Auto Test – BMW X1 upgraded


BMW has now three years consisting X1 a facelift and a new set of engines given. Reason for the introduction and agree to renew it with the X1 sDrive16d.

Three years is the Bavarian Motors Factory pretty much the interim period to a model to refresh before it usually after five years (but that time frame is due to the increasingly fierce competition in gnawed) completely on the shovel goes. On the outside, the refurbishment at the X1 little drastic, but a nice nose job leaves the smallest of BMW’s SUV’s some more on his bigger brothers appear and the operation included also the installation of modern headlamps (Xenon optional) and LED daytime running lights.Furthermore, given the direction a sidekick in the mirror and see the underbody protection there from behind a professional polish.

Inside, the interior caregivers to work harder, implying the whole still looks comfortable – and that really has become – and a bit nicer materials received. The redesigned center console is a bit further on the driver / star oriented and can be chosen for a very nice leather steering wheel, that just is not too many buttons houses.

Only rear wheel drive
also makes the X1, that there is as sDrive must make do with only rear wheel drive and with the title xDrive offers an excellent all-wheel drive (with the accent on back) also participated in BMW’s equipment program inLines is classified.

It’s all just what a facelift usually involves and were hardly worth mentioning as BMW not also some new engines out of the hat had conjured. The two-cylinder two-liter turbo diesels ‘slip’ sDrive 16d with 116 hp and ‘topper’ xDrive 25d which its rider 218 hp offers. Modest as we drove to the smallest.

Precise shifting
is also new six-speed gearbox, which is operatively one of the best of the moment. Very precise shifting, where some other zesbakken sometimes get lost in the wings can. An eight-speed automatic is a sensible and comfortable alternative.

The designation X1 is a bit misleading, because this model may be close in design to the other X models are (if we forget the X6), a wagon he is not far away. On the bottom plate of the 3-series-X1 – he shares a wheelbase of 2.76 meters along – with a length of 4.45 meters but eight inches shorter than a 3 Series Touring. And only twelve inches higher, while just five inches lower than the X3, the following X model in the pecking order at BMW .

Especially over
the X1 is a bit of everything, but especially a large car, where you back the extra height lots of room and a big boot finds – under the afdekzeiltje 420 liters, 1,350 liters with rear seats folded. The seat is slightly higher and will appreciate the stiff mere fellow man, but behind the wheel you have not seen an MPV or SUV to be dealing. The maneuverability is simply that of a 3-series – and is much better in that area.

With its rear-wheel drive meets the X1 sDrive furthermore completely to your expectations of a 3-series sets, it’s just a clever extension of the range, for people who like a bit more luggage space (l 420-1350) and to the slightly higher is appreciate. The 16d is only sDrive for sale, who desires all-wheel drive will, rightly, to a more powerful engine will be used.That 116 hp for a car of 1,555 kg and not really love when accelerating, the 260 Nm all sails set.

Prima stop / start
officially starts the engine speed where peak torque comes in at 1,750 rpm already, but in practice it appears that he’s only above 2,000 r / min would be nice off. With that much prachtbak switch no problem, however. The standard stop / start function is diesel country better: he beats fast again and he is idle so quiet that sometimes you really need to pay attention if the beetle is already running.

Nevertheless, these drives X1 in the city very pleasant and forms a welcome addition to the smaller segment of the PC-tractors. If luxury shopping car very strong, with its easy and high-lift tailgate, while (in parts) folding the rear seat also so incredibly handy expires. Under the floor is a spacious basement “with a possible smart compartmentalisation.BMW offers a wide range of tools to clamp loads secure. The beautiful roof rails, in black, matte aluminum or polished aluminum available are listed in the accessory list. For a minimum of 255 euros always do. As a gesture to ski goers they would in fact be standard xDrive.

Additional cupholder
The interior looks great and is really BMW . Perfect chairs, also in the back, where the head-and legroom than sufficient. The operation is almost exemplary, were it not that the Bavarian since some time choosing which switches back into the rest position return. I think that for all switches annoying, but especially those of the indicator and windscreen.Incomprehensible that the ergonomics masters previously chosen. What I also found a weird sort of legal cover to the center console, but that appears to be to make even a cup holder in securely. That’s what the Americans naturally and since BMW X1 will also now delivers (and recently build) is understandable.

The equipment options include all auxiliary electronics that nowadays you can think of and that is a matter of what you have left for. Also in terms of infotainment, there are numerous possibilities.

All in all a pleasant super-wagon, for 38,440 euros, though I for two thousand more to go 18d, which some forty horsepower more offers, at least as a diesel should be. For people who drive less as the slip-20i with 135 hp to recommend to € 39.715.

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