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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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I'm doing PCD in June. Is there anything you wish your delivery specialist would have covered or explained more thoroughly?
I have been trying to come up with something good to say in response to this question since you asked it, but I keep drawing a blank. I can honestly say that they covered every base I would have cared about. The information is almost overwhelming in the quantity and I find myself pulling out bits and pieces here and there. A good chunk of time was spent on iDrive and the technology options. If you have that in your setup, do not rush that. There is a lot there.
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But in all seriousness, has anyone considered finding the parts for the X3 actuator and seeing how much it would be retrofit that into the X1 columns?
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I looked at some threads and retrofitting on the X3 is a monumental task so fitting to the X1 is likely near impossible.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:00 PM
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Try Google MB trunk handle or

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I just grab the inner handle to close it half way, and then push the license plate outside to bang it closed.
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I have been trying to come up with something good to say in response to this question since you asked it, but I keep drawing a blank. I can honestly say that they covered every base I would have cared about. The information is almost overwhelming in the quantity and I find myself pulling out bits and pieces here and there. A good chunk of time was spent on iDrive and the technology options. If you have that in your setup, do not rush that. There is a lot there.
Thanks for your response. I do have iDrive so I'm glad to know they spend a lot of time covering it.
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Tailgate, how do YOU close it?

I tried it out on my test drive over the weekend, and the push on the rondelle trick worked best. Didn't take an excessive amount of effort either.


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I just grab the inner handle and pull down hard. Having to push down on the Roundel takes two free hands. When you are closing the tailgate, you generally don't have two free hands.

BMW just plain screwed up on the inner handle. This is a horrible design.
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"BMW just plain screwed up on the inner handle. This is a horrible design."

AS far as I know all BMW has them. My first 95' E36 got them. Most BMW owners don't even know they were there. It works on a sedan or coupe because the trunk are lighter and smaller. I usually close it with only one hand by pulling it down fast. My wife having the same problem with closing the rear gate on her 06' X5 because it is much bigger and higher. Because the closing angle is high, I show her using the inside handle and pull down hard. It works and this way it won't dirty her fingers. But be honest I just don't want her ring scratched the paint. The X1 rear gate are big but much lower. If I'm 4'-6" high. It probably will work with the lower closing angle. BMW shall have design the X1 rear gate into 2 parts like X5. I think the costs to build must be a factor.

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Interesting thread. Never seen it discussed before but it is one of those obvious things that either makes you sigh and ignore or think, hmm I wonder what they intended when they designed this.

Like most people here, we just pull down on the inner handle until your hand cannot bend enough, switch to the other hand and push it closed, unless the door falls under its own steam and you can close with your original hand. The X1 tailgate is reasonably well balance so once it is moving it will continue gently in which ever direction you started it moving. The bad design is that it is not a protruding handle but a recessed handle so it is much more difficult to hang onto once the tailgate is partially closed, although a protruding handle only delays slightly when you must let go.

As pointed out in this thread, virtually every BMW I have seen has this capability (and certainly the ones I have owned). Plus the Jags, MBs etc. I have owned have similar arrangements if they are not power operated. The only variation is those cars that have nothing at all (and these were not BMWs)! My new 5 has power closing so I just push a button to close. To open, I wiggle my foot under the rear bumper. Convenient and works well.
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Seems that for some these rear hatch posts are silly. And a year ago I would have written the same thing - I've been pulling and pushing trunk lids, rear hatches, hatchbacks, for decades ... never giving it a thought.

UNTIL ... along comes my '13 535xDrive sedan with comfort access and the kick under the car to open trunk -push a button to close (still deciding whether to code to auto close with fob etc). I gotta tell you that having that feature every time I walk out to my car with both arms loaded with stuff ...and I still say - WOW ... this is great! Of course it's been available on Fords, Hyundais etc etc etc.

Now on to the x-specific discovery.

I thought I read somewhere the '2015 x1 was going to also have this feature. I've been thinking/planing to replace my wife's '07 Rav4 and almost have her convinced to let me spend $40K-$50K for another Rav-like vehicle and she REALLY likes the BMW "Orange" BUT that color is not available for the X3. And the limited color choice those offer just don't work for her. And the X5 is simply too big for our needs.

So, rather than cutting a deal on a left over '14 model I started configuring an x1 last night. BUT - hunting all over for the lift gate thing = NADDA! NOPE!! WTF :-(

Even a run of mill $25K Ford/KIA, Hyundai, CHEVY (OMG - NOT THAT) have them. But a $50K BMW x1 2.8M ... NOPE.

