2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i Long-Term Review by Car and Driver

The guys from Car and Driver set out to write a review about one of the cars in their current fleet and fortunately for us, it was a BMW X1 xDrive28i, that they drove for 20,000 miles.
BMW X1 xDrive28i 1 photo
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So, the cheapest model in the BMW range for the US market, set out to make an impression on the crew from C&D. After such a long time (7 months) they had to admit that this is one impressive car.

With 245 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal, built on-top of a 3 Series chassis and handling like a 1 Series, the car is nonetheless impressive. It may not look the part but it does its job perfectly.

The fuel consumption over this extended period was of 23 mpg (10.2 l/100km) was even better than the official 22 mpg (10.6 l/km) stated by BMW so that's definitely a plus (keeping in mind that the car was definitely pushed to the limit, more than one time).

It's true, their model has almost everything you can possibly add to the vehicle in optional features but that doesn't mean that you can't get a cheaper one, getting only what you absolutely need.

Over these first 7 months the car complied to everything they needed and the only problems they noticed were a missing rear-window wiper blade and light bulb, both of them covered by the BMW Ultimate Service program. The test continues to this day.

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