Manufacturers are trying to smother customers with front wheel drive systems and when these vehicles offer the same features, albeit with an increased price tag, it doesn’t justify as to why one would buy it instead of the cheaper rear wheel driving system.
Joining the list of vehicles that have front wheel system is the new 2016 BMW X1 crossover. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine which offers an all-wheel drive. The feature sets the crossover apart from its competitors like Audi Q3, Mercedes Benz GLA class not only in terms of raw power, but also in pricing.
The price of the basic model of the 2016 BMW X1 crossover is just $35,795, which might sound more expensive than its competitors. But, the vehicle offers xDrive all-wheel drive which is absent in Mercedes and Audi models.
While the base variant may not offer you much, there is an option to upgrade it further with additional features. The cold weather package adds heated seats to the car and will cost an additional $550. If you are planning to make your X1 crossover into an elite, luxury vehicle, you can consider adding the luxury package for $1550 and the technology kit for a whopping $2550.
The luxury package adds leather seats combined with a wood or aluminum trim while the kit provides better USB, Bluetooth integration combined with heads up display, navigation as well as a bunch of exclusive BMW apps. While most people may get all they need and more with the luxury package, for the elite crowd who love to push the boundaries, the manufacturer offers a premium package. The cost of the package is $3250 and for the price, it adds numerous features to the vehicle, including satellite radio, universal garage door opener, power folding door mirrors, LED headlights, panoramic sunlight, ambient lighting, keyless entry and auto dimming mirrors.
If you think the range of customization offered with the 2016 BMW X1 crossover is extensive, you are probably wrong because the list isn’t over yet. There are more add-ons including two different driver assistant packages, a backup camera, automatic low speed braking and more. You can get adaptive cruise control for $1000, navigation for $1200 and the immersive Harmon Kardon audio system for $875.
The 2016 X1 with all the add-on features will cost you $48,970 in total, which is not bad considering the fact that BMW managed to keep it below the $50k mark. It’s not a budget friendly small crossover, but delivers what it promises, for the price tag it demands.