The popularity of sport-utility vehicles continues to rise as consumers increasingly seek a product that combines comfort, practicality, and functionality in equal measure. This trend has resulted in an SUV market that’s not only heavily saturated (and becoming more so with each passing year), but that’s also populated with models appearing to have little in the way of difference between them, apart from price and outward appearance. As you can imagine, mounting this highly competitive market segment is no small feat, and remaining atop such a crowded class means that automakers must anticipate and adapt to the consumer’s needs before even they themselves are aware of it. BMW has achieved this with the 2018 X1. With an intuitive hand on the pulse of today’s consumer, the 2018 BMW X1 marries the world of the compact luxury crossover with that of the high-performance sedan. Read on to learn how the X1 is redefining standards and pulling well ahead of its closest rivals.
The 2018 BMW X1: quality is what we’re good at
The hallmark quality and precision of German engineering are evident in the 2018 X1. At BMW, we’ve been mastering the art of melding comfort and performance since 1932, with the aim of outdoing ourselves with each new model. Setting class benchmarks seems to be our style, and the X1 is no exception. Don’t let its urbane appearance fool you; while it delivers acceleration power smoothly, the X1 packs a remarkable punch, rocketing from 0 to 60 km/h in a searing 6.5 seconds. That’s quicker than both the Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA 250. Handling and drivability reach new heights as well. The X1’s all-wheel-drive system provides optimal control and agility through corners while the smooth, progressive pedal braking manages stop-and-go driving and posts class-leading numbers for stopping distance in simulated-panic stop situations.
Coupled with an exceptionally functional interior cargo area that makes maximal use of under-floor storage compartments and easy-to-access cabin, the remarkable performance of the 2018 BMW X1 reinvigorates the concept of sport-utility, setting a standard that leaves competitors struggling to catch up. Just how much catching up? Compare the 2018 X1 with Honda’s 2018 CRV and you’ll get an idea.
|2018 BMW X1||2018 Honda CRV|
|Standard Engine||Turbocharged 2.0L inline four cylinder||1.5L four cylinder|
|Horsepower||228 hp @ 5000 rpm||190 hp @5600 rpm|
|Torque||258 ft-lb @1250 rpm||179 ft-lb @2000 rpm|
|Fuel consumption||10.5 City / 7.4 Hwy||8.4 City / 7.8 L Hwy|
The table doesn’t lie; the difference is stark. The 2018 X1 leads the CRV with respect to nearly every performance indicator. But did you really expect anything less from a BMW?
What more could you need?
With its performance credentials well-established, we ought to mention a few of the other trademark BMW features that put the X1 miles ahead of its classmates. The quality of the interior is immediately apparent. Leather-wrapped seats and surfaces and sharp-looking brushed aluminum trim give the 2018 X1 that signature refinement bred into each member of the BMW family. With adjustable front seats that let occupants easily adapt head, leg and elbow room and the largest rear seat accommodation in its class, you can tell that the X1 means business when it comes to defining utility in 2018. Rediscover the fine art of driving today; contact the expert team at Edmonton BMW and arrange a test drive!