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The BMW X1: An Overview

The BMW X1: An Overview

The BMW X1


The CarHub North York and CarHub Caledon locations are both known for an incredible selection of new vehicles. As an official Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat dealer, members of the CarHub community generally come to our showrooms to learn about how they can drive away in one of these fantastic brand’s offerings.


Since our dedication to serving our community with exciting incentives within our pillar brands is so apparent, it often gets overlooked that we also offer an extensive selection of pre-owned vehicles in a variety of brands and styles.


Today we’re going to take a little dive into the specs of one of our favourites from the lot: the BMW X1.


The BMW X1 is where style and class meet. It’s a luxury crossover SUV to beat. It’s versatile, performance-driven and sleek all at once.



Under the Hood


So what’s going on under the hood? Well, there’s a lot to get excited about there. You’re going to be looking at a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The X1 is able to ramp up from zero to sixty in 6.3 or 6.6 seconds. If you’ve got somewhere to be fast, the X1 will get you there! Want a bit more control with that speed burst? The X1 comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a drive selector switch shifts and adjusts throttle response intuitively.




Being less bulky than a full-sized SUV, the BMW X1 naturally ranks high for handling. The X1 hugs the road with an intensity that is almost in contrast to it’s good looks. If handling is a high priority for you, you can even up the game with an adjustable sport suspension.
With air-tight cornering ability, you may reasonably mistake the X1 for more of a sports car than an SUV. The X1 features electrically assisted power steering that adds a boost to your handling and takes all of the guesswork out of cornering. So whether you’re treating your X1 like a racing machine or like a family hauler, you can be confident in the safety and comfort that this vehicle will provide.


Cargo Space


You love the looks and performance of the X1 but still need to think practically, right? After all, your extracurriculars, whatever they may be, require cargo space.


Whether it’s equipment for little league or a drum kit for that gig you’ve booked, in the BMW X1 you’re going to get rear seats that lift to hold 27.3 cubic feet worth of whatever you’ve got to throw at it.


To top it off, you’re going to get 40/20/40-split folding rear seats of cargo capacity in the X1, so that will add a little flexibility in your carrying options.


Stuff to load? No problem! People to move? No problem! Comfort and practicality are guaranteed.


BMW X1 on a cliff

What’s inside?


In the X1 you’re going to get all of the creature comforts that you can imagine and a few more to boot. In terms of tech, you’re looking at a 6.5 inch central display powered by BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, which comes with navigation, Apple CarPlay and blasts your cruising tunes out of a seven-speaker audio system.


Have you ever thought, ‘is it too much to ask to have some ample leg room in a vehicle that’s easy to park?’ Well, the answer to that question is the BMW X1. For drivers who want looks and functionality combined, the 2019 BMW X1 is the few compact crossover that can do it all.




What good is style and power without peace of mind? The X1 has safety ratings that will keep you confident and secure in the health of your passengers in the event of an unfortunate incident.


The 2019 BMW X1 is a shining star in the eyes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who gave it an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. With reviews like that how could you go wrong?


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) likewise gave the 2019 BMW X1 the highest possible safety rating that it issues in six separate crash test scenarios.


Standard emergency braking round out the safety kit on the X1, so you know that if you’re in a quick stop situation, you’ve got a helping hand in the X1.


That’s safety you can rely on!


Vetted by two administrations who make safety their business. Whether you’re riding with your family in the X1 or rolling solo, knowing that you’re secure in a vehicle that can handle any unpleasantness that may come your way.


BMW X1 driving on a road



The full rundown is that the X1 is a stylish, spacious and quick compact SUV with the cargo space to get some hauling done and the handling to make your drive smooth and fun. Driving enthusiasts, family-oriented weekend warriors and active trekkers alike will find everything that they need from the BMW X1.


Sold? Right now you’re likely picturing yourself cruising down a highway in an X1, tunes pumping, handling curves in the road with style and panache. It’s a lovely vision! First, you’d likely want a test drive and even more info than this article can provide.


You’re in luck! You can book an appointment at either the Carhub North York or CarHub Caledon locations to learn more about our pre-owned BMWs with one of our knowledgeable Product Advisors.

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