BMW X1 xDrive28i Review, Price

The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is a compact luxury crossover that offers solid performance through the turbocharged powerful engine. Over the years, BMW has remained an iconic car maker having made huge sales across the continents thanks to the brilliant German engineers.

The car comes with an outstanding cargo capacity, athletic handling and roomy back seats.In addition; it gives better fuel efficiency and unprecedented comfort compared to the outgoing model. The major rivals include Mercedes-Benz GLA250, Audi Q3 and Acura RDX.

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2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design

The crossover comes with 18-inch wheels or 19-inch alloy wheels and modified adaptive LED headlights. The dual kidney grille had been redesigned which makes the car look larger. Likewise, the body has undergone nice sculpting which increases the aerodynamic and adds to its elegant look. The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i comes with power-folding side mirrors and breathtaking sunroof. The tailgate is hands-free where you open the trunk by waving your feet below the rear bumper.


The BMW X1 xDrive28i 2017 interior is fitted with state of the art luxury and ambient lighting. It has plenty of high-end luxury materials like aluminium trim and leather upholstery. The cutting edge technology makes it a lavish car. First, it is equipped with 5 passenger seats made of leather that offer plenty of support. The back seats have plenty of head and leg room which gives the passengers more comfort. It offers 27-cubic-foot cargo space. When the rear seats are folded, 58.7 cubic feet of cargo space is created.

Safety features include lane departure warning, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, front collision warning, hillside descent control and pedestrian detection. It also comes with the iDrive infotainment system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, seven-speaker sound system and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The iDrive system features a touchpad controller, navigation system and 6.5-inch display.

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2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Engine and Performance

It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine. The engine is mated to 8-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of generating 228 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque. Further, it gives the car brutal acceleration whereby it takes 6.8 seconds from 0 to 60mph. The EPA fuel efficiency stands at 22 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and a combined 26 mpg.

The car has two driving options; front wheel drive and rear wheel drive. The all-wheel drive comes with hill descent control. However, the four-wheel drive is optional to those people who need better traction during the winter period. Further, the 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i has three driving modes which include sport, Eco Pro and comfort mode. The Eco Pro mode enhances the response of the engine maximising fuel efficiency.

The sports mode gives throttle response on the open road while the comfort mode gives a smooth ride. The 8-speed automatic transmission gives the car smooth and quick shifts enabling it to reach its top speed when in sports mode. Likewise, the electric speed-sensitive steering gives the car better handling in different terrains.

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2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Price and Release Date

The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is already available in the dealerships at a base price of $42,736.

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