Full Test: 2011 BMW X1 sDrive20d Road Test

BMW X1 sDrive20d Review Introduction

 

BMW X1 sDrive20d Review:The Bavarian auto giant says ‘Joy is what you make of it’ and they surely are heavenly distributors of Joy. And what they have manufactured now, whether you call it an SUV, a crossover or no matter what, but it does keep that joy feel intact. They call it the world’s first premium compact sports activity vehicle, the BMW X1. This is one car, ummm.., SUV…, whatever, but it shouldn’t be driven with any pre-conceived notions.

bmw x1 test drive

BMW X1 sDrive20d Test Drive

 

3 star rating

 

And what I’m dead sure about it is that its owners are no commoners, for this vehicle at first glance illogically defies any common sense of a common man. Its not just any vehicle to ferry passengers, it’s for those who are set apart from the crowd.

We got this baby Beemer parked right next to the big boys, the 5 and the 7 series in the BMW’s parking lot as good parents protecting their naughty lads. And with its compact and sporty dimensions, it makes fairly evident that this is one for the youth with distinct attitude. Along with the serene 5 and the subtle 7, the X1 seemed like an anxious young boy.

As soon as our marketing man Lakshya handed over the keys to me, it was time for us to experience ‘JOY’.

BMW X1

BMW X1

 

BMW X1 sDrive20d Review Exteriors:

 

As this vehicle is supposed to tickle the sporty bones of your brain, the BMW has made it loud and clear with a striking design. Head on, it’s a beast. The big upright kidney grill shouts character and an aggressive one for sure. The overall effect of the close knit combo of the headlamps and the foggies enhances the ‘in your face’ look, that makes you go OH MY GOD every time u stare at it. Beneath the large air intake, an Aluminium finished silver underfloor protection is a classy touch.

Side on, the flared wheel arches are suitably filled with 17′ rims making the look butch. The waistline running right across the door openers rises sharply towards the rear adding character. Together with the sill line, the dynamic wedge look that the shoulder line makes, gives a kinetic feel even to the static car. Side on, the greenhouse area isn’t massive, especially with the small rear quarter glass which gives a rather compact look compared to the bulging and flared front. Somehow, the front and the rear of the car don’t seem to gel well.

The BMW has fitted the X-line as standard on all variants. What it comprises of is silver painted inserts on front and rear bumpers and side sills, with roof railing in aluminium satinated finish giving the vehicle a whole different aura of its own. Adding character to the rear is striking L-shaped tail lamps denoting family genes.

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