For a while now, the BMW X1 has been the cheapest way to own a new car with a blue and white Bavarian flag on the hood. It’s also been pretty fun to drive. But now there’s a new one. What do you need to know before you buy an X1? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
It’s okay if you couldn’t tell at first whether this was an all-new BMW X1 or just a refresh. I couldn’t either. But it is indeed all-new, and it dumps the old X1’s rear-drive platform for fresh new Mini-based underpinnings. What do you think?
So I'm driving along the other day, and I get up behind the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA, which I'm calling the "Glaw" to rhyme with "Draw," or perhaps "Haw," as in: "Haw Haw, you bought a Mercedes-Benz that looks like a wheeled catfish!"
No, BMW does not sell a 1-series wagon or hatchback in the United States. Yes, the BMW X1 is actually based on the E91 3-series wagon platform. No, you can't get it with a manual transmission here. Yes, you can get it with RWD. No, it isn't really an SUV. Yes, it's actually enjoyable.
Looks like we can pin another "unintended acceleration" incident on a confused driver with an automatic transmission.
Having a gut time! Wunsch you were hier! Okay, our German is schrecklich, but because we speak your language, enjoy our rundown of every live reveal from Day One of the Frankfurt Motor Show after the jump.
The accessories convey the subtle message assuring everyone knows BMWs are still for a certain class of people as this BMW X1 made its formal debut fully kitted-out for a weekend skiing in the Alps.
Take a peek at the BMW X1, the newest and littlest soft-roading crossover Bimmer to leak out of Munich.
The BMW X1, the company's foray into the mini-luxo-ute market, was nabbed uncovered for a commercial shoot. Even better than the X1-series, though, is the camera truck.
Underneath the Bavarians' now signature swirly camo is the 2010 BMW X1. Expect most of the 1-Series' engine range to be available on the X1, connected to BMW's X-Drive AWD drivetrain — which should make it an able handler. Apparently, there are plenty of people BMW thinks want one, as production is expected to top…
Autobild, our favorite German tabloid of a car rag, has gone on another speculation spree, and this time it's related to the new 2009 BMW X3 and first 2010 BMW X1. The pending refresh of the compact SUV will come just in time to duke it out with new offerings in the form of the Mercedes Benz GLK and Audi Q5. But what…
What have we here? It looks to be some sort of tarted-up BMW wagon, and according to the guys at BimmerPost, it's a mule for an upcoming 3-Series based crossover to be known as the BMW F3. Of course, there's no way to be sure. The last time we saw a lifted E91 we thought it was an X3 powertrain mule. Then there's some…