2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i Review, Price

This is a busy segment; crossovers or compact SUVs are what buyers prefer over sedans nowadays, and every major manufacturer wants a go at it. The 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is a powerful crossover SUV providing for an affordable performance. BMW has divided the market into two halves with this new car with certain aspects to it which are rarely affixed to a crossover.

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i - front

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes

This it really does with a more scowling set of headlamps up front, thanks to a contoured in a hood. Everything about the front fascia is brutish to go with – the fog lights placed above the air intakes. Coming back to the headlamps of 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i, they are angrier than before with the BMW trademark dual LED setup. Lines lowering in on the lamps make the whole car much more intimidating form up front.

Added roof-lines on top make this car look more dramatic; carrying it over to slightly bulkier rear-end which looks bulkier although complimenting with the same design language. On the whole, dimensions come in at: –

  1. Length – 4,455 mm
  2. Width – 1,821 mm
  3. Height – 1,598 mm
  4. Wheelbase – 2,670 mm
  5. Weight – 3,706 lbs.


This variant shares everything with the sDrive28i one as far interior specs, packages and options go. Keeping in mind that there is a point of affordability which has to be maintained given the price range for this model, utility turns out as a more important feature above luxury. Infotainment-wise thought, BMW has spoilt the customer for choice. Here are some of the most important features present: –

  1. iDrive system with 6.5” interface, performance CPU, Controller and 8 mode customizable memory
  2. BMW TeleService
  3. 7 Speaker 205-watt amplifier Sound System
  4. HD Radio
  5. Start/Stop Button Function
  6. SensaTec leatherette upholstery
  7. HPC (Front and Rear Head Protection System)
  8. Coded Driveaway Protection

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i - interior

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Modification under the Hood

This is the reason why any buyer ought to buy this BMW X1 xDrive28i 2017, the reason why this vehicle is worth a buy over the previous variant with the same interior specs. Other than the mere add-ons of a few roof-lines and bolder exterior accents, what this vehicle does is simply go faster.

It has the same engine, though, a 2.0-liter Twin-Power Turbo Inline 4 16-valve engine. What makes these two variants sportier are the added features such performance techs to the engine. The twin-scroll turbocharger is a BMW power-horse and added to it variable valve control and high-precision direct injection, these engines deliver and how!

The 8 Speed STEPTRONIC auto-transmission is seamlessly powerful and regenerative braking adds more power to driving whenever and wherever needed. This 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i has more adrenaline to it especially on the tarmac thanks to its FWD system making for blinding acceleration. Added driver-assist features include: –

  1. HDC (Hill Descent Control)
  2. Brake Fade Compensation
  3. Anti-lock Brakes on all wheels
  4. Performance Control with 3 Driving modes
  5. Additional M Sport package with run-flat tires, M Aerodynamic Kit, M Sport Suspension and 18” or 19” alloys
  6. Additional Driver Assistance Plus Package with Lane Departure, Frontal Collision, Pedestrian and City Collision Mitigation Warning Systems

This 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i is pure-bred crossover SUV with a knack for sports; a car which many would find too good to let go given its below 40k price-range.

Stay tuned for more info and reviews.

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i - side

2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i – Expected Date of Arrival and Price

This is the top variant in this 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i range with a more powerful engine, added specs and features. It looks a bit different too, a bit better in that respect; there’s something more menacing about this variant other than the fact that it is officially faster off the line till 60 mph in 6.3 seconds against the 6.6 seconds of the other variant.

  • MSRP – $35,000-$38,000.

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