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BMW X1
BMW X1
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Base MSRP price range:
$30,650 - $38,450
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Car Type: Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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BMW X1 Overview

The least-expensive BMW is a compact five-seat SUV that slots below the X3. The base 240-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder, mated to an eight-speed automatic, provides quick acceleration, and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The 3.0-liter, 300-hp turbocharged six-cylinder gets a six-speed automatic. Based on the previous-generation 3 Series, the X1 is quite sporty to drive, but ride comfort is on the stiff side and the otherwise sharp and communicative steering feels heavy at low speeds. Noise isolation and interior quality are a notch below BMW's high standards but still good. First year reliability of the 4-cylinder has been above average.

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