What Car? give 7 reasons why you should buy the BMW X1

31/08/2016

What Car? give 7 reasons why you should buy the BMW X1

31/08/2016

Since its first introduction in 2009, the BMW X1 has come an incredible distance, refining its design, performance and fuel economy to become one of the best in its class.

The current generation of this sporty and dynamic model has recently been named one of the winners in the small SUV category of the 2016 What Car? Awards.

“Should you be looking at a BMW X1 for your next car? Here are 7 reasons to take the plunge.”

• 7. Engine Variety

“There are plenty of different engine options to choose from with the BMW X1, but [What Car’s] favourite version is the entry-level 18d diesel. It gives you plenty of pull from low revs, and it's by far the most frugal option available.”

• 6. Versatile Seating

“The BMW X1's rear seats can split, fold, slide and recline, giving you a multitude of ways to either prioritise leg room or create a large flat load space for bulky items. You can increase the space even further by opting for a folding front passenger seat.”

• 5. Innovative Features as Standard

“All BMW X1's get dual-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite.”

• 4. Impeccable Safety

“Euro NCAP awarded the BMW X1 the full five-star rating for safety when it tested the car, and every model gets front, side and head airbags as standard. You also get an alarm, an immobiliser and remote central locking for security.”

• 3. State-of-the-art Technology

“BMW's excellent infotainment and satellite navigation system is included with every BMW X1. It's one of the best systems in the business, with intuitive menus and impressive graphics.”

• 2. Luxurious Interiors

“The interior of the BMW X1 is a very pleasant place to be - high-quality materials are used throughout and even on entry-level models there's plenty of chrome and metal trim, making it feel classy.”

• 1. Spacious Storage “You can fit more inside a BMW X1 than you can in either an Audi Q3 or a Mercedes GLA, and the load bay is square with a wide opening. All BMW X1's get an electric tailgate, too, meaning you just have to press a button to open or close the boot.”