Next year, BMW is changing things up when it comes to their 2020 X1. The X1 will get a facelift—sporting a new grille, new headlights and taillights, software updates, and a brand new transmission with gear ratio changes. The software updates will allow the X1 to shift more smoothly and have a quicker acceleration.
The New 2020 BMW
BMW is also offering new colors and new wheel options. Inside, the touchscreen is being enlarged from 6 and a half inches to nearly 9 inches (8.8 inches). The infotainment system includes upgraded navigation, and drivers will also see a new shifter. The new shifter is electronic, which matches with the other offerings in the BMW lineup. The X1’s eight-speed automatic will offer different gear ratios for better performance.
The 2020 X1 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four along with 228-hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The X1 goes from 0 to 60 in just 6.3 seconds. The revised transmission programming offers a smoother overall performance. Plus, front- and all-wheel drive configurations are available. The new 8-speed transmission has an automatic Steptronic transmission with revised gear ratios offering fast and almost imperceptible shifting. This offers improved comfort for both the driver and passengers. Drivers can choose to upgrade to the Sport Automatic transmission which comes with steering wheel mounted shift paddles.
Steptronic Automatic Transmission
BMW’s Steptronic automatic transmission is “manu-matic” –giving drivers the best of both transmissions—automatic and manual. Drivers can choose from manual or the multi-drive mode automatic. This Steptronic transmission has been around for over 20 years, with updates each year. The 2020 X1 Steptronic transmission is flexible and quick-shifting. It offers drivers a great deal of performance and a much better driving experience.
With the Steptronic transmission, drivers get higher revving before shifts. With this transmission, it is easy to move from one mode to another. You simply tip the drive selector forward or backward into the gear you want, or you can use the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The transmission won’t let you rev too far into the red zone or shift into an unsafe gear.
DSC Dynamic Stability Control System
The 2020 BMW X1 will also feature the DSC Dynamic Stability Control System which transfers power to the rear wheels when needed. It will also reduce understeer in turns and improve traction when going uphill or when driving along slippery surfaces (or when driving faster).