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By Cars.com Staff
April 23, 2012
BMW's newest addition to its crossover lineup, the X1, is also the smallest. Sold previously in markets outside the U.S., the X1 hits dealerships in fall 2012 as a 2013 model and will be available with a choice of turbocharged engines. The subcompact premium crossover segment is a new one in the U.S., and recent entrants include the Mini Cooper Countryman and upcoming Buick Encore.
Exterior Familiar design cues make the X1 immediately recognizable as a BMW, including a twin-kidney grille that dominates the front end. It's bordered by quad headlights behind clear covers. From some angles, the X1 looks a little like a hatchback car, but it's enough of a crossover overall to avoid that designation in the market. Exterior features include:
Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED halos
Turn signals integrated in the side mirrors
Interior As is BMW tradition, the X1 has a driver-centric dashboard that brings a streamlined appearance to the cabin. BMW says it improved the controls and touch-points of the X1 for its U.S. debut, but some of the surfaces in the cabin — like the grab bars on the doors — have a low-grade feel that's out of place in even an entry-luxury crossover. The rear bench seat is more accommodating for adult passengers than the crossover's small footprint suggests. Interior features include:
Available navigation system
Joystick-like gear selector for the automatic-transmission
Under the Hood Two engines are offered in the X1. A 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard while a 300-hp, turbo six-cylinder is available. Both engines work with an automatic transmission; a manual isn't offered. Mechanical features include: