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2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i Sport Utility

2013 BMW X1 Review

(0 Stars)  The brand’s smallest SUV is also its least expensive model.

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New For 2013
The X1 is not an all-new model (it’s been out elsewhere since 2009), but it is brand-new to the U.S. market. It’s smaller than an X3, and it’s the least expensive BMW you can buy, undercutting the 1-series coupe by a couple hundred dollars.
BMW has been talking about bringing its subcompact X1 SUV to America for years, but strong demand in other markets kept the X1 from our shores. Now it’s finally here. Perhaps as compensation for waiting, we’re getting one version you can’t buy elsewhere: the six-cylinder xDrive35i. It comes with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic. Although it’s the quickest X1, it’s also the thirstiest. We prefer the xDrive28i, which uses BMW’s excellent direct-injected, 2.0-liter turbo four. Its 260 lb-ft of torque nearly equal the six-cylinder’s 300 lb-ft, and acceleration to 60 mph is just a tick behind. Auto stop/start helps the 28i achieve better fuel economy in the city, and an eight-speed automatic transmission helps make it more efficient on the highway. There’s a rear-wheel-drive version of the X1, the sDrive28i. It uses the same turbo four and gets even better mileage (33 mpg on the highway). Unfortunately, it alone among the X1 variants has numb, electric power steering, which is anathema to a true BMW. For those who aren’t bothered by that, the sDrive28i is the lowest-priced BMW you can buy—although its standard-equipment list is lacking. Actually, all versions of the X1 are less expensive than equivalent 1-series, which should make the X1 as popular here as it has been elsewhere.

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2013 xDrive28i Sport Utility Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC with Double-VANOS variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 432 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 241 hp @ 5,000 rpm; 258 ft lb of torque @ 1,250 rpm

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'13 BMW xDrive28i Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Privacy Glass
Roof Rail
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Brake Assist
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Heated Outside Mirrors
Hill Decent Control
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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