BMW X1 Rent Dubai
BMW X1 Rent Dubai. The second generation of BMW’s smallest crossover. There’s been a major change this time around. It’s based not on a natively rear-drive platform, but on BMW’s new front-drive/4WD components. This means a transverse engine, freeing up extra cabin space. In size and space, this brings it into line with the meat of the big-selling family crossover market, such as the Ford Kuga. But if course it’s more expensive than the Ford and can be had with more sophisticated equipment. Most versions are 4WD except the base 18d diesel. All engines, petrol or diesel, are 2.0-litre jobs from BMWs new powertrain family.
So far we’ve driven only the X1 25d xDrive. This has a twin-turbo engine (one for low revs and one for high), and four-wheel-drive. Its 231bhp can shift the 1575kg with useful urgency through the smooth eight-speed auto box. And it’s much quieter than the last-gen BMW diesels. Handling is pretty tidy, too, with precise steering. Only if you hurl it at a sharp bend does the chassis go soggy. Mostly it all feels progressive and nicely balanced. It’s not a dedicated off-roader but with all-season tyres ought to be good for a ski trip. What’s really improved since the last X1 is the ride. It’s supple enough to be comfy, but well-damped enough not to induce sickness in a family vehicle.
It’s roomy, nicely made and decently equipped. The switch to a transverse engine means lots of extra rear legroom, enough for full-size adults. The boot is big too and has a useful double floor. The separate sides of the rear seat optionally slide independently, so you shouldn’t want for versatility. BMW’s latest-gen electronics mean several standard safety items, including forward collision warning and autonomous city braking. Many more come optionally at not-too-indigestible prices. For example, the optional head-up display is a compact hinged item, but plenty good enough. Satnav is standard, a basic but highly useable system. Pay more and you get a bigger screen, and internet connection with superb traffic info.
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