The most compact and affordable SUV you can buy from BMW Malaysia is the 2017 X1. This German compact SUV is available here in sDrive20i xDrive20d forms, priced at RM228,800 and RM255,800 respectively. Competition for the model comes in the form of Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, MINI Countryman, Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q3.
Powering the X1 sDrive20i is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot that outputs 192hp at 4,700rpm and 280Nm of torque from 1,250rpm to 4,600rpm. An eight-speed torque converter type automatic transmission is tasked to send the power to the front wheels. BMW claims this baby SUV can complete the century sprint in 7.7 seconds, while returning an average fuel consumption figure of 5.9-litres per 100km.
Under the hood of the pricier xDrive20d, is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four cylinder engine and an eight-speed sport automatic gearbox combo that is good for 187hp and 400Nm of torque. Unlike its petrol sibling, the xDrive20d comes standard with BMW's xDrive all wheel drive system. This diesel X3 take 0.1 seconds less to complete the century sprint compared to the petrol variant, while fuel consumption is rated at 4.9-litres per 100km.
Learn more about the 2016 BMW X1 here: