2015 BMW X1
Comfort & Convenience
Glass sliding/vent roof, electric, with sun protection, trap release, comfort opening and closing via the car’s remote control and fingertip control, for individually adjustable air circulation and pleasant interior conditions. The integrated, automatically deployed wind deflector minimises noise, for optimum comfort.
Power Front Seats with Driver Seat Memory
Enjoy the comfort of 8-way power adjustable front seats with 2-way manual headrests, and driver’s seat and mirror memory.
Concierge Services with Critical Calling
Enjoy 24/7 access to personalized services (including dining and hotel recommendations) with direction and address sent to your BMW; then transferred to your Navigation.
Comfort access system offers an even greater degree of convenience: keyless access to your car. Simply carrying the key in a pocket allows you to unlock the doors by touching the door handle.
iDrive 4.1 with 8.8" Display
The state-of-the-art ConnectedDrive system has even more innovative features to keep you connected, wherever you go. New features include Mobile Office, which can display smartphone emails and text messages on the iDrive screen when stationary and reads them to you via Blackberry while driving so you'll never have to take your eyes off the road. Enhanced digital music functions allows you to view album titles and artwork. And, you can even wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth® compatible phone or MP3 player through the audio system, which means you won't have to use the usual, necessary connection wires.
Bluetooth and USB Connection
Bluetooth Audio Streaming-available from BMW ConnectedDrive-wirelessly plays the music saved on your Bluetooth-capable smartphone or MP3 player.
Part of ConnectedDrive, lets you access Social Networks, music PlugIn and Video Playback through your iPhone, and see them on the Display screen (requires Navigation). Tune in to Web Radio and search for stations from around the globe by name, location or genre.You can store your favorite entries on your iPhone so you can take them with you from one vehicle to another. Access content from your Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay on top of what’s happening with friends and family, and enjoy music on-demand with Pandora Radio and MOG.
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
It's a sound experience as remarkable as the BMW driving experience. Unlike traditional stereo systems, the optional Harman Kardon surround sound audio system uses vehicle-specific equalizing, and a powerful 340W amplifier, to deliver powerful, high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth. The result: a scintillating audio performance that pumps the highest definition soundtrack to the open road. The 11-speaker system also includes six tweeters, six mid-range speakers, two bass speakers located under the front seats, one mid-range speaker and one tweeter in the instrument panel.
Performance & Efficiency
2.0 liter, BMW TwinPower Turbo Engine with 240hp
Small is the next big idea in engines – namely, BMW's mighty inline four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo. Displacing just 2.0 liters, this 240-hp marvel generates 260 lb-ft of torque at just 1250 rpm, for potent thrust that kicks in right from the start and continues all the way up to 4800 rpm. Light-weight and smooth-running, it incorporates BMW's award-winning High Precision direct Injection, Valvetronic and double-VANOS technologies. Its dynamic performance is equaled by spectacular fuel efficiency, taking you further on every gallon of gas.
BMW sDrive - the dynamic rear-wheel-drive system
Choosing a BMW X1 with rear-wheel drive means you will be able to enjoy typical BMW agility and driving pleasure – namely precise handling, flawless cornering ability and incomparable dynamics. In addition, the lower weight of the sDrive system, compared to xDrive, makes the BMW X1 – and already outstanding performer when it comes to fuel economy – even more efficient with an estimated 27 mpg (preliminary results). The BMW X1 sDrive is the perfect choice for those seeking a thrillingly sporty driving experience.
8 Speed Automatic Transmission
Provides extremely fast synchronized shifting. By increasing the number of gears to eight, the transmission provides a more efficient shifting sequence and improved fuel economy. Includes Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC) with Sport and Manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When in Sport mode, shifts can be generated via the console-mounted shift lever or the paddle shifters. The close spacing of gear ratios is the optional 8-speed Sport automatic transmission enables maximum use of the optimum rev range, significantly lowering fuel consumption and enhancing shift comfort.
ECO PRO mode teaches interested drivers to become fuel-efficient experts. Depending on individual driving style, it can result in a fuel savings of up to 20 percent. To motivate the driver, the additional miles gained are displayed as a bonus range by the on-board computer. ECO PRO mode uses engine management software to adjust the engine's output characteristics; the automatic transmission upshifts sooner and remains in a higher gear longer. In cars with manual transmission, the gear shift recommendations change accordingly.
Auto Start-Stop Function
Even when idling, such as at a stop sign, an engine burns fuel. BMW's Auto Start-Stop function enhances fuel efficiency by switching off the engine. (The intelligent electronics system first checks the battery charge level and calculates if other electric systems, like the heated front seats need more energy.) Once the brake pedal is released, the engine starts up again almost instantly. A Start-Stop signal in the display indicates the function is active.
Safety & Security
BMW Assist eCall™ and TeleServices
In an emergency, BMW Assist eCall, now standard in all BMWs, automatically sends your location and relevant information to police and EMT services, saving critical time when you need it most. Also standard, with BMW Teleservices, your BMW knows exactly when the next servicing appointment is coming up and informs you about any maintenance requirements. Your BMW Service Center will call you to arrange an appointment. Wherever you are, your BMW Service Center is at your side.
Rear-view camera clearly shows the area behind the vehicle in the Control Display. Working in conjunction with Park Distance Control, interactive guidelines in the Control Display help the driver by showing whether a selected parking space can accommodate the vehicle. Parking trajectories, as well as turn angles, are also shown in the display.
Xenon Adaptive Headlights
Our Xenon Adaptive Headlights with distinctive corona rings began as a groundbreaking idea that went on to become a major advancement in safety. Using an electromechanical system, our adaptive headlights follow the direction of the wheels. So as you begin cornering, the headlights turn into and around the bend, which allows you to see more of the road, sooner. Xenon lights, another BMW innovation, help provide clarity by emitting twice as much light as halogen light, while using half as much energy.
Park Distance Control
So intuitive, it helps you see things you normally can't. Park Distance Control uses eight sensors-four in the front, four in the rear-to measure exactly how far you are from other vehicles and unseen objects when parking. As your bumper approaches a stationary object, the image on the iDrive screen changes and beeping becomes faster, turning into a constant tone when the distance is less than 12 inches.
2014 BMW X1
If you're looking for sporty performance, respectable utility and a luxurious vibe that's all wrapped up in a small package, the 2014 BMW X1 is a great place to start your search. The X1 was introduced to the United States last year and, despite a few key competitors, it remains a stand-out in the compact luxury crossover class.
The BMW X1 is as well-equipped and fun to drive as any other small BMW. It is essentially a smaller version of the X3, and the X1 uses the same engines as its big brother. Those engines include a strong yet efficient turbocharged four-cylinder or an even more powerful 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-6. The X1 is also 6.6 inches shorter in length and 5 inches shorter in height than the X3, and those dimensions help deliver sportiness and agility that many larger rivals can't provide.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and options
The 2014 BMW X1 is offered in three trim levels: sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i. The sDrive designation indicates rear-wheel drive, while xDrive models are all-wheel drive.
The sDrive28i comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps, automatic wipers, cruise control, automatic climate control, eight-way manual front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio input, HD radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. The xDrive28i adds all-wheel drive and hill descent control.
Besides its more powerful engine, the xDrive35i adds 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof and eight-way power front seats (with driver memory settings).
Although there are a handful of individual options, most available features are bundled into option packages, many of which must be purchased in combination with each other.
The Premium package adds the panoramic sunroof and power seats to the 28i as well as keyless ignition/entry, front-seat power lumbar support, auto-dimming mirrors and leather upholstery. The Cold Weather package includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A Lighting package adds the adaptive xenon headlights to the 28i as well as automatic high beams and interior ambient lighting for all. Opt for the Technology package and your X1 will have an 8.8-inch display, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio connectivity, iPhone app integration (including Pandora and Stitcher) and BMW Remote Services (which allows both Apple and Android users to lock the car remotely and turn on the climate control, among various other tasks).
The Driver Assistance package (which requires the Technology package) adds a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. The Ultimate package includes all the features of the Premium, Technology and Driver Assistance packages.
In addition to those packages there's a trio of "Design Lines." Two are mostly cosmetic: the xLine (Y-spoke 18-inch wheels and dark copper body accents) and the Sport Line (double-spoke 18-inch wheels, black body trim and multi-adjustable sport seats). The M Sport Line features enhancements such as an aero body kit; a choice of 18- or 19-inch wheels; a sport-tuned suspension; paddle shifters; a higher top speed limiter; and the multi-adjustable sport seats as well as cosmetic tweaks such as blackout window frames, unique door sills, unique red leather upholstery and wood/aluminum cabin accents.
Powertrains and Performance
The rear-drive X1 sDrive28i and all-wheel-drive xDrive28i are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is a stop-start system that shuts off the engine when stopped to save fuel.
According to BMW, the X1 sDrive28i will go from zero to 60 mph in a swift 6.2 seconds, with the xDrive version just 0.1 second behind. EPA-estimated fuel economy is impressive at 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined for the sDrive, and 22/33/26 for the xDrive.
The X1 xDrive35i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. In Edmunds testing, the X1 xDrive35i sprinted to 60 mph in a quick 5.8 seconds. The EPA estimates stand at 18/27/21, which is actually better than some less powerful rivals.
Every 2014 BMW X1 comes standard with antilock disc brakes (with automatic brake drying), brake standby, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front-seat head restraints and stability/traction control and (on xDrive versions) hill descent control.
Optional equipment includes front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Also available is the BMW Assist emergency communications system, which provides automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance.
In Edmunds brake testing, the X1 stopped from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is similar to the larger and heavier X3.
Interior Design and Special Features
The X1's cabin is typical BMW, meaning clear gauges, sensible ergonomics and solid build and materials quality throughout. BMW's iDrive electronics interface might seem complicated before you acclimate yourself, but overall, it works quite well for controlling various audio, navigation and smartphone functions, thanks to its straightforward menu design and fast processing times.
The driving position is more SUV than sedan. You sit high and peer down the X1's sculpted hood. The steering wheel is chunky and contributes to the sensation that this is a driver's car rather than a grocery getter. We've found that the base seats in the sDrive28i provide poor lumbar support and lateral bolstering, so we recommend opting for the available sport seats, which solve both of these problems. The rear seat is a bit flat and as expected, legroom and headroom for taller adults is tight. Nor is the X1 a good choice for parents with very small children, as bulky rear-facing child safety seats will likely force you to move the front seats forward.
With the rear seats up, cargo capacity rates 14.8 cubic feet. Fold them down and space opens up to 47.7 cubes. Almost any other small luxury crossover SUV offers more.
Special Offer Details
*2015 X1 xDrive28i Lease starting at $339/month for 36 months. $500 Innovations Credit included in payment.
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• $339 First months payment
• $3,470 Down payment
• $725 Acquisition fee
• $4,084 due at signing
* Lease financing available on new 2015 BMW X1 xDrive28i from participating BMW centers on leases assigned to BMW Financial Services through October 31, 2014. Monthly lease payments of $339.00 for 36 months based on MSRP of $37,050.00. $4,084.00 cash due at signing is based on $3,470.00 down payment, $339.00 first month payment, $725.00 acquisition fee, and $.00 security deposit (not all customers will qualify for security deposit waiver). Tax, title, license, registration and dealer fees are additional fees due at signing. Program available from participating BMW dealers to eligible, qualified customers with excellent credit history who meet BMW Financial Services credit requirements. Payments do not include applicable taxes. All figures presented are examples only. Actual MSRP may vary. Lessee responsible for insurance during the lease term and any excess wear and tear as defined in the lease contract, $0.20/mile over 10,000 miles per year and a disposition fee of $350 at lease end. Purchase option at lease end (excluding tax, title, and other government fees) is $23,342.00. Offer valid through October 31, 2014 and may be combined with other offers unless otherwise stated. Qualified rate lock applicants must take delivery within 60 days of initial lock. $500 Innovations Credit available on BMW X1 xDrive28i models. All Credits valid through October 31, 2014. Credits may be combined with other offers unless otherwise stated.