BMW introduces the 2015 BMW X1 with new ambiance

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Though the BMW X1 is the least expensive Sports Activity Vehicle, it represents a veritable bargain. The X1 in appearance and position, bridges BMW’s cars …

Though the BMW X1 is the least expensive Sports Activity Vehicle, it represents a veritable bargain. The X1 in appearance and position, bridges BMW’s cars and their sport-utes. The X1’s lower ground clearance than the other X models gives it a cross over appearance, ala Subaru.

The X1 was introduced in Europe in 2010 but was such a successful selling model that there wasn’t enough capacity to bring it to the United States until the Model Year 2013. For 2015 model year, BMW is adding minor changes to colors, ambiance as they say, and new optional equipment.

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Last year BMWBLOG had an opportunity to put the X1 xDrive28i to a through test with 11,000 ft mountain passes in the Rockies in the snow and ice. We found it to be a very stout vehicle that had no trouble toting this author’s family and our snow skiing gear. The BMW X1 is on sale now and the new interior and equipment options will be available in later in 2014 as a 2015 Model.

  • Gazza

    Nope, sorry, still looks ugly. Looks like an old Kia or SsangYong thing…

  • JJechura

    The X1 is my 6th Bimmer of various models over the last 15 years and this is my favorite. (Well, I do kinda sorta like my wife’s ’05 330xi with a manual transmission but I don’t get to drive that!) I’m not a big vehicle kind of guy, so its size is perfect for me. I like & prefer that it’s more like a large hatchback than a small SUV. The ground clearance and all wheel drive is perfect for living in Denver with my frequent 70 mile daily round trips. Never know when the sunny weather is going to change to snow, slush, and/or ice. It’s got nice performance even with only the 4 cylinder turbo. But the lighter engine weight is probably why it feels nimble. Don’t like the looks? Well, to each his own.

  • JC

    Boy, the rear seat space looks tight.

    • Jon Anderson

      Yes and no- my wife and I travel with a yakima skybox anyways. The car is really meant for the sporty minded that might need to transport others from time-to-time. Seats fold down offering enough interior space if you don’t plan on traveling with more than two. Roof racks are nicely designed and BMW racks are inexpensive. I love commuting in this car and enjoy the non-derivative styling. Interior is minimalistic, ergonomic and stylish without having to boast about it. It cuts out the gaudy crap of the SUV designed for soccer moms. The angles are nice- a chimera of a nimble around town and curvy road performer and practical all-wheel drive wagon in one. I think this cars shape and styling is unique and probably more reflective of European tastes than American. Kia? way-off there pal.

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