If you are looking for a small SUV that offers a spirited performance, spacious cabin, a feature galore, and upscale performance, the BMW XI for 2017 is a strong contender. It may lack the athleticism of its previous model, but it offers a heightened practicality. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year if the rumored reports are anything to go by.
Some of its revitalized features include a better-than-average fuel economy ratings, a spacious interior chock full of upscale furnishings, a strong four-cylinder engine, and tons of standard features. For 2017, the 2017 BMW X1 offers a complete redesign and subtle exterior and interior changes.
If you have been shopping around for a luxury crossover you’ll probably have come across the BMW X1 for 2017. This is BMW’s smallest and most affordable vehicle. The outgoing model provided a fun driving experience but in the process jeopardized its passenger space which didn’t go well with many users, of course. The redesigned X1, on the other hand, promises better and improved interior space.
This is because the new X1 is no longer based on the FWD BMW 3 Series and now shares the same platform as that of the Mini Cooper. True, it sounds a bit confusing to have both “BMW” and “FWD”. However, those skeptical about the changes shouldn’t worry a thing about the turn of things. The new architecture has lots to offer in terms of suspension upgrades and performance.
Interior wise, both leg-and shoulder room have been improved particularly in the backseat. The new X1 now offers top-of-the-range cargo volume but anyone thirsty for more space should probably opt for the larger X3 crossover. The cabin materials offered are classy even for the base model. Newer technology features are also available including but not limited to a frontal collision mitigation system, a heads-up display, pedestrian mitigation, and a hands-free power tailgate.
Of course, you will probably want to shop around in the segment before you finally give in. some of the X1 bogeys include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA250, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Audi Q3.
Available Trims – BMW X1
The new 2017 X1 is only available in one well-appointed trim level: xDrive28i.
Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 BMW X1
Standard accessories and technology available for the model include driver memory settings, automatic windshield wipers, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an eight-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), premium vinyl upholstery, a power liftgate, and 18” wheels. Standard electronic features available include a USB input, CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, BMW’s iDrive interface with a touchpad controller, a navigation system, and a 6.5” screen.
Several major packages are available as options. Starting off the package list is the Premium package that comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof, interior ambient lighting, a four-way power lumbar, adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, power-folding mirrors, and a hands-free control. The Luxury package gets you wood interior trim and an upgraded leather upholstery.
For the technology addicts, expect an upgraded 8.8” display screen, and smartphone apps. The M Sport package adds exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, standard all-season run-flat tires, M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, exterior aerodynamic trim pieces, sportier programming, and summer performance tires.
Safety wise, buyers should expect rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam control, frontal collision warning, automated parallel-parking system, and heated steering wheel.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW X1
As already mentioned, under the hood of the X1 is a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine rated at 228 hp and 258 lbs. of torque. Transferring the power to the four wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
As per BMW estimates, we should expect the X1 to dash from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Its estimated fuel economy ratings stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2017 BMW X1 Release Date U.S.A & Price
The 2017 BMW X1 will cost you an MSRP starting from $34,800. As for its release date, we should expect the vehicle to go for sale during the second half of this year.