BMW X1 Finally Coming To United States In "Summer 2012"

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
bmw x1 finally coming to united states in summer 2012

The BMW X1’s launch in the United States was “postponed indefinitely” due to high demand in Europe, but now, BMW has inadvertently confirmed a launch date for the United States.

BMW’s New York Auto Show press release states that the car “…will be available in U.S. showrooms in summer 2012.” No specs have been announced, but in Canada, the X1 is available with the 240 horsepower turbo 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic like the F30 BMW 328i. And yes, a review is in the works, for all you Americans wondering about BMW’s baby crossover.

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  • Wsn Wsn on Mar 26, 2012

    psarhjinian, I agree. I haven seen it in person, and it looks way better than an X3. (X3 looks too tall for the small footprint.)

  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Mar 26, 2012

    I saw these all over Europe, with small diesels. Looked like a good solution to the "we'd like a truck for space but without that lovely 17 mpg". I don't like the X3, based upon two or three loaners, and in Europe, no one drives them-or any "large" SUV. We saw maybe two X5 in two weeks in Germany, and one, yes one, Q7. I'm sure we won't get that sweet 2.0 diesel, which would make this a 40 mpg truck. It is really nice in person, a good size, and nice design.

  • Rental Man Rental Man on Mar 26, 2012

    How many of these moved in Canada this year? How many 3 wagons?

  • Stuki Stuki on Mar 27, 2012

    The resident trucklet racer needs to take one to a track an compare it to his reigning champ, the CX-5.