BMW X1

There will be a new entry-level 1.5 liter turbo-petrol engine with 135 bhp that will come equipped in the upcoming BMW X1 Facelift models.

Contents of this post-

  • 2020 BMW X1 Facelift Overview
  • Features of the New BMW X1 Facelift
  • What's special about the 1.5 Liter petrol engine?
  • Same 1.5 Liter engine to be used in the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe?

2020 BMW X1 Facelift Overview

BMW X1 facelift design
Image: India Today

In 2019, BMW facelifted the X1 globally and put it on sale in several international markets. Moreover, it's been quite some time since the new generation of the BMW X1 has been on sale in India. Furthermore, now BMW will be going to bring this X1 facelift to India in mid-2020's. However, BMW might introduce a new entry-level 1.5-liter petrol engine to the line-up with it. The BMW X1 competes against the likes of the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Volvo XC40 in India.

Also Read: 2019 BMW X1 Price in India, Images, Features, Comparison and Review

Features of the New BMW X1 Facelift-

bmw x1 interior

The all new facelifted model of the BMW X1 comes with many changes which includes-

  • Completely redesigned bumpers
  • Sharper and slimmer headlights than before
  • Larger kidney-grille
  • New LED tail lamps
  • Larger infotainment screen on the inside with overall better fit and finishing.

What's special about the 1.5 Liter petrol engine?

The all new 1.5 liter BMW X1 variant is a three-cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine. In the international markets, this engine develops over 140hp and over 220Nm of torque that too in the sDrive 18i variant. For India, this 1.5 liter engine is expected to produce over 135hp.

To suit our lower grade of fuel, we'll get slightly detuned version of the same engine.

Also Read: Testing the 2019 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe For the First Time

Same 1.5 Liter engine to be used in the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe?

Some rumors say that the same engine is to be likely used in the India-bound 2 Series Gran Coupe. However, this new 1.5 liter turbo-petrol engine may also make its way into a number of BMW models like the-

  • New BMW X1
  • The BMW 2-series
  • New BMW 3 Series

Also Read: 2019 New BMW 3 Series Price in India- Comparison, Mileage, Features and Release Date

If the BMW finds sufficient demand for this engine in ASIAN and Middle East countries. Then, BMW India will even consider locally assembly of the turbo-petrol unit. That will be amazing, right?

As of 2019, the BMW X1 is available with a 192hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 190hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit in India. The diesel can be had with either 4-wheel-drive or just front-wheel drive, both of which use an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. While, the petrol delivers power to the front wheels only via a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.