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BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride and the BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition Unveiled

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The 2013 BMW X1 crossover is finally hitting U.S. showrooms. BMW has just unveiled two special editions of the X1, the Concept K2 Power Ride and the X1 Power Ride Edition. According to BMW the BMW X1 Power Ride Edition will be available in showrooms, especially tailored for those who make the most of winter on the slopes. The BMW Concept K2 Power Ride is a reflection of the adrenaline rush of full-speed downhill fun.

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The K2 concept is the result of a three-year cooperation between BMW and winter sport equipment supplier K2. Valencia Orange metallic paintwork is complemented by a distinctive graphic whose design takes its cues from a limited-edition K2 ski. A central element of this crossover graphic is the stylized image of a fox, which forges ahead of a dynamically penned X from the rear of the car to the front doors. The concept also gets an extra eight millimeters of suspension travel over the standard model and 19-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey with polished spokes. The Ferric Grey trim of the front and rear sills and side skirts emphasise the car's uncontained forward momentum over snow and loose ground.

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The special edition X1 Power Ride features the xLine, roof rails in aluminum satinated trim and a storage package, including a front armrest. It also gets winter accessories such as the the 460 roof box, a ski and snowboard bag sporting a design specifically created for this model, all-weather floor mats and a fitted luggage compartment mat. Buyers also get an exclusively designed pair of K2 LTD Powder Ride skis, available only in conjunction with the X1 Powder Ride Edition.

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The market launch of the BMW X1 Powder Ride Edition is scheduled for November 2012 and the special-edition model will be available in the US in both BMW X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i guises.

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