AC Schnitzer has released its tuning and cosmetic program for the BMW X1. The program includes more aggressive tune and exhaust system, suspension and handling upgrades, and full compliment of cosmetic parts. The ACS X1 will debut in just a couple of weeks at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Look for our coverage!
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.
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BMW’s sport utility and crossover vehicles had a most impressive showing in the Off-Roader of the Year awards. The BMW X5 was voted “Off-Roader of the Year” in the “Luxury SUV” category, and the BMW X1 and BMW X6 came first and second in the “Crossover” category. Even the outgoing BMW X3 took second place in the “SUV” category. The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 took the Eco Award for its innovative powertrain.
Heres a compilation of all the BMW X1 videos Ive come across so far, some old ones mixed with some brand new ones here. Definitly a good watch.
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.
Now that the winter months are upon us it seems appropriate to show off BMWs latest product (the X1) in the snow!
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.
So what does Edmunds think? Only that “the compact crossover segment now has a premium leader to follow” !
AC Schnitzer has begun its work on the all new E84 BMW X1 and as usual the first order of bussiness are the wheels. ACS have adapted their familiar line of wheels in terms of fitment to the X1 without any new designs. The wheels are seen ranging from 18"-20" with a variety of widths.
Attached is the official fitment guide: Attachment 314705
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Here are some updates to the BMW X1 Wallpaper thread including new views of Marrakesh Brown and Alpine White as well as some photos of the car being produced at the Leipzig Factory
BMW has released a series of videos of the BMW X1 being produced at the Leipzig plant giving us a welcomed behind the scenes look at the production of a modern BMW. BMW has targeted 300 as the number of X1s to produce per day with Europe targeted as the primary market. Prices are expected to span a wide range correlating with the wide variety of engines available that should be available in Europe (18i and 20d up to 30i).
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Production of the BMW X1 has begun for the European market, for deliveries starting next month. The US will get the X1 in 2011.
The BMW X1 is set to be a hit for BMW in the compact SUV market, especially in europe where a presense in this market is becoming more and more important.
Since September 1st, 2009 the plant has begun churning out 75 of these cars per day, which will ramp up to 300 per day at the end of the year.
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