BMW Adds PHEV Option to X1 SUV

BMW has unveiled its new X1 compact SUV, which includes a plug-in hybrid option for the first time.

The car will be powered by varying three and four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engines, with front-wheel and all-wheel drive options also being offered. There are two gasoline and diesel engines apiece, although the ‘xDrive’ all-wheel drive option is only offered on the most powerful, 187bhp 2.0 liter diesel engine out of the four internal combustion engine options.

Meanwhile, the PHEV xDrive25e will offer a 123bhp engine powering the front wheels, while the electric motor, rated at 93bhp, will power the rear. A 9.7 kWh battery means the car should be able to do 31 miles on electric power alone.

BMW will offer a total of 12 electrified models across its line-up by the end of 2019, with the X1 PHEV due to enter production in March 2020.

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