If BMW has taught us anything, it’s that designing a Sports Activity Vehicle is a challenge which should be left to professional(s), something the renowned automaker knows all too well. The fine line between luxury and sport is one only a handful can cross, and understanding how to place emphasis on each quality is a challenge in itself.
Make no mistake about it, the all new BMW X1 is both sport and luxury and a whole lot more. The second generation model not only looks the part, but performs just as well. Although, the youngest member of the BMW X family, it’s rugged proportions and clean lines give it a mature appearance. The exterior sports a Mineral White metallic paint scheme with Light-alloy wheels, commanding the eyes attention. And while the outside will certainly make you drool, it’s the interior which takes center stage. A driver-focused cockpit design that has become synonymous with the brand’s models, comes complete with air conditioning, an audio system with USB and AUX-in sockets, and the iDrive operating system, whose 6.5-inch display is integrated into the instrument panel in freestanding monitor form.
You can count on a smooth ride thanks to the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The weight-saving, compact and efficient system uses an electro-hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch to distribute drive between the front and rear axle just as required for the situation at hand.
In addition to the Two petrol and three diesel units available, the BMW X1 also highlights advancements in the field of intelligent connectivity. Upgrades to the ConnectedDrive feature (BMW’s Head-Up Display), include Driving Assistant Plus line-up of the Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Jam Assistant, Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function.