BMW X1 revitalised with updated styling and enhanced specifications

2014 BMW X1 facelift front-1

BMW Australia presented the refreshed BMW X1 that now boasts updated styling and enhanced specifications.

From March 2014 production, the BMW X1 will updated with select exterior and interior features, increased levels of standard specifications and revised options and packages.

According to Toni Andreevski, general manager of Marketing for BMW Australia, these improvements offer customers even better value in a more refined package.

“Australians love SUVs and BMW already has recorded huge success in this market with our X1, X3, X5, X6 and soon-to-be-released X4 vehicles.

“Now, with refreshed styling and added value, the X1 is a more attractive proposition than ever,” said Andreevski.

2014 BMW X1 facelift rear

The big news for the BMW X1 range is the addition of the acclaimed eight-speed automatic transmission as a standard feature.

Exterior updates on the new X1 focus on the front bumper, where aluminium satinated lower inserts have been extended to underline the face of the vehicle. When optioned with Sport Line, these inserts are finished in high-gloss black.

Refinements to the interior include a stainless steel finisher protecting the luggage compartment and the addition of an updated soft-touch finish to the instrument cluster binnacle.  This is complimented with contrast stitching of either Fire Red, Oyster or Everest Grey when optioned with Sport Line, xLine or the M Sport package respectively.

2014 BMW X1 facelift front

Also offered is an extended choice of exclusive highlight trim finishers in high-gloss black, matt coral red or pearl-gloss chrome depending on line or package selected.

The BMW X1 sDrive variants also receive a new 17” alloy wheel style, the chrome line exterior package, aluminium satinated roof rails and a sports leather steering wheel.

An additional boost to standard equipment includes anti-dazzle interior rear view mirror and lights package which adds vicinity lighting to exterior door handles, illuminated vanity mirrors, reading lights and luggage compartment lighting. Also included is the convenience telephony feature which includes extended bluetooth functionality such as audio streaming, album cover display, pairing of multiple devices and provision for a snap-in adaptor.

The BMW X1 xDrive20d and BMW X1 xDrive28i are upgraded with the eight-speed automatic transmission including gearshift paddles, convenience telephony and lights package. In addition they also receive the Parking Package into the standard equipment list which adds rear view camera, front park distance control (rear already standard) and the anti-dazzle function for interior and exterior rear view mirrors.

2014 BMW X1 facelift interior

The increased specification for the BMW X1 range has also triggered a review of the packages on offer with pleasing results for the customer.

The content for the Visibility Package has been revised with High-Beam assist replacing the Lights Package which is now standard across the range. The cost of the Visibility Package option has dropped by $100 across all variants and now includes Bi-Xenon headlights, Adaptive headlight and High-Beam assist.

The Parking Package option – now standard on the X1 xDrive models – has been reduced in price by $150 for the sDrive variants and is now offered for $850.

Further adjustments have been made to the vehicle character packages with a price reduction on Sport Line, xLine and M Sport Packages across all variants.

All of these enhancements come at no additional price for the entry level X1 sDrive variants.  Pricing for the X1 xDive20d has been increased by $600, and pricing for the X1 xDrive28i has been increased by $300.

However, the additional specification now featured as standard across the entire range represent over $4,400 for each vehicle – fantastic added value for the new BMW X1 owner.

BMW X1 Australian pricing (RRP).

X1 sDrive18d$46,300
X1 sDrive20i$48,300
X1 xDrive20d$56,900
X1 xDrive28i$59,900


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