BMW X1 XDrive35i: 0-60 In 5.3 Seconds
May 4th, 2012 5:00 PM Share
Although Canucks have been enjoying the BMW X1 xDrive28i for over a year now, the launch of the X1 in the United States will see both the four-cylinder model, and a 3.0L twin-turbo I6 version, dubbed the xDrive35i. And it’s fast.
The xDrive35i will dash to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. The sDrive28i (RWD only) will do it in 6.2, while the xDrive28i takes additional tenth of a second. Fuel economy is 24 city/33 highway for the RWD model, 22/30 for the AWD version, and 18/27 for the xDrive35i. No manual will be offered, just BMW’s 8-speed automatic transmission. Looks like BMW’s baby crossover isn’t so lame after all.
Published May 4th, 2012 5:00 PM
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What killed BMW X3 for me is lack of foot room. The Euros love stuffing huge center consoles into their vehicles, wasting space and crowding you in. Fingers X'ed the X1 will prove more foot friendly.
so it is based on the 3-series architecture, and costs $6000 less than a 3-series wagon? while it seems pointless, it is a good deal for consumers wanting an entry level BMW I guess. but much like how the 5-Series GT stole sales from the 7-Series, this complicates BMW's product placement strategy. this also could steal sales from the Countryman Turbo.
so a 1 series hatch or a 3 series wagon would be quicker, with the same or better fuel economy, while handling better and/or riding nicer. crossover fail.
Deep down this thing is still a BMW (especially one with M Sport package, like mine). Mine is X-Drive28i AWD 2.0 turbo and I've been getting about 24 mpg in mixed driving, I barely have 800 miles on it so it should get better with time. MT in this thing would be pointless as most people have to deal with traffic in their daily grind, I drove MT cars in the past and simply got tired, having one for fun like weekend racing events and such would be fine, but otherwise not likely. I can tell you all that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some of you are calling X1 ugly I guess; I find it very interesting and actually like its looks. The M Sport package makes this thing a hoot to drive, there is no turbo lag and all the torque is there at 1250 RPM and this thing hauls a** (trust me). I buy BMW's because of the way they drive and feel (my 5th one mind you, so you could say I'm an afficionado and a big fan). Tried other cars but something seems to be missing, hard to explain but I know it's there. It feels very substantial and expensive way more than it's price tag would suggest. They last a long time and keep their looks much better than many current cars (my last 5 series was 6 years old and it looked better than my friend's one year old car in every respect, nothing was worn down and broken apart, you could see the quality) so please don't bash BMW just because you either can't afford one or are simply a hater and have nothing better to do. Rather get one and enjoy the ride.