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BMW X1 Unveiled in Tehran

BMW X1 Unveiled  in Tehran BMW X1 Unveiled  in Tehran

Persia Khodro, the official firm representing BMW in Iran, introduced the company’s newest X1 model last week in a ceremony held in Tehran. BMW has a large following in Iran, with sales dating back to the 1950s. The latest models are likely to help the company broaden its appeal to the more size-conscious car buyer. The company introduced two models of the car: xDrive 25i and xDrive20i, local automotive website Asre Khodro reported. The vehicles will be priced between 314.9 million and 329.9 million rials ($89,971-$94,257) depending on the features. The sales of X1 have started and the company reports that delivery will start in less than a month. Persia Khodro will also be leasing the cars on 6-24 monthly installments. All new vehicles of the X1 have a limited engine range, as the government stipulates that no cars can be imported with engines larger than 2.5 liters.