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Old 04-10-2014, 03:27 PM
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Default 2016 BMW X1 (bimmer)

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Lots of camo but liking the overall shape and stance so far.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:03 AM
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FWD helps a lot in balancing the proportions of smaller cars like this one. Current X1 and 1er are just ugly deformities than no smart detailing can hide. I know some would complaint about loosing BMW essence etc, but i now think it is the right choice.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:10 AM
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FWD helps a lot in balancing the proportions of smaller cars like this one. Current X1 and 1er are just ugly deformities than no smart detailing can hide. I know some would complaint about loosing BMW essence etc, but i now think it is the right choice.
i don't think that RWD proportions ruin the X1 or 1 series (it's -if - more the detailing), in fact more and more smaller FWD cars are made to look like they were RWD (Mazda 3, and especially blaming the Mercedes A-Class, where the ueselessly long bonnet for a FWD car gives it RWD space and practicallity without RWD handling). Also the Golf Mk. VII has a cab backward look compared to the previous ones, though it still looks typically FWD...
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:55 AM
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I doubt the people who buy this car will care if it is RWD or FWD, probably most will opt for the 4wd version anyways.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:37 PM
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I doubt the people who buy this car will care if it is RWD or FWD, probably most will opt for the 4wd version anyways.
Although living in an Alpine country you would suggest most people opt for the xDrive 4wd, wast majority of X1 seem to be some 18d RWD, basically pimped up fleet versions with nice wheels so people don't tell at first glance you drive the cheapo version...
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:13 PM
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Front shown undisguised, seems to be from china?

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Old 12-27-2014, 10:23 PM
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for a FWD SUV the front overhang doesn't look bad in that shot
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:48 PM
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The rear overhang is also noteworthy. It looks like the car has much more cargo space, based on the rear greenhouse. But the rear overhang isn't much bigger. This translates to a longer wheelbase. Also, I love that this still has SUV proportions, and didn't go low-slung to compete with Merc.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:56 AM
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If this slotted in penny for penny where the VW Tiguan is, the Tiguan would be a dead duck, but this could get a LOT of CRV/RAV5/Escape type buyers to buy the BMW nameplate. If I'm spending $30K for a well-optioned CRV/RAV5/Escape, but could have a BMW for the same price, I'd be tempted to jump.

For example, as nice as the Jetta GLI is, the Mercedes CLA--even in base form--is swankier and more prestigious and I'd buy it even though I'm not totally sold on its styling.

BMW could turn the X1 into a major sales grabber. Just think (i.e. in this scenario) I could have BMW X1 for a lot less than a Lincoln MKC.

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