The number of people going on road trips as of late has increased, thanks (or no thanks) in part due to the pandemic making air travel much more of a hassle than before. As such, the appeal of traveling long distances while inside a very personal and individual mode of transportation has also grown. With plenty of cars to choose from, one must remember that not all vehicles are created equal. One such example that is definitely ready for your next adventure is this BMW X1 sDrive18d xLine.
Every BMW has been engineered from the ground up to offer a high degree of driving pleasure, and the new X1 does not disappoint. Go on, take it for a drive. The torquey and powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine provides plenty of excitement the moment you dig your foot down to the throttle. Feel the surge of its 150 horses and 350 Nm of torque, as it sends down its power to the ground via a responsive and quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
The best part of it all, as typical of the BMW brand, with great power comes great environmental responsibility. With a city fuel consumption of just 5.3 l/100 km (18.9 km/l) which further improves to 4.2 l/100 km (23.8 km/l) out on the highway, the BMW X1 sDrive18d xLine puts a whole new meaning to guiltless motoring.
Of course, as with any SUV wearing the BMW badge, expectations towards its handling are sky-high. No worries, because the BMW X1 is a true athlete the moment you chuck this vehicle through the bends. The electric power steering is so sharp and full of road feel, driving the X1 practically feels like an extension of your own self.
Complementing the athletic steering is BMW’s world-renowned chassis tuning. The highly-rigid body structure gives it rock-solid stability and handling, while the suspension limits body roll without compromising on ride quality. That’s the magic that the engineers at Munich were able to achieve. Because even if you’ve moved on in life and owning a sports car is not a practical option anymore, the BMW X1 manages to offer athleticism and fun even in a family-friendly luxury SUV format.
Whatever life throws at you, the BMW X1 sDrive18d will surely make every drive a rewarding experience. The driver-centric and luxurious cabin remains to be a practical place to be in. Its spacious interior makes it a perfect place to hold conversations, while its 505-liter trunk is more than enough room not just for your ideas, but also for you to lounge at. Even parking is a breeze thanks to its reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, and even a Parking Assistant that steers you through a difficult parking spot.
Once you’ve picked a spot to park, start sipping that warm cup of coffee, read a good book, hook up your phone’s tunes through the 8.8-inch iDrive infotainment’s HiFi Loudspeaker system, and let your mood sync with the relaxing sunset. And as the sun fades down the horizon, the X1’s six-color ambient LED lighting will be there to continue setting the mood. Even in the dark, the strong LED headlights are there to keep even the darkest of roads well-illuminated.
Topping all these is the X1’s sporty and commanding presence. Nothing else commands attention like BMW’s signature kidney grille, which is complemented by those sleek LED daytime running lights. The rest of the SUV’s looks are typical BMW, such as the L-shaped LED taillights and Hofmeister kink at the rear window. All of these are indicators that it’s an SUV that’s born and bred in Munich. The xLine exterior package adds a dash of adventurous looks, with its satin silver exterior trims and 18-inch wheels that signify that the X1 is ready for adventure.
This is the magic that only the BMW X1 sDrive18d xLine can offer. With its well-thought-out exterior and interior design, spacious cabin, innovative tech, efficient engines, and the signature sporty driving experience that only a BMW is capable of offering, the X1 is ready to go to whatever adventure you have in mind. And with its 5-year/200,000-kilometer warranty, premium mobility has been taken to a higher level of confidence never before seen in this segment.