BMW X1 in India, BMW X1 Review, BMW X1 price in India

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BMW X1 in India #8211; X factor

Elsewhere in Europe or even in America, sales of SUVs has dwindling and the reason is the space they take up or even pathetic fuel economy in with the smaller hatchbacks or Plus their bad boy image was highlighted by Hummers(Is a Hummer an SUV be a highly debated question). But in India, the case is ulta.

love SUVs to the hilt and reflects in the steep increase of SUV to the tune of 38%. Ecologically as our Environment Minister was famously as saying that SUVs are destructive as compared to other But then why am I supporting the cause of in India. The reason would been revealed with the of this article.

Yes, we have the BMW X1 at our disposal albeit for a time frame of 8 hours. Not time to go over its full but then enough to bring to you the report. It is well known that this is BMW’s attempt at the lower strata of SUV and one that is locally manufactured. puts the BMW X1 in India at a strategic point with the others in its

Plus it also affords to the luxury SUV buyer an entry the BMW stables. To put things into we have both the high end of the petrol and diesel variants. on Road Price

The first I saw the BMW X1 coming up the driveway to our office, I was to note that it looked big as compared to what it seemed at the of its launch. Maybe that was there because the SUV was at standstill and now it was in motion. European design abound with the 3D effect displayed in the front. Chris take a bow out.

The kidney and the blue white propeller project an up market image of any car and the BMW X1 in is no different. Those 3 series head lamps are beautifully But then the fog lamps are also closer to the head lamps. like the Skoda Yeti.

But my impressions of the BMW X1 been a small came to the fore. Yes, it is a SUV, just bigger the Premier Rio maybe. It may be disappointing for a SUV to know that he would be eye other hatchback or even owners.

Think of it and he is driving a SUV. The are also body colored and lined. Oh, there is a skid at the front

The BMW X1 in India boasts of wheels for the Sdrive18i variant the top of the line diesel i.e the sDrive20d 19 inchers. Both are alloy but then the alloy wheel differs in both and if you are a keen you can distinguish both. The way Maruti DdiS for its diesel models to the petrol and diesel ones, BMW given the X1 monikers on its sides.

cues have been from bigger brothers X5 and X7 as the BMW 1 series. The paint job is also to the BMW X1 and it isn’t shared with any car from the BMW stables.

Go on to the rear and you notice that the BMW X1 looks a hatchback from the rear It has got the rear wiper for sure but the kinkiness does set in. The tail are split by the upper opening gate. On the body colored lie the multi reflectors and beneath the single tail pipe.

The stop lamp is mounted on the with a small protruding fulfilling both the aesthetics and part.

Interiors

Since the BMW X1 in has been built for a price, I the interiors to be somewhat on the lines of Toyota did with the Etios. But another surprise is that the look far much like the BMW 3 The steering wheel is a new unit has audio, cruise and Bluetooth

For the entry level variant, is only a single CD player for the top of the line variant, it changes to a 6 CD Moreover for the top of the line variant, you get seats and the new gen Idrive system. You get parking sensors. The front are electronically powered and finding a driving position isn’t a One would even get a panoramic on the top of the line Exclusive variant.

is a gloss finish for the lower but then for the higher ones, it is finish all the way.

As far as the rear seats go, there is space than the 3 series but where the 3 series is a 5 seater, the BMW X1 is a 4 The primary reason been it has got a transmission tunnel intrusion in the which would make the passenger uncomfortable. If you are looking to a total of 4 passengers, then the BMW X1 is more comfortable than the 3

The wheelbase of 2760 mm is shared the BMW 3 series but then this car is narrower than the BMW 3 series. The climate control also good. The front seats have scoops at the back of to make way for better leg room. The space is also very but it does increase massively the individually split seats. The BMW X1 don’t feel cheap as I or everyone has thought.

Infact it the fact that BMW can make one of the and high quality car cabins in the

Handling and ride quality

BMW and go hand in hand and there be any soul alive in the automobile who will question the genuinity of a BMW as far as goes. Cut to the BMW X1 in India’s handling. To off with it, the SUV gets the same and chassis as the BMW 3 series. The steering is the only cause of any major for this soft roader.

Like all BMWs, it is slightly to turn around at city but then on the highway, it suddenly up. Very disconcerting. I am sure this thing would to do with the initial batch of BMW X1’s made in India and would be out for the next batch or even the delivery of the cars take But then ignore that and the BMW X1 handles just like any

Like the BMW 3 series, even SUV is rear wheel driven and means that it oversteers at the limit. No one would like to fast in a car with a ground of 194mm but then if it’s a close your eyes and the steering. The car will do your

It is said that BMW may offer fabled xDrive system on the BMW X1 on but then that is still time away and for the time this car should be kept on the road.

Try off-roading and suddenly the ground seems to have decreased. I am that no one would want to with the underpinnings of this SUV. The ride quality suffers due to the low profile nature of the top of the end

Due to its somewhat stiff suspension, the on the road are transmitted directly to the This is amplified more at low But then it isn’t something cannot be beared. As far as handling go, the BMW X1 gets Dynamic Stability

A component of it, the Dynamic Traction can be turned off via an on the board switch the Dynamic Stability control be turned off. I am not sure how of the BMW X1 owners would even of venturing out in the dirt with precious entry of the BMW badge but to fufill each and every is BMW’s mantra. We automobile are eagerly awaiting the 4 wheel system for some fun with and off-road tracks.

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