The recently launched BMW X1 opens a new series of automobile comparisons. Positioned as an entry level in the SUV/SAV market, the new X1 will take on competitors like the Volkswagen Tiguan or the upcoming Audi Q3. In an unusual comparisons posted yesterday, german magazine Autobild places the X1 against the Audi A3 Sportback, the old timer BMW X3 and the true contender, VW Tiguan.
The X1 model tested was the 177 horsepower xDrive20d. Both the Audi and VW were powered by the same 170 horsepower diesel engine while the X3 also uses the 177 horsepower diesel from the X1.
There were five categories that Autobild focused on: chassis, powertrain, comfort, driving dynamics and pricing.
Could have really BMW hit a home-run with this new SAV? A vehicle that has been generally criticized by the BMW community prior to its launch?