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NYIAS 2012: BMW X1 Takes the Stage

Auto Shows, BMW X1 | April 4th, 2012 by 4
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BMW’s X1 has been selling well in several markets around the world, but until now has been unavailable to US buyers. The wait is over …

BMW’s X1 has been selling well in several markets around the world, but until now has been unavailable to US buyers. The wait is over and today at the NYIAS BMW has officially launched the X1 to the US market.

BMW’s X1 is based upon the recently retired E90 3 series chassis, and it logically feels about the same size from within. Its raised ride height and rear hatch design add a level of practicality and utility previously unseen in the sub-compact market. In fact, BMW’s X1 establishes a new “premium sub-compact crossover” segment – and naturally leads it.

Dynamically one can expect similar levels of performance as found in the 3 series, but again, with more utility and a higher ride height. From the interior the X1 feels surprisingly upscale considering its modest price tag.

NYIAS 2012: BMW X1 Takes the Stage

BMW has officially announced pricing: The entry level 2.0 turbo 4 cylinder X1 starts at $31,545 while the Xdrive35i will be priced at $39,345.

NYIAS 2012: BMW X1 Takes the Stage

  • E24

    It’s a huge hit here in Europe, with facelift looks better, the front isn’t too narrow anymore, I think it’s more interesting than X3

  • Giom

    I agree, e24!

  • Anonymous

    Pricing is misleading.  To get the sDrive28i with a sport package and xenons you must add the idiotic lighting package and premium package, pushing the car to 40k.  40k for it and it’s still lacking a manual?!  Plus the insult of having that awful moonroof on top of the car?

    Someone needs to tell BMW their packaging is making the brand feel like Ford.

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