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      01-25-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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January 25, 2017... Rijswijk/Munich. As of August 2017, VDL Nedcar in Born in the Netherlands will begin production of the BMW X1. The move was jointly announced today by the BMW Group and the VDL Group. VDL Nedcar will share production of the BMW X1 for the world market with BMW Group Plant Regensburg. VDL Nedcar has built three MINI models in Born since 2014.The BMW X1 will be the fourth BMW Group model to roll off the production lines at VDL Nedcar.

Strong global demand for the BMW X1 requires additional capacity to supplement production at the BMW Group plant in Regensburg, where the second generation of this successful model has been manufactured since July 2015. With eight different models built on a single line, production volumes at BMW Group Plant Regensburg have risen significantly in recent years. As a consequence of this successful growth, the plant will share BMW X1 production with VDL Nedcar. Over its lifecycle, the main volume of the BMW X1 will still be produced in Regensburg, however.

BMW Group Plant Regensburg and VDL Nedcar are partner plants since early 2014 and have established a close and successful collaboration. VDL Nedcar has many years of experience manufacturing high-quality cars and is a trusted and reliable partner for the BMW Group production network. The involvement of VDL Nedcar as a contract manufacturer gives the BMW Group the flexibility to respond quickly to market demand for the BMW X1.

Peter Haug, Marketing Director of BMW Group Netherlands: “In the Netherlands, demand for BMW X models has been very strong, especially for the BMW X1. Last year, a total of 1,946 units were registered, making it the best sales result since the first generation was launched in 2009. In 2016, no less than 62.2 percent of all X models sold in the Netherlands (3,131 in total) were BMW X1s, which means that one in six BMW models sold was a BMW X1.”

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Since 2014, VDL Nedcar has produced various MINI models, starting with the three-door MINI in split production with BMW Group Plant Oxford. The second model, the MINI Convertible, is exclusively built in Born. On 2 November 2016, VDL Nedcar also began exclusive production of the new MINI Countryman. In March 2017, VDL Nedcar will start production of the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, MINI’s first plug-in hybrid, and the sporty MINI John Cooper Works Countryman with 170 kW (231 hp).

BMW X models popular worldwide

In 2016, BMW sold a total of 2,003,359 vehicles (an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to 2015), of which 644,922 were X models (an increase of 22.3 per cent compared to 2015). One in three BMW models sold in 2016 was an X model.

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Looking forward to G01 X3.
However, Audi Q5 is a strong competitor.
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Not a real BMW.
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I doubt there's any demand for the stupid halfway X models.
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I've seen quite a few of these in South Florida. I can definitely say the 2016+ model does look vastly better than previous model.
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I doubt there's any demand for the stupid halfway X models.
Yes, the sales figures below dont look so good. It only ousold the X3,X4,X5 and X6. Terrible

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BMW Group global sales January 2016 till September 2016

BMW X1 149,670
BMW X3 116,702
BMW X4 44,316
BMW X5 121,608
BMW X6 31,907
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It's pretty much a Mini anyways. And apparently that's a blessing because the E84 X1 sucked ass.

We have the F48 X1 in the family and it's a ridiculously good vehicle. Great sporty feel for a little SUV thing, great torque, awesome interior design and tech. It legitimately blows the previous gen out of the water in every measurable way. It's not surprise it's selling like hot cakes.
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I've had my X1 for over a year now. The vehicle has been great. Nimble and surprisingly quick around town. Interior is very spacious. Even the standard seats, which I thought would not be very supportive, have proven to be comfortable on long trips. If you want a small SUV the X1 is hard to beat.
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I hope mine will be built in Regensburgh. Nedcar is where stupid volvo crap is made.
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I drove one of these and was surprised how it handled being it was front wheel drive bias AWD.

Looks great in person too, especially in M-Sport
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I doubt there's any demand for the stupid halfway X models.
I read that referring to the x2/x4/x6, not the X1. But I may be wrong. I'm definitely a fan of the newest x1 :
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Bought my wife a 2017 AW X1 4 months ago and she loves it.
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Would probably get this for my lady too, as most gents already have done here
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The flexibility at the Netherlands will not only mean the MINI countryman can be produced but also any model under BMWs UKL architecture.
This also includes the 1er Sedan if introduced to other markets.
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" Strong Demand for BMW X1 Requires Additional Production at VDL Nedcar

*gets Trump on the phone*

Move production to the US of A
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I've had my X1 for over a year now. The vehicle has been great. Nimble and surprisingly quick around town. Interior is very spacious. Even the standard seats, which I thought would not be very supportive, have proven to be comfortable on long trips. If you want a small SUV the X1 is hard to beat.
I couldn't agree more. I absolutely love my F48 X1. Being 6'7", I tend to go for vehicles that I don't have to essentially fall down into. The crossover or CUV space has always attracted me for the higher ground clearance and retainment of nimble handling.

I was shocked that you can't really tell the xDrive28i is FWD-biased. The handling feels perfectly balanced, and the available power is more than enough to be enjoyable for spirited driving. I have no complaints regarding the standard seats, and I have remained comfortable during longer drives. The X1 is by far the best vehicle I've driven in the small SUV segment.

I know BMW loyalists will say this isn't a real BMW, but I'm good with it! The quality of the interior and enjoyable driving characteristics score a win in my book. My wife will be getting a 2-series (non-xDrive) via the ED, and that'll satisfy the RWD characteristics BMW is known for!
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I love this little car. I would opt against m Sport trim myself. I love the look of the x line with 19s
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I'm so glad BMW came out with AWD. We get a retarded amount of snow and rear wheel drive cars don't cut it. The X1 is the greatest. Sorry to all the purests but you're wrong!
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