BMW X1 Xdrive 25d Xline 5dr, Built on the base of the Active Tourer MPV, the second generation of the X1 drives the front wheels and turns its back on the traditional propulsion home. What shocked some purists. But he wins so everywhere we can only applaud. BMW X1 Xdrive 25d Xline 5dr.
A very dry comfort, roominess barely higher than that of a city car interior materials and not really worthy of the brand, or the rack rate … Even if it were sold over 700,000 copies worldwide since 2009, the first X1 suffered from some shortcomings that customers, after the press did not fail to note. Is that why BMW has changed everything? Not only. In fact, the need to cushion the pull front platform, dedicated to Mini and 1 Series and 2, and the opportunity to enjoy its transverse engine architecture to shorten the engine hood 15 cm frankly to gain by roominess compared to the first generation – a break 3 Series shortcut – have weighed heavily. At the same time, with its extra 53 mm in height, X1 now displays the proportions of an SUV, when the previous resembled a break at elevated sentence. On board, among the highest riding position 36 mm, the raised seat 64 mm and a space increased by 40 mm rear legs, all occupants will earn, on eye level on the road as habitability.
Moreover, to silence critics, BMW has finally opted for generously foamed plastics, the top-end appearance, and a wide selection of aluminum decorations, carbon or wood, including the superb oak veined mat of our test . And of course, we had driven the optional suspension with two laws: Comfort and Sport. Again, it’s night and day compared to very dry suspensions and unmanned first generation. Now, working with progressive amortization on increased deflections to ensure comfort of good quality. In any case much better than sedans offer the Propeller, including the rear axle, insufficiently cushioned, bounces, shakes and loses adhesion at the slightest bump. However, as the rest of its range, BMW does not offer “Auto” mode which can only pass a law to another, and thus avoid imposing us dangerously back through menus while driving. This happens just on the 7 Series. It was time! This controlled suspension also provides a remarkable maintenance fund, allowing the X1 to peacefully play with the corners if you feel like. BMW X1 Xdrive 25d Xline 5dr.
Balanced, effective and incisive for almost an SUV, the Bavarian appreciate this exercise, especially big shod 225/45 R 19 wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 non Run-Flat perform as considerate – but very costly in parts. Reassuring because management insulates too much from the road, lack of centering around the zero point and degrades the heading hold, making a little too light above 100 km / h, including Sport mode. Engineers have conceded that they were finalizing its development to market in October 2015. Hopefully, as with the health of the 2.0 diesel dual-stage supercharging (231 hp and 450 Nm at 1500 r / min), it is preferable to “feel” if it slips or not. Beyond performance, besides a little gummed by its high linearity and automatic gearbox. “8” very sweet and pretty responsive, this new 4-cylinder is very quiet at steady pace. Despite the adoption of a common rail injection climbing to 2,500 bars, growls – but liveable – remain at low speeds and during acceleration. To savory fare, an effort would not have been too much.