I agree with you. I have owned three 335i Xdrives, including my present 2013, but for the X1, I have chosen a 2014 Xdrive 28i for a May ED. I have test driven both the 28 & 35 X1s and am totally confident the the 28i will have adequate power. I live in Vermont where we have many two lane roads, and what is critical for me is passing acceleration. The X1 may have to downshift a little more often, but it has plenty of power.
Originally Posted by johanness
I know you like to comment on every thread, about every topic ever brought up... but who's comparing my X1 28i to the F30 328i, the X1 35i or any of your past cars?? I could care less to take a 328i out for a drive, or that the 35i has more torque (which is a given). I could use the same argument about my M Coupe, or the fact that your 335i would have a definite 'struggle' keeping up to my old 500hp SRT-8... but it's completely irrelevant.
I'm talking specifically about the X1 28i with the N20 having lots of headroom as far as the engine is concerned. For what it is - an SUV - it's an extremely capable ride, that doesn't leave me wanting. IMO, it's certainly not "working too hard", especially with the 8spd tranny working things out perfectly.
A conservative BMS piggyback and you're at 5 seconds to 60mph, so that should speak for itself.
2007 335xi (ED 5/10/07, Redelivery 7/12/07)
2010 335i-xdrive (ED 10/19/09, Redelivery 12/30/09)
2013 335i xDrive (ED 9/15/12), Redelivery 11/23/12) mineral grey
2014 X1 xDrive28 (ED 5/13/13), Redelivery 7/11/13)
Last edited by GerWil; 02-17-2013 at 12:05 PM.