The market for crossover SUVs has significantly grown in the past couple of years, which is why car manufacturers are edging each other in order to get a piece of this lucrative segment. Case in point is the new BMW X1, an entry-level crossover model that combines luxury and the utility features of a crossover.
The BMW X1 is an elegant SUV that combines luxury and mainstream features of a utility car. Many car analysts have even crowned it as the sweet spot for crossover SUVs. The X1 packs a spacious cabin, it drives well and boasts an undeniably powerful engine.
The BMW X1 boasts a 27cu-ft of cabin space. That is significant better compared to some of its rivals like the Infiniti QX30 or the Audi Q3.
— BMW (@BMW) November 27, 2016
Even the base model of the BMW X1 is elegant in its own right. It has a decent 32mpg highway mileage rating. It also features quite a handful of new safety technology like adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and self-parking.
The centerpiece of the BMW X1's internal is the 6.5-inch infotainment system. It supports Bluetooth and USB ports. It has a Hi-Fi sound system and supports satellite radio.
Under the hood, the BMW X1 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. According to Car and Driver, it boasts 228horsepower and 258lb-ft worth of torque. All of which can help propel the crossover SUV from zero to 60mph in 6.4 seconds. It also has a top speed of 129mph. The firepower is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which promises smooth and prompt shifts.
The base BMW X1 model costs $34,745. It is true that it is quite pricier compared to some of its competitors, but for all the features and power the car provides, it more than compensates for the price.