The Versatile BMW X1
Jack Of All Trades: The 2019 BMW X1
A long wheelbase provides the foundation for the athletic 2019 BMW X1, whose exterior is sculpted with ambitious aerodynamic performance in mind. A low, sloping roofline and broad shoulders bring an assertive demeanour to the X1, while the sharp headlights and unmistakable kidney-shaped grille pay loving homage to the BMW aesthetic. Inside, premium soft-touch materials combine with abundant space for cargo and passengers alike. From a technological standpoint, the 2019 BMW X1 continues to show innovation and dominance in equal measure, offering a high-resolution 8.8” touchscreen Control Display alongside the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display, providing performance and driving information alongside infotainment.
While an introduction to the BMW X models, the X1 leaps confidently into the performance realm with a choice of either the BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder or 4-cylinder engine. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission allows you to choose between the ease of the X1’s automatic transmission, or the control of manually shifting through the X1’s eight gears via wheel-mounted paddle shifters. BMW submits its brand of intelligent adaptive suspension, which adjusts the damping for a smooth drive, and offers Driving Experience Control, a choice between the easy-going COMFORT mode, or the taut and dynamic SPORT mode. Of course, the defining characteristic of the entire BMW X series is BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive system, which transfers power between the front and rear wheels providing unparalleled traction and safety no matter the road conditions—perfect for the unpredictable weather and roads of Alberta.
BMW X1 Over the Years
The 2019 BMW X1 is part of the vehicle’s second generation, the first generation having debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2008, and becoming available for purchase in 2009. While the 2019 X1 hasn’t changed much visually—with the exception of a larger grille—several optional features have now become standard. This includes Navigation with real-time traffic, remote services, one year of Apple CarPlay, and several Active driver aids, like lane departure warning, high-beam assistant, and forward collision warning.
The 2019 BMW X1 offers exceptional ride quality and power, not to mention the beautiful design and craftsmanship BMW is known for, in the perfect entry-level compact crossover SUV for Albertan roads. The 2019 X1 is available for purchase at Edmonton BMW, Edmonton’s favourite BMW dealership. Contact us below to learn more, or to book a test drive.