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What They are Saying About the New 2016 BMW X1

Published on December 30 2015

While BMW’s most affordable SUV remains wallet-friendly, it now features a brand exterior styling and a host of improvements both mechanical and technological.

The BMW X1 has been completely redesigned this year, and a few journalists have had the opportunity to give it a whirl. While BMW’s most affordable SUV remains wallet-friendly, it now features a brand exterior styling and a host of improvements both mechanical and technological.

We will cover the X1 in depth shortly, but first, let’s have a look at what the media thinks of the brand new 2016 BMW X1.

Think of the X1 as a tall hatchback—rather than a small SUV—with the usual BMW traits: a sporty suspension, precise steering, and a spirited engine. The X1 offers a roomy interior that is handsomely appointed and quiet. A turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 228 hp and pairs with an eight-speed automatic; all-wheel drive is standard. While this new X1 isn’t as engaging as its predecessor to drive, it should tackle bad weather or muddy roads with aplomb, which is what the majority of buyers want – Car & Driver

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The redesigned 2016 BMW X1 features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Test drivers say the engine delivers good power and strong acceleration.

Reviewers find the 2016 X1’s high-quality cabin materials appealing. They like that the front seats sit high and provide good visibility and note that the rear seats have ample legroom. Critics report that the infotainment system and the available touchpad are simple to understand, and they appreciate that the climate and audio controls are easily reachable. The X1 has excellent cargo capacity for the class – US News

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Power front seats are now standard, and that taller exterior translates into a higher seating position for front and rear passengers. The back-seat dwellers have nearly 10 centimetres more leg room over the 2015 model, and that rear seat features a three-way split that allows owners to tailor their cargo space accordingly. An optional button in the luggage bay lets you drop those back seats with a touch after you’ve waved your foot under the rear bumper to open the gate, particularly useful for those with laden arms.

The X1’s interior is littered with storage compartments in front and back, and both strap and net in the cargo area. It’s not just about our propensity for carrying armloads of electronics when we travel; it’s about keeping all of those things locked down when you take advantage of the X1’s surprising agility when you take it to the dirt. We were travelling through serpentine roads in Mexico, littered with giant boulders as well as endless patches of sharp rock, something we’re told happens on a regular basis. In vast sections the road was cratered, and the X1 piled through it all – Driving

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