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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 01-11-2011, 01:19 PM
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BMW X1 Delayed Until Fall

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Here's one tidbit we picked up at the 2011 Detroit auto show: BMW has decided to delay the U.S.-market introduction of the X1 crossover until the fall of this year; the X1's rollout was originally planned for early 2011. Evidently, the Leipzig, Germany, production plant in which the X1 is built (alongside the 1-series) can barely make enough of them for the European market, and to add the considerable demand of the U.S. market to the production fray is not possible at this point.

How long will we wait for the X1? "Until fall of '11 at the absolute earliest," according to BMW spokesman Tom Plucinsky. If you really can't wait to take a test drive in one, and live somewhere near the Canadian border, the X1 will be in showrooms there early this year as scheduled, according to Plucinsky.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:15 AM
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X1 deliveries to US delayed

Commiserations to those in the US having to wait for X1 availability. I drive one since one month now living in the UK, and it has served me well. As it happens we experienced unusual amounts of snow and frost which gave me ample chance to test the 4 wheel drive features. Performed very well. Thumbs up!
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As its really good selling in rest the world, they will come late, just like X6 in China, 6 mth waiting list.....
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BMW NA is not interested in selling the X1 in the US, obviously. Probably not well-suited for American tastes. So continuously delaying the release here doesn't matter, since 99,9% of US drivers don't even know it exists.

Keep it up BMW. That way I won't feel bad switching to a VW Golf.
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BMW NA is not interested in selling the X1 in the US, obviously. Probably not well-suited for American tastes. So continuously delaying the release here doesn't matter, since 99,9% of US drivers don't even know it exists.

Keep it up BMW. That way I won't feel bad switching to a VW Golf.
Quite the contrary. They didn't expect the demand from Europe. There was so much domestic demand that they didn't have the capacity of exporting any. The market for CUV, especially the small ones has been incredibly strong in the united states. Personally, I don't get these things. A Golf seems much more sensible and efficient to me. Why do you need ground clearance unless you live in the mountains or on a farm?
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The answer to that question is really simple. I need the AWD drive capabilities to get through the typical suburban New York winter. While I don't live in the mountains, I have to travel over interstates, hilly and twisty local roads on my daily 100 mile commute. These roads may, or may not be plowed. After years of driving RWD and FWD cars, I now view AWD as a necessity. For example, during a storm last year, I had to use my X3 to pull my wife's FWD car (with snow tires) over a snow covered incline near our home - just so it could be parked in a safe spot until the roads were cleared.

As for the body style - sedans just don't have the versatility. Large SUVs are too cumbersome and inefficient, and most compact hatchbacks are just too compact. Toss in the need to have something fun to drive during the other three season, and our love of a manual transmission, the number of cars that fit the bill becomes very small. Thus we wait for the X1, hoping it will be a suitable replacement for a remarkably versatile, mechanically reliable, bright metallic red, manual transmission, 2001 PT cruiser with 260,000 miles.

Oh, by the way, while driving near BMW's northern NJ headquarters today, I saw a X1 on the road. I could only manage on photo, but it looked sleek from the side.
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Quite the contrary. They didn't expect the demand from Europe. There was so much domestic demand that they didn't have the capacity of exporting any. The market for CUV, especially the small ones has been incredibly strong in the united states. Personally, I don't get these things. A Golf seems much more sensible and efficient to me. Why do you need ground clearance unless you live in the mountains or on a farm?
Agreed the Golf does make more sense.

The X1 is essentially the old E83 X3, which is great for old-fashioned folk like me who liked the old X3's reflexes and think the new X3 has gone soft and lost its edge. But the X1 rides firmly and the interior materials aren't as nice as the X3 or the 3er, even when optioned with leather and premium interior trims.

So the X1 risks falling into the reputation of the old X3, with similar complaints from the American public. Most people will compare it with the Toyota Rav4 and Mazda CX-whatever, and say the X1 is too expensive and too small. Luxury car buyers would rather have the new X3 and say the X1 rides too hard and is "too cheap" inside.
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Quite the contrary. They didn't expect the demand from Europe. There was so much domestic demand that they didn't have the capacity of exporting any. The market for CUV, especially the small ones has been incredibly strong in the united states. Personally, I don't get these things. A Golf seems much more sensible and efficient to me. Why do you need ground clearance unless you live in the mountains or on a farm?
AzNM..you should take a look at the new Countryman by mini-cooper. Awesome little suv and can be had FULLY loaded with every option for under $34k.

http://www.miniusa.com/#/learn/FACTS...Top_Features-m

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AzNM..you should take a look at the new Countryman by mini-cooper. Awesome little suv and can be had FULLY loaded with every option for under $34k.

