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BMW X1 Marks Its Arrival in the Philippines

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Text: / Photos: BMW Press | posted February 01, 2010 08:24

Driving pleasure at your fingertips

Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official distributor of BMW cars and motorcycles in the Philippines recently launched the new BMW X1, slotting just under the larger BMW X3.

The youngest member in the wide range of BMW X models stands for versatile sportiness and supreme agility, with looks characterized by self-confident elegance and modern style. Young and sporting in design, the interior combines superior variability with equally superior flexibility.

Measuring 4.45 meters in length, this five-door stands out clearly from every angle as a BMW X model. The wheel arches almost square in their contours; greater ground clearance and the silver-colored under floor all emphasize the robust qualities of the car. The higher seating position and driver-oriented design of the cockpit enhance the emotional driving experience to an even higher standard. Top-quality materials, striking surfaces and the iDrive control system fitted in conjunction with the optional navigation unit emphasize the premium character of the car.

The spacious rear compartment offers three full-sized seats, the three-piece rear-seat backrest also adjustable for angle folding down completely to increase luggage capacity from 420 to 1,350 liters. Numerous storage boxes and compartments add further practical benefits while the optionally available panorama glass roof ensures an even more generous feeling of space.

The initial offering of the BMW X1 will be in xDrive20d trim, driven by a powerful diesel engine and delivering 177 hp, thanks to common-rail direct injection and a turbocharger with variable intake geometry. The BMW X1 also sets new standards for driving pleasure in the premium compact segment, thanks to the latest interpretation of Sheer Driving Pleasure. The X1 also comes standard with EfficientDynamics, offering a great balance of performance and fuel economy.

"We at ACC are very pleased to introduce the newest addition to the BMW X family. We are also very proud to say that we are the first to offer the BMW X1 in the Southeast Asian region which goes to show the importance of the Philippine market" said Mr. Bobby Y. Rosales, ACC President.

The new BMW X1 is already available at all BMW dealers nationwide at a pricetag of Php3.89-million.