A car is a sole product of the traits inherited from its producer and being a BMW car the BMW X1 enjoys the exceptionally innovative genes gifted to it by its father. BMW X1 is a luxury compact crossover first produced in 2009. The car is marketed as a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive worldwide and shares a similar platform with the BMW X3, based on the platform of the BMW 3 Series (E91) Touring (wagon). The car was introduced in the Philippines markets to target a particular section of buyers who crave a modern and ultra-stylish luxury crossover.
Engine, mileage and variants
The pumped-up dynamism the athletic crossover features is a conduct of the undiluted power poured in its veins by its long petrol and diesel engine range. The car allows you to choose between the 11 variants available for the Philippines markets. Among these the most dynamic BMW X1 xDrive28i variant is powered by a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine, which generates a power output of 245 hp between 5000 to 6500 rpm and a maximum torque output of 350 Nm between 1250 to 4800 rpm. This perfectly-engineered power plant catapults the crossover to establish a speed of 100km/h from standstill in just 6.4 seconds. Other than this the most efficient 1995cc 4-cylinder engine encased in the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics variant owing to its fully variable valve control Valvetronic and High Precision Injection technologies presents a purely economic mileage of 4.5 litres/100km.
'Authoritative' is the word which correctly defines the exterior design of the car. The slippery aerodynamics and the robustness incorporated to the car's exterior is purely a job worth praise. The car displays a dynamic and expressive front look which is imparted to it by the detailed bonnet, new kidney shaped radiator grille, impressive adaptive headlights and the tweaked front bumper. The sportiness that the car features is a product of attributes like the dazzling rear lamps, shark fin antenna, rear spoiler and the stylish roof rails. The main attraction point of the car are the fancy and sporty light-alloy 17” and 18” wheel designs. The wide and bold exterior design of the car is a product of the dimensions reading - 4454mm x 1798mm x 1545mm (L x W x H) with a long wheelbase of 2760mm. While, the SUV extends its off-road capability to 177mm.
The interior design of the car is impeccably crafted to display a solemnly intuitive and luxuriously comfortable sense of propulsion. The interiors are crafted with pure aesthetics and there is an eye-catching trim design running all around the cabins. The ergonomically crafted cockpit features a compact and perfectly configured control panel, well-lit and precisely detailed infotainment system with Navigation system Professional and leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with optional Servotronic type steering. The comfort part of the car is added by the large leather seats, the front and rear armrests, the high quality air-conditioning system and superior quality sound system. With all this the car promises you a boot space of 419 litres, to carry your luggage along with you.
Safety, braking and miscellaneous
Being a BMW car the engineers have left no stone unturned to ensure a highly dependable safety characteristics for the passengers of the car. The Dynamic Traction Control and the Dynamic Stability Control system employed in the SUV provides definite handling proportions for each unit of dynamism the car features. The car is also equipped with ABS (Antilock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), front and full-length side curtain airbags, auto-braking, parking assist, BMW Assist e-Call which automatically notifies a BMW call center in case of a crash and 3-point seatbelts. The efficient retardationa nd handling assistance added to the car is a conduct of its efficient braking system consisting of four wheel disc brakes.
With the robust yet sophisticated exterior design, pleasurable and luxurious interiors, unadulterated and astonishing driving experience and ultra-safe characteristics BMW X1 places a whole new world in your hands to explore unless you don't worry about the high maintenance of the car.