2016 BMW X1 Test Drive Proves it’s the Best Small SUV Out There

When you are looking for a mid-sized or small SUV, BMW is one brand that you can’t bypass easily. The new 2016 BMW X1 opened to criticism because it featured an all-wheel drive for the first time.

For buyers looking forward to the 2016 BMW X1, the manufacturer offers four different engines. All of them are 2.0 liter turbocharged variants, with two of them being petrol and the other two being diesel engines. On the xDrive20i variant, the SUV offers a decent 189 horsepower while the diesel powered BMW X1 xDrive25d provides an increased 228 horsepower. It is the fastest of the lot, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6.6 seconds. All these models are powered by an eight speed transmission system.


Driving an SUV is not an easy task but the designers at BMW have ensured that it has the best aerodynamics when compared to the previous edition. Car enthusiasts and reviewers who have had the chance to drive the vehicle confirmed that it has the most amazing steering in the SUV class. When compared to other BMW vehicles, it is probably a bit inferior in terms of handling, yet much better in comparison with other vehicles in the mid-sized SUV class.

The interior of the new X1 is almost similar to the earlier edition. The vehicle uses the proprietary infotainment system. As expected from an SUV, it offers great legroom and headroom which makes it an ideal option for long drives. The rear drive variant of the vehicle offered more room for storage in the back. However, it has reduced in the new model because it is powered by a front wheel drive.

2016 BMW X1

On the whole, the 2016 BMW X1 is a complete experience that could easily appease an entire range of audience. Priced at $34,800, the vehicle is easily one of the most affordable mid-sized SUVs available at the moment. It offers great value for money, much better mileage than other cars in the same class and has enough legroom for every passenger. The vehicle has already received positive reviews from critics and those who have the opportunity to buy them in different regions love it.

If you are planning to go for a new SUV, the 2016 BMW X1 is probably the most appropriate choice at the moment until a new car gets launched by the same brand or probably by one of their competitors.

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