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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.

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Old 06-10-2019, 10:06 PM
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X1, still runs like the day I took delivery!

Had a nice road trip this weekend and took the X1 through the Canadian Rockies.
Starts and runs like the day I picked it up at the dealership.

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:41 PM
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Nice...gonna take mine to whistler next month. Looking forward to the twisty roads haha


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Old 06-11-2019, 08:33 AM
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And I'm headed up that way in September. My good friend from Toronto is flying into YVR and I'm driving up from Seattle. We're spending a week exploring: Squamish, Garibaldi, Wells Grey, Jasper, Glacier and Penticton. Then he flies home and I head back to Seattle. I have a NEXUS card, and I'm not afraid to use it!
Last year, I picked him up in Salt Lake City and we did a week through Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Escalante, Zion, and Bryce. What a trip! Here's the post from that trip:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1115825

Down here in The States, the X1 was offered with the N55 engine -- not as fuel efficient but a total beast in such a small vehicle.

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:15 AM
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Nice - I agree. My wife's X1 3.5MSport is very nice to drive and mostly trouble free (Yes, Comfort Access sometimes has a bad hair day). Regular services at my BMW dealer for 43,000mi has required only regular oil services & filters (that's a DIY for me) , and a fresh set of Pirelli UHP RFTs. The 19's (F 225/40 & R 255/35 x19") can contribute to a harsh ride over our horrible roads and streets in NJ. But they also contribute to crisp handling for this Valencia Orange ride! Might be time for front brakes later this fall.
She's now eying a '19 X4 M40 ... but I'm not quite ready to shake loose with almost $69,000 for trips to the local market! LOL
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:10 PM
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Synthetic oil and electronic engine controls are the big reasons cars now "run like new" well past 100k miles. I started using synthetic oil in 1985. I've had several occasions where people would drive a Putzerwagen with 100k+ miles on it and comment on how great it ran for the mileage. One service writer at a Ford dealership asked if the car had a new engine.

Frau Putzer's old Honda with 147k miles went 8k miles between oil changes and used less than one quart (no top-off needed). My 122k mile Cobalt only uses about a half-quart between 8k mile oil changes.
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One year into ownership of a used 2014 X1 28x-drive. VERY happy with it. It gets angry at -45 degrees F (-42 degrees C), but still starts are runs fine. Transmission is awesome, shifts very smoothly and responsively. Looking forward to turfing the run flats though. It's the worst part of the vehicle, period.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:39 AM
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142k runs like its her first day. Zero major repairs!

Nice! Love to hear comments of owners going over 100K.

It's interesting... because the E84 X1 is now out of production and early models are getting close to 10 years old.
The new cars produced today have so much more fun tech stuff. (LED lighting, fancier dash etc).
I think to myself, maybe I could upgrade in a year or two but I just don't know if I can give up this vehicle.
I will also add that there is just something about an inline engine that is tough to get away from.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:27 AM
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Nice! Love to hear comments of owners going over 100K.

It's interesting... because the E84 X1 is now out of production and early models are getting close to 10 years old.
The new cars produced today have so much more fun tech stuff. (LED lighting, fancier dash etc).
I think to myself, maybe I could upgrade in a year or two but I just don't know if I can give up this vehicle.
I will also add that there is just something about an inline engine that is tough to get away from.
I was going to comment "what are you talking about 10 years" but yeah, you're right, the first year was indeed 2009 (I had in my head that the generation started later than that).

I don't think I'll ever sell the E84 either. I'll buy another car maybe (I have a 328i, 335i, the X1 and a Benz C-class), but the X1 will probably always be around, at least for the foreseeable future. Honestly, it's a really great small SUV. It's very well balanced, has a great amount of engine power, is fairly decent on gas mileage and and I love the transmission (how it shifts, where it shifts, etc).

I've got the 4 cylinder in mine, so I don't know what the inline 6 is like (never driven one). The 4 cylinder gets a lot of flack from the aficionados, but TBH, it's a really peppy engine that I've never had an issue with trying to pass someone on the highway, or getting in front of someone somewhere. I feel it gets a lot of flack just because people feel it's "inferior" for some reason to a 6 cylinder.

Anyways, point is, yes, the E84 X1 is a great product
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:36 PM
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I took the offered BMW drive of a 435 to see what fuss all about on 6 cylinder.

It even had some special intake, and car felt ok, was a little faster, but felt like it was forcing itself.

My X1 s28i M sport feels effortless when turbo kicks it from 1250 rpm.

Shouldn't it be other way around?

This 4 cyclinder X1 is fastest car I'd ever need, and I've taken it to track day.

I couldn't get very good traction on summer performance Pirelli P7 255/40r18, but fixed that with 255/35r18 in MIchelin PS4S.
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I don't think I'll ever sell the E84 either. I'll buy another car maybe (I have a 328i, 335i, the X1 and a Benz C-class), but the X1 will probably always be around, at least for the foreseeable future.
You have a 3 series 335i?
I always thought the 335i came with an N55 engine, inline 6?

I will take an inline 4, 6 whatever, over a V6 CVT that comes in an Infinity etc.
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My X1 s28i M sport feels effortless when turbo kicks it from 1250 rpm.
THIS ^^^^. The word "effortless" is exactly how I feel about the 4 cylinder turbo N20 engine.

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You have a 3 series 335i?
I always thought the 335i came with an N55 engine, inline 6?

I will take an inline 4, 6 whatever, over a V6 CVT that comes in an Infinity etc.
My 335i has the N54 inline 6 (last year of that engine in the 4 door E90). My 328i has the N52 inline 6. So I'm coming from two different 6 cylinder engines, to the 4 cylinder in the X1. And honestly, if you didn't "tell me" that the X1 had a 4 cylinder engine, I wouldn't know it just from driving it.
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THIS ^^^^. The word "effortless" is exactly how I feel about the 4 cylinder turbo N20 engine.


My 335i has the N54 inline 6 (last year of that engine in the 4 door E90). My 328i has the N52 inline 6. So I'm coming from two different 6 cylinder engines, to the 4 cylinder in the X1. And honestly, if you didn't "tell me" that the X1 had a 4 cylinder engine, I wouldn't know it just from driving it.
You got the N54, my 09 328 has the N52. It's such a strong engine, even comparing it to an AWD 35i with tune and downpipe (it just isn't a rocket).

I might not mind a manual 28i, outside of MPG vs performance - I get that the torque curves have been improved, and mated with the 8 speed transmissions it is better, but I'm not a fan of 4 cylinders when I control of the gear is somewhat limited. I've driven the "best" 4 cylinder engines by way of Subaru, but it just felt lacking from a stop, and MPG was actually worse than my 35i.
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You got the N54, my 09 328 has the N52. It's such a strong engine, even comparing it to an AWD 35i with tune and downpipe (it just isn't a rocket).

I might not mind a manual 28i, outside of MPG vs performance - I get that the torque curves have been improved, and mated with the 8 speed transmissions it is better, but I'm not a fan of 4 cylinders when I control of the gear is somewhat limited. I've driven the "best" 4 cylinder engines by way of Subaru, but it just felt lacking from a stop, and MPG was actually worse than my 35i.
I have a 2011 328i x-drive that has the N52 as well. And the 2010 335i x-drive, which yes is the N54. The X1 is the N20.

I mean I get what you're saying. In any case though, get ready, because in a few years everything is going to electric with direct drive transmissions. There won't be any shifting gears anymore.
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