BMW X1 News in Malaysia

  • All-new U11 2023 BMW X1 showcased in Thailand, single sDrive18i variant, price equals to RM 292k

    At the ongoing 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show, BMW Thailand showcased the recently-launched all-new U11 2023 BMW X1. Thailand is the second market in this region to receive the 2023 U11 BMW X1, with the first country being Singapore. For the Thailand market, BMW is offering the BMW X1 in a single sDrive18i variant, priced at THB 2,249,000 (~RM 292k). Powering the X1 sDrive18i is a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that does 156 PS and 230 Nm, deployed to the front wheels via


    Mar 23, 2023

  • Buying a used modern BMW? They may be more reliable than you think

    JD Power recently released its 2023 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which showed that vehicle reliability has increased with an industry average of 186 problems per 100 (PP100) vehicles, an improvement of 6 PP100 from 2022. For context, a lower PP100 score is better. Even premium marques scored an improvement, lowering their score by 23 PP100. Vehicles from the 2020 model year were the focus of this study. Unsurprisingly, Lexus took the top spot of dependability in the premium brands seg


    Mar 14, 2023

  • 7 EV SUVs launching in Malaysia in 2023: Toyota bZ4X, Smart #1, VW ID.4, and more

    Part two of our three-parter on SUVs coming to Malaysia in 2023 revolves around electric vehicles (EVs). Last week we talked about regular, pure-ICE models, and if that's more your swing here's the link. Plug in your chargers, we're going in... BMW iX1 The missing link in BMW's i electrified range in Malaysia, the iX1 made its global debut alongside the all-new BMW X1 in June this year. Considering the BMW electric range is pretty complete here, expecting it to be sold on our shores isn't too fa


    Dec 24, 2022

  • Used F48 BMW X1 - Premium SUV for HR-V money, what's the catch?

    BMW’s first front-wheel drive (FWD) car was the 2 Series Active Tourer, followed by the F48 BMW X1, which continued the bemoaning of BMW enthusiasts. But the market has spoken – buyers of the segment aren’t bothered by which wheels are driven. What they care about is interior space and practicality, both of which benefit from a FWD architecture, plus the all-important badge. And the F48 BMW X1 delivered those. Having been on the market for 7 years in Malaysia, there is now a healthy number of ch


    Nov 12, 2022

  • These are BMW's best selling models for H1 2022 - EV contribution at 6 percent

    BMW ended the first half of 2022 with 1,016,228 units delivered worldwide, excluding BMW Motorrad motorcycles, MINI and Rolls-Royce. The figure however, is down 13.7 percent from the same 6-month period last year due to shortage in semiconductor parts and additional supply chain disruptions caused by the Ukraine-Russia war, as well as China’s zero Covid policy lockdowns. The company now has 20 models on sale, including 4 fully electric i Series models. The following is a list of BMW’s best-selli


    Aug 19, 2022

  • 2023 BMW iX1 EV SUV debuts alongside all-new X1 - With 313PS/494Nm and e-AWD

    BMW has pulled the covers off its first-ever compact electric vehicle (EV) SUV, the 2023 BMW iX1. Debuting alongside the all-new 2023 BMW X1, the BMW iX1 will feature as a new variant, alongside the X1’s internal combustion, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and 48V mild-hybrid (MHEV) powered variants. Powering the BMW iX1 xDrive30 is a pair of electric motors, one motor at the front axle and another at the rear. The duo of electric motors in the BMW iX1 xDrive30 develop 200 kW, or up to 230 kW (313 PS) wit


    Jun 1, 2022

  • BMW Malaysia is less affected by chip shortage, OK to fulfil most orders by June 2022

    Inventory of CKD packs at circa 1.5 months Only minimal waiting period for popular models - 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X5 Majority of orders to be fulfilled before SST exemption’s expiry on 30-June 2022 BMW Malaysia is weathering the current global shortage in automotive semiconductor parts better its rival Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, at least for now. According RHB Investment bank’s latest report on Sime Darby, whose Motor division owns BMW dealer Auto Bavaria as well as the BMW Group engine and vehic


    Mar 29, 2022

  • Earn RM 5k but want an SUV? Here are 6 great used choices from CR-V to Fortuner!

    SUVs are among the hottest commodity in the market with almost every manufacturer offering at least one model. But say you earn RM 5,000 a month, your new car choices are only limited to local B-segment crossovers or 7-seaters like the Mitsubishi Xpander. If you wish to get something bigger, the used car market has plenty. As tempting as prices for a used Volvo XC60 or even a Toyota Harrier can be, buying a used car is a little bit different from buying a new one. Also read: New or used car, whi

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    Jul 31, 2021

  • 0-100 in 7.9 seconds, how the 2020 Proton X50 compares with the HR-V, CX-3, X1, and Kona?

    As revealed in more detail at the media drive today, we know that the 2020 Proton X50 will ride better than the Geely Binyue, have safer tech than the BMW X1, and could be the cheapest car that parks itself. Now Proton has unveiled some interesting performance figures coming from the X50 and they are definitely impressive coming from the B-segment. During the media preview event in Sepang earlier today, Vehicle Chief Engineer (E1), En. Noor Hisham Ismail has confirmed that the 1.5T MPI engine ha

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    Sep 30, 2020

  • Comparison: BMW X1 sDrive18i vs Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI

    With the recent introduction of the CKD 2020 F48 BMW X1 sDrive18i on our shores, we set out to pit it against another small premium SUV, which is CBU from Germany, the Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI. Both cars are priced quite close to each other, with the X1 coming in at RM 208,368, while the Q2 retails for RM 212,041. Which one should you dole out your precious money for? Powertrain Both cars come with turbocharged powerplants strapped to 7-speed DCT transmissions, but the biggest difference is that the BMW


    Aug 2, 2020

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