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Just as the 1 Series sedan slotted into BMW’s lineup below the 3 Series, this fall the X1 sport activity vehicle will enter BMW’s U.S. lineup below the X3.
Below in size, yes, but not when it comes to its fun-to-drive factor. From initial tests, the X1 looks to be much more enthusiast oriented than the X3. With 240 turbocharged horsepower on tap, the base 28i models should have plenty of oomph; tap into the 300-horse turbo six and you could see 0-60 times of just over 5 seconds.
Two of the three new models feature BMW’s intelligent AWD, which varies power distribution between the front and rear wheels as conditions demand. The rear-drive version may not have the agility of its AWD brothers, but it offers an auto stop/start function for those looking to maximize fuel economy.
As an added bonus, the sDrive28i, with a base MSRP of just over $30,000, looks to be the least expensive BMW available in the U.S.
The 2013 BMW X1 is a five-door five-passenger compact crossover vehicle that is offered with a choice of two engines, rear- or all-wheel-drive powertrains and three trim levels.
The base X1 model is the sDrive28i, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that sends 240 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The xDrive28i uses the same engine and transmission to power all four wheels, while the xDrive35i has a 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-6 sending power to all four corners.
BMW calls the base trim level in the X1 the X Line, with equipment on 28i models that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, halogen foglamps, dynamic cruise control, leatherette upholstery, a tilt/telescope steering wheel, automatic climate control, and an eight-speaker, 180-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/HD radio audio system with Bluetooth and steering-wheel-mounted controls.
Ordering the 35i model brings xenon adaptive headlights, headlight washers and power adjustable front seats.
For both the 28i and 35i, the midrange Sport Line trim level gets a different set of 18-inch wheels and black and aluminum interior trim. The top-tier M Sport Line receives M Sport seats, a leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel, M Sport interior trim and a boost to the rev limiter, giving the M Sport a higher top speed.
The EPA has not yet released fuel economy data for the 2013 BMW X1.
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