-touch finish to the instrument cluster binnacle.

Toni Andreevski, general manager of Marketing for BMW Australia, says the improvements offer customers even better value in a more refined package.

“Australians love SUVs and BMW already has recorded huge success in this market with our X1, X3, X5, X6 and soon-to-be-released X4 vehicles.

“Now, with refreshed styling and added value, the X1 is a more attractive proposition than ever.”

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