November 1, 2012 by Joey Wang
Spy shots from the facelifted BMW X1, it will be launched on the Chinese car market on November 12. This is the same facelift that was launched in Europe and the US in May, meaning China is only five months behind…
May 17, 2012 by Joey Wang
The China-made BMW X1 was launched on the Chinese car market in March. Sales however are not very good because buyers find it too expensive. BMW is therefore working on a cheaper entry-level X1 that will be launched later this year. The X1 is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture.
March 5, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The BMW X1 was up until now imported into China which made it too expensive. This has changed today, the China-made BMW X1 has been listed and priced on the Chinese car market. It is made by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture that also makes the 3-series and 5-series. Price starts at 282.000 yuan and ends at 498.000 yuan. Engines: 18i, 20i and 28i.
November 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The China-made BMW X1 is ready for the market. The X1 will be listed in early 2012, debut is expected at the Guangzhou Auto Show near the end of this month. The X1 is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture that also makes the 3-series and 5-series.
October 12, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The BMW X1 is currently imported into China which makes it too expensive to achieve big sales. This will all change however early next year when the locally produced X1 will hit the China car market, made by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture that also makes the 3-series and 5-series.
February 14, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The BMW X1 is made in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture, production has started and the car will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. BMW will sell the X1 with the 2.0 turbo with 245hp mated to a 8-speed automatic. Making the X1 in China makes a lot of sense, the Chinese market continues to snap up suv’s in any shape and size. The X1 is the 3th BMW for the joint venture, they already make the 5 and 3-series.
June 4, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Everything with the magic words ‘World Expo Shanghai’ gets a lot of media attention in China today. Several car makers rolled out expo-themed specials and now BMW is in with this 492.000 rmb X1 xDrive25i. It will hit la market soon.
The X1 is now imported but BMW and Brilliance are working on a new factory to make the X1 in China, factory to be completed in 2012. The X1 will then likely sell a bit cheaper, 492.000 is a lot of cash for such a small vehicle. BMW will also make a stretched version of the 3-series to compete with Audi’s A4L.