ASIAN Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official distributor of BMW cars and motorcycles in the Philippines, is setting a new benchmark in the compact segment, with the launch of the new BMW X1, a BMW X model for the first time entering the premium class of the largest market segment in terms of sales.

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"We will initially offer the variant BMW X1 xDrive20d and it comes with all the features so typical of a BMW X model and at the same time offers a new interpretation of BMW Sheer Driving Pleasure. The youngest member in the wide range of BMW X models stands for versatile sportiness and supreme agility, with looks characterized by self-confident elegance and modern style. Young and sporting in design, the interior combines superior variability with equally superior flexibility. In a nutshell, therefore, the BMW X1 brings together the features typical of a Sports Activity with the driving characteristics, dynamic performance and outstanding fuel economy and emission management of the BMW 1 Series," ACC President Bobby Y. Rosales said.

“We at ACC are very pleased to introduce the newest addition to the BMW X Family. We are also very proud to say that we are the first to offer the BMW X1 in the Southeast Asian region which goes to show the importance of the Philippine market” added Rosales.

With its superior drivetrain technology comprising the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system, the BMW X1 offers ideal qualities for versatile mobility as a genuine driving experience. The higher seating position and driver-oriented design of the cockpit enhance the emotional driving experience to an even higher standard. Top-quality materials and striking surfaces emphasize the premium character of the car.

The spacious rear compartment offers three full-sized seats, the three-piece rear-seat backrest also adjustable for angle folding down completely to increase luggage capacity from 420 to 1,350 litres.

Numerous storage boxes and compartments add further practical benefits while the optionally available panorama glass roof ensures an even more generous feeling of space. The BMW X1 sets new standards for driving pleasure in the premium compact segment. Thanks to BMW Efficient Dynamics it offers the currently best balance of performance and fuel economy throughout its entire segment.

The diesel engine in the BMW X1 xDrive20d delivering 177 hp boasts common-rail fuel injection and a turbocharger with variable intake geometry. The driving characteristics of the BMW X1 are a perfect combination of supreme agility and versatile sportiness – features already borne out clearly in the design of the car’s body. The most important characteristics are the strongly contoured and sleek engine compartment lid, the striking, upright BMW kidney grille, wheel arches flared far to the outside, short overhangs, the long wheelbase, the elaborately chiseled rear end and the low rake of the rear window.

The front, sides and rear end merge smoothly into one another, strong lines creating a sleek flow of surfaces from one body element to the next. The stretched proportions of the car highlight both the sporting elegance of the BMW X1 and the modern, functional qualities of all models.

Measuring 4.45 metres in length, this five-door stands out clearly from every angle as a BMW X model. The wheel arches almost square in their contours; greater ground clearance and the silver-colored under floor all emphasize the robust qualities of the car.

For more information, visit Pampanga Premier Cars BMW located at the Ground Floor CGIC Building, Jose Abad Santos Avenue, City of San Fernando with telephone number (045) 963-7777 (www.LausAutoGroup.com)