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X1 - E84 (2009 - ...) - Body and Safety: Modern Function and Reliable Protection.

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Body and Safety: Modern Function and Reliable Protection.

• Five comfortable seats, generous transportation capacities.
• 40/20/40 split/folding rear seat backrests with inclination adjustment.
• Comprehensive occupant protection thanks to the body structure, front and side airbags as well as side head curtain airbags.
“The BMW X1 offers inspiring functionality. That is, its multifaceted possibilities are simply fun to use.” Peter Kirst, BMW X1 Project Manager.
Versatility is one of the most significant features of a BMW X model. This becomes evident in its handling characteristics, which combine fascinating dynamics on the road with superior off-road traction, as well as in its body shell concept that, thanks to generous and flexibly utilisable interior space, meets the demands of the most diverse requirements. The BMW X1 also convinces with a generous interior and a variety of possibilities that ensure, as the situation demands, either a maximum degree of travelling comfort on all seats or an increased amount of transportation space.
The five-door vehicle, which measures 4.45 metres in length, 1.80 metres in width and 1.55 in height, provides room for up to five occupants. The three fully utilisable rear seats offer passengers a high degree of comfort even during longer journeys. Notwithstanding its stretched proportions, the BMW X1 also has a remarkable degree of headroom at the back in comparison with its rivals. Moreover, its body shell concept meets with the highest occupant protection requirements. With a crash-resistant body structure and comprehensive safety features, the BMW X1 fulfils the prerequisites for achieving excellent results in the latest and most significant crash tests worldwide.

Manifold storage possibilities, means-tested, expandable luggage compartment.
Numerous open storage compartments and shelves, cupholders in the centre console as well as large open door pockets with integrated bottle holders emphasise the functional character of the BMW X1. The luggage compartment features two large side storage areas recessed in the floor behind the wheel arches as well as bag hooks and lashing eyes. Furthermore, beneath the luggage compartment floor, an intermediate storage space and a multifunctional tray below for storing small items are available for use. The optionally available storage package includes a centre armrest at the rear, a spectacle case integrated into the roof lining on the driver’s side, nets on the front seat backrests and tensioning straps in the door pockets. The front centre armrest features a clip-on cupholder and an electric socket. Two cupholders are integrated in the rear centre armrest. An additional electrical connection, which can also be accessed by the rear seat passengers, is located on the centre console cover. Dividers for the intermediate floor storage space, tensioning straps, a storage net and a further electric socket in the luggage compartment are constituent parts of the storage package.
The generously dimensioned rear bench offers seating comfort for up to three passengers. Furthermore, the interior of the BMW X1 can be quickly and easily adapted to meet the most diverse transportation requirements. Thanks to the large, wide-opening tailgate and a low loading sill, convenience is guaranteed even when loading bulky items. The inclination of the rear seat backrests can be adjusted in numerous stages by up to 30 degrees. With the backrest in an upright position (cargo position), the luggage compartment volume is increased from 420 to 480 litres (14.7 to 16.8 cu ft). Moreover, the 40/20/40 split/folding backrest offers a multitude of variation possibilities.
If only the middle section is folded down, a large through-loading space is created, facilitating the storage of two 46-inch golf bags, four pairs of skis or two snowboards. With the rear seat backrest completely folded down, the storage space is increased to 1,350 litres.
Aluminium roof luggage rails, preparation for a rear luggage rack and a tow coupling with a removable tow ball are optionally available in addition to a transport bag for the through-loading area. The maximum permissible tow load of the BMW X1 is 2,000 kg (BMW X1 sDrive20d, BMW X1 xDrive18d and BMW X1 sDrive18d: 1,800 kg).

Panorama glass sunroof: As much light and fresh air as you need.
The panorama glass sunroof, which is available for the BMW X1 as an option, creates a particularly bright ambience and delivers as much fresh air as desired. The glass surface of the two-part roof measures 97 centimetres in length and 90.5 centimetres in width, with an opening of up to 48.5 centimetres. The structurally rigid design of the rear glass element contributes additionally to the vehicle’s stiffness. A further distinctive feature is the harmonious integration of the glass surface into the vehicle’s body shell. This is achieved by the “sweeping” contour of the front edge of the glass cover which follows the front edge design of the roof.
Like the front glass element, the slidable lining of the panorama glass sunroof is electrically operated. Its inner surface decor corresponds to that of the roof lining, blending harmoniously into the interior. The control unit is integrated into the roof lining together with the interior light switches.


Crash-resistant body shell and six airbags.
The extremely torsionally rigid body shell of the BMW X1 is based on the development concept of intelligent lightweight construction, which includes, inter alia, the selective use of high and highest strength steel grades. Both the choice of materials as well as the arrangement and geometry of bars, struts and supports are designed to achieve maximum crash safety, but also weight optimisation and the highest possible degree of vehicle agility. The frontal forces unleashed in an accident are diverted through several load paths in order spread out high collision forces and reduce load peaks acting on the rigid occupant cell.
The interior of the BMW X1 is fitted as standard with front and side airbags as well as side head curtain airbags for the front and rear seats. All seats feature three-pivot automatic seat belts, the front seats being equipped with belt force limiters and a belt latch tensioner. Furthermore, ISOFIX child seat fastening points for the rear seats also come as standard. All occupant restraint systems are controlled by the vehicle’s central safety electronics.
The high demands with regard to pedestrian protection are taken into consideration by corresponding deformation zones at the front of the vehicle.
In addition, the bonnet of the BMW X1 features energy-absorbing deformation zones as well as resilient hinge kinematics.

Daytime running lights as standard, Bi-Xenon headlights as an option.
The twin round headlights fitted as standard on the BMW X1 also feature daytime running lights. Bi-Xenon headlights are optionally available and include position and daytime running lights set in typical BMW corona rings. They are combined with LED light conductors for the rear lights which intensely accentuate in particular the L shape of the taillights.
In addition to a high-beam assistant and a rain sensor, adaptive headlights, which illuminate the road surface according to the steering angle, are also optionally available for the BMW X1. In the event of an emergency brake application, adaptive brake lights give particularly effective warning to drivers behind.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 17:27  
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