Might be the deal killer ... some people might think I'm a silly fool. My BMW Dealer sales guy might have to watch me walk across the street and write a check for a Hyundai.
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Might be the deal killer ... some people might think I'm a silly fool. My BMW Dealer sales guy might have to watch me walk across the street and write a check for a Hyundai.
I don't think it's foolish.
BMW markets the X1 for the under 40 crowd, maybe under 30 crowd.
A "more affordable" model that still maintains the exciting driving experience.
I'm sure most of these buyers could care less about a power tail gate.
I'm guessing you're not under 40, and so options that you want aren't available.
If a power lift gate is more important that driving it, then yeah, a Hyundai might be more suitable.
Have you considered a BMW touring? I believe the power tail gate is standard.
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I don't think it's foolish.
BMW markets the X1 for the under 40 crowd, maybe under 30 crowd.
A "more affordable" model that still maintains the exciting driving experience.
I'm sure most of these buyers could care less about a power tail gate.
I'm guessing you're not under 40, and so options that you want aren't available.
If a power lift gate is more important that driving it, then yeah, a Hyundai might be more suitable.
Have you considered a BMW touring? I believe the power tail gate is standard.
Thanks for providing your personal perspective on the target demographics for the X1; but the rest is cluttered with conclusions drawn in the absence of 'evidence'; better known as assumptions.

I contributed to this post to point out that BMW left a feature off the table that is available on competing vehicles and lower priced models in the same segment. And you must have missed the point that this next car is for my wife; but I also found the powered hatch a great feature after getting spoiled by it on my '13 535xDrive.

The current BMW "Touring" [328 xDrive Sports Wagon] is nice, but the X1/X3 family (or a comparable vehicle) is on our target list this year. We really enjoyed a Audi Turbo Quattro Touring we had years ago - a great road car with tremendous capabilities. So for drivers of that model (328's) in the USA it's too bad they can't taste the more potent versions; On one of my trips to Europe a few years ago I borrowed an "M" version from one of my staff - it was a hoot to drive! Here unfortunately, these days, we only get lamer/tamer versions!

Lastly, don't understate the impact on the market that brands like Hyundai is having ... from a business perspective BMW, M-B, and Audi are paying very close attention to their influence and penetration.

Oh, and yes, age (yours or mine) is relative ... there are lots of young(er) pups who are still trying to catch up with this 'ol dog
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I'm 57 Years old... So I'm defiantly not part of the "under 30 crowd." Till I read this thread I never realized there was an issue closing the trunk on my X-1. Pull it down, slam it shut, it closes. I don't need a fancy mechanism to worry about breaking.
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I'm 57 Years old... So I'm defiantly not part of the "under 30 crowd." Till I read this thread I never realized there was an issue closing the trunk on my X-1. Pull it down, slam it shut, it closes. I don't need a fancy mechanism to worry about breaking.
Yeah this thread is sort of embarrassing. If you don't know how to close the trunk god only knows how you can drive a car. I guess if you were 4 foot six it might be an issue but otherwise...
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Seems that for some these rear hatch posts are silly. And a year ago I would have written the same thing - I've been pulling and pushing trunk lids, rear hatches, hatchbacks, for decades ... never giving it a thought.

UNTIL ... along comes my '13 535xDrive sedan with comfort access and the kick under the car to open trunk -push a button to close (still deciding whether to code to auto close with fob etc). I gotta tell you that having that feature every time I walk out to my car with both arms loaded with stuff ...and I still say - WOW ... this is great! Of course it's been available on Fords, Hyundais etc etc etc.

Now on to the x-specific discovery.

I thought I read somewhere the '2015 x1 was going to also have this feature. I've been thinking/planing to replace my wife's '07 Rav4 and almost have her convinced to let me spend $40K-$50K for another Rav-like vehicle and she REALLY likes the BMW "Orange" BUT that color is not available for the X3. And the limited color choice those offer just don't work for her. And the X5 is simply too big for our needs.

So, rather than cutting a deal on a left over '14 model I started configuring an x1 last night. BUT - hunting all over for the lift gate thing = NADDA! NOPE!! WTF :-(

Even a run of mill $25K Ford/KIA, Hyundai, CHEVY (OMG - NOT THAT) have them. But a $50K BMW x1 2.8M ... NOPE.

Might be the deal killer ... some people might think I'm a silly fool. My BMW Dealer sales guy might have to watch me walk across the street and write a check for a Hyundai.
We'll buy the Hyundai then. And there is no 50k x1 2.8 If there is a useless feature that you need and the vehicle doesn't have it why post it here buy the car with the features you want and post on that board. You make your choices. You could get a vehicle with great acceleration and handling or you can get one that closes your trunk for you and save a bunch of money in the process.
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Thanks for providing your personal perspective on the target demographics for the X1; but the rest is cluttered with conclusions drawn in the absence of 'evidence'; better known as assumptions.

I contributed to this post to point out that BMW left a feature off the table that is available on competing vehicles and lower priced models in the same segment. And you must have missed the point that this next car is for my wife; but I also found the powered hatch a great feature after getting spoiled by it on my '13 535xDrive.

The current BMW "Touring" [328 xDrive Sports Wagon] is nice, but the X1/X3 family (or a comparable vehicle) is on our target list this year. We really enjoyed a Audi Turbo Quattro Touring we had years ago - a great road car with tremendous capabilities. So for drivers of that model (328's) in the USA it's too bad they can't taste the more potent versions; On one of my trips to Europe a few years ago I borrowed an "M" version from one of my staff - it was a hoot to drive! Here unfortunately, these days, we only get lamer/tamer versions!

