Compact Sports Activity Vehicle, The BMW X1

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I really admire the BMW X1. It’s practically with more compact and affordable package now. The vehicle’s elegant lines and command driving position echo its larger stablemate, while the five-seat configuration and 1,350-litre boot space provide outstanding load-lugging capability.

Power comes from a choice of three diesel engine, the option to have rear-wheel drive(sDrive) or four-wheel drive (xDrive).The BMW sDrive18d and the xDrive18d feature four-cylinder powerplants with an all-aluminium crankcase and a single turbocharger with variable intake geometry. I much prefer the four-wheel

The 1,995cc engine produces 143hp while peak torque is 320Nm from 1,750rpm through to 2500rpm. This equates to a zero to 62mph time of 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 124mph for the rear-wheel drive X1 sDrive18d SE. The X1 xDrive18d SE posts figures of 10.1 seconds and a 121mph top speed. Both models are exceptionally fuel efficient,. You can achieve  54.3mpg and 49.9mpg on the combined cycle respectively.

The model of BMW xDrive23d SE is offered only as a four-wheel drive variant. Still using a 2.0-litre engine, albeit with twin-turbocharger technology, this international engine of the year category winner provides rapid performance that defies the model’s Sports Activity Vehicle position, The 204hp engine accelerates the X1 to 62mph in just 7.3 seconds, The xDrive18d SE is an EU5 rated vehicle that records 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 167g/km.

At the moment the only petrol variant is the BMW X! xDrive28i with a straight-six engine VALVETRONIC and dual-VANOS with a capacity 2,996 cc producing 258hp at 6,600 rpm. This is my choice since the diesel versions will not be suitable in my country due to the diesel gred sold here.

Most BMW X1s come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, buyers of the xDrive23d have a six-speed Sport automatic gearbox with gear change paddles located a finger tip away from the steering wheel for sporty changes. I’ve already booked a testdrive and will let u know about the testdrive..

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