2020 BMW X1 Has A Bigger Grille And Screen
Following the revised 7 Series sedan, BMW has revised its compact X1
crossover and missed him a much larger grille. Yes, we say grille
singular and not grille plural, because the two classic BMW kidneys are
connected in the middle by a chrome trim. Unfortunately, BMW does not
say how much bigger the radiator grilles of the X1 are, it said the 7
Series has grown 40 percent.
Other styling updates include a more molded front bumper with added chrome accents and LED fog lights, tinted LED tail-lights with a slightly different design, and a new rear bumper with 0.8-inch larger tailpipes. According to BMW, the optional M Sport package was revised, but no photos were published. There are new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs and three new colors: Jucaro Beige, Misano Blue and Storm Bay.
Now, an 8.8-inch infotainment screen is standard, replacing the current standard 6.5-inch standard unit (the 8.8-inch screen was previously an option). Navigation and Apple Car-play are also standard, and the screen runs the BMW i Drive 6 operating system. If the X1 is equipped with leather trim, the lower dashboard and the door panels are now in matching leather and the instrument panel and floor mats are provided with contrasting stitching.
The X1's only drive-train, a 2.0-liter 228-horsepower turbocharged four-wheel four-wheeler, carries over to last year. The X1 is still available with front or four-wheel drive. According to BMW, the X1's eight-speed automatic transmission has got different gear ratios for better performance, and the gearshift lever is a new electronic unit that fits better with the rest of the BMW models.
All updates are pretty unimportant, but then the X1 did not need many big changes. It remains a favorite of ours after winning three 10Best awards in a row. However, we must ask and hope whether BMW is working on a hot M35i version of the X1 with the mechanics of the X2 M35i.