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2013 BMW X1

A Tasty Bit Of Old School For The New School Against the backdrop of fervent hand-wringing from brand purists, BMW is on the cusp of finally offering front-wheel-drive vehicles. While that's a shock to the constitution, many are pointing to the company's fine-handling Mini offerings as an article of faith that it can get this drivetrain paradigm shift right. That may be true, but there's an even more important lesson that Mini has taught the decision-makers in Munich: how to make real money on small cars. Before Mini came along, BMW – along with seemingly every other premium... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
240 HP / 260 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$33,245
As-Tested Price:
$45,095
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    Official: 2013 BMW X1 coming to U.S. this fall, priced from $31,545
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    The BMW X1 has been leaked ahead of its official announcement at the New York Auto Show, and it seems to boast a fresh face and a reasonable price tag. The smallest of BMW crossovers will feature a revised front fascia that includes tweaked headlights and a new bumper with silver-painted accents. The LED highlights and light rings are available only as ...

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    Official: BMW promises updated X1 in U.S. dealers this summer
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    Keen European demand was the expected reason for us not getting the BMW X1 until the Summer of 2013, when it would get a mid-cycle refresh. And at the time it was reported, few wagers would have been put on that timetable since U.S.-market delivery had repeatedly been delayed and the exact wording used was "postponed indefinitely." But in a press release ...

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    Featured: BMW still has "no plans" for 1 Series hatch in States, X6-like X3 variant in the cards
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    We've just returned from a Detroit Auto Show media roundtable with Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of BMW AG, Development, and he's helped shed some light on both some near- and far-term developments for BMW in the States. Draeger confirmed that BMW has absolutely no plans to expand the 1 Series lineup in the U.S. with a hatchback variant like ...

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    Report: BMW X1 won't be here before 2013 midcycle updo
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    The BMW X1 is coming to the United States.... eventually. We saw the compact crossover way back at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and we expected it to arrive Stateside not much longer after that. However, it appears a number of factors are keeping it across the pond, which include strong European sales and a weak Euro-Dollar exchange rate. Constantly ...

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    BMW showcases range of police, fire and paramedic vehicles at RETTmobil
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    With its SLS AMG first-response vehicle, Mercedes-Benz may have gotten our attention, but it's hardly the only automaker offering specially equipped emergency vehicles at the RETTmobil expo this year in Fulda, Germany. While Mercedes used the Gullwing to highlight its range of emergency vehicles, BMW is relying on the strength of its full model range to ...

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    Report: BMW X1 won't go on sale in U.S. until late 2012
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    Report: BMW X1 will go on sale in Canada, still no word on U.S.
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    Call the BMW X1 what you like. A hatchback with an identity crisis. A BMW crossover with a Napoleon complex. But whatever you call it, you can't argue with its success. Since going on sale less than two years ago in Europe, the smallest of Munich's X Series has sold out in just about every market it's reached. Which is why it's not here in America yet ...

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    2011 BMW X1 xDrive28i
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    A Compact Crossover For The Wagon-Averse My wife hates wagons. Loathes them with the kind of passion and fervor normally reserved for sexual predators and real estate agents. But despite this, she drives the prototypical wagon-on-stilts, a Honda CR-V. That unbridled disgust for any low-riding hatchback is something I've been trying to figure out for ...

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    BMW's U.S.-bound 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo to bump up fuel economy
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    German automaker BMW has tempted us before with hints that its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will eventually appear in the States. BMW has now finally, officially confirmed that this potent mill will, in fact, hit U.S. soil later this year. BMW's four-cylinder engine utilizes twin-scroll turbo technology to crank out 240 horsepower and a ...

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    BMW X1 gets brand's first 245-hp turbocharged four-cylinder
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    The BMW X1 may not arrive in the U.S. on schedule, but when it does show up, it will come packing a turbocharged four-cylinder. The all-aluminum 2.0-liter mill cranks out 245 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque thanks to direct-injection and a single twin-scroll turbo. European buyers will be able to bolt the engine to either a six-speed manual or an ...

