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Lexus CX300h a competitor to BMW X1

News | July 11th, 2011 by 9
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In late 2008, BMW unveiled the new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle. The X1 represents BMW’s interpretation of the “urban” SAV and it is geared towards …

In late 2008, BMW unveiled the new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle. The X1 represents BMW’s interpretation of the “urban” SAV and it is geared towards a younger demographic. With the launch of the X1, BMW opened a new premium small SUV segment. First rivals are scheduled appeared in 2011 when Audi will unveiled their Q3 model, followed shortly by Saab and its 9-4x.

BMW X1 is produced at the Leipzig plant in Germany and within the last twelve months, the sales have increased substantially and demand remains strong.

The latest competitor comes from Toyota’s Lexus premium division. The Japanese automaker unveiled their plans to introduce new six-hybrid models by 2012, and one of them, the CX300h will compete against the popular X1.

Lexus CX300h a competitor to BMW X1

The car is based on the Toyota RAV4-based compact hybrid crossover and it’s expected to use powertrain from Toyota Camry’s 2.4L 4-pot and Hybrid Synergy Drive.

Lexus CX300h is rumored to come to market in late 2012.

BMW X1 will come to the United States in late 2012.

The variant to be offered will be the X1 xDrive28i powered by the new N20 2.0 liter four-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine. The new unit produces 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb of torque).

The engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 8-speed automatic transmission.

In the EU test cycle, the BMW X1 xDrive28i runs with 7.9 liters/100 km or 35.7 mpg imp (an improvement of 1.5 liters / 5.7 mpg), has CO2 emissions of 183 g/km (down by 38g).

  • LexusLVR

    Yep. Not to mention that it’ll be a class leader since it is made by Lexus. If they call it CX300h it will best the BMW in:

    - Interior quality and design (hardly non-existent panel gaps, unlike those big ones in all BMWs)
    - Comfort
    - Reliability and overall quality
    - Quietness
    - Price, value and standard features
    - Dealership service
    - Resale value

    Not to mention that Lexus recent styling direction is a major hit with enthusiasts across the world. The new CT200h for example looks sporty, elegant, dynamic, expensive-looking and fresh whereas the old and new 1 series come across as downright boring and “cheap looking”.

    • LexusLVRisJakeM

      Interesting how you are always mentioning how great Lexus is on this BMW Blog.  How come you’re not tooting Lexus on the Lexus Blog?  Oh, wait there is no Lexus Blog site cuz no one cares about Lexus.  Do you have BMW envy, that you are on this blog mentioning how great Lexus is in the world?  If Lexus is so great why don’t you start a blog? 

      When you say stuff like this we all know you are smoking crack or have something up your ass.

      “Not to mention that Lexus recent styling direction is a major hit with
      enthusiasts across the world” 

      The funniest thing I ever heard, enthusiast hah.  Lexus is for ol ladies and men who don’t know how to park there cars.

      You and Lexus are a joke LexusLVR or JakeM, whatever your name is.

      • LexusLVRisJakeM

        I stand corrected!!! This is a Lexus blog at http://lexusenthusiast.com/!!!!

        I just checked bunch of loser talking about aftermarket cup holders and crying how the ls-f is always losing to the M3.

        If you check out real “enthusiasts,”  go to that loser site. LOL

  • Mr. Guest

    I seriously believe that 28i with 8 speed auto will be faster and will get better MPG than this Toyotas 2.4

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    NAH, IT LOOKS CHEAP AND BORING.
    Not that the X1 is a beauty but this Lex-ass is downright boring, looks something like Kia or Hyundai would do.
    forgot competition, the only area they will compete is price level and the BMW will eat this lexus alive. 

    • Screw

      Screw price.  I would just pay more not to be in a Lexus! LOL

  • Coors Light

    theyre both, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, rubbish.

  • plaxico

    i just cant understand WHY WOULD ANYONE buy a Lexus????????? if ure buying Lexus u have no balls whatsoever ….and it looks so boring and dull

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hubert-Jadczak/100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    Comparing japan piece of shit to awesome great and brilliant German car is a big mistake. You can compare lexus to nissan, or infinity (whatever), but defenitely NOT to BMW!

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