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Watch Now | 2018 BMW X1 Preview, Pricing, Release Date



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2018 BMW X1 Preview, Pricing, Release Date

For the most part, the 2018 BMW X1 will be a carryover, but its optional packages will undergo some mild changes in the new model year.

From the outside, the 2018 BMW X1 will be virtually identical to the current model. This crossover’s small footprint makes it easier to handle than its larger siblings, the X3, X4, X5, and X6, while still retaining its soft-roading capabilities.

Inside, we expect the same lack of change. As BMW’s most affordable SUV, the X1’s cabin is surprisingly well-equipped, and we expect this to continue into 2018. Its standard features should include dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt and telescope functions, eight-way power front seats with driver-side memory, leatherette upholstery, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, and a seven-speaker audio system.

The only changes on the docket are to three of its optional packages. The Convenience Package will gain a visual distinction over the base model, the M Sport Package will get all the Premium Package’s features, and the Premium Package will require either the Convenience or M Sport Package.

Under the 2018 X1’s hood, we expect not a single change. It will continue with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission will continue to handle shifting duties. Front-wheel drive will remain standard, and xDrive all-wheel-drive will be an option.

Though some small crossovers struggle in IIHS testing — mostly due to the small-overlap test — the X1 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. It only missed the Top Safety Pick Plus designation due to a marginal rating in the headlight test. With no changes in store, look for this rating to continue into 2018.

source : http://www.carsdirect.com/2018/bmw/x1

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