The X1 has finally landed in the U.S. and in owners’ driveways! The first deliveries began this past week and several of our U.S. members can already call themselves official X1 owners.
Check out one of these deliveries, to XBIMMERS member Paul, of his 2013 X1 xDrive28i in Midnight Blue Metallic. Congrats to all owners to come!
Great news for expectant X1 owners! BMW has announced that the US launch date for the BMW X1 has been moved forward and all X1s are being released immediately for shipment (if it’s still in European port) or delivery (if it’s already in the US or arriving soon).
Also, at least one X1 is now making its rounds at certain BMW events to drum up awareness and further promote the X1. Here is one that was on display yesterday at a Golf tournament held by Steve Thomas BMW.
The BMW bulletin reads:
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The first reviews of the 2013 X1 (LCI facelift) are in and they’re a generally positive bunch. First up are the reviews from Car and Driver, Automobile and Motor Trend.
Check out what each American magazine has to say about the refreshed X1 which has already sold more than 300,000 units worldwide.
Anyone wanting a RWD X1 should look into buying a current generation X1, if a new report coming out of Autocar is true.
It’s being reported that the current model’s RWD / AWD platform (adopted from the E9X 3 series) will be replaced by the FWD / AWD UKL platform when the next gen BMW X1 hits the market around 2015. “UKL” is German for ‘Unter Klasse’ or ‘entry level.’
The FWD UKL platform is the same one upon which the initial FWD BMW models and the next MINI will be built on. The initial lineup of FWD BMW cars will include Gran Turismo, City Compact, and Family Activity Sports Tourer variants. See a summary of the next generation RWD / FWD 1 Series and 2 Series models.
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A further chapter has been added to the success story of the BMW X models. In a matter of two-and-a-half years, the BMW X1 has notched up worldwide sales of more than 300,000 units. Since its market launch in autumn 2009, the first – and for a long time only – vehicle of its kind in the premium compact segment has conquered a steadily expanding fan base and scooped up a host of awards. The tremendous popularity enjoyed by the BMW X1 both in its home country and in numerous car markets around the world is fresh proof of the sheer appeal of the vehicle concept embodied by the BMW X models. This compact all-rounder entered the market as the fourth member of the BMW X … CONTINUED
The BMWUSA website build your own feature for the 2013 X1 is finally online. Head on over to configure your very own BMW X1.
We post inside the first videos of the 2013 BMW X1 (LCI facelift model) in action, starting with a summary video from BMW.
The sDrive28i RWD model starts in the US at $30,650, the xDrive28i at $32,350 and the xDrive35i at $38,450. Production of the 2013 X1 will begin in July.
sDrive28i / xDrive28i
2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine (N20), with direct injection, double-vanos, valvetronic
240hp @ 5000 rpm
260lb-ft torque @ 1250 rpm – 4800 rpm
8 speed steptronic automatic transmission
0-60 in 6.2s (sDrive28i) and 6.3s (xDrive28i)
24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined (sDrive28i) *preliminary EPA estimates*… CONTINUED
The X1 finally comes to the US market this summer (as a 2013 model year) and we bring you the full pricing and ordering info for the xDrive28i and xDrive35i models.
The sDrive28i RWD model starts at $30,650, the xDrive28i at $32,350 and the xDrive35i at $38,450 (before including the $895 destination and handling).
Production of the 2013 X1 will begin in July.
For more information on the 2013 X1, please see 2013 BMW X1 LCI and U.S. Models Information, Photos, Pricing
Here are the first in-the-wild pics of the X1 LCI (facelift) and US-spec X1 models, courtesy of Palbay. The Marrakesh Brown X1 is an xDrive35i model in xLine package and the Titanium Silver X1 is also an xDrive35i model, but with the Sport Line package.