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    Report: BMW X1 U.S. debut delayed due to high demand in Europe
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    American buyers may have to wait a little bit longer before sinking their teeth into the upcoming BMW X1. According to Automotive News, the CUV has been more popular in Europe than the German automaker originally anticipated, and as such, BMW is experiencing a bit of a supply crunch. As a result, North American buyers won't be seeing the X1 at the end of ...

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    From Virtual to Reality: GT5's Red Bull X1 prototype jumps out of the screen
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    Polyphony's Gran Turismo games tread the line between fantasy and reality with the balance of a trapeze artist. Not only are the games themselves a close approximation of reality, but once in a while, reality jumps out of the digital world and into the tangible. A couple of years ago the game's creators worked with the French automaker to give birth to ...

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    Red Bull X1 prototype revealed before Gran Turismo 5 debut
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    Ever wonder what would happen if they threw out the rule book and created a no-holds-barred, we-don't-need-no-freakin'-badges track car? The talented (though time-insensitive) brains behind Polyphony's long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 racing simulator for the Sony Playstation 3 did. Turns out, so did the boffins at Red Bull Racing. The result is the X1 ...

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    Gran Turismo 5 reveals virtual X1 prototype racecar to warp minds and stretch imagination [w/video]
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    At some point in the future, Gran Turismo 5 will be available for purchase. And yes, it's taken too damn long. But making the wait that much more painful is news fresh out of Tokyo that a special vehicle will be available for thumb-thrashing fun. It's not some uber-exotic that you pine for while staring longingly at photos on the web, nor is it some ...

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    Jeremy Clarkson on BMW's X1: It isn't just bad, it's 'rubbish'
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    Most of us weren't too thrilled when we first saw the BMW X1 last year in Frankfurt. The reasons were many and varied, but they can basically be lumped into one of two camps. First up is the aesthetics camp. Cries of "ugly" cropped up in the comments faster than they would have in a Susan Boyle Playmate layout. While BMW's particular brand of crossover ...

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    Report: Audi TT RS headed to Canada in limited numbers, as is rear-drive BMW X1
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    When Audi launched the TT RS, we were initially told that the automaker had no plans to bring it to the States. And while rumors have cropped up that suggest otherwise, we still don't have the official word from Audi about whether we'll ever get the chance to experience the 335-horsepower TT. However, our friends to the north can apparently rejoice ...

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    AC Schnitzer gives the BMW X1 a once-over
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    The Westphalians at AC Schnitzer have done a number on the diesel BMW X1 to come up with the AC Schnitzer X1 E84. The range of changes, options, and badging – especially the badging – is extensive. But the crux of the tuned crossover is that the 1.8d model goes from 143 horsepower to 171, and the 2.0d goes from 177 hp to 210. Your super ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: 2010 BMW X1 shows up
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    While us Americans will probably never get the three- and/or five-door 1 Series, we will be getting the new BMW X1. Here's your pudding proof. For some this is a maddening reality. For others it's like music you dislike. Still, we were a bit surprised by how much we liked the looks of the X1, especially in brown. With a grill lifted right off the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #134
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    Just in time for the July 4th holiday roadtrip, it's Episode #134 of the Autoblog Podcast! We've had a couple delays this week getting together to chat about recent events, but hopefully we're hitting your media player before you depart for this weekend's festivities. Once seated around our digital roundtable, Chris, Sam, and Dan take a quick spin through ...

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    BMW X1 coming to America in 2011, diesel a possibility, up to 45.2 mpg (U.S.)
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    After weeks of teasing and even letting some European media drive prototypes, the crew over at BMW's Munich headquarters finally released all the goods on its newest and smallest crossover, the X1. The U.S. branch of BMW has also confirmed that the X1 will come to the U.S. market as well. European consumers will be able to buy the new X1 starting this ...

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