BMW Ag. has just announced details of the all-new BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo in Europe. The new X1 will be the debut vehicle for the latest N20B20 engine – TwinPower Turbo technology with 4-cylinders engine.
2011 BMW X1 xDrive28i will be capable of 245-hp and 258 lb-ft, 0 – 62 mph time of 6.1 seconds while the fuel compsumption will be around 7.9 litres/100km (29.8 mpg), 16 percent less than the previous X1 28i.
The new engine features high-performance twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection with innovative solenoid injectors, and the latest further enhanced version of the BMW-patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system.
A six-speed manual gearbox will be standard on the new X1, with an eight-speed self-shifter as an option. Standard-fitted EfficientDynamics technology includes brake energy regeneration, a shift indicator, auto stop-start and on-demand control of ancillary systems.
The bad news is that this engine won’t be offered in U.S.-spec X1s, but will be available for the U.S. in other models. When? Most proabily next year on the Z4, 1 series and upcoming 3 series.