Coronavirus Update: All my cars are thoroughly cleaned and all major surfaces are disinfected and wiped between trips. During this period I’m doing extra disinfecting step just to be extra safe!
2016 BMW X1 in Mineral Grey
AWD with All Season Tires - great for conquering the snow in Tahoe!
Black Leather Dakota Interior
HUD - Heads Up Display
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
City Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Alert
Road Sign Recognition
Park Distance Control
Parking Assistant with Sensors
Intelligent Speed Limit Info
8.8" LCD display
Heated Seats and Steering Wheel
In fact, the cabin is an utterly pleasant space to be in. The well-executed dashboard resembles those of larger BMW models, and the controls are within easy reach. We were surprised to find a conventional shifter for the automatic transmission, and it works more intuitively than the electronic shifter in BMW's rear-wheel-drive cars. The X1 also is quieter than before, there is less ride harshness, and the 2.0-liter turbo four hums along happily.
But does it perform? Actually, yes. Paired with an eight-speed automatic, the 228-hp engine whips the X1 to 60 mph in just over six seconds, BMW says, and the throttle responds with alacrity. Among turbo fours, we think BMW's new B48 engine is one of the smoothest around, and it works harmoniously with the new gearbox.