Long Island City BMW X1 | Queens Preowned Car Dealer
With most contemporary compact SUVs ramping up to midsize level, finding a small crossover SUV, especially one that is considered premium, can be tricky. But the Long Island City BMW X1 comes to the rescue, giving car buyers a verifiably compact crossover to regard.
The BMW X1 has an engaging personality far bigger that its compact size – it’s truly fun to drive. 7 inches shorter in length and 5 inches shorter in height than its “compact” X3 colleague, the X1 also weighs about 400 pounds less, and although more svelte still offers the same beefy engine choices. The result is agile handling and quick, responsive acceleration. The BMW X1 is a great option for sport sedan lovers who need a bit more utility and practicality– or crossover diehards who reject the trend towards larger vehicles.
The BMW X1 is offered in sDrive28i, xDrive28i and xDrive35i trim levels, where “sDrive” means rear-wheel drive and “xDrive” means all-wheel drive. Engines range from a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-4 that produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque to a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 with 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The 28i trims include standard 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth phone connectivity, iDrive electronics interface and an eight-speaker sound system. The xDrive35i adds 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof and eight-way power front seats.
Exciting options are packaged and include keyless ignition and entry, heated steering wheel leather upholstery, heated front seats and a navigation system complete with a more generous screen; and a rearview camera. “Design Lines” augment the aesthetics and performance with various features, notably the M Sport with its aero body kit, sport-tuned suspension, and highly supportive sport seats. Even without the optional M Sport suspension, the X1 feels significantly more agile and responsive than BMW’s X3, thanks to its smaller dimensions and lower center of gravity. Despite this sporty demeanor, the X1 also provides a fairly compliant ride that should please most shoppers in this segment. Rear passenger space is limited, however, and the baby BMW offers about 25 percent less cargo capacity than the X3. If you can live with that, the X1 is otherwise a pretty compelling overall package. The X1 debuted for the 2013 model year and has received only minor feature updates since, however quality pre-owned models are arriving on lots currently. Contact our Long Island used car dealer today to meet BMW’s newest additional to the compact SUV market. We are conveniently located in Queens, NY.