Popular trim level added to X1 range; new entry-level 3-series coupé also announced
24 January 2011

BMW has added its popular M Sport trim level to the X1 soft-roader range.

All BMW X1 M Sport models will come equipped with 17-inch star-spoke M Sport alloys, chrome-plated door sills with M Sport badging and high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim for the window surrounds. X1 M Sport models also sport a wider, deeper front bumper and air intakes inspired by M division’s X5 and X6 models and a pseudo diffuser fitted at the rear.

The interior gets an M Sport multi-function steering wheel, sports seats and an Anthracite headlining.

See pics of the new BMW X1 M Sport

Prices for X1 M Sport models start from £26,615 for the 18d sDrive and £27,710 for the 18d xDrive.

BMW has also revealed details of a new entry-level 318i Coupé that will cost from £26,995 in SE trim. Power comes from a 141bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor and it is capable of 0-62mph in 9.1sec, while returning 146g/km CO2 emissions and 44.8mpg.

Pricing details for the new 6-series cabriolet range have been confirmed by BMW, too; the 640i will start from £65,680 and the 650i from £73,430 when sales start on 26 March.

Read Autocar's first drive of the new BMW 6-series

Meanwhile, the M Sport trim level for the new X3 will cost from £33,380 in the xDrive 20d model.

See all the latest BMW X1 reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

BMW X1
The BMW X1 is a rival for the VW Tiguan, Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque

The BMW X1 is fine to drive, but buyers looking for premium feel may be better served by rivals' offerings

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