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Equipment and Accessories: For that Extra Bit of Driving Pleasure.

• High-class optional equipment underlines the premium character.
• Perfect networking through innovative BMW ConnectedDrive services.
• Latest generation of the iDrive control system as a constituent part of the navigation systems Business and Professional.
“Features not even found in higher segments constitute the premium character of the BMW X1”.
Hildegard Wortmann, Head of Product Management BMW X Models.
With the market launch of the BMW X1, a new dimension in driving pleasure can now also be experienced in the compact segment.
Characteristic of this are, in addition to brand-typical sportiness and the both robust and functional nature of a BMW X model, the excellent quality standards and the high-class optional features offered by a premium-class vehicle. The BMW X1 underlines its exceptional position by offering a comprehensive range of standard equipment as well as additional options that raise the vehicle’s standard of comfort and individuality to a level otherwise unknown in the compact class.
The BMW X1 comes as standard with an air conditioning system.
Alternatively, automatic climate control with separate driver and front seat passenger temperature control is available. It incorporates a solar sensor, automatic window mist prevention and automatic air re-circulation. The operation of the air conditioning compressor is demand-controlled and is adapted to each driving situation. Unnoticed by the occupants, the energy it consumes can be automatically and temporarily reduced when maximum engine output is required for particularly rapid acceleration.
The optional light package offers atmospheric and functional interior lighting suited to each situation. It comprises ambience lighting, reading lamps at the front and rear, illuminated make-up mirrors for driver and front seat passenger, footwell and door opener illumination.
The standard seats in the BMW X1 are height-adjustable on both the driver and front seat passenger sides. Sport seats, electric seat adjustment including memory function as well as seat heating are optionally available for driver and front seat passenger. The BMW X1 xDrive28i and the BMW X1 xDrive23d are equipped as standard with a leather steering wheel, which is also available for all other versions and can be additionally fitted with multifunction keys. Furthermore, shift paddles located on the steering wheel for manual gear selection in the Steptronic automatic transmission mode are also available for the BMW X1 xDrive28i and the BMW X1 xDrive23d.
In addition to six loudspeakers and a CD drive, the standard audio system also includes an AUX-in connection for external audio sources. An MP3 player and other data carriers can be integrated into the entertainment system via a USB interface. The harman/kardon Surround Sound System offers the highest listening pleasure. It comprises eleven loudspeakers, a digital nine-channel amplifier with surround sound reproduction and speed-dependent equalising. A centrally mounted loudspeaker in the instrument panel, exceptionally powerful centrally mounted subwoofers as well as high-grade mid- and high-range speakers featuring aluminium diaphragms create remarkably differentiated and authentic sound characteristics.

iDrive operating system and navigation systems with a unique range of functions.
Combined with the navigation system Business or Professional respectively, the BMW X1 is equipped with the latest version of the iDrive operating system, which includes a controller and direct select buttons on the centre console, preference keys below the air conditioning control unit and a 6.5- or 8.8-inch display screen respectively. This display screen also depicts the image created by the optionally available reversing camera. Combined with the Park Distance Control system, which is equipped with sensors and also optionally available, the reversing camera simplifies reverse parking in the BMW X1.
Furthermore, the vehicle’s navigation system also facilitates the use of voice entry as well as the addition of a Bluetooth interface for mobile telephones or the additional connection of audio and communication functions that are made available by smartphones. Likewise, it is possible to make use of the comprehensive BMW ConnectedDrive services.
The newly devised iDrive controller, which is ergonomically located in an optimum position, facilitates convenient and intuitive selection and activation of functions by means of standardised rotary and toggle switches as well as push-buttons. An image of the controller depicted on the display screen simplifies orientation when selecting the next function, as do the clearly-structured, cascaded graphic menus. All menus display according to a systematic pattern, so it takes only very little time to become familiar with them.
Using the direct select buttons located on the controller, spontaneous accessing of CD, radio, telephone and navigation functions can be effected remarkably quickly.
The direct select buttons are complemented by the three command buttons “MENU”, “BACK” and “OPTION”. Furthermore, using the eight preference keys arranged centrally on the instrument panel, it is possible to store and directly access not only radio stations, telephone numbers and destinations, but also other menu items accessible via the iDrive system.
Both the navigation system Business and Professional provide high-resolution road map graphics with arrows for route guidance on the control display. The full-screen road map display featured by the navigation system Professional offers in addition a uniquely detailed overview of the surrounding region. Both the road map and the individual symbols can be displayed as three-dimensional graphics. Moreover, a relief map can be displayed on the screen. Photo-realistic graphics highlight selected places of interest along the route. A preview map simplifies selecting a travel destination.
Alternatively to the full-screen view, an assistance window, which provides additional images independently from the main map, can be activated in the control display. The contents of the assistance window can be determined by the customer by means of a predefined selection. It is then also possible, for example, to select an on-board computer display or details of the entertainment programme. The optimised voice command function featured by the navigation system Professional facilitates exceptionally fast and convenient selecting of travel destinations. For the first time, one single voice command is sufficient to transmit in its entirety a desired destination.
Verbally expressed information regarding town or city, street and house number is recorded collectively by the system and assigned accordingly. In addition, the voice recognition function assists not only with the choice of sound source but also with the search for individual music titles stored on the in-vehicle hard disk.


The perfect network: BMW ConnectedDrive in the BMW X1.
Fascinatingly diverse is the range of optional BMW ConnectedDrive services available to the driver of a BMW X1. BMW ConnectedDrive ensures in any given situation a targeted transfer of information required to increase comfort inside the vehicle, to optimise the safety of all occupants and guarantee access to a state-of-the-art choice of information and entertainment.
With BMW ConnectedDrive, the driver has at his or her disposal a number of innovative driver assistance systems as well as a comprehensive mobility support service, the functional range of which is unparalleled worldwide.
In order to maintain the speed determined by the driver, engine management, choice of gear and brakes are influenced by the cruise control system with braking function, this being optionally available for the BMW X1. The system permanently monitors the vehicle’s lateral acceleration values and, in order to prevent loss of comfort when cornering, effectuates when required a reduction of speed by means of intervention into the engine management and the braking system. Furthermore, controlled downhill driving – even when pulling a trailer – is aided by means of brake intervention, should it become necessary.
With the service BMW Assist, BMW ConnectedDrive offers the customer comprehensive and user-oriented support in a multitude of situations, both before starting off as well as en route and at the final destination. On the whole, BMW Assist comprises an enhanced emergency call function with automatic vehicle location, additional traffic information, a comprehensive information service and the interactive communication channel “My Info”, including the Send to Car function. One of the features of BMW TeleServices is the automatic allocation of a vehicle servicing deadline. The data recorded by the on-board diagnostic programme Condition Based Service, which establishes the condition of components that are subject to wear, is transmitted via telephone line to the responsible BMW service partner.
Furthermore, the new BMW ConnectedDrive remote functions facilitate locking and unlocking of doors and exact vehicle location by telephone worldwide.
A further constituent part of BMW ConnectedDrive is the BMW Routes function. With the aid of a route planer it is possible to compile individually selected routes on the internet. The routes stored there can later be easily accessed directly from within the vehicle via BMW Online or transferred to the navigation system using a USB stick. The navigation system then guides the driver to the desired destination via the chosen route, providing additional information during the journey regarding places of interest along the way.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 17:27  
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