Does the BMW X1 perform? An astounding YES! Paired with the eight-speed automatic, the 228 hp-engine roars 60mph in just over six seconds and the throttle responds with alacrity. And, as usual, you’ll have several driving modes available.
But aside from the features that the performance delivers, there are also a few handy touches to the BMW X1, too. For example, a fold-flat front passenger seat can be ordered with your X1. And each of the four doors of the vehicle is capable of holding one-liter water bottles. The Extended Storage feature also comes standard, which notes that there are tie down points and nets dotted around the cabin. Also, as with every other BMW, it comes with an automatic tailgate. And to achieve what every cross-over SUV needs, it’s downright comfortable. There are enough room in the back and enough head and legroom, too.
Like any other BMW model, the BMW X1 can also be ordered in any of their three ‘lines’. The Sport line and xLine allows you to customize the vehicle’s seats, rims, and interior trim. The M Sports line allows you to make the 19-inch rims available, add a body kit, and tighten up the suspension. When the M Sport line is selected, your eight-speed autobox will also get paddle shifters.
To address the gripe of previous models, the new body now has a significantly bigger cabin. Even when the front seats are pushed back, the rear passengers can still travel in comfort. Also, the driver and front passenger sit higher than before, another significant improvement towards the driver-centered BMW X1. Though that’s not what most racers on the track are looking for, it’s a welcome for drivers in their everyday commute where the car is typically used for.
As with all their vehicles, the BMW X1 comes with an extensive line of options. While the standard equipment is more than good enough, be careful in adding too many options as they can be a bit expensive. Be aware of fixed-price servicing deals as they can help keep the running costs in check.
For those who would like to choose the BMW X1 in hopes of enjoying a BMW driving experience, we guarantee that it will be an undeniably impressive experience. Though you won’t get the same experience in their sedan series, feel of driving with this crossover will suffice your hopes.