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Not following convention has its benefits. In the first-gen BMW X1's case, being an outlier in the booming luxury small crossover segment allowed it to offer carlike handling in a package that had more in common with a station wagon than the modern CUV. But it also sometimes pays to get with the program. That's what BMW has done with the 2016 X1, which switches to a new front-drive-based platform and adopts a shape more in line with the rest of the segment.
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A powered tailgate and the options of a two-part sliding rear seat and a bespoke bike rack suggest that practicality was high up among the engineers' concerns. Safety too: options include LED headlights able to shape their beams automatically to avoid dazzling others, and a telematics system alerts the emergency services if you crash, giving information on speed, how hard the seatbelts were pulled, how many airbags burst and more.
will be available with a full suite of safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, Frontal Collision Warning and City Collision Mitigation. The X1 will also be available with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Park Distance Control. Pricing will be announced closer to the 2016 X1's fall launch date, but expect an MSRP starting in the low $30,000 range. Live images by Ronan Glon.
PLUS : Excellent packaging with ample passenger space in both rows, as well as flexible use of the spacious cargo area. Drivetrains are strong and refined, with excellent interior fit and finish wrapped in more cohesive styling. MINUS : Run-flat tyres mean a harsh, bumpy ride and an SUV that simply won’t settle down on a bumpy road, lacking composure and making for a busy, fidgety experience for all occupants. It’s a serious letdown for an otherwise strong package.
It may be slightly shorter than the old car, but the new X1 s wheelbase is a significant 90 mm longer, and height is up by 53 mm. BMW claims more comfort via the raised seating position (by 36 mm in front, 64 mm at the back) and increased headroom, shoulder room and elbow room for all occupants. Rear knee room is up by 37 mm, but can go to 66 mm with the optional slidable rear seats, which also get adjustable backrests. Access is also easier thanks to doors that open wider.
With a range predominantly made up of diesel engines and targeting mainstream rivals like the Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Tiguan, the BMW X1 – Munich’s smallest SUV offering – isn’t exactly core evo material. However, despite a slightly uncomfortable appearance and cabin materials that can sometimes feel a bit cheap for the asking price, the X1 proves to be a typical BMW in its marketplace; in that, dynamically it’s the most entertaining small SUV you can purchase by some margin. Pick the right engine, drivetrain and spec and the X1 comes dangerously close to making its big brother, the X3, redundant.
It is more compact than most crossover SUVs, but most people don’t need the enormous size of the heftiest vehicles that brought the U.S. auto industry to near the point of capitulation. In many ways, for those who need room for only four occupants and light storage, the smaller the better, because that means better performance and far better fuel economy are attainable. The X1 fit that bill perfectly.
She ended up walking away with the X1 shown above: a 28i xDrive model with the Technology Package, Driver Assistance Package, Panoramic Moonroof and heated front seats. A $32,700 CUV (base price for an AWD X1) suddenly rang up to $41,720. A backup camera, front and rear parking senors, navigation, Satellite radio and wood trim are just some of the items that you have to pay extra for - and you still don t get real leather (though the Sensatec leatherette is quite good). Of course, you have to pay to play if you want a German luxury vehicle (specifically, the badge that comes with it). At least the X1 has a value add. It s still quite good to drive.
Feature Article: 2016 BMW X1 sDrive20i REVIEW – You Can’t Argue With Progress THE ALL-NEW BMW X1 REMINDS US WHY THE GERMAN SUPERBRAND HAS BECOME A JUGGERNAUT - NO MATTER WHICH MODEL OR WHICH SPECIFICATION YOU CARE TO NAME, ALL BMW VEHICLES ARE A PLEASURE TO DRIVE. Take the X1 sDrive 20i compact SUV - front-wheel-drive and the so-called ‘entry level' model - it's a cracker. Sure, the X1 will not challenge an M3 over a hot lap at Mount Panorama but, at under $52K (excluding on-road charges) this sDrive 20i will, for many, provide a tasty entry into &
Whichever engine you choose (there are four diesels and no petrols), the X1 is lively enough for most buyer's needs, accelerating quickly in any gear - which makes the super-quick 25d rather unnecessary. Coupled with the car's good grip and body control this would make the X1 a keen driver's SUV, but the steering is inconsistently weighted which undermines your confidence on faster turns. It feels a touch jittery on the motorway, too, which isn't ideal. As is often the case with BMWs, the ride is unsettled, too, especially on the firmer M Sport cars. On the plus side, the cabin is generally quiet; the only noticeable noise comes from the engines, which can be a bit gruff under hard acceleration.
