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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By X1blue
The new X1 sDrive 16d ships with EPS but this is...

The new X1 sDrive 16d ships with EPS but this is not an option for the sDrive 18d and 20d which ship with mechanical hydraulic steering that vibrates, especially when you are parking.

The basic...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-09-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By X1blue
The clowns at BMW are still scratching their...

The clowns at BMW are still scratching their heads. Our temporary 'fix' was to rent a Ford Focus for the holidays and now I'm in a Mercedes GLK 220 for work but unfortunately that wont last forever.....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By X1blue
X1 steering wheel vibration

Does anyone have any experience with a vibrating crankshaft on a BMW car with engine N47 or N47S fitted?
Forum: General BMW 09-06-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
Well,I hope it doesn't take 2 years for them to...

Well,I hope it doesn't take 2 years for them to arrive on the X1. They are available on the former 3 Series (E91) platform which is supposed to be the same.
Forum: General BMW 09-06-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
Unfortunately, Koni dont make any products for...

Unfortunately, Koni dont make any products for the BMW X1, the weak sales numbers probably dont make it viable.
Forum: General BMW 09-05-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
We have 17" standard tires and standard...

We have 17" standard tires and standard suspension..:cry:

"Minus one-ing" to 16R would be a good solution if the brakes would allow it. Wonder if anyone here knows the answer- the ever helpful and...
Forum: General BMW 09-05-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
We have a BMW car, our first BMW in fact, and the...

We have a BMW car, our first BMW in fact, and the ride is so uncomfortable that the kids get car sick on journeys. We want to soften the constant vibrations transmitted to the cabin. The tires at...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-01-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
We dont have Servotronic (at least we didnt order...

We dont have Servotronic (at least we didnt order or pay for it..) but the steering response does vary with velocity. You can actually slightly wiggle the wheel on the motorway and teh car doesnt...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
Was there any vibration on the EPS steering...

Was there any vibration on the EPS steering wheel?

We took delivery of an sDrive 18d manual in July without the Servotronic option but our car is fitted with hydraulic steering and we have a...
Forum: General BMW 08-21-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
Good point. Could you pls give an example or two?...

Good point. Could you pls give an example or two? Are you referring to different brands with different characteristics, different tires by the same manufacturer?
Forum: General BMW 08-20-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
So, if my brakes permit it, dropping to a 16" hub...

So, if my brakes permit it, dropping to a 16" hub with a tire which has 1" more of rim to keep the same diameter would probably improve steering and soften the ride?

Wouldn't wider tires pick up...
Forum: General BMW 08-20-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
Are wider tires more prone to tramlining in a...

Are wider tires more prone to tramlining in a straight line?
Forum: General BMW 08-19-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By X1blue
I was wondering if someone can help me understand how wheels affect ride quality:

Steel v light alloy hubs: alloy hubs look better and weigh less. Theoretically less inertia means faster acceleration but when you consider the weight loss per wheel against the weight of the car, I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-18-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
The diesel versions have vibrations on the...

The diesel versions have vibrations on the steering wheel and the gear stick has a tremendous kick-back on startup. I guess they dont want to risk a lot of complaints with their manual diesel X1.
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-18-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
July 2012. the 2013 models enter production in...

July 2012. the 2013 models enter production in September but there is no change in the interior except the angle of the central LCD display if you order this option, at least that is what they are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
The options complicate things, base model prices...

The options complicate things, base model prices are have the Series 1 below the X1. Interestingly, it seems as though the new Series 1 has more options than the 2009 X1.

We only tested the X3...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
And take out a mortgage. 25% our our car price...

And take out a mortgage. 25% our our car price was options!!

I believe they seriously considered making the motor an optional extra..
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By X1blue
E84.X1 sDrive18d with and without M sport pack

Can anyone advise the difference between an sDrive 18d with the M posrt pack and without it?

The catalogue states exclusive colour, sports seats, special wheel, metal protectors on door bases,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By X1blue
The car is 5 weeks old, so the suspension should...

The car is 5 weeks old, so the suspension should be OK but this is BMW...

The suspension (and wheels) are very different from our old VW Golf, indeed from any rental I have driven over the past 10...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By X1blue
We drove it 5 times for more than 1hr before...

We drove it 5 times for more than 1hr before taking it back for servicing, and each time we felt bad around 1hr after leaving home.

Dont you tend to sweat with food poising? We all just felt as we...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-17-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
We have the Design Cool Package and the leather...

We have the Design Cool Package and the leather is the same as the new X3. The X1 has more hard plastic without the soft rubber-ish coating, probably why there is more noise in the cabin.

In...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-14-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By X1blue
If the dealer had let us take one for a longer...

If the dealer had let us take one for a longer ride, I dont think we would be in this mess now. We have an Audi or a Range Rover.. they only let you ride in the city for 45mins and always with...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-14-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By X1blue
RFT in Europe are a 300 euro option which we...

RFT in Europe are a 300 euro option which we didnt buy. We have standard 225/50 R17 94 H MICHELIN Primacy HP tyres.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-14-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
The standard new X3 is definitely quieter than...

The standard new X3 is definitely quieter than the X1 we offered with a very expensive interior upgrade. Be sure to check for wheel vibration on some of the models (the ones without EPS).

I guess...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-13-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,146
Posted By X1blue
Indeed, the X1 is built on the former 3 Series...

Indeed, the X1 is built on the former 3 Series (E91) platform. However, a good friend has a Series 3 and there is no comparison- the X1 has more noise inside from the road and the engine, and the...
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