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2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment

A standard eight-speed automatic transmission, trim and styling tweaks, and enhanced equipment levels headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X1. The six-speed manual transmission has been dropped from the premium compact SUV line-up, though BMW Australia has retained the X1’s $46,300 starting price...

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2014 BMW X1 receives styling, connectivity revisions
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2014 BMW X1 receives styling, connectivity revisions

The BMW X1 will receive several updates for 2014 focused on refining the its appearance and improving its internet-based mobility services. Externally, the BMW X1 is set to receive a slightly revised front apron and LED daytime driving lights, as well as new alloy wheel designs. Voguish metallic brown paint will also be added as an option...


BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia
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BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...


BMW X1: next-gen front-wheel-drive crossover spied
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BMW X1: next-gen front-wheel-drive crossover spied

The next-generation BMW X1 has been spotted on the back of a transporter in Germany, giving us our best look yet at the future front-wheel-drive model. Codenamed F48, the all-new BMW X1 was snapped by CarAdvice's photographers while being transported between two German test facilities...


Zinoro EV: BMW X1-based Chinese crossover spied in Germany
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Zinoro EV: BMW X1-based Chinese crossover spied in Germany

The first vehicle designed for the new China-only Zinoro brand by BMW and joint venture partner Brilliance Automotive has been spied undergoing testing in Germany. Captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers near BMW's development department in Munich, the prototype appears almost identical to the BMW X1 on which the production car will be based...


2013 BMW X1 range launches with new engines and styling tweaks
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2013 BMW X1 range launches with new engines and styling tweaks

The BMW X1 compact crossover, launched in Australia in 2010, has been given a mid-life update, which includes new engines, an optional eight-speed transmission and minor tweaks and upgrades to both the exterior and interior. Three new powertrains will join the latest BMW X1 range, leaving the current X1 xDrive20d variant, as the only familiar model in the refreshed X1 line-up, albeit with more power and efficiency (up 5kW/30Nm) than the previous iteration...


2013 BMW X1 Review
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2013 BMW X1 Review

The launch of an updated BMW X1 range is a more significant event that you might realise given the historic success of BMW’s X-models in Australia. In the last ten years BMW has sold 15,000 X-models in Australia, the bulk of those being X5s and X3s. But the BMW X1 notched up around 6000 of those sales in just two-and-a-half years...

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BMW X1 update: new line-up brings new engines
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BMW X1 update: new line-up brings new engines

The BMW X1 range has been updated in Australia, with three new engines and model variants, revised styling and upgraded technology headlining the changes to the premium small SUV. The $54,500 X1 xDrive20d is the only variant carried over to the new BMW X1 line-up. Joining it are two new petrol models – the $46,500 X1 sDrive20i and $57,800 X1 xDrive28i, both powered by a turbocharged 2...


BMW X1 facelift revealed
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BMW X1 facelift revealed

The release of the 2012 BMW X1 at this week’s New York motor show has given us a look at the updated version of the Bavarian car maker's compact luxury SUV. BMW has been slow to release official images and details for the upgraded X1, but they've been quick to spread onto the internet. As makeovers go, this is a subtle one...


2013 BMW X1 facelift spied
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2013 BMW X1 facelift spied

BMW has been spotted testing a prototype of the facelifted BMW X1. The revised model is expected to feature new front bumpers, restyled headlights, some interior updates, and the new 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Judging by the looks of this prototype, caught during extreme winter conditions, the facelifted X1 will feature a more pronounced upper grille area, matching BMW's latest design theme...


BMW X1 M under consideration: rumour
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BMW X1 M under consideration: rumour

BMW's M Division is reportly thinking of introducing a BMW X1 M car. The car could be accompanied by a 235kW turbocharged six-cylinder and a number of M handling, braking and visual enhancements. Although nothing is official yet, reports from Europe, say such a vehicle could be already under development...


2011 BMW X1 M Sport price announced
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2011 BMW X1 M Sport price announced

As previously reported, the new BMW X1 range will be available with an optional M Sport pack as of March this year. BMW has just released pricing and details of the optional M Sport kit. As mentioned, the M Sport kit includes 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch wheels are also available), an M Sport body kit, high-gloss roof rails, M Sport brushed aluminium kick panels and completely colour-coded body panels and trimming...


2011 BMW X1 M Sport Package revealed before Geneva
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2011 BMW X1 M Sport Package revealed before Geneva

Details of the 2011 BMW X1 M Sport Package have trickled out ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The M Sport Package will feature the usual tweaks, including enhancements to the suspension and styling, but will stop short of any engine revisions...


UPDATE: 2011 BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo
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UPDATE: 2011 BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo

BMW has just announced details of the all-new BMW X1 xDrive28i TwinPower Turbo in Europe. The car will feature a fresh new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine using TwinPower turbo technology, and will replace the current 3.0-litre naturally aspirated six-cylinder models...


2011 BMW X1 gets two models and new engines
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2011 BMW X1 gets two models and new engines

BMW has announced two new models with two new engines for the new BMW X1 compact Sports Activity Vehicles, both of which are petrol-powered. The two new models will provide the BMW X1 with a new entry-level rear-drive variant - called the BMW X1 sDrive18i - and a new top spec four-wheel drive variant - called the BMW X1 xDrive25i...