My new 2015 sDrive28i is superb. My needs and wants in descending order: comfortable high seating, euro firm steering, weight and safety in an accident, 360 degree visibility, fast 0-60, good fuel mpg, clean well thought out lines of exterior and interior, and moderate cargo storage. I am 6'-0" tall and the X1 is easy and comfortable to get in and out of on a daily basis (instead of hitting my head and straining my back with the low door and seat height of the MB GLA or Audi Q3.) The X1 has had strong engine performance at all speeds, good reliable braking, and excellent handling. Good interior cargo spatial versatility. The dashboard and instrument panel is viewed and used the most by any driver and the X1 is beautifully laid out and intuitive. The NAV is large at 8.8", and an A+ in ease of use, functionality, and being seamlessly incorporated within the dash (instead of contrived, small, and plopped on top the dash as if it were a cheap after thought of design.) Front leg and head room is very good. My X1 included Power memory seats, Technology Package, and Driver Assistance Package, has high value for the price, and has been great for my Southern California city and highway driving. Reliability --- it never disappoints and has lived up to all my needs and expectations.
CG Says: BMW’s entry-level compact SUV is redesigned for 2016, gaining passenger and cargo room and a host of new features. The all-new, second-generation BMW X1 is based on a front-wheel-drive platform shared with the Mini Cooper Clubman (instead of the rear-drive, BMW 3-Series-based architecture of the previous X1). And unlike the first-generation X1, the new model doesn’t offer a 6-cylinder engine or two-wheel drive; all 2016 X1s come standard with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Newly available features include a head-up display, hands-free power liftgate (which opens with the swipe of a foot under the rear bumper), and a forward collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection. Other available features include a panoramic sunroof, automated parallel-park system, and reclining rear seats that slide fore and aft to favor passenger or cargo room. BMW purists might balk at the X1’s move to a front-wheel-drive platform, but most premium compact SUV shoppers will find the performance tradeoffs perfectly acceptable. The X1 is still one of the more athletic SUVs in its class, and the improvements in passenger and cargo room make it much more practical than its predecessor.
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Both of these vehicles are excellent options for those looking for a beautiful crossover vehicle, yet the BMW X1 stands apart with its additional powertrain options and gorgeous interior. Though the Audi Q3 is almost its equal, the X1 ultimately wins the race. Have a question about either of these beautiful vehicles? Give us a call, or fill out the form below, because we would be happy to discuss them with you!
De X1 is een compacte crossover van BMW. De X1 werd geintroduceerd in 2008, en moet het opnemen tegen o.a. de Audi Q3, Volkswagen Tiguan en Ford Kuga. De BMW X1 staat op het platform van de 3-serie. Het motorenprogramma bestaat uit een riant aanbod van viercilinder benzine- en dieselmotoren met vermogen uiteenlopend van 143 pk tot 245 pk. In het najaar van 2012 ondergaat de X1 een kleine facelift.
On the exterior aspect, the new 2016 BMW X1 spots an evolutionary and futuristic exterior design with most of styling and body design being a close copy of its bigger sibling; the X5 and X3. From the side view, the X1 shows up just about the same as its precursors starting from the waist. The brand beltline is still in position, while the side skirt area is creased in a practically equivalent style as on the prior model.
The X1's seats offer good support and a wide range of adjustment, while noise levels are broadly kept well in check. When pressing on the four-cylinder diesel can be a little noisy and over smaller bumps the ride quality is not as good as some rivals, although choosing an SE model on smaller wheels will mitigate this. Relatively firm suspension is a weak link, although models riding on smaller wheels and tyres are better in this respect.
At first glance of the car before us we thought, “Hey, this actually (and finally) looks like an X1 we’d be proud to call our own” (if ever a journalist could be so lucky): the out-going model had a snout too long for the good of its overall proportions, and a mug that just didn’t belong. Sorry BMW, but we’re only about to heap praise on the new one’s looks, so let us get off some hard truths to the old one first.
comes with an evolutionary external design with styling elements shared with the BMW X5 and the BMW X3. The front part of the 2016 BMW X1 is equipped with a bit larger double-kidney grille and smoother, longer headlights. In the lower part, it gets larger mist lamps and air intakes, making it emerge not only superior to its predecessor, but to have a more aggressive look, as well. The new X1 comes with body of 175.4” (L) x 71.7” x 81.1” (H), with the 105.1-inch wheelbase. In general, the exterior styling of the 2016 BMW X1 sounds as if it is no longer the unappealing duckling of the crossover array of BMW.
The X1 was introduced in 2009 and with 730,000 units sold worldwide, it has proved to be quite successful. Indeed, BMW has benefitted from the ever growing popularity of sport-utes in general and compact premium ones in particular, even though the Germans started selling the X1 in 2013 in its main market, North America. The sales of the X1 were more than expected," said Ren
The X1 is available in both rear and all-wheel drive, and offers the choice of turbocharged 4 or 6 cylinder engines (the 6-cylinder only available with AWD). We had the opportunity to sample the X1 xDrive28i, which will likely be the volume seller. At first glance, the X1 looks to be redundant with the slightly larger X3, as both offer the same powertrain options and would seem to fulfill a similar niche. Whip out the measuring tape, however, and the X1 proves to be substantially shorter and less tall, making it more comparable to a hatchback than a traditional SUV.