This is a brand new 2023 X1, a Bavarian company’s first-class SUV or BMW-speaking “mini-sports car”. They say it’s compact, but the new car has grown in all directions for a model that has grown significantly since its introduction as an E90-Touring-based crossover.
With the exception of a new, sharp exterior and screen-filled cab, for the U.S. market, at least the X1 will abandon the front-wheel drive power unit. All X1s sold in the United States will be available with the standard xDrive, a all-wheel drive, 2.0-liter four-cylinder single-cylinder engine. In other regions, the fully electric version of the iX1 will go on sale later, but it is not expected to be delivered to the states.
Honey, I cut the X5
The new X1 X7 does not grate cheese and chooses almost two square grids instead. They are still big, make no mistake, but we suspect that the aforementioned X7 and XM attacks may have softened our gaze somewhat.
On the profile and on the front, the X1 resembles its X3 and X5 brothers, with the lower jaw cut and the inverted L light marks. The waistline is smaller, which is more impressive than its siblings, and the lower leg is covered with black plastic.
As you move to the back, the roof line is extended by a prominent elongated spoiler hanging from a narrow rear window. This may not suit everyone’s taste, but the 2023 X1 CD with low profile roof rails and side air deflectors is a respectable 0.27.
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In general, the overall proportions indicate the target. Rear-wheel arches, in particular, are accompanied by the existing Hoffmeister Kink, but the chances of anyone considering the X1 as a productive car or light SUV are zero.
But while the appearance of the fair is redundant, the new design is said to be at least more comfortable for passengers, with BMW claiming that it has significantly increased shoulder and elbow space for front and rear passenger passengers.
The increase in internal space is partly due to the growth of the new X1 in all areas. It is 1.7 inches (43 mm) longer, 177.2 inches (4400 mm), 0.9 inches (22.9 mm) wide, 72.6 inches (1844.04 mm) and 1.7 inches (43 mm). ) high, 64.6 inches (1,640 mm). The 2023 wheelbase is 106 inches (2692.4 mm), 0.9 inches (22.9 mm) longer, and the width of the front and rear lanes is 0.8 inches (20.3 mm) to 62.3 inches (1582). , 42) increased.
There are also new colors like Blue Bay Lagoon, Cape York Green, Utah Orange, Space Silver and BMW Individual Frozen Pure Gray. The wheels are standard 18-inch, but 19- and 20-inch options are also available.
The interior features an iDrive 8, a BMW curved display and an amazing phone holder
Whether I like it or not, BMW’s curved display stays here. It consists of a cluster of 10.25-inch instruments and a central information display with a screen diagonal of 10.7 inches. The screens are continuously integrated into one block behind the glass
curved face towards the driver.
Modern and preferably BMW’s iDrive 8, a touch and control operating system, is another way to bring bad news to those who love physical buttons.
A slightly surprising feature of the interior of the 2023 BMW X1 is that it works with a mobile phone storage space. The center console has the ability to charge the device wirelessly – there is nothing special here. The main scratch element is included with a clamp that holds the phone upright and is visible to the driver and front passenger. Although owners of older models want to use their cell phones for navigation and multimedia through the phone stand, they are usually mounted on a dashboard to keep your eyes off the road.
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Most modern cars integrate Carplay or Android Auto and completely eliminate the need for the phone to be visible. Why did BMW decide to put the phone holder in the cab – not only where the driver can see the road, but also behind two cup holders. They even point out that this feature is designed to make the mobile device visible to the driver.
Aside from storing your phone, there are many other babies that can be used to store things. The experimental four USB-C ports are also expanded with a 12V power socket in the center console and in the cargo area and standard outdoor lighting. BMW has many technical features with an Alexa-style assistant, extended view cards, OTA updates, a digital key and even an internal camera. The camera can be accessed through the BMW app to check the status of the vehicle when you are not there, or you can use it to take pictures of passengers while traveling.
However, fans of the traditional time-tested method of transmission will be disappointed. The X1 produces a traditional transmission rod for a switch-style transmission selector. There are other function switches near the selector, including volume control – you should not mix them.
One engine that drives them all (in America)
The 2023 X1 xDrive28i comes with a revamped 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine. It now includes the combustion cycle of the milling machine, which leaves the intake valve open during part of the compression stroke, which allows the compression to be carried out against the turbo pressure, not the piston. In addition, a new dual (direct and port) injection system and combustion chamber geometry were revised.
The engine is now rated at 451–6500 rpm at 241 hp. (245 PS / 183 kW), and the torque was increased to 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. Combined with a 7-speed DCT, the X1 accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in 6.2 seconds.
Power is focused on all four wheels, and the transmission is optimized for better shifts according to the route topography. This means that if you go up, it will hold the gears, and if you go down, it will land. Vehicles equipped with the M Sport package receive paddle switches with the Sport Boost function, which optimizes the additional power system and chassis parameters for “the fastest possible acceleration” on standard 18-inch wheels, or an additional 19-inch and is available in the first version. For the X1, wheels with 20-inch wheels.
It is often impossible to pass a BMW press release without mentioning the sporting purpose of the car. However, while the X1 is a brand-level crossover, this requirement may be more reliable than it seems – not just because the front wheel configuration has been removed.
In addition to the additional adaptive M suspension – the first for the 2023 BMW X1 xDrive28i, with a 0.6-inch ride height and the addition of a speed-sensitive steering wheel – BMW says it has developed standard front and rear axle components for them. Reduce torque and save six pounds.
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The rear suspension system features a three-link design, while the anti-roll bearings increase the preload. In addition, the new design of the wheel bearings reduces friction and weight.
The new BMW X1 now comes with a near-wheel drive wheel restraint, which is said to be unique in its segment. This allows you to combine the attractive control to control the engine, which means that the adjustments can be applied ten times faster.
On sale in the 4th quarter of 2022
The 2023 BMW X1 xDrive28i will go on sale to US consumers in the last quarter of this year. Prices start at $ 38,600 and $ 995 with a set fee. What do you think about the new X1? Is it more of a hit or a little nostalgic? Let us know in the comments below.