BMW in the world


The BMW X1 is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by BMW, and marketed worldwide in rear-wheel (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive) configurations. Production followed the debut of a concept version at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.[3] with series manufacture beginning at the BMW Leipzig plant in October 2009 — followed by production in Chennai, India (from knock-down kits (CDK)), Shenyang, China, (by BMW-Brilliance Automotive Ltd) and Kaliningrad, Russia (CDK,with local partner Avtotor).[4] The X1 shares a similar platform with the BMW X3, based on the platform of the BMW 3 Series (E91) Touring (wagon). The EPA classifies the vehicle under the Midsize Cars category.[5] The X1 introduced BMW's N20 engine in its xDrive28i model.[6] The X1 is slightly smaller and more affordable than the X3. X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition (2011-) The vehicle was unveiled in International Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2011).[8] [edit]X1 sDrive 16d (2012-) It is a version with reduced engine power. The vehicle was unveiled in 21st Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2012.[9] [edit]Equipment The X1 offers a 420 litre cargo volume, which can increase up to 1350 litres of storage space with the seats folded. For comparison, the 3-Series Touring (E91) has 460 and the X3 (E83) has 480 litres. The backrest in the rear is adjustable in 11

teps and can be divided in the ratio 40:20:40. The vehicle offers adaptive cruise control, seating positions with modestly raised H-point seating (marketed as Semi Command Sitting position) and Performance Control. [edit]Engines All sDrive models are rear-wheel drive, while xDrive models are all-wheel drive. A crossover (or CUV: crossover utility vehicle) is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback. Using the unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles, the crossover combines SUV design features such as tall interior packaging, high H-point seating, high center of gravity, high ground-clearance or all-wheel-drive capability — with design features from an automobile such as a passenger vehicle's platform, independent rear suspension, car-like handling and fuel economy.A crossover may borrow features from a station wagon or hatchback such as the two-box design of a shared passenger/cargo volume with rear access via a third or fifth door, a liftgate — and flexibility to allow configurations that favor either passenger or cargo volume, e.g., fold-down rear seats. Crossovers are typically designed for only light off-road capability, if any at all.