BMW X1 Malaysia-4

Late last month, BMW Malaysia announced that the X1 and X4 models will be locally-assembled and CKD production will begin sometime in mid-year. No prices then, but the company has now revealed that the CKD F48 X1 will be priced from RM228,800 and the CKD F26 X4 RM396,800.

The imported X1 was launched locally in October last year, with a single sDrive20i petrol version (2.0L, 192 hp/280 Nm) going for RM279,800. The RM51k difference in CBU vs RM228,800 CKD pricing isn’t just down to local assembly – the X1 and X4 have received their customised Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status incentives. Like the CBU petrol X1, this variant is in Sport Line trim and front-wheel drive.

There’s a new X1 variant in town to complement the above, the xDrive20d. Everything opposite from the sDrive20i, this one has xDrive (AWD), is powered by a 2.0L diesel engine and comes in the more rugged xLine trim. It is priced at RM255,800.

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The CKD X1s will have BMW ConnectedDrive, including BMW Navigation with a 6.5-inch display and iDrive touch controller for the sDrive20i. The xDrive20d gets a bigger 8.8-inch display with split-screen function and optimised rendering, Navigation Plus including head-up display, and the iDrive touch controller. Both will get the Parking Assistant (auto parking) feature.

As for the X4, which has been available in Malaysia since August 2014 as an xDrive28i, the CKD car will be the same variant (2.0L, 245 hp/350 Nm) priced at RM396,800. That’s down from RM465,800, BMW says. It will follow the X1 in getting BMW’s ConnectedDrive features, plus Driver Assistance systems (Lane Departure Warning, Person Warning and Approach Control Warning) and Services & Apps.

All prices are on the road without insurance, with BMW Malaysia’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty, free scheduled service programme and BMW Tyre Warranty. Both cars will make their debuts at the BMW xDrive Xperience 2016 event this weekend (May 21-22) and next weekend (May 28-29) at all BMW dealerships.

Last month, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, X3 and 5 Series received the EEV status that the 1 and 3 Series have earlier received. Prices for all the CKD models have come down as a result. Read our reviews of the F48 X1 and F26 X4.