By Cristian Iacobescu
Very appealing, seen from both, outside and inside, and extremely comfortable, this BMW X1 is that kind of car that gives you the feeling you have arrived from the moment you are inside of it and the car that makes you wonder why you own a house in the first place, when you could just stay in it and travel the world, feast your soul.
Of course the M package doesn’t come for a small price, but it should be considered a minimum effort in order to purchase an entirely different car. Each of the features only shows elegance, quality and efficiency. When turned on, each option fulfills its role exactly as it should, no room for dissatisfaction.
For the owners that value fuel consumption and being environmentally friendly, the car comes with an EcoPro drive mode which keeps the fuel under 9l/100km, a worthy performance considering each of the 192 hp.
But the vehicle comes truly at its best when the Sport Mode is activated, using the speed pads next to the steering wheel to increase the speed and joy at the same time. The driver becomes a part of the car and all his wishes become reality in no time (a good moment to check for speed cameras, too).
Since the electronic part of a car is becoming more and more important, we also have tested the computer, the GPS navigation included and we found it efficient and easy to use even for a person that is using it for the first time.
Exactly due to the various drive modes, from EcoPro, Comfort to Sport, each of them extremely efficient for the purpose they were designed, the car addresses to multiple categories of buyers, each of them getting from the car exactly what they desire.
Our opinion is that a very rich imagination would be necessary to find serious problems related to this beautiful vehicle.
If it’s necessary to be added, the dimension of the car providing more than enough space inside for four passengers, the trunk also, the sport seats and the suede tapestry put BMW X1 on top in the competition with the same category models.