Well we can surely say that the chubby BMW X1 is the cheapest new vehicle you can buy with a Roundel. The 2015 BMW X1 can be yours for a mere price of $30,900. You’ll get a beautiful car with a crossover body style but on the strange side for a European vehicle it lacks a manual transmission, but BMW has a strong audience so this will surely go by unnoticed.
The 2015 BMW X1 model comes in several options to achieve a perfect driving experience and you can only imagine what the BMW 2016 X1 would look, feel and sound like. The two packages, Technology Package, Driver Assistance Package also come with a Panoramic Moonroof and heated front seats. While you can get a $32,700 for the base model with all the new nuts and bolts you can spend as high as $41,720.
The standard features of the BMW X1 sDrive28i include 2.0L I-4 240hp engine intercooled turbo, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side door mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, DSC-X electronic stability
So what do you get from the other packages that’s so special. Well a backup camera can come in handy, front and rear parking sensors are a must, navigation is always a great option to have especially if you are in a foreign country and somehow got lost and this of course comes with a satellite radio all wrapped around a smooth wood trim and after all and all that money spent you still don’t get real leather, and a fairly nice Sensatec leatherette is quite a good substitute. The rule pay more get more is strictly followed in this German luxury vehicle.
Considered as a fine successor to the outgoing 3-Series, the X1 is a proper BMW with hydraulic power steering on the all-wheel drive X1. One thing is certain the 2015 BMW X1 is far ahead from the F-Series 3 and 4-Series cars, which feel like a video game force feedback wheel in comparison.
This BMW is powered with a 2.0L turbocharged I4 and 8-speed automatic transmission and while the N20 engine may lack a bit more juice than the I6, it still delivers plenty of power. 240 horsepower is what moves this beauty of a vehicle, but with 260 lb-ft available from just 1250 rpm.
The 8-speed transmission is in perfect motor harmony and with that it delivers great performance and fuel economy. Dynamically, the X1 doesn’t seem to suffer from a slightly higher ride height and center of gravity. The tires are to blame in this case and the verdict is that the Goodyear Eagle LS run-flat tires impose an artificial ceiling on the car’s dynamic envelope.
The ride is quiet and comfortable, and those drivers that are interested in something even more pumped up for performance there is always the Sport package, which comes with a brawnier wheel and tire package.