Power, Utility, Luxury, the 2020 BMW X1 in Edmonton, AB
BMW X1: Updating the Elite Standard
The BMW X1 slots into the X series as one of the smallest SUVs BMW offers, along with the more car-like X2. Debuting at the Paris Motor Show in 2008, the first-generation X1 became available for purchase in 2009. While the X1 remains on its second generation, the 2020 model has been given a visual refresh. Drivers will find new front and rear bumpers, along with updated LED lighting elements. Rounding out the X1’s powerful exterior is an enlarged version of the classic BMW kidney grille. On the inside, the high-resolution 8.8-inch touch-enabled Control Display with navigation is now standard and paired with Apple Carplay® capability for the most intuitive infotainment experience. Performance-wise, the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission has also been fine-tuned to be smoother and more responsive than ever before.
Jack Of All Trades: The 2020 BMW X1
A long wheelbase provides the foundation for the athletic 2020 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 not dampening sightlines. Inside, premium soft-touch materials combine with abundant space for cargo and passengers alike. From a technological standpoint, the 2020 BMW X1 continues to deliver innovation and dominance in equal measure. A full suite of driver assists are available on the X1, including the revolutionary BMW Head-Up Display, Driving Assistant Plus, Parking Assistant and Telephony with wireless charging.
While an introduction to the power of 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. While either engine option feels right in the X1, the 4-cylinder provides an agile 228 horsepower and tight responsiveness even at low engine speeds. Drivers are allowed the freedom of choice thanks to BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission—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.
With exceptional ride quality and power, not to mention the beautiful design and craftsmanship BMW is known for, It’s easy to see why the X1 instills such a sense of excitement. The 2020 BMW X1 is the perfect entry-level compact crossover SUV for Albertan roads and is available for purchase from the experts at Edmonton BMW, Edmonton’s favourite BMW dealership. Contact us below to learn more, or to book a test drive.