All new for 2013, the BMW X1 is a compact crossover SUV available in standard RWD and optional AWD. Engine options consist of a 2.0-liter turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine (240 hp) and optional 3.0-liter V6 engine (300 hp). An 8-speed automatic and 6-speed automatic transmission enable the X1 to achieve an EPA estimated range of 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. Features include 18-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, leather upholstery, wood trim, automatic climate control, hands-free phone capabilities, moonroof, navigation, and a M Sport Line package. Safety is comprised of hill descent control (HDC), dynamic stability control (DSC), advanced airbags, anti-lock braking (ABS), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The X1 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The BMW X1, which arrives in fall of 2012, is an all-new compact luxury crossover that combines some of the attributes of smaller hatchbacks and wagons, as well as downsized proportions of BMW's larger X3 and X5, with a somewhat more upright look. Performance of this rear- or front-wheel-drive vehicle is quite close to that of the BMW 3-Series sport sedans, however.
Space-efficient packaging; easy parking and maneuverability; rakish exterior; strong performance; luxurious interior; extensive option possibilities
At about 175 inches long--a little longer than the Range Rover Evoque, a little shorter than the Audi Q5--the BMW X1 is roughly the same length as a compact sedan, so parking and maneuverability will be easy. It also makes more of available space than some other small crossover vehicles, thanks to a low cargo floor and flat-folding seats. And while the X1 offers a lot of practicality and versatility--as well as EPA fuel economy ratings of up to 33 mpg on the highway--it promises good performance. Even with the turbocharged 4-cylinder in its sDrive28i guise, the X1 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds.