Dual Pane Power Sunroof, Navigation, Rear View Camera, 8.8” Display Screen, 6-Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio/CD player with USB Input, Bluetooth Audio Streaming/Phone Connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Heated Front Seats, Automatic Climate Control, Push-Button Ignition, Driving Assistant including Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning with Brake Intervention, Pedestrian Warning, High Beam Assistant, All-Wheel-Drive, 18″ Y-Spoke Alloy Wheels, 8-Speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission, 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 27,294 km
The new and updated 2nd Generation BMW X1 xDrive 28i offers one of the roomiest cabins in its class combined with the technology, performance, comfort and agility that make up the heart of all the models in BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicle line. New for the 2020 model year are mostly cosmetic changes, including new front and rear bumpers, a larger front grille, LED taillights, a revised 8.8-inch infotainment display, and new wheels. The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine still makes 228 horsepower.
When opening the front doors, the driver and passengers are greeted by a new two-tone LED “X1” welcome projection. Inside the cabin, one is greeting by the standard 22.4 cm (8.8 inch) central control display screen with iDrive 6, Navigation and Apple CarPlay Compatibility.
The 2020 BMW X1 may be one of the least expensive and most enjoyable products in the BMW stable. Its tiny size, powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and adept suspension harken back to a time when BMW’s primary mission was driving enjoyment.
Driving Impressions: Some people complain that BMW has lost its way, that its cars and SUVs are too big and overly technical to enjoy the simple art of driving. For those who hold such ideas, we suggest a turn behind the wheel of the 2020 BMW X1 xDrive28i.
Its nimble size and lightweight body maximize the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine’s output, and precise steering allow this little Bavarian crossover SUV to speed through curves and corners without a worry in the world. Even once up to speed, the X1 has no issues with passing or merging, and the revised 8-speed transmission shifts smoothly.
WHAT IS A BMW SAV?
UVs are all over the roads today; while they’re still second to sedans in terms of overall sales, the market share and competition increases every single day. They come in all manner of sizes, shapes and configurations from beefy truck-based models to the subcompact crossover models that look like high-tech station wagons. For a while it looked like SUVs were going to take a dive in sales due to surging gas prices, but that’s changed as manufacturers have striven to improve fuel efficiency while maintaining power and performance.
As more of these vehicles hit the roads, manufacturers are looking for ways to distinguish their product from all the other vehicles on Manhattan, Bronx and Queens roads. For BMW, this means introducing the SAV. Let’s review the difference between a BMW SAV vs SUV, what it means, what sets it apart, and where you can go to take a test drive of this SUV alternative today.
SAV vs SUV:
So what is an SAV vs SUV? SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle. It’s a cross between a car and a truck. The degree to which the crossover occurs really depends on the individual vehicle. Some are built on a truck frame and incorporate car-like features, while others are built on a car frame and designed to offer some truck-like performance.
BMW, on the other hand, is seeking to create a whole new kind of crossover with its X1, the company has dubbed it an SAV, which stands for Sport Activity Vehicle.
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