FUEL EFFICIENCY GETS EXTRA BOOST IN BMW X1

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The BMW X1, the very first and still the only premium vehicle in its segment, continues to extend its pioneering position in the field of fuel efficiency. In the autumn of 2011, the model diversity across the range of the compact all-rounder will be complemented by the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition.

Information made available to Daily Sun Motoring by Coscharis Motors Limited, marketers of the BMW brand in Nigeria, shows that this model, which was systematically designed to provide driving pleasure simultaneously combined with reduced fuel consumption and emission levels, is powered by a 120 engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

With an average fuel consumption of 4.5 litres/100 km and a CO2 emission level of 119 grams per kilometer, it achieves best marks for efficiency in a BMW X model. Furthermore, from the autumn of 2011, a newly developed four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology will be available for the BMW X1. The 135 power unit also sets new standards in the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions within its performance class, with values ranging from 7.1 litres and 165 grams for the BMW X1 sDrive20i and 7.7 litres (automatic: 7.6 litres) and 179 grams (177 grams) for the BMW X1 xDrive20i.

The consistent deployment of high EfficientDynamics technology fitted as standard helps BMW X models also achieve brand exemplary fuel economy and low emission levels. The BMW X1's

outstanding efficiency is a fundamental p which is unique within the competitive environment and also underscored by high-class workmanship, elaborated functionality, a variable interior and numerous equipment features.

The BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition raises the relationship between sporty and athletic agility and fuel economy to a new level. Its 2 four-cylinder diesel engine, whose BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprises a supercharging system with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail injection, of 120 kW/163 hp between 3 250 und 4200 rpm. Maximum torque of 380 Nm is available between 1750 and 2500 rpm.

The engine has been optimised in detail in order to achieve an exceptionally high degree of efficiency. Special model-specific features include a centrifugal force pendulum in the dual flywheel, which compensates vibration experienced at low engine speeds, thus providing more riding comfort when the vehicle is driven within the economic low engine speed range. The indicator fitted as standard has been adapted to suit the new engine characteristics. Moreover, standard features also include brake energy regeneration, Auto Start Stop function, electromechanical power steering, a disengageable air tyres with reduced rolling resistance.

The BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition also features a longer rear axle drive ratio and specific light alloys in the Streamline design.

Furthermore, the BMW X1 features newly conceived insulation technology for reducing engine

noise that is perceptible inside the vehicle. The noise optimization measures will be deployed as from the autumn of 2011 in all further diesel versions of the BMW X1.

The petrol engine variants of the BMW X1 also present themselves as pacesetters for ever-increasing driving pleasure combined with optimised efficiency. The BMW X1 is now being followed by further models featuring a new generation of four-cylinder combustion engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The technology package featured on the 2-litre, four-cylinder power unit for the BMW X1 sDrive20i with rear wheel-drive and the BMW X1 xDrive20i with intelligent four wheel-drive comprises a supercharging system according to the Twin Scroll principle, the direct injection system High Precision Injection and variable valve VALVETRONIC