X1 gets muscular new look and upgraded technology

SET to land in Australia in October, the 2020 BMW X1 features an impressive new look, with a more muscular appearance, and a range of technology upgrades, including larger infotainment screens and wireless phone charging.

Revised pricing, new interior options and a redesigned BMW xLine and M Sport package also feature as part of the LCI (or mid-life cycle) update of the X1. Changes include a redesigned front apron and hexagonal shaped LED headlights.

Those lights are adaptive and now include an anti-dazzle matrix high-beam function, as part of a new driver assistance package, designed to improve night visibility and road safety.

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The combination of new body coloured inlays, a larger exhaust system and full LED rear L-shaped lights also offers a more sporty look, while is incredibly eye-catching and augment the sporting stance.

The lights package also features X1 logo puddle lights, and is offered standard on the two higher models. It’s available as part of the Convenience Package option for the lower spec variants in range.

The BMW X1 boot capacity remains unchanged with a volume of 505 litres that can be extended to 1,550 litres via flexible 40/20/40 rear folding seats. An automatic tailgate is standard for sDrive20i and xDrive25i, adding to the convenience of loading and unloading.

SatNav features in the 8.8-inch touch screen display on the sDrive18i and sDrive18d, while the sDrive20i and xDrive25i score Navigation Plus, with a prominent 10.25-inch touch display and full colour BMW Head-up Display for driving ease.

Standard across the entire four vehicle range for the 2020 BMW X1 is wireless smartphone charging, with the tray located in the front centre armrest, allowing for convenient on-the-go charging.

The sDrive18i is now priced at $44,500 plus on-roads, while it’s diesel counterpart is $49,900, again plus on-roads. The BMW X1 sDrive20i is $48,500 plus on-roads, and the range topping xDrive25i is $62,900 plus on-roads.

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