The best thing about the X1 2.0d xDrive is probably the fact that it's one of the closest things to an all-rounder from BMW. It keeps the BMW handling and "go", but it also adds a higher ground clearance, better suspension comfort, a compact size, small fuel consumption and all-wheel drive. It looks good as well. Now that's a package not many people would like to miss, isn't it?
The bad part about the X1 we drove was most likely its price. At 50,000 euros you'd expect a bit more useful or comfortable features than a gigantic glass sunroof. Then again, as we said earlier, our test car was better equipped for stealing looks than for comforting its driver and passengers on a longer trip. Looks also cost money, apparently.
The only ugly bit we could find on our test car was probably the fact that it uses too many common parts with the 1 and 3-Series, especially when talking about the interior. We completely understand brand image, cost reductions and uniformity in design, but when you're pushing the exact same buttons in cars that can cost between between twenty and seventy thousand euros, then you have a bit of a problem. Continue reading