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It’s a unanimous response from all that test drive the new BMW X1 here at JT Fossey BMW. ‘We love it!’ Who wouldn’t love strong engine performance, sporty yet comfortable handling, a spacious interior and abundant rear seat legroom.

The BMW X1, the original premium compact Sport Activity Vehicle, has sold in excess of 740,000 units worldwide since 2009 making it the best-selling model in the segment and indeed a popular choice for many BMW customers in the New England area. The new BMW X1 was launched in October 2015 and is now based on the new front-wheel drive platform, which makes for superb economy of space. In addition to a roomy and versatile interior, the new X1 makes a strong visual statement, with a modern design boasting new proportions along with strong road presence and sporting appeal.

The interior of the new BMW X1 boasts exemplary ergonomics and typical BMW driver orientation. With an increase in seating height by 40 millimetres over its predecessor both improved visibility and ease of entry and exit of this vehicle is assured. Thanks to its front-wheel drive platform and transverse engine, the new BMW X1 has a considerably larger and more versatile interior, even though the overall vehicle length has shrunk 15 millimetres. The most significant increase in space is in the rear with rear-seat passengers enjoying 66 millimetres of additional legroom compared with the previous model. The interior also boasts a best in class luggage capacity of 505 to 1550 litres along with the outstanding versatility of a 40/20/40 split rear seat back. The rear seat base also features a 130 mm forwards/backwards adjustment and 8 settings for the backrest angle. This facilitates increased comfort in the rear or increased luggage capacity.

The all new X1 is available in both sDrive (two-wheel drive) or xDrive (all wheel drive) and the choice of petrol or diesel 2.0 litre turbocharged BMW Efficient Dynamics engines. Each variant will feature an 8 speed automatic transmission as standard.

Regardless of engine specification, the new BMW X1 has received a huge lift in standard equipment with rear view camera, parking assistant, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, auto tailgate, LED headlights and connected drive lifestyle and real time traffic information adding $8,000 of value to the sDrive models.

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