Bmw x1 interior

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The interior is made up like the typical 1-Series or 3-Series BMW model.  In fact, I’d wager that at least 75% of the cockpit was lifted wholesale from a 128i.  That’s not a bad thing at all.  The interior and cockpit of the 1-Series and 3-Series models are very well made, and by using those designs and parts in the X1, BMW is actually able to cut down on development and manufacturing costs, and therefore the sticker price, so the copying is definitely welcome.
As far as exterior styling is concerned, the X1 borrows heavily from the other members of BMW’s X series SAV family, most notably its next biggest brother, the X3.  It also picks up the xDrive all-wheel drive system from these models, but BMW will still offer a rear-wheel drive version.  No exact engine specifications have been released yet, but you can pretty much count on at least one model being equipped with the automakers ubiquitous 3.0-liter straight six, which powers all the 1-Series models and 3-Series models.  There are also rumors flying that BMW will reintroduce a four-cylinder engine (which they haven’t had for about a decade in their lineup) to the 1-Series and the X1 in order to further improve gas mileage.  European markets will be getting some diesel engine variants as well (that get a reported 45 mpg combined), but there’s no word on whether or not a diesel model will be available when it hits the U.S.