This introduction is going to focus on the long awaited 2018 BMW X1, which is due to be released in the near future. Promising to deliver the same high performance and the sleek sexy appearance, BMW also states they will be further improvements. The many BMW drivers can look forward to slight adaptions in most areas. The tweaks are promising to improve on the award winning 2017 model.
Awards made even more impressive when you look at the competition faced, the likes of the Lexus NX, the Audi Q3, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Below we will take a closer look at the 2018 BMW X1, focusing on areas such as performance and visual aesthetics, In a step by step guide to the long awaited 2018 model BMW X1.
2018 BMW X1 – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Those who are waiting in anticipation to get a glimpse of the newer models exterior, will not be left disappointed. The various changes to the body make the 18 model similar in appearance to the X5 or X3 model, rather than the 2017 X1, although the 2018 BMW X1 lends a lot of features from the X5 and X3 it’s somewhat smaller and more compact, giving it the sporty sleek look.
Looking from the front, the headlights have bee adapted slightly giving it a more aggressively look. The restyled bumper will come with larger air vents and muscle to the appearance. The package will ride on large aluminium wheels whose size is yet to be declared although assumptions point to an 18-inch rim.
The interior of the 2018 BMW X offers a slight change in terms of comfort although slightly less notable changes than the exterior. Comfort and luxury seem to be the for us here with materials being used such as genuine leather for the seats and you will notice more aluminium and wood giving the BMW a up-market feel.
The dash of the 2018 BMW X1 will remain much the same as the 17 predecessors, and it will boast the same technology as standard, Items such as adaptive cruise control, a top of the range music system, and various connection options to add to the climate controlled moon roof.
2018 BMW X1 – Powerful Engine and Performance
Not much is known about the choice of engines that are to offered, except the release model will have a smooth 228-hp lump, which will be backed up with a turbo system that will also reduce fuel consumption. The 228 version will run Eight-Speed automatic gearbox. The only other thing known about the engine is there will be a diesel version released to the European market that will feature a Six Speed automatic box.
1. The 2.0-litre, V4 engine will generate 228 hp
2. 258 pf torque
3. 8-speed gearbox will drive the power to the front wheels
4. Expected to go from 0-60 mph in a rapid 6,3 seconds
5. With a top speed of around 130 mph
6. Fuel consumption will be in the range of 22 mpg for city driving and 32 mpg driving on the highway.
As highlighted the newer model will be adapted and changed in the promise of improved performance and perception. The smaller wheel base on the 2018 BMW X1 gives it a sportier feel and look, Yet it comes with more from for passengers with its folding capacity attached to the rear seats. With that also comes additional support for the driver and his/her position. The engine and drive remain basically the same although reduced weight adds that little bit of extra in terms of acceleration.
2018 BMW X1 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
It would seem that the designers at BMW have played it safe with this BMW X1 2018 and not in a bad way. They have introduced slight adaptations to the prior model that don’t take away the fact that this is X1 crossover SUV. The changes, however, are enough to offer improvements in the look and feel of the car, as well as the comfort and practicability.
Finally, the have stuck with the tried and tested in terms of the engine and the extras that are as standard again keeping the reliable 2018 BMW X1 feel. With delays for an unknown reason, the 2018 BMW X1 is looking like it will hit the showrooms by the end of 2018 with its competitors roughly the same.
In conclusion, the standard showroom version is set to cost in the region of $34,750, which places it midway in terms of cost and that of its competition, the competition being Audi, with the Q3, the Lexus NX, and the Mercedes GLA.