[VIDEO] BMW iX1 Blue Bay Lagoon with M Sport Package

Last year, BMW unveiled the most recent X1 (U11). They also unveiled a few never-before-seen hues, including Utah Orange and Cape York Green. But, another kind of paint didn’t appear for very long following the compact crossover’s formal introduction. Blue Bay Lagoon, available only for the X1 and its electric brother, the iX1, is available from the Individual catalog.

In this recent video, the zero-emission model sports this new paint job on the iX1 with the M Performance Package and big 20-inch wheels. It also has the Shadowline front grille, which is uncommon in this market, and even has massaging seats. The cabin’s upholstery shows off a black Vernasca leather, and an aluminum accent with a mesh look adorns the dashboard.

The new X1 lacks an iDrive knob, similar to the 2 Series Active Tourer. Its interior follows the “less is more” philosophy since most functions are accessible through the touchscreen. These functions appears consistent with eliminating numerous physical controllers. The infotainment system functions through the iDrive 8. However, BMW will soon begin producing X1/iX1 cars with the iDrive 9 system based on Android Automotive. You will continue to receive a 10.7-inch display because the screen size won’t change.

After a growth surge, the third-generation X1 is undeniably more helpful than its predecessor. Its new length of 4.5 meters gives the back seat passengers more room, while the baggage volume has increased by 35 to 540 liters. The space increases to 1,600 liters, 50 liters more than previously, when the 40:40:20-split rear seat is folded down.

At the time being, there is just one electric model available: the iX1 xDrive30. A cheaper eDrive20 with a single motor is anticipated to go into production at the end of the year; it will have front-wheel drive and much less power than the dual-motor model. The latter has 313 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.6 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 112 mph (180 km/h).

The next-generation X2 will also be available by the end of 2023 and receive the same zero-emission treatment as the iX2.

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