2015 BMW X1 Performance, News

2015 BMW’s X1 falls into small SUV category, and its dimensions and cargo space are just right for small families. 2015 model year didn’t brought any novelties, so, new X1 will be pretty much slightly freshened version, with, perhaps, few extra colors and features. Although highly equipped with safety features, 2015 BMW X1 earned only second-worst score “Marginal” in the IIHS’s small-overlap frontal crash test. In its defense, it gained best scores in all other tests. Design, and overall appearance is typical BMW. Inside is no different, so don’t be surprised that almost everything is done mainly for driver’s enjoyment.

2015 BMW X1 Front

2015 BMW X1 trims and features

2015 BMW X1 has the same trims as its predecessors. It is offered in sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i variants. The letters in front of the trim name indicate whether it is a model with all or rear-wheel drive, so the “s” indicates that it is rear-wheel-drive, while “x” marks all-wheel. Standard sDrive28i comes with following features: 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers, foglights, cruise and automatic climate control, eight-way manual adjustable front seats, “SensaTec” premium vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, an 8-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. All wheel drive variant, xDrive28i, has the same equipment, with additional hill descent control. The xDrive35i variant has better equipment that matches its price tag, and incorporates 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded interior trim and eight-way power adjustable front seats (including driver memory settings).

2015 BMW X1 Rear

2015 BMW X1 performance and efficiency

Depending on trim 2015 BMW X1 included three engines in the offer, so 2015 X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i will be run by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder power unit that delivers 240 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. Both models comes packed up with an 8-speed automatic, and with a stop-start system. Fuel economy is slightly different for 2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i and xDrive28i. sDrive28i has EPA-estimated fuel economy rates at 23/27/34 mpg city/hwy/combined, and xDrive28i has a mile less, approximately and it is rated at 22/26/32 mpg. Third trim level, xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic, and, like we said earlier, all-wheel-drive. BMW worked on fuel efficiency of its model, and X1 is a great example, having in mind that its rating for this engine are 18/21/27 mpg city/highway/combined.

2015 BMW X1 Interior

2015 BMW X1 competition

2015 BMW X1 biggest rivals on the market are Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Porsche Macan. They all fit into the same category, and top each other on the some scale. 2015 BMW X1’s potential competitor could be slightly older Infiniti QX50, due to its spec and attractive look. However if you aim for sport feel during the drive, we recommend you go for BMW.

2015 BMW X1 price and release

Pricing depend, of course, on trim level. Base, 2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i will cost around $30 900, while all-wheel-drive xDrive28i variant is $32 700. Top trim, and most powerful one, is priced at $38 800. It was revealed at the Detroit Auto show, in January 2014, but there is no reliable info whether it has been released in dealers.

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