Quote Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 For me the X1 makes no sense. The future DH-bike has to go outside regardless of SUVsedanHatchback so a crossover is not needed for me. The X1 has no real cargo space no diesel no manual gearbox and isnt as up to date as the F-series bmws. It drives very well like the E90-series vehicle but then why not just buy a E90 or E91 in the first place I mentioned this
My 335d is my sixth bmw and Im loving my 335d over all of them. Even over my 335i 328ci and X3) So much that I wont be buying another petrol engine. Im addicted to the torque and gas mileage I wanted a X1 diesel to go along with it Why cant we have a choice when both are being made So after20 years behind nothing but bmwS I have begun looking... gasp. at Audi and VW TDIs So bmw is that LOUD ENOUGH
I have the 2.0L petrol and compared to other models its pretty gutless (and compared to my earlier 3 series too) however I didnt but my XI for performance but for the higher driving position. The 23d has great performance a very perky engine and is fun to drive too
Hi - thanks for your post - i agree theres a huge difference between a NA (naturally aspirated) & a turbo charged engine - in fact my last 3-4 cars were all turbo charged including the petrol C200 (kompressor) so the initial disappointment with the X1 petrol was huge. Gotten around it now - manage the meagre torque output to get the best of this rather average engine. Honestly have decided to sell
Quote Originally Posted by iamthewalrus And of course the big question Will either engine offer a manual transmission in the US If not Im just not interested. But perhaps Im not a large enough market segment to matter In Europe the petrol and the 23d are only available with the automatic transmission therefore its unlikely that NA will receive the manual unless they offer the 20d version (itd sooner snow in the Caribbean before that comes here).
bmw diesel engines are absolutely marvelous... Have driven the X1 with the twin turbo 2lt engine (2.3d) and you forget that it is a diesel... Anslkutelt a joy to drive it.... I couldnt stop accelerating hard and then braking nard to enjoy the feeling. I think that bmw at the moment is leading the way for diesel engines as it used to do with petrol engines 15 years ago. So I wouldnt venture away...
Quote Originally Posted by _Ethrty-Andy_ anyone that can afford one can afford a garage.. but for those that really dont and wont you can get a petrol powered hybrid version Incorrect. First the i3 is one of the cheapest bmws on the market. It starts in the low 40s. In the US with Federal and state tax credits that should bring the price well into the 30000s. That means its in the same price range