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Availability: Late October 2009
Price: €27,200 ($39,715*)
BMW's XI is the company's latest premium compact model. Its six engine variants are designed with so-called "drivetrain" technology aimed at enhancing both performance and fuel efficiency. Five models—the sDrive18d, xDrive18d, sDrive20d, xDrive20d, and xDrive23d—have diesel engines, while the xDrive28i has a gasoline engine. Fuel efficiency and CO2 ratings range according to model. For example, the Drive18d has an average fuel consumption of 5.2 litres/100 kilometers (or 54.3 mpg) and a CO2 rating of 136 grams per kilometer, while the xDrive28i has 9.4 liters/100 kilometers (or 30 mpg) and a CO2 emissions rating of 219 grams per kilometer.
* U.S. dollar equivalents are provided on this and subsequent slides for information purposes only. The dollar figure does not imply that this car is available for sale in the U.S. or that this is its retail list price there.