http://www.miniusa.com/#/learn/FACTS...Top_Features-m

Will check with my MC dealer and see if they have one to drive and get back to those.
I've been in various Mini Coopers and was also lucky enough to have one as a rental in Germany. Good car, but it's too quirky and unusual inside for me. I prefer a more traditional, intuitive interior design. Plus, I don't like the idea of the Countryman version of the Mini (shouldn't the Mini just be that, a Mini? Not a stretched Clubman or raised up crossover thing)
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I've been in various Mini Coopers and was also lucky enough to have one as a rental in Germany. Good car, but it's too quirky and unusual inside for me. I prefer a more traditional, intuitive interior design. Plus, I don't like the idea of the Countryman version of the Mini (shouldn't the Mini just be that, a Mini? Not a stretched Clubman or raised up crossover thing)
Well then shouldn't the X1 be its own design and not a squished down version of the X3? It would be a hard choice between the X1 and Countryman, but given the pricing and options I would probably go for the mini.
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Well then shouldn't the X1 be its own design and not a squished down version of the X3? It would be a hard choice between the X1 and Countryman, but given the pricing and options I would probably go for the mini.
The X1 is not a squished down version of the X3- it actually came out before the F25 X3. It's derived heavily from the 1er (which is based on the 3er). Easy to tell from the interior as well.

I know that BMW NA, if it ever does sell the X1 here, won't sell the variant I want: an sDrive20d with 3 pedals.
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The X1 is not a squished down version of the X3- it actually came out before the F25 X3. It's derived heavily from the 1er (which is based on the 3er). Easy to tell from the interior as well.
Actually, the X1 has the exact same wheelbase as the 3 series, whilst the 1 series is on a smaller wheelbase. If you have ever sat in the front seat of an X1 you would know that its pedigree is a 3 series.
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I know that BMW NA, if it ever does sell the X1 here, won't sell the variant I want: an sDrive20d with 3 pedals.
I'd settle for gas 2.0L + Turbo with 3 pedals.
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I'd settle for gas 2.0L + Turbo with 3 pedals.
Too thirsty. Turbos suck a lot of fuel when asked to do work, and the X1 certainly won't be mistaken for a Lotus Elise. Looking at user real world consumption for the X1, the petrol models are quite a bit thirstier than diesels, about 25-30%.

Fuel consumption and COČ emissions are now in the Top 5 most important factors for me. In fact, the main reason I'd ever rid my X3 is because of my ever more-stringent expectations.

I know many of y'all might think this is silly in the US, but I get about 12 l/100km (19,6 US mpg) in urban driving and 8,5 l/100km (27,6 US mpg) on the highway in the X3, which emits 291 COČ g/km. My next car has to emit less than 160 g/km and ideally drink less than 7,5 l/100km (31 US mpg) on the highway.
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Too thirsty. Turbos suck a lot of fuel when asked to do work, and the X1 certainly won't be mistaken for a Lotus Elise. Looking at user real world consumption for the X1, the petrol models are quite a bit thirstier than diesels, about 25-30%.

Fuel consumption and COČ emissions are now in the Top 5 most important factors for me. In fact, the main reason I'd ever rid my X3 is because of my ever more-stringent expectations.

I know many of y'all might think this is silly in the US, but I get about 12 l/100km (19,6 US mpg) in urban driving and 8,5 l/100km (27,6 US mpg) on the highway in the X3, which emits 291 COČ g/km. My next car has to emit less than 160 g/km and ideally drink less than 7,5 l/100km (31 US mpg) on the highway.
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Too thirsty. Turbos suck a lot of fuel when asked to do work, and the X1 certainly won't be mistaken for a Lotus Elise. Looking at user real world consumption for the X1, the petrol models are quite a bit thirstier than diesels, about 25-30%.

Fuel consumption and COČ emissions are now in the Top 5 most important factors for me. In fact, the main reason I'd ever rid my X3 is because of my ever more-stringent expectations.

I know many of y'all might think this is silly in the US, but I get about 12 l/100km (19,6 US mpg) in urban driving and 8,5 l/100km (27,6 US mpg) on the highway in the X3, which emits 291 COČ g/km. My next car has to emit less than 160 g/km and ideally drink less than 7,5 l/100km (31 US mpg) on the highway.
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No one has mentioned that they may be delaying the X1 so as not to cut into X3 sales. There is a huge marketing push on the X3 and the demo they are marketing to could be easily confused and spend less grabbing the X1.

Really dissappointed in the new X3. A lot of hype with little return.
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No one has mentioned that they may be delaying the X1 so as not to cut into X3 sales. There is a huge marketing push on the X3 and the demo they are marketing to could be easily confused and spend less grabbing the X1.

Really dissappointed in the new X3. A lot of hype with little return.
Well, it seems to be selling pretty well- it outsold the X5 and X6 combined. And probably due to manufacturing or logistics hiccups, the waiting period is out the door and around the block as well.
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No one has mentioned that they may be delaying the X1 so as not to cut into X3 sales. There is a huge marketing push on the X3 and the demo they are marketing to could be easily confused and spend less grabbing the X1.
I heard that they delayed the X1 launch in Canada until the X3 was launched. They really only like to do one at a time. Could also have known about the new engine coming for the X1 too which would have meshed in with a few month's delay.
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