We’re Driving the BMW X1 All Week – What Do You Want to Know?

There’s been a lot of talk from the BMW fan case about the X1 and how it’s rather un-BMW like in it’s design and layout. Of course the reason for that is the X1 is based on the lengthened UKL platform which is the basis of the MINI Clubman and forthcoming 2017 Countryman. On the other hand we’ve heard from more than a few MINI fans that are looking at the new X1 with some interest.

So with that said we want to hear from you. What do you want to know about BMW’s MINI twin? We’re driving it back to back with our Clubman for a MINI vs BMW showdown all week and we’ll have plenty of opinions soon enough.

You can for a full review over at BimmerFile in a few weeks

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Specifications

Features & Specs

Engine
Liters/Type
2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
Displacement (cc)
1998
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
228 @ 5000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
258 @ 1450–4500
Compression Ratio (:1)
10.2
Transmission
Type
8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
Automatic gear ratios – I / II / III
5.25 / 3.03 / 1.95
Automatic gear ratios – IV / V / VI
1.46 / 1.22 / 1.00
Automatic gear ratios – VII / VIII / R
0.81 / 0.67 / 4.02
Automatic gear ratios – Final Drive ratio
3.2
Performance
Acceleration 0–60 mph1 (automatic)
6.31
Top speed2 (mph)
1312
Fuel Consumption
Automatic Combined (mpg)
26
Automatic City / Highway (mpg)
22 / 32
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
16.1
Wheels and tires
Tire type3
Run-flat all-season3
Wheel Dimensions (in)
18 x 7.5 front and rear
Tire Dimensions (mm)
225/50 front and rear
Exterior Dimensions
Length / Width / Height (in)
175.4 / 71.7 / 62.9
Curb Weight – Automatic transmission (lbs)
3697
Weight distribution, front/rear – Automatic transmission (%)
56.5 / 43.5
Payload (lbs)
899
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in)
41.9
Legroom, front/rear (in)
40.4 / 37.0
Shoulder room, front/rear (in)
55.6 / 55.2
Cargo capacity (cu ft)
27.1–58.7