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2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i


Turbocharged Small SUV

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 BMW X1

In short: A stylish, sporty and eco-friendly small SUV.

BMW X1 Review

Built in Leipzig of mostly German parts, this new arrival to America has been romping around European roadways for a few years — and we're excited to see it finally make the trip stateside. Based on the same platform as the 1-series sedan, this small SUV stands just over five feet tall; however, like its diminutive sibling, the BMW X1 loves to sprint, offering great handling and peppy acceleration from its twin-turbocharged inline-4. The X1's smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission also comes with ECO PRO mode, which can result in gas savings of up to 20 percent. Fuel is further conserved through forward-thinking functions like auto start-stop and regenerative braking. Our Glacier Silver tester came tricked out with even more intelligent amenities, including a rear-view camera, park distance control and a navigation system with BMW Assist.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile full maintenance program; 12-year rust perforation limited warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile BMW roadside assistance program

Base Price: $32,350 / As Tested: $45,595

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with direct injection
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 1,250 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

Curb weight:
3,726 lbs
Wheelbase: 108.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 176.5/70.8/60.8 in

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS; dynamic brake control

Traction: dynamic stability control; traction control; hill descent control

Top Speed: 127 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds

EPA City:
22 mpg
EPA Highway: 33 mpg

driver and front passenger dual-stage front airbags; front seat side-impact airbags

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