Lastly, don't understate the impact on the market that brands like Hyundai is having ... from a business perspective BMW, M-B, and Audi are paying very close attention to their influence and penetration.

Oh, and yes, age (yours or mine) is relative ... there are lots of young(er) pups who are still trying to catch up with this 'ol dog
BMW and Audi don't care about Hyundai. They aren't going after the same customers.
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BMW and Audi don't care about Hyundai. They aren't going after the same customers.
Too true. I can't imagine anyone cross-shopping the two brands. However, I recently went to a Honda dealer with my Grandfather to test drive an Accord. It was a decent car...a little better than expected. Next door was a Hyundai dealer so we went over there and also drove a Sonata. All I can say is WOW...the diff between the Hyundai and the Honda was astounding...way more that a couple $K that was the difference in equally equipped cars.
Anyone that could be satisfied with a Hyundai would certainly be wasting $$$ buying any BMW. Hyundai, setting the bar almost as low as it can go. Be my guest.
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May I be so bold as to suggest HBWT and atomicfront consider http://europe.autonews.com/article/2...plate=mobile02 just for starters . I'm really not interested in a debate on this topic unless you're willing to start with an open mind,.

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May I be so bold as to suggest HBWT and atomicfront consider http://europe.autonews.com/article/2...plate=mobile02 just for starters . I'm really not interested in a debate on this topic unless you're willing to start with an open mind,.

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They can try all they want they aren't going to compete with BMW and Audi in Europe. You know why? People in Europe care about how their vehicle handles. I haven't been in a Genesis but I was in a Hyundai mid-size rental 4 years ago and it was the worst vehicle I have ever ridden in. Basically it would vibrate and shake so much if you tried to go over 65 mph that it was undrivable. I know this is a decade ago but I knew someone who had a Hyundai in perfect shape 3 years old and 25,000 miles on the odometer and no one wanted it as a trade-in. They ended up getting 3k for it at Car Max.

Hyundai doesn't have prestige and they don't drive well. I certainly have never seen a Hyundai in the left lane of the Autobahn. I have never actually seen a Hyundai pass me on the higway in the US. I see Audi and BMW driving like mad on the highway here.

Hyundai's is a car for bargain shoppers. People who don't care about their vehicle's driving ability or quality. And I like how they copy their designs from european car makers. Like they can't come up with a design on their own. One of their cars has the back of a BMW and the front of a Mercedes.

The X1 is probably not for most people. If an auto-lift gate is so important to you than dont' get the X1. The Hyundai probably has more interior space. Maybe you have multiple kids than maybe the Hyundai is a better choice for you. If you like it buy it. For me it seems like a useless feature. I have the keyless entry on the Vehicle but if the X1 didn't have it I wouldn't care. Same with rain sensing wipers. I like options that actually improve the vehicle for me. Heated steering wheel is a must have. I wish the X1 had heated rear seats. Basically I don't need any features that are based on laziness.

By the way Audi has a deal where if you own a competitors vehicle they will give you an additional 1000 dollars off the car. Guess what? Hyundai is not one of those vehicles

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Okay, I read the article and it doesn't say much for Hyundai except that they are trying to compete with EU brands...

"Hyundai plans to sell fewer than 1,000 of the Genesis in Europe annually to "very targeted and specific customers,"

...not what I consider very impressive as these are nothing more than "plans". And Hyundai makes no mention of competing with German cars on German soil. That's where a real statement could be made.
I haven't test driven a Genesis and have no plans to do so but I did drive a Sonata, and it didn't measure up to what Hyundai claims is it's direct competition, an Accord. It was cheaper though and I suppose one might get what they pay for. I would guess that the Genesis will also be cheaper than the target competition and owners will get what they pay for...or maybe not.
I stand by my statement that anyone that's cross-shopping the anemic Hyundai Tuscon(164HP) or the even less-impressive Santa Fe(191HP) against the X1 and the Hyundai will suffice for their wants/needs needn't bother with the X1 as it will be a huge waste of $$$. It doesn't take much to satisfy some peoples' needs for basic transportation...and that's all you're going to get from the Hyundai. Enjoy!

BTW, what did I specifically say that gave you the impression that I was close-minded on the subject?
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Help yourself...but that's not going to happen on MY X1. With the amount of dirt(road film) that gets deposited on the rear hatch just grabbing it and closing it will grind that dirt(and respective scratches) into the paint. So I suppose this IS a real thread.
For those that don't GAS about those fine scratches in their hatch, I suppose this shouldn't be a real thread.
I don't like to touch the outside of any car's trunk because your fingers wipe the dirt off, making the car ugly looking. It is better looking to have a light layer of dust or dirt that is even and not disturbed.
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Help yourself...but that's not going to happen on MY X1. With the amount of dirt(road film) that gets deposited on the rear hatch just grabbing it and closing it will grind that dirt(and respective scratches) into the paint. So I suppose this IS a real thread.
For those that don't GAS about those fine scratches in their hatch, I suppose this shouldn't be a real thread.
Why couldn't you just push down on the license plate? Unless you are concerned about your license plate getting dirt ground into it.
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