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The car manufacturer BMW has increased its win in the third quarter by 23 percent to 3.2 billion euros and looks "with confidence in the coming months," as CEO Oliver Zipse said on Thursday. The order books are still well filled. Despite high costs and falling order inputs, especially in Germany and England, BMW can "go into the new year with confidence," said CFO Nicolas Peter.
Despite a name shared with a rocket-powered aircraft, there's little chance of mixing up BMW's X1 with Bell's. We're sure Chuck Yeager would have appreciated such luxuries as interior mood lighting and the option of a bangin' Harmon/Kardon 12-speaker stereo. Unlike his radical experimental plane, the BMW X1 is a pleasant small SUV that offers an attractive entry point to German-brand motoring. And it isn't breaking barriers or speed records—even if you dropped it from the belly of a B-29.
BMW's skunkworks have recently been experimenting with dramatic design elements inside and out. The X1 is a more traditional offering with a smooth exterior and a small, almost square kidney grille—understated next to the flared nostrils of most of the current BMW lineup. Still BMW's smallest SUV, the X1 has grown for this, its third iteration since its 2009 introduction. For 2023, the ute is 1.7 inches longer and taller, and it's almost an inch wider than last year's all-wheel-drive equivalent. The wheelbase is 0.9 inch longer, and the track width is greater by 0.8 inch. The result is more interior room and a hint of bulldog stance.
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A Revised Engine and a New Transmission
Under the hood is a good-old gas burner, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a few extra horses squeezed in. (An electric version, the iX1, is available in other markets but won't come here.) Changes to the combustion-chamber geometry and dual injection bump the powerplant to 241 horsepower (from 228) and 295 pound-feet of torque, and BMW says the X1 will hit 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Replacing the previous eight-speed automatic, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox has a wider ratio spread and allows coasting. If you want it on high alert for grabbing gears, the Sport mode shifts with more vigor, and the M Sport package ($2300) provides paddle shifters that put the decision making in the driver's hands.
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We found the powertrain to be quiet and smooth in traffic and highway cruising but a bit sluggish when asked to make high-speed passes or accelerate uphill. There's some turbo lag, and putting the X1 into Sport mode couldn't mask the delay. EPA fuel-economy estimates are 28 mpg combined, 25 mpg city, and 34 mpg highway, which are some 2 to 3 mpg better than the 2022 all-wheel-drive model. © BMW 2023 BMW X1
One big change to the X1 for 2023 is that all-wheel drive is now standard. During easy motoring, the front wheels handle the majority of driving duties, but any loss of traction sends power to the rear. Dynamically, the X1 is fun to drive, it scoots happily around corners, and its small size makes it well matched for narrow roads—and, when you're done, narrow parking spots. Neither the steering wheel nor the brake pedal offers much feedback, but there's enough communication to feel confident that the car will go and stop when and where directed.
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Interior Style and Tech
BMW has been on it with interior design in its new models. The X1's cabin makes good use of texture and color to add interest to swaths of plastic. The door panels in particular are appealing, pretty enough that you might leave the door open a few extra minutes so your neighbors can admire the tweedy-patterned speaker grilles and the Gateway Arch of a door handle. The console offers a lower shelf space, although it's not easy to access with a larger handbag. Cupholders sit low and out of the way, and the optional wireless charging pad leans back at the angle of a grandpa in a Barcalounger—a nod to those of us who sneak a look at the screen at stoplights.
Speaking of screens, the X1's single curved display panel runs from behind the steering wheel to the center of the dash. Modes offer different instrumentation designs, and the right side showcases navigation, music, and phone interfaces. Unfortunately, the screen is also the only way to control the climate and the seat heaters, and it’s a long stretch for the driver, even for those of us sitting far forward. The sound system can be adjusted from the steering wheel, but to turn off the heated steering wheel or adjust the A/C fan, you have to do some poking around onscreen—never an ideal action while driving.
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The seats in our sample car were the optional Sport seats. For a commuter SUV, they're deeply bolstered. While the seating position was good and highly adjustable, the cushioning was too firm for a long drive, a scenario in which the bones in one's posterior will quickly make themselves known. The rear seats are also stiff, and passengers may find the backrest angle too reclined, although the laid-back shape does make installing a child seat easier. Cargo space is generous, with a side net to corral small objects, a total of 26 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and 57 with them folded. © BMW 2023 BMW X1
X1 Pricing and Equipment
Shopping for an X1 should be relatively easy, as there are no alternative engine or transmission choices, and the standard model comes with many features you'd want, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, LED headlights with cornering lights, a power liftgate, and roof rails. The xLine package adds bigger wheels and more interesting interior trim, and a sunroof is available with either the Convenience package ($1950) or the Premium package ($4200). Nudging the price up from the $39,595 starting point is pretty easy, and our $48,195 example still packs a lot into a small SUV. It may not be Chuck Yeager's Glamorous Glennis, but even an experimental test pilot could use a practical runabout when it's time to hang up the flight suit and drive home.Looking to purchase a car? Find your match on the MSN Autos Marketplace
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 Review: The SUV That Redefined Luxury Still Leads the Pack .
Twenty-five years later, the GLE—formerly the ML—isn't the cheapest luxury SUV you can buy. But it offers everything modern buyers are looking for.While the first ML was certainly not the first luxury SUV ever made—the original Range Rover and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer arguably did it way earlier—it is the one that kickstarted the movement as we know it today. In the west, Mercedes-Benz stunned a historically conservative German automotive industry with the introduction of the ML in 1997. In the east, Japan that changed the landscape of family vehicles with the now-venerable Lexus RX. The BMW X5 didn’t come out for another two years, debuting in 1999.