Our other sister blog, BMWBLOG.ro had the opportunity to attend the BMW xDrive tour, an event taking place across Europe where a large fleet of xDrive vehicles are being made available to customers and selected media.
The event focuses on driving situations in heavy snow, both uphill and downhill, and also car handling in challenging situations. The fleets consists of the popular BMW X5 and X6 models, along with the latest addition to the X family: BMW X1.
While the X5 and X6′s snow capabilities have been demonstrated before, the X1 is fairly new to this challenge and BMW wanted to take this opportunity to showcase its somewhat offroad handling. The X1 sits closer to the road than its “bigger brothers”, so a snow covered road will present bigger challenges, but was the X1 one able to overcome this, despite the less experienced drivers behind the wheel?
Let’s have a look.
P.S. All we want to add to this is that we wish we would have this kind of events in the U.S. and truly experiment the xDrive technology.
[Photos and Video by Gabriela P. | Event by BMW Romania]