BMW keeps teasing us with more photos and videos of the upcoming X1 and today, they released the…..well, official in a way video of the BMW X1 “in motion”. While it’s all fun and exciting, we believe it’s time they give us the full picture here.
Then we can all move onto comparing the X1 against the other X-models and see where it stands. From our point of view, BMW X1 seems to be an exciting car, far less of a niche model when compared to the 5 Series GT, and we can’t wait to see it on U.S soil as well.
Even the engine line-up is quite exciting since BMW is going for a broad reach with the X1, which will come with the option of three petrol and three diesel engines from the outset. The petrol engines include two 2.0-liter models with 141 horsepower and 168 horsepower, and a 254 horsepower 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit. On the diesel side there will be three of 2.0-liter common rail fours producing 141 horsepower, 175 horsepower and 201 horsepower. Talk about fuel efficiency, right? Well, I’m glad they choose some of these more economical engines since the U.S. gas prices are reaching the same high levels we have seen early next year.
Bottom line is: give us the X1 xDrive23d with 201-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbodiesel power plant and 295 pound-feet of torque, and we’ll be happy…..at least for a while. Oh, add to that a 35-40MPG fuel consumption and we’re sold.
Joy is what you make of it!