Taking after the newly introduced BMW 3 Series sports sedan, the 2013 BMW X1 is going to come with more personalized details to suit the whims of its customers by way of xLine and Sport Line trim packages.
As detailed previously in our coverage of the BMW X1′s introduction at the New York International Auto Show, the compact crossover will start at $31,545, including $895 for destination and handling for an sDrive28i rear-wheel-drive model. All-wheel drive for the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder X1, called xDrive28i, will come in at $33,245, and the top-level 300-horsepower inline-6 X1 xDrive35i will come in at $39,345.
But if you’re not satisfied with the standard fare BMW X1, the xLine allows owners to give their crossovers a slightly butcher look with side skirt covers, air intake and grille covers in a matte finish, underbody trays, and exclusive 18-inch allow wheels. On the inside, copper accents and matte-finish wood trim complement the package, along with other earth tones.
On Sport Line models, BMW uses a black high-gloss finish for its exterior accents, replacing the chrome or metallic finishes seen on other trim variations, including black chrome exhaust pipes. Glossy black interior trim, contrasted with red stitching on the leather seats and sport seats, complete the package. Aluminum interior strips are optional.
Additionally, an M Sport package will also be available, giving the X1 a sportier suspension setup, 18- or available 19-inch wheels, sport seats, and Performance Control management, among several other features exclusive to the M Sport package.
BMW estimates the X1 sDrive28i will have a fuel economy rating of 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway, and the xDrive28i will have a 2 mpg penalty in the city and a 3 mpg reduction on the highway for its all-wheel drive. The xDrive35i is preliminarily rated for 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
Either way you go, acceleration will be brisk, with the four-cylinder boasting a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 6.2 to 6.3 seconds and the inline-6 hitting the mark in just 5.3 seconds. Look for the BMW X1 to hit dealerships this fall.