Originally Posted by type-r
Correction: There is no X1 M as such. It is probably the M sport kit at best.
Originally Posted by Akash1886
It is the same car that was shown in Auto Expo in Feb-2016 i.e the Blue X1. It could be the kitted X1 but honestly, from the looks of it, X1 with M-Kit is way more aggressive than the normal X1 which also I saw in Mumbai.
Well Type R is partly correct,Most of these cars are not actually M Badged cars but have bits & pieces from the M badged cars or design department. BMW figured people will pay more & love the M badges alot so lets flex the name a bit.
I was keen on buying the new X1 but after some showroom visits & financial calculations i decided i am not prepared yet,but gave me a pretty good idea of the BMW line up from the sales team. These cars are not really M version cars but are top of the line package usually called "M Sport" or "M-Line". And yes they have tiny M badges around to make you feel special . But never in the front or back of the car like the real M Cars.
The BMW X1(M Sport/line) top end which comes in Estoril blue(exclusive colour)has a full colour body kit(also exterior changes) & different M style rims,it also has a variable suspension(welcome to be corrected) know as the M performance suspension. You get badges on the steering wheel and side of the car and options of different leather & other interior options over the versions below it.The new X1 seems so good on paper that the X3 2.0 seems to be only for showoffs. List of regular BMW cars(India) with M sport badging:
320d Msport,530d Msport, 730Ld Msport,750Li Msport,
X1(20d) Msport, X3(30d)Msport, X5(30d)Msport, X6(40d)Msport. List of BMW "M///"(India) cars:
M3 Sedan,M4 Coupe,M5 Sedan,M6 Grand Coupe
X5M , X6M
When i visited the showroom was really surprised to see M3 is now a tiny 4 door as my memories of the legendary M3 was different. Looks like the M4 is the successor for the old gen M3!