The 2015 BMW X1 is available in three trim levels: sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i. The 2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i comes standard with alloy wheels, 17 inches, automatic headlights, fog lights, cruise control, automatic wipers, automatic climate control, eight front seat manual “Sensatec” vinyl upholstery high quality, tilt steering and telescopic, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a system of eight-speaker sound system with CD player, auxiliary audio input, HD radio and USB / iPod audio. The 2015 BMW X1 control xDrive28i adds all-wheel drive and Hill Descent.
Along with its more powerful engine, the 2015 BMW X1 xDrive35i adds 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, the LED running lights, the panoramic sunroof, upgraded interior trim and power front seats eight positions. These additional items are available in models 28i. There are additional independent options, including a 11-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, but most of the features available are grouped into packages. Note that some must purchased in combination with others. The 2015 BMW X1 Premium package adds keyless ignition and entry, power lumbar support front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, leather and satellite radio. The cold weather package includes the heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
The technology package includes the iDrive system with a 8.8-inch screen, a navigation system, the iPhone application integration and BMW Remote Services. The 2015 BMW X1 driver assistance package adds a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. The Ultimate Package includes the all features of premium packages, technology and driver assistance. Besides these packets as a trio of “design lines.” The xLINE and Sport Line are mainly cosmetic and adds elements such as 18-inch wheels, unique body moldings and multi-adjustable sports seats. The M Sport Line features enhancements such as an aerodynamic body kit, sports suspension, paddle shifters, a higher maximum speed limit, multi-adjustable sports seats and cosmetics, such as window frames opaque and unique interior trim touches.
2015 BMW X1 Interior
The quality of the cabin on the 2015 BMW X1 is typical of BMW, which means clear gauges, solid and sensible ergonomics and quality materials throughout construction. Interface optional iDrive electronics BMW might seem complicated before they get used to it, but overall it works pretty well for the control of various audio, navigation features and smart phones, thanks to its design simple menu and times fast processing. The riding position is more SUV sedan, while sitting high and look down the 2015 BMW X1 sculpted hood. However, the wheel is thick and contributes to the feeling that this car is a conductor rather than an edible sensor. We found that the seats of bases in the 2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i offer little lateral lumbar support and strengthen, so its recommended to opt for the sports seats available that solve these two problems.
The 2015 BMW X1 may seem useful, since it is a crossover, but when you look a little closer, things are not as practical as they seem. The back seat is a little flat and legroom and headroom are tight for adults. Parents with young children in particular may want to look elsewhere, because the child safety seat facing the rear bulky likely to force the front seats move forward uncomfortably. With the rear seats up, load capacity indices 14.8 cubic feet. Fold down and space opens up to 47.7 cubes.
2015 BMW X1 Engine
The 2015 BMW X1 sDrive28i rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive xDrive28i are powered by a motor line four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is a stop-start system that shuts off the engine when stopped to save fuel. Fuel economy EPA-estimated combined is impressive in 27 (23 city / 34 highway) for the sDrive and 26 combined (22 city / 32 highway) for the xDrive mpg mpg.
The 2015 BMW X1 xDrive35i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, mated to the six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard. In tests, the X1 xDrive35i ran to 60 mph in a quick 5.4 seconds. The EPA estimated 21 mpg combined (18/27), which is actually better than some less powerful compact crossovers.
2015 BMW X1 Safety
Each 2015 BMW X1 comes standard with stability and traction control, front side airbags, antilock disc brakes, ffull-length side curtain airbags, the active head restraints on front seats and the xDrive versions, the hill descent control. Also standard is the BMW Assist emergency communications system, which provides the automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and the roadside assistance in demand during a Subscription includes 10 years. Optional equipment includes sensors front and rear parking and a rearview camera, but one must select both technological and assistance packages to the driver to get them.
In braking tests, the 2015 BMW X1 stopped from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is similar to the 2015 BMW X3 larger and heavier, but in the middle of class. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the X1 received the highest possible rating of “Good” in frontal offset moderate overlap, side impact and roof strength tests. 2015 BMW X1 received the second-worst rating of “marginal” in small overlap frontal crash test Institute.