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      06-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #67
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I don't like the shift lever, don't know why not put the one in the rest of the lineup
This is the same shift lever as in the 2er Active Tourer, so this isn't the same gearbox as in the other BMW cars. This one comes from the new MINI.
It's an Aisin 8-Speed, not a ZF 8
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      06-02-2015, 07:36 PM   #68
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I think the design is overall very good on the exterior. The brown interior with the matte wood is very nice and high quality looking! The steering wheel looks to be genuine nice leather inline the shit standard wheels in the current range of BMW, the standard steering wheel in all Mercedes and audis are great to touch but all the ones in the 3 series feel like total garbage unless it's an Msport wheel. This looks to be a high improvement in perceived quality
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      06-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #69
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Wow! Not a fan of SUVs, but I love it. It's a significant improvement over the previous model!

BTW, time to update the cover photo for F48 forums, now that we know what it looks like.
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      06-02-2015, 07:53 PM   #71
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I was just about to pull the trigger on a 2015 X1 for the wife. This one is soooo much better and satisfies my biggest concern, the rear leg room. So glad I didn't pull the trigger (or that the dealer low balled my trade in).
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      06-02-2015, 07:58 PM   #72
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more FWD blahblah...

I think some people should shut up about this FWD blahblah and consider the car for what it is. IMO it's a great looking little crossover that will definitely do very well in the category it is competing...

This discussion about BMW losing its soul is getting long in the tooth: they have to make best selling models such as these in order to finance their M cars and the previous X1 was compromised by its RWD architecture with a small cabin space. Most buyers of the new X1 care less about it being FWD (heck, they can have it AWD if they want too) than being practical and driving great. And from the reviews of all released models based on this platform (Active Tourer, new Mini), it drives fantastic, even in FWD.

I personally love my E21 323i and her (sometimes lairy) RWD chassis, but I wouldn't mind having the new X1 and the day to day practicality and safety it offers.

By the way, the Renaul Sports Megane 275 is a FWD and will embarrass many BMWs on a track or back roads.

So get over it!
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      06-02-2015, 08:01 PM   #73
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wtf that's an X1??? looks completely different. This is like seeing the girl from high school who had braces and huge glasses except now she's smoking hot
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Love it. About time. Looks like a mini X3/X5. Will have to get one for an all-purpose vehicle when my M4 can't cut it.
My wife was looking for a small suv/sav and there was no bmw. I said look at the X135i, it's small and has power. She said it looks like shit and would never drive it. After this post got on the news section, I sent her a test to look at the new X1. She digs it. Might get this car on release.

I think it looks a million times better than the current model.
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      06-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #75
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I think some people should shut up about this FWD blahblah and consider the car for what it is. IMO it's a great looking little crossover that will definitely do very well in the category it is competing...

This discussion about BMW losing its soul is getting long in the tooth: they have to make best selling models such as these in order to finance their M cars and the previous X1 was compromised by its RWD architecture with a small cabin space. Most buyers of the new X1 care less about it being FWD (heck, they can have it AWD if they want too) than being practical and driving great. And from the reviews of all released models based on this platform (Active Tourer, new Mini), it drives fantastic, even in FWD.

I personally love my E21 323i and her (sometimes lairy) RWD chassis, but I wouldn't mind having the new X1 and the day to day practicality and safety it offers.

By the way, the Renaul Sports Megane 275 is a FWD and will embarrass many BMWs on a track or back roads.

So get over it!
I wholeheartedly agree with you. You should see some of the complaining going on in the F30 forums of people saying 'omg BMW making fwd active touring soccer mom mobile'. Well, enthusiast F30 buyers aren't the target market anyways. And even if the 2 active tourer came in rwd, they wouldn't buy them either, so what does it matter? Let BMW make money on these volume sellers so that they can continue to offer sporty options such as M vehicles and performance add-ons for their non-M cars.
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All the more reason to get rid of our 2013 X1. This one looks loads better and hopefully drives better than the '13 xDrive28i. Resale value on the '13 is a joke and now it will only worsen.
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I think it looks great! Certainly a more premium competitor to Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4.

Probably gonna take away a lot of sales from the F25 X3 for the next 2 years. But I'm sure it makes more sense to a lot of folks than the x28i X3. The F48 will have better mpg, better price, and the interior room seems comparable.
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      06-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #78
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I was just about to pull the trigger on a 2015 X1 for the wife. This one is soooo much better and satisfies my biggest concern, the rear leg room. So glad I didn't pull the trigger (or that the dealer low balled my trade in).
Good call!

I was lamenting the fact that I let the 2015 get away as I would love euro delivery. As sharp as this model looks I may just wait for the M2 and see if it's not much of an improvement over my 1M ... So far the M2 looks to be an excellent " remix " of the original ( nothing wrong with that, they could already sell 2000 of them a year ) but not revolutionary, and if that turns out to be the case, I might just go euro delivery with an X1 to replace my aging gas guzzling Buspediton rather than an M2!
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Shows the size a bit better.
Quite small.
This guy is probably 6' 6"
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While power's down, I'd assume weight will be done many hundreds of pounds. e84 is a porker.
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Shows the size a bit better.
Quite small.
This guy is probably 6' 6"
I know right ?

Dude is tall! He easily fit back there and had a ton of headroom with the sunroof.

And I am sure He probably said exactly that... Lol.
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This is way better than the previous one ... Lines of the car are just right not like the previous where you feel something wrong about the design ... The interior is ok too ... And by the way who buys an x car that is not xDrive
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Will this be built in SC? So no ED?
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Why can't they ever make the cars look as cool as the design sketches?
It's like the difference between a Big Mac and the menu picture.
Ugh.
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The current X1 was a very polarizing car. I personally love it for its unique character and near-awkward proportions. Still one of the last great BMW drives in the fleet.

I'll hold final judgment until I see it and drive it but the following suggest picking up a late-model E84 or keep what you've got.

- FWD bias
- down on power
- taller
- shorter wheelbase (it's already a tad edgy at speed)
- no ZF
- it looks like every other X vehicle and shares some Hyundai lines in the rear 1/3

This is clearly a market segment move, the modern way of this brand. Gone is the unique, sporty niche vehicle, in comes the mass appeal. Offerings like this make my eyes wander to other brands. If that's all I get, mine as well look at (insert other lux brand). Where previously, nothing else compared.

But I'm the minority. I recognize there are far more people who previously thought the X1 was an ugly shoe on wheels who will now pay some attention.
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Looks wise, the new X1 looks so much better than the awkard looking E84.
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The styling confuses me but I like it!
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Looks nice! Being FWD-based I wonder if I can still engage in hooliganism and take corners sideways like in my current F30 xDrive.

What's with the shifter, though? At first I thought it was a manual shifter, it's so tall!
Shifter looks like concessions were made to those that don't like the joystick-style auto shifter that BMW has tried shoving down our throats over the past 8 years or so. I thought for the most part the joystick has taken hold (even Mazda and Jaguar are copying the style). So wonder why move backwards? Is this going to herald a change across the model range too?

I'm also not quite sold on the headlamps yet.. but overall I like the new model.
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