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09/30/2012    10:56 PM
COMMENTS: 44

The 2013 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle is now available in US showrooms. Two very special vehicles will soon arrive to reflect the X1’s special capability to take full advantage of winter fun. The BMW X1 Power Ride Edition will be available at BMW Centers, especially tailored for those who make the most of winter on the slopes. The BMW Concept K2 Power Ride is a reflection of the adrenaline rush of full-speed downhill fun. This unique concept will make its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November just as the BMW X1 Power Ride Edition becomes available.

BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride: Providing limitless fun on and off the slopes

Youthful, sporting design and lifestyle-oriented functionality shape the face of the BMW Concept K2 … CONTINUED

08/27/2012    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 96

The X1 recently began delivery to US owners and we’ve now seen members beginning to take delivery of X1 M Sport models. Check out this great looking (car and photos) Valencia Orange X1 M Sport belonging to BIMMERPOST member BEAMERBOI.

08/23/2012    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 4

BMW of North America today launched the ‘X1 Restore the Outdoors’ social media program in Seattle, WA which will run through September 10 in New York City. X1 Restore the Outdoors is a social good program that gives back to the outdoor places we love including parks, beaches, forests and recreational locations across the country.

The X1 will travel through the United States for two and half weeks, stopping at 12 predetermined locations. Drivers will take an Instagram photo at each stop and share it at the www.RestoretheOutdoors.com Facebook page. For every “Like” the photo receives, BMW will donate one dollar back to that location – up to $10,000 for each location. You give a like. BMW donates a buck.

“So many people want to give back to … CONTINUED

08/17/2012    5:30 PM
COMMENTS: 76

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!

08/04/2012    1:15 PM
COMMENTS: 33

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:

The 2012 London Olympic Games are underway and BMW

08/01/2012    11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 18

BMW Group remains on successful course in second quarter

01.08.2012

- New record figures for sales volume and revenues
- Second-best quarterly earnings in the company’s history
- Profit before financial result amounts to € 2.27 billion
- Automotive Segment second-quarter EBIT margin of 11.6%
- BMW Group reaffirms targets for financial year 2012

Munich. The BMW Group continued its success during the second quarter as well as in the six-month period to June 2012, achieving new record figures for sales volume and revenues and the second-best Group operating profit in the company’s history.

Second-quarter revenues rose by 7.3% to € 19,202 million (2011: € 17,888 million). Group earnings remained at a high level despite greater investment in new technologies and higher personnel costs: Profit before financial result (EBIT) amounted to € 2,270 million … CONTINUED

07/28/2012    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 31

BMW has released a set of new ads highlighting some of the technologies available in its lineup. They deliver the message with some humor, reminding us of the 6 ad spots which debuted during the last Super Bowl.

07/17/2012    7:00 PM
COMMENTS: 35

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.

07/14/2012    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 250

BMW has confirmed that two diesel engines will be making their way to the US.

One is a 2.0L single-turbo twinscroll 4 cylinder direct injection diesel engine outputting 180 HP and 280 LB-FT torque, which are identical stats to the N47 engine which currently powers the F30 320d and F10 520. As for consumption and performance, the 320d, for example, achieves an impressive 52.2 combined MPG (US) (40.5 city / 61.8 hwy), with a factory claimed 7.1 secs 0-60 mph.

The other diesel will be a 3.0L twinscroll 6 cylinder turbo diesel outputting 255 HP (no official torque number yet, but expect 400+ lb-ft torque). This will be an all new engine.

These engines will be paired with 8 speed automatics and make use of SCR technology (urea based … CONTINUED