BMW X1 India Launch In January 2011 – Specifications & Price


A few months back we had informed you about BMW X1’s launch in December 2010 but news is coming that the official launch has been pushed to January 2011. The BMW X1 more than being a SUV also features compactness and thus could get a good response from the Indian automobile market since it would be cheaper as well as will carry the same legacy of BMW’s suvs.

For the Indian market only rear wheel driven models will be introduced making it more competitive against its foes like the Mitsubishi, Toyota and Audi. The car will be be offered in two trim levels, Highline and Corporate Edition to make both the models a bit distinguished since one will lack the top end features whereas the other would offer the same.


Earlier at the 2010 Auto Expo Peter Kronschnabl, president of BMW India had said, “The CKD Production of the BMW X1 is a key milestone in BMW Group’s India strategy. The BMW X1 opens up a new luxury segment in the compact Sports Activity / Sports Utility Vehicle class, demonstrating once again the company’s fine sense for pioneering automotive trends. The BMW X1 is a modern vehicle that represents new interpretation of sheer driving pleasure and, like no other vehicle, a spontaneous lifestyle. It convincingly perpetuates the success story of BMW in India.”


This new baby Bimmer will be shipped to India as a CKD unit and will be later assembled at the company’s Chennai plant in order to cut some costs.

Specifications Of 2010 BMW X1

Engine Location Front
Production Years for Series 2010
Weight 3241 lbs | 1470.093 kg
Top Speed 200 km/h | 124.3 mph
Coefficient of Drag 0.32
Engine Configuration I
Cylinders 4
Aspiration/Induction Turbocharged
Turbocharger with variable intake geometry
Displacement 1995 cc | 121.7 cu in. | 2.0 L.
Horsepower 177 BHP (130.272 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque 258 Ft-Lbs (350 NM) @ 1750 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio 18.3 LB / HP
HP / Liter 88.7 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Feed Fuel Injected
Standard Transmission
Gears 6
Transmission Manual
Gear Ratios
1st Gear 4.002:1
2nd Gear 2.108:1
3rd Gear 1.380:1
4th Gear 1.00:1
5th Gear 0.780:1
6th Gear 0.645:1
Towing Capacity 1,800.0 kg
Seating Capacity 5
Doors 4
Length 175.4 in | 4454 mm.
Width 70.8 in | 1798 mm.
Height 60.8 in | 1545 mm.
Wheelbase 108.7 in | 2760 mm.
Front Track 59.1 in | 1500 mm.
Rear Track 60.2 in | 1529 mm.
Suspension Front : Aluminium double-joint tie bar axle

Rear : Double-wishbone five-link axle with trailing arm

Rack and Pinion with Power Assist
Steering Overall Ratio 16:13
Turning Circle 11.3 m | 444.92 in. | 11300.968 mm.
Front Brake Size 312.0 mm | 12.284 in.
Rear Brake Size 300.0 mm | 11.811 in.
Tires / Wheels
Tires 225/50 R17 94H
Wheels 7.5J x 17 steel

Price Of 2010 BMW X1

The car will be available in a number of variants and will be priced between Rs 22.99 Lakh to Rs. 26 Lakh.

Updated 23 Dec 2010

BMW X1 Launched In India Officially–Details Specifications Features Price Variants