BMW and K2 Build Two Winter Sport Tuned X1sPosted by: Kenny Chan onDecember 2nd, 2012
BMW and winter-sport equipment manufacturer K2 are showing off a pair of X1s here at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride X1 concept car is the result of a collaboration with K2, makers of snow-sports equipment. It rides a bit higher than a standard X1 with about 8mm of extra suspension travel and sits on a set of 19” wheels painted in Ferric Grey with polished spokes. The extra suspension travel may have been added to carry all the extra audio gear mounted inside the rooftop luggage boxes.
Made of milled aluminum, the custom made luggage boxes house a Harman Kardon sound system. No lasers or disco balls are included but the luggage boxes can be light up in blue or orange via three LEDs mounted at the front of the roof. Inside we find Black Nappa leather with orange-coloured contrast stitching for the seats and door trim along with black floor mats with orange highlights.
Fans of the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride X1 will be happy to know that the collaboration between BMW and K2 resulted in not only a development of a snow-lovers concept vehicle but also one that customers may get their hands on if they wish to. For a limited run this winter, customers can order a BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition boasting exclusive design and equipment. If you’ve always wanted an SUV that let’s everyone know that yes, as a matter of fact, you do plan on taking it off-road then this is the X1 for you.
The off-road character is reinforced by the exterior equipment range of the xLine and rounded off by the roof rails in satin aluminium trim. BMW has included a range of winter accessories that will come standard including the 460 roof box including the BMW base support system, ski/snowboard bags, all weather floor mats and a fitted luggage compartment mat. The coolest bonus feature and really the only thing that sets this vehicle apart from regular BMW X1s aside from the giant X decal on the rear doors is a set of exclusively designed pair of K2 LTD Powder Ride skis not available for sale anywhere else (well maybe on eBay).
The X1 Powder Ride Edition is available immediately and can be ordered in Black and Alpine White, as well as in Valencia Orange, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver and Black Sapphire metallic finishes. Pricing for North America has not been released yet.