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X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

View Poll Results: How bad is the throttle (tip-in) delay on your X1?
0 - It's fine; no noticeable issues. 15 19.48%
1 - It's usually OK; occasional lag but doesn't bother me. 19 24.68%
2 - It's noticeable but no worse than most cars I've driven. 8 10.39%
3 - It happens fairly often and is bad enough to detract from my enjoyment of driving the car. 21 27.27%
4 - It's pretty bad and BMW should be ashamed of itself. 11 14.29%
5 - It's so bad that I would never buy another BMW. 5 6.49%
6 - I drive an X3 or 3 series, and I have enough lag that I would rank it 3-5 on the above scale. 1 1.30%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:26 PM
dgkfl dgkfl is offline
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X1 Tip-in delay/poor throttle response/hesitation

I drive 3 cars regularly: a 2011 335D, my wife's 2012 X3 35i, and a 2011 Mazda Miata 6M.

The X3, which has all applicable current software updates applied, frequently exhibits annoying throttle response (i.e. delay in response to pressing on the throttle, followed by too-rapid acceleration if the driver gets impatient). The 335D has some turbo lag (and if I am not mistaken normally starts out in 2nd), but is reasonably responsive. The Miata, being a manual and non-turbo, has no detectable lag in response to the throttle.

My 335D lease is up in a few months, and I would be very interested in an X1 to replace it. However, as much as I find my wife's X3 enjoyable to drive (as in the best driving cross-over I've driven), the throttle tip in lag significantly detracts from the enjoyment of driving it, and I don't think I would want to deal with it on a daily driver.

I'm starting a poll to see how those with X1's see this issue. I'm using a scale of 0-5, where 0 is best (no noticeable tip-in issues, as in my Miata); 1 is no significant issues (but occasional lag), such as my 335D. I'm calling the X3 with software updates a 3. A 5 would be pretty much undrivable. Please respond with your view of the throttle response of your X1 and any comments you may have.

It would be helpful if you would list the exact drive train you have (engine and transmission) and if you are responding re a 3-series or X3, the specifics of your car.

dd: 2014 X1 xDrive 28i MSport
in garage: 2011 Mazda MX5 Miata 6mt
Wife's car: 2015 X5 35d
2012 X3 35i
2011 335d
2008 328i 6mt
2005 325i 5mt

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