Khodrocar - BMW is entering the fall season with a series of updates for its European range, starting off with its smallest car. With the company not quite ready yet to unveil the all-new 1 Series, the hatchback is getting a minor makeover through an Edition M Sport Shadow. If the name rings a bell, that’s because a similar version was offered last year in a bid to keep the rear-wheel-drive hatch fresh and competitive.
Available from November 2018, the not-so-new 1 Series Edition M Sport Shadow can be had for both three- and five-door body styles with either RWD or xDrive and comes to replace the M Sport trim. As standard, BMW will install LED headlights with black accents, along with LED fog lights, and tinted taillights. Continuing the dark theme are the 18-inch Jet Black alloy wheels, the glossy black kidney grille, and a black chrome finish for the exhaust finishers. The interior gets a fancy anthracite headliner from BMW Individual and textile sports seats with gray accents.
In other news, the X1 and X2 crossovers will be offered from November in a new sDrive20d flavor with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine delivering 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts). Output is channeled to the front axle through an eight-speed Steptronic gearbox enabling the crossover duo reach 62 mph (100 kph) in 7.9 seconds.
Go for the X2 in the xDrive18d flavor with 150 hp (110 kph) and BMW will sell the crossover with an eight-speed Steptronic starting this fall. In this configuration, the diesel-fueled crossover coupe needs 9.4 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 kph).
Another update for the X2 is represented by the Advantage Plus model bundling a wide variety of goodies, such as the lighting package and front sports seats. It also gets that anthracite headliner we’ve mentioned earlier and several interior trim strips with a glossy black and pearl effect chrome combination. The newly added X2 version also comes along with Ferric Grey 18-inch wheels, LED headlights + fog lights, and the high-gloss Shadow Line trim from BMW Individual.
Those willing to pay extra for M trinkets tailored to the X2 will be happy to hear BMW will introduce M-branded sports seats and seatbelts from November for the M Sport and M Sport X trims.