Luxury SUVs are always preferred by buyers, because they are ideal for long journeys and offer great return on investment in the long run. The 2016 BMW X1 has been launched at the right time to convince people to go for it despite it being thousands of dollars higher than its earlier version.
The luxury car manufacturer BMW has officially unveiled the pricing for different variants of their luxury SUV, the X1 for the Australian market. The basic variant of the vehicle will cost $49,500 excluding on-road charges which makes it a solid $3200 more expensive than its predecessor. The car comes packed with the standard kit which should be a saving grace for those who are surprised by the increased price tag.
When you opt to purchase the 2016 BMW X1, you get a couple of add-ons without additional costs. It includes a reverse camera for rookie drivers and to handle tight spots, driving assistance suite, lane departure warning, pedestrian warning, automatic braking system and forward collision alarm. All of them are part of the standard kit which is bundled with the entry level model to justify the price tag.
In terms of design, the 2016 BMW X1 is a beast as it has always been, but it is much bigger and wider now. The front axle has been made 90mm longer in order to accommodate the new build which gives more headroom and legroom for the passengers. The basic model uses a front wheel drive system while you can opt to go for the higher end models to enjoy an all-wheel drive module.
There are four different variants of the X1 available in the market, including two diesel and two petrol variants. BMW recently faced allegations that specific diesel cars of theirs failed to pass the emission test, but it is yet to be proved legally. Customers who don’t care much about creating a green ecosystem can go for the diesel variant X1 sDrive 18d priced at $49,500, while others can go for the sDrive 20i at $51,600 or the sDrive 25i for $59,900.
In the past, diesel cars used to be priced higher. However, times have changed and hybrids besides electric vehicles are the ones that cost the highest at the moment. It is expected to change in the next two years as companies bring in highly affordable EVs that offer amazing mileage, making them an ideal fit for every day commuting.