BMW Announces the BMW X1 EfficientDynamics Edition

By Christian Stampfer on 12 July 2011
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Diesel fans got a reason to celebrate recently with the unveiling of the newest BMW EfficientDynamics Edition model, the X1 sDrive20d EDE.  The new diesel will be available for European customers in autumn 2011.

The X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition is the third model within the EfficientDynamics Edition model sub-range. BMW currently offers the BMW 320d EDE sedan and BMW 320d EDE Touring.

The X1 sDrive20d features numerous fuel saving options which are typical for an EfficientDynamics Edition model. These include the reworked and turbocharged 2-liter 163-hp (230 kW) engine with variable intake geometry and a centrifugal-pendulum dual-mass flywheel, which reduces engine vibrations while driving at 1000 rpm.  It will also come with energy saving tires, specially-designed aerodynamic wheels (turbine-styling), and active ventilation flaps.

The X1 EDE isn’t quite as fuel efficient as the two 3 Series models.  The  X1 uses 4.5 l/100 km (53 mpg). It emits 119 g CO2 per 100 km. The higher fuel usage is due to the higher weight and the different aerodynamics of the X1.

On a drive from Munich to Hamburg with the BMW 320d Sedan, we saw fuel usage of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg). Thanks to the 320d EDE’s impressive fuel economy, we were able to drive more than 1.380 km (857 miles) on a single tank of fuel.