BMW X1 was probably the most awkward-looking mini SUV when it was first revealed. Many people, including me, thought that the X1 was produced just to offer an SUV on that market, just so that BMW had something. However, there were 730,000 people who really liked the X1 and bought one.
I still question why you would buy a BMW X1? I can’t find a single reason due to its weird design and lack of BMW interior quality.
Now we have the second generation, a brand new BMW X1. And it looks really good. I never thought I would say this, but the second generation X1 looks like a decent BMW from the inside to the outside. BMW also extended the interior space to offer more legroom and headroom.
In addition, BMW offers the latest pre-crash and driving assistance systems; an Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, a Lane Departure Warning system, a Traffic Jam Assistant, a Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function, full-LED headlights, Dynamic Damper Control, and the BMW Head-Up Display.
In the end, BMW X1 looks like a descent mini SUV. However, keep in mind if you are going for the higher specs, you will get nothing. And never ever buy an sDrive (front-wheel drive) model – go for the all-wheel drive (the xDrive).
Engines options are; BMW X1 sDrive20i and BMW X1 sDrive18d. And output range from 150 hp to 231 hp.