2011 BMW X1 M-Sport spy shots
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2011 BMW X1 M-Sport spy shots

If you're slightly bored by the new BMW X1 but still like the overall personality of the car then this is for you. Recently caught in Europe out on a road test, it's the new BMW X1 M-Sport. We can see by these images the new car receives various accents and sporty additions typical of the BMW M Division...


BMW X1 Review & Road Test
Rating: 710 /10
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BMW X1 Review & Road Test

It has the X factor Model Tested: 2010 BMW X1 xDrive20d; 2.0-litre, four cylinder, diesel; six-speed manual; five-door SUV: $52,700* Options: Metallic paint ($1,700); BMW light alloy wheels 18” Y-Spoke style 322 ($2,249); Panorama glass roof ($3,000); Navigation system Business ($2,900); Performance control ($400); Rear view camera ($900); X Line Package ($1,200); Park distance control (PDC) front & rear ($715); Design Cool Elegance package ($2,340) - Price as tested - $68,104* CarAdvice Rating: It's the cheapest BMW SUV you can buy...

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ANCAP awards Ford Falcon Ute, BMW X1 five-star safety rating
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ANCAP awards Ford Falcon Ute, BMW X1 five-star safety rating

The latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) testing has rated selected models of the Ford FG Falcon Ute and the entire BMW X1 range five stars for safety. The five-star safety rating applies to all current model six- and eight-cylinder Falcon Utes fitted with stability control (ESC), side airbags and a tunnel-mounted transmission lever (ESC and side airbags are standard on XR6 and XR6 Turbo, optional on XL and R6)...


BMW X1 Review - BMW
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BMW X1 Review - BMW's new Compact SUV

BMW X1 Review - BMW's new Compact SUV For the very first time you can find yourself in a German luxury SUV for under $50,000. Meet the BMW X1. Germany's first compact Sport Activity Vehicle and the world's first luxury compact SUV. BMW Australia has gone through a massive period of change in the last decade with one in every three BMWs sold here being an X Series (X6/X5/X3)...

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BMW X1 Launched - BMW
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BMW X1 Launched - BMW's entry SUV X1

Update: - BMW X1 Review. BMW X1 Launched Updated: 27/01/10 @ 10.00am with Australian spec. interior photos. As a prelude to the forthcoming compact SUV's launch in Australia, the German powerhosue has announced pricing for its new BMW X1. Beginning at $43,500, it aims squarely at Audi's Q5 and Volvo's XC60...


BMW X1 Lego scale model built for charity
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BMW X1 Lego scale model built for charity

Update: BMW X1 Review. One of the most famous toys in the world is Lego, everyone at some stage in their life has played with it, as a child or as a parent. Lego has made a guest appearance at BMW Welt in Munich. 800 children spent four days to put together a true to scale model of a BMW X1 using 165,000 LEGO bricks. Resulting in a bright yellow BMW X1...


BMW X1 interest grows ahead of Australian launch
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BMW X1 interest grows ahead of Australian launch

Update: BMW X1 Review. BMW says interest in its new X1 baby soft-roader has been high despite the fact that the car doesn’t arrive in Australia for another six months. BMW Australia general manager of marketing, Tom Noble, said more than 1000 people have registered for information ahead of its launch...


BMW X1 due here early 2010
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BMW X1 due here early 2010

Update: BMW X1 Review. The BMW family of 'X' models will adopt a new member early next year when the youthful, versatile and efficient X1 joins the fold. Suited to younger, urban customers the X1 combines purposes to provide another option to buyers in the premium compact segment...


2011 BMW X1 SUV spied almost undisguised
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2011 BMW X1 SUV spied almost undisguised

Update: BMW X1 Review. While BMW may have released its own 'official' spy shots of the upcoming X1 SUV, our very own spy photographers are still one step ahead, capturing a near undisguised prototype on the road. Despite featuring full time four-wheel-drive, the BMW X1 will likely stick to green-laning - sharing the same sized footprint as Ford’s Kuga and the Toyota RAV4...


2010 BMW X1 SUV spied
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2010 BMW X1 SUV spied

Update: BMW X1 Review. The latest manufacturer to be spied testing in freezing northern Scandinavia is BMW with a heavily camouflaged X1 SUV prototype. As its name suggests, the BMW X1 will the smallest of the brand’s SUV family, sharing its underpinnings with the upcoming MINI Crossman...


BMW X1 compact SUV spied
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BMW X1 compact SUV spied

Update: BMW X1 Review. A heavily camouflaged test mule lapping the Nurburgring has given us our first glimpse of BMW's newest compact X1 SUV.   Though likely destined for the urban jungle, the X1 will be a full time four-wheel drive, sharing many features of its not-so-mini MINI off-roader...


BMW X1 Concept first official images
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BMW X1 Concept first official images

Update: BMW X1 Review. A tame concept usually means the designers are quite worried about how the new model will be received, this seems to be the case for the new BMW X1 Concept. Due to make its world premiere at the Paris Auto Show, the X1 Concept previews a new soft-roader from BMW set to compete against the likes of the Toyota Rav-4 and Volkswagen Tiguan...


BMW X1 spy photos
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BMW X1 spy photos

Update: BMW X1. BMW is expanding. The German luxury maker is working on an even smaller X series, dubbed the X1. Officially announced in late September, the X1 is expected to be about the same size as the new Ford Kuga and Toyota RAV4...