When people feel like buying an SUV, it is the size and fuel efficiency that deters them from going for it. However, a sedan may hardly accommodate an entire family with ease, which is what the new BMW 2016 X1 SUV aims to deliver.
The new X1 is powered by a front wheel drive which may make some BMW enthusiasts unhappy, but the company has a definitive vision and is planning to integrate the technology into many other upcoming vehicles. While the manufacturer didn’t reveal the details, analysts confirmed that the front wheel system allows them to reduce manufacturing costs, which makes it easier to invest the sum in improving other technologies or reducing the overall cost for the buyer.
Compared to the previous version, the new 2016 BMW X1 SUV offers better headroom and has more passenger space to ensure comfort on a long journey. A wide range of luxurious features have been integrated into this compact SUV, including high quality leather seats, a touch friendly infotainment system, adjustable seats and multiple connectivity services for the tech savvy riders.
The height of the vehicle has been significantly increased to offer higher roof clearance, so that you don’t have to cringe inside. After all, the purpose of an SUV is to make it easier to sit for hours, which is what the BMW 2016 X1 achieves with a roof that is 2.6 inches taller than its earlier edition.
On the inside, the vehicle is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine which is capable of rendering 228 horsepower and has a top speed of 130 miles per hour. The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 second. It’s a decent number considering the fact that it is a large vehicle mounted on a mini chassis and is much bigger and heavier than an ordinary sedan.
Analysts like to address the 2016 X1 as the baby SUV because of its compact and sleek design. It gives complete control to the driver, irrespective of its size, especially in the tight corners and when driving at top speed. The engine is exceptionally quiet compared to its previous models and the front wheel drive offers some unique features that one has to experience in order to get acclimatized with it.
Overall, BMW has done a great job in bringing the convenience of a large SUV in a small chassis and with its useful driver features and safety standards; it’s an ideal choice for the entire family.