Color me disappointed. I don't know if you realize this, but pretty much every BMW you made me... ahem... test drive has been all wrong. Apart from that dreaded 120i Cabriolet, none of them had rear-wheel drive, all of them were diesels and all of them were... ahem... practical.
Low fuel consumption in a BMW? Practicality? All-wheel drive safety? What is this world coming to? When I was young(ish), all BMWs had cramped interiors, used as much fuel as a plane and some of them were so dangerous to... ahem... drive that you would be better off taming a Cobra than driving fast in a Bimmer. Especially during rain.
Now they also have all kinds of SUV/SAVs, fuel efficient diesels, hybrids and "Xs" – 3, 5 and now 1. They have "evolved" from being hardcore to a wimpy... ahem... car maker that molds its model line-up after what the majority of customers "need", but not actually "want". And I don't "want" a BMW X1.
I also don't know anyone that could possibly "need" it as well, but that's a different story. OK, it's a typical BMW from some points of view... ahem... I gotta admit that. For example, the interior is cramped and has unforgiving seats, I'll give it that. Also, the ground clearance is only fit for "urban off-roading", despite the car being a pseudo-SUV. Or SAV, whatever they want to... ahem... call it.
On the other hand, it's a regular fuel-sipper as far as economy goes, and it has... ahem... intelligent all-wheel drive. How sick and twisted is that for a BMW?
Anyway, after barely fitting in that slim, supermodel driving seat and getting a scare from the gargantuan exterior rear-view mirrors, I proceeded to try and drive the... ahem... hideous thing a couple of miles just to see what all the fuss is about. Conclusion? It completely stinks and I hate its guts, just as I first thought after seeing that disgusting... ahem... brown color on it.