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Watch the BMW X1 clobber test dummies in IIHS pedestrian safety test

The pedestrian crash-avoidance systems of 11 small SUVs were tested. Nine passed.

Out of 11 crossovers tested, one model flunked every simulation.

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2018 Ford Escape crossover flunks passenger-side crash test

Ford's volume SUV gets 'poor' rating for protecting front passengers

Ford's second-most popular vehicle by sales has failed a critical crash safety test, earning the worst safety rating of seven small SUVs tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for front passenger-side crash protection.

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BMW just launched a new plug-in hybrid CUV, but only for China

Say 'ni hao' to the BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance.

Don't get too excited about this new PHEV in the US.

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Jeremy Clarkson names 10 worst cars for 2015 and 2016

These cars definitely don’t have ‘the Fizz.”

Look away, there's a Japanese supercar on the list.

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BMW recalls 840,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbags

BMW will recall about 840,000 vehicles from the 2007-2015 model years to replace their Takata airbag inflators.

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Why you can expect lots more crossovers from BMW

Automotive News reports that more than a third of BMW's US sales were crossovers in 2015, and crossovers will be 40 percent of BMW's US sales in 2016.

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Daily Driver: 2016 BMW X1

We take a spin in the first BMW sold on these shores based on a front-wheel drive platform.

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BMW working on DCT for its FWD cars?

BMW Blog reports that BMW might be working on a dual-clutch transmission for its front-wheel-drive offerings.

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2016 BMW X1 First Drive [w/video]

A Crossover To Make Money, Not Brand Evangelists

BMW makes a big change with its smallest crossover, and few buyers are likely to notice. We drive the Bimmer that breaks with years of tradition.

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2016 BMW X1 takes a more mainstream approach [w/video]

The 2016 BMW X1 offers more interior room, more technology, and improved efficiency. It might not be as interesting as the outgoing model, but it'll surely appeal to a broader set of luxury CUV buyers.

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2016 BMW X1 packs more into its little footprint

BMW has revealed the 2016 X1 xDrive28i crossover, offering more space inside, increased efficiency, and more technology as it moves into its second generation.

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BMW working on X2 crossover

The BMW X2 reportedly has a green light for production, possibly for the second half of 2017. The compact, coupe-like crossover is closely based on the next-gen, front-wheel drive X1, and shares its drivetrains and platform.

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BMW X1 spied in the snow, on the 'Ring

The next-generation BMW X1's debut is fast approaching, and to make sure it's just right, the Bavarian automaker was recently caught testing two of them in different parts of Europe.

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2016 BMW X1 will be second model on company's front-drive platform

BMW is putting a lot of its chips on the success of its forthcoming front-wheel drive models, and it's making a big bet on the company's future in hoping that customers will accept them. Its front-driving UKL platform is underpinning not just the current crop of Minis but a host of BMW vehicles too. The rollout starts with the 2 Series Active Tourer in Europe later this year. But the Bavarian brand confirms to Automotive News Europe that the next one is the X1 crossover, slated to come to Europe

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BMW makes X7 in Spartanburg official

BMW has made it official - there will be a flagship crossover called X7, and it will be built right here in the US of A. The announcement was made today, confirming rumors of the new model at the Spartanburg, SC factory that broke earlier this week.

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BMW X2 in the works?

BMW could bring yet another niche-busting product to the market in 2017 if a report form a forum is to be believed. According to the BMW X1 Forum of Bimmerpost, 2017 could see the debut of the BMW X2. Yes, X2.

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Next BMW X1 moving to smaller, lighter FWD-biased platform

BMW's decision to make the upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer front-wheel drive has been polarizing to say the least, but like it or not, that is the direction the company will go in the near future – one rumor put the number as high as 23 front-wheel-drive models for Mini and BMW combined. The next-generation X1 won't send all its power to the front wheels, though, when it launches in early 2016. While it will use the same platform as the Active Tourer, rumors suggest all models will use all

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BMW revises X1 to tide it over until replacement

It's been over five years since BMW first introduced the X1 at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and a bit over a year since it brought the compact crossover to these shores. Soon the Bavarian automaker will replace the X1 with a new model based on the company's new front-drive architecture, but not before it gives it a few updates to keep it fresh.

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BMW X1 testing is underway

It was just a few weeks ago that we got our first glimpse of the next-generation BMW X1, riding around on a flatbed. Now, we have the first batch of images of the small crossover moving under its own steam.

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BMW recalls over 76k 2012-2014 models over brake failure

Bimmerfest is reporting that BMW has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its intention to voluntarily recall more than 75,000 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 models due to a possible loss of power brake assist that could result in the vehicles failing to stop. The recall affects 2012-2014 models equipped with either the N20 or N26 engine produced from May 2012 to August 2013. Until recall repairs have been performed, BMW dealers will discontinue selling or delivering

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