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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:12 PM
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S-Drive or X-Drive for dry road performance?

I'm considering the X1 and pondering X-Drive (vs. S-Drive). I don't go to the snow often and would rather enjoy the weight savings and MPG advantage of the S-Drive. Any one know the MPG difference; I calculated 3 MPG from the Euro cars, which is significant.

Will the X-Drive handle any better in dry corners and hook up better off the line?

Also, should I opt for Servotronic, which I understand to mean speed sensitive steering boost, not variable ratio, which I certianly don't want.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:58 PM
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I'm considering the X1 and pondering X-Drive (vs. S-Drive). I don't go to the snow often and would rather enjoy the weight savings and MPG advantage of the S-Drive. Any one know the MPG difference; I calculated 3 MPG from the Euro cars, which is significant.

Will the X-Drive handle any better in dry corners and hook up better off the line?

Also, should I opt for Servotronic, which I understand to mean speed sensitive steering boost, not variable ratio, which I certianly don't want.
http://www.insideline.com/bmw/x1/201...estimates.html

X1 sDrive128i = 24/33. X1 xDrive128i = 22/30. Gotta figure the xDrive is going to add more weight and I wouldn't assume it'd be better in the corners.
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Go search on the 3er and 5er forums for endless debates about rear versus all-wheel drive. Everyone will have their strong opinion.

Personally, I don't want AWD in my next vehicle. Adds weight, changes the driving dynamics (for the worse IMO), and added complexity/repair bills long-term.
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Unless you go skiing in the mountains every weekend I can't imagine why someone in Cal (Nor or So) would want AWD.
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