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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 03-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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The Little Things

Please share little pieces of lesser known information about the X1 here that you love.

It's the little things that make the world go round.

I will start.

I love how the brake lights have two levels of brightness depending on how hard you are braking.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:04 AM
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Hmmm.....l did not know about the brake lights, hard to see from the driver's position, but pretty cool!

I think someone mentioned this before, but there are a lot of comments regarding the lack of air vents for the rear passengers. They are actually placed on the floor under the front seats. My kids are teens and they tend to keep their feet stretched out in front of them and subsequently cover/block the vents, but there are vents.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:33 AM
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Most of my driving is in a busy downtown area so one of the things that's helpful is that this vehicle is deceivingly narrow - even more narrow than a 3 series as well as all of the other vehicles in this category. Some people complain about the lack of cargo space but the ratio of maneuverability to cargo capacity is the best that I've found.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:19 AM
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The little things I love...

Fitting in compact parking spaces,
auto high beams,
and the best part, NO break dust at all!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:15 AM
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The little things I love...

Fitting in compact parking spaces,
auto high beams,
and the best part, NO break dust at all!
OK, stupid question time..... Why no brake dust?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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What's cool is the GPS actually displays 3-D images of buildings in cities, such as DC. And out away from the city, terrain elevation and features, similar to what is seen in Google Maps!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:15 PM
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I will add another.

Parked car ventilation.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:25 PM
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OK, stupid question time..... Why no brake dust?
A couple of years ago BMW went to a very low-dust brake pad. My E90 is the same way.

FYI i love this thread even though I don't have an X1 (yet?)
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:15 AM
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OK, stupid question time..... Why no brake dust?
Ceramic pads standard.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:38 PM
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How about the ability to program favorite buttons for navigation?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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How about the ability to program favorite buttons for navigation?
Like points of interest and addresses?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:20 AM
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Yes. I found it through serendipity not the manual
Btw I also like the lack of brake dust. My wife's x3 has gray front wheels due to excessive brake dust
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:53 AM
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Brake Stand-by, which pre-tenses the brakes for quicker action if you suddenly remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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I did not know the sun roof had two positions. Once it stops moving, you can hit the switch again and it opens further.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:57 AM
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If your car sits for too long the windshield wipers will cycle themselves to prevent them from sticking in one shape.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:02 PM
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There's a cool BMW app that lets you do a search for a POI on the Google maps and then you can just send the address to the car's Nav, via satellite. Very convenient when planning a night out while you're not in the car.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:15 AM
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No need to put car in P when shutting car down... It will do it on its own if its in D
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:11 PM
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Ability to program unlock options to drivers door or all 4 doors with 1 click, and auto lock timing
(might be a general BMW thing, but it's awesome)
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:06 PM
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No need to put car in P when shutting car down... It will do it on its own if its in D
It will also snap the shifter over if you shut down while in DS/M.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:39 AM
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If you hold your finger over a preset button but don't push it in iDrive knows your finger is there and tells you to push and hold to save a preset.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:44 AM
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Satellite radio can buffer up to one hour of music that you can rewind and/or resume where you left off if interrupted with a call for example.

The buffer resets if the station is changed.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:47 AM
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Love that in reverse position, the passenger side mirror folds down to give you a better curb view!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:54 PM
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Love that in reverse position, the passenger side mirror folds down to give you a better curb view!
I will be testing this tonight! Did not know of this feature.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:58 PM
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If you hold your finger over a preset button but don't push it in iDrive knows your finger is there and tells you to push and hold to save a preset.
Also once you save to that button, if you gently touch it without pressing, the screen will tell you what function is stored there.

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:41 PM
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My little pet peeve... and sorry this may be an ignorant question but it would've been another year before I go through the user manual.
The NAV always stays on unless you manually turn the screen off.
Is there a "screensaver" setting of some sort?
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