The 2016 BMW X1 SUV provides a different story as compared to its predecessor. The previous X1 generation was a great fun to drive but it was exceptionally tight when talking about passenger space. Therefore, this older X1 model was a bit on the impractical side in terms of family use. In the 2016 model, it is now wider, taller, and roomier on the inside. Also, this is not the only upgrade to the new X1, as there is still has plenty to offer to put this small luxury crossover back in your shopping list.
The New 2016 BMW X1 SUV Brings Updates Abound
Inside the 2016 BMW X1 SUV, you will find that the head, shoulder, and legroom have all been increased, especially in its backseat. When talking about its cargo capacity, it is now placed at the top of its class. However, for those who still want more storage capacity in terms of cubic footage, they would do better with a larger crossover such as the X3.
Still on its cabin, you will find that the materials are noticeably nicer than it was for its previous generation model. Also, the X1’s front occupants now finally get power-adjustable seats as a standard offering. Other than these, there are also new technology features. These include an available head-up display, a frontal collision mitigation system (with pedestrian detection), and a hands-free power liftgate.
With the growing market that is the small luxury crossover SUVs, the 2016 BMW X1 is easily one of the most appealing ones that you can get today. The interiors are on par with the car’s competitors such as the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA250. However, adults may find trouble getting comfortable in their snug backseats. Also, the aforementioned competitors are a bit slower as compared to the X1.
The new X1 is focused more on practical and worth as its previous generation focused more on delivering a sporty driving experience. With this newer model, it will make you consider if you want a useful luxury crossover with a small footprint.
The car comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is an eight-speed automatic transmission which drives an all four wheels as it has the standard all-wheel-drive system. This system also brings hill descent control.
The 2016 BMW X1 SUV can go from 0 to 60 mph acceleration in as little as 6.3-seconds. However, even with this power, it still performs well on smooth driving conditions which is perfect for family use.