BMW X1 And X2 Gain New Diesel Engines With Up To 187 HP

The BMW lineup is expanding as the automaker has announced an assortment of new model variants for the fall.

Starting with the new engine variants, there will be sDrive20d versions of the X1 and X2. Both will be powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS). It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the front wheels. This setup enables both models to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds.

BMW will also offer a new X2 xDrive18d which features a less powerful diesel engine with 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS). When paired to the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, the model can run from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 9.4 seconds. While it’s not exactly fast, the crossover can consume as little as 4.7 L/100km (50 mpg US / 60.1 mpg UK).

While BMW is putting the finishing touches on the all-new 1-Series, that hasn’t stopped them from developing a new Edition M Sport Shadow variant. Available in both three- and five-door configurations, the model replaces the M Sport and features a host of styling changes.

Key highlights include LED headlights with black accents, a high gloss black grille and tinted taillights. The hatchback also has black chrome exhaust tips and 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Rounding out the changes are exclusive two-tone sport seats and a BMW Individual headliner.

Besides the aforementioned engine updates, the X2 receives a new Advantage Plus variant. The model has a slightly revised exterior with LED head- and fog lights as well as high gloss black shadow line trim and 18-inch wheels with a ferric grey finish.

Inside, the model comes equipped with front sport seats, a BMW Individual headliner and high gloss black trim with pearl-effect chrome accents. The crossover also has additional standard equipment including an automatic climate control system, park distance control and a power tailgate.

Lastly, the X2 M Sport and M Sport X can be ordered with two new options including M sport seats and M seat belts.

more photos...
  • Miknik

    Given the new requirements for Euro 6d temp, we see a lot of new Diesels and turbo petrols right now in Europe, as the old ones would no longer be able to comply….

  • jfalckt

    Probably the last new diesel engine to be developed and launched.

  • erly5

    And I thought diesel was dead!

Ferrari 488 Pista Demonstrates That McLaren’s 720S Is Not Invincible

Although not exactly direct rivals, they’re both really fast and capable around the track, so it makes for an interesting comparison.

Toyota Corolla Hatch Gets New Gear Down Under, Starts At AUD $23,335

Equipped with new safety and convenience features, the updated Corolla will arrive at Aussie dealers on November 1.

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Teased Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Debut

BMW is finally ready to fully embrace front-wheel drive sedans.

Hyundai And Kia Settle Class Action Lawsuits Over 2.0- And 2.4-Liter GDI Engines

The settlement covers approximately 4.1 million vehicles in the United States.

Audi Grounds Their Flying Car Project

The company has suspended work on the project and is reviewing their partnership with Airbus.

Pimp Your 2020 Chrysler Pacifica With Official Red S Edition Package For $3,995

The Red S Edition package is available for 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited gas and hybrid models and focuses mostly on the interior.

Morris Commercial Teases Their Carbon Fiber-Bodied Electric Delivery Van

The upcoming model draws inspiration from the 1950’s Morris J-type van.

Buick Puts Bigger Battery Into China’s Velite 6 EV, Extends Range To 255 Miles

The new version of Buick’s EV gains an 148 HP electric motor and a 52.5 kWh battery pack, which extends its range by 68 miles.

Jeep Gladiator XMT Unveiled As A Light Tactical Military Truck

The Gladiator XMT could go into production during the second half of next year.

Hyundai Nexo And Tucson FCVs Have Racked Up Over 8.4 Million Miles In The U.S.

Despite not selling in high numbers, mainly due to the limited refueling infrastructure, the two models have covered a distance equal to 17 round-trip journeys to the surface of the Moon.