Earlier this year BMW introduced a new X model to the U.S. line-up. After a couple of years of delays (due to supply and demand), the successful 2013 BMW X1 went on sale with two models: the entry-level X1 28i and the top of the line, 35i.

The small premium SAV is built at the Leipzig plant and since its introduction to the European market in 2008, it was sold to over 275,000 customers.

The arrival of the BMW X1 to the US coincides with an update that includes exterior and interior refinements as well as a host of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies. All models feature Brake Energy Regeneration while the X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i models also benefit from Auto Start/Stop and ECO PRO mode to further reduce fuel consumption.

The BMW X1 xDrive35i runs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. EPA mileage estimates for this model are 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway/21 mpg combined.

The BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i will retail for $31,545 and $33,245 respectively while the X1 xDrive35i will start at $39,345. All prices include $895 Destination and Handling.

Here is a video review from TheCarConnection: