The BMW X1 has made the 2010 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) Award finalist list and the BMW Z4 has made the 2010 Performance Car of the Year (PCOTY) Award finalist list. 31 cars were originally nominated for the WCOTY award and 15 cars for the PCOTY award. The winner of each category will be announced April 1st at the New York International Auto Show.
The "World and Performance Car of the Year Awards" is now in its seventh year and the voting is done by a group of automotive journalists from around the world. 59 judges will pick this years winners.
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More members are taking delivery of their X1′s, some even through snow storms, such as this white X1′s maiden voyage home.
Here is the first tuner modified X1 we have seen and we’re impressed by look of the body color matched lower body panels, lowered suspension, and 20″ wheels.
Here is a photoshoot with telling photos of the BMW X1 stacked up against the size of the Audi A4 Allroad.
Based on sales figures alone, it seems that the BMW X1 is going to be a success story for BMW. Here is a short update to the already massive X1 wallpaper gallery. This time we have photos of the car in Vermillion Red and the popular Deep Sea Blue. Enjoy!
Xbimmers member Jay Ell is our first member to take delivery of an X1 (black xDrive23d)! See his initial reaction and photo inside.
The NCAP has awarded a full 5 star crash test rating to the BMW X1. Here are the X1s full crash test results, details and video.
Autoweek provides one of the first few english based reviews of the BMW X1 SUV. Here is their full reaction.
Production of the BMW X1 has begun for the European market, for deliveries starting next month. The US will get the X1 in 2011.