Here in the Philippines, there’s a rising popularity of the Crossover SUV. Many of our top manufacturers have entered this realm, and BMW is no exemption. Their contender, the compact and go-anywhere BMW X1 Compact Crossover. One for the urban adventurer with a taste for no-nonsense road trips in and out of the city jungle, the X1’s car-like characteristics make it a nimble vehicle to handle, especially for those strop-and-go traffic jams. Its interior is as comfortable as it can be and is at par with the 1 Series Sedans in terms of build quality, modernity, and comfort.
Being an SUV (or in BMW terminology is called an SAV or Sport Active Vehicle) makes it more than accommodating for those who like to be constantly on the go. Large rear space for travel-essential stuffs is not a problem either. Comparable to that of the Porsche Cayenne’s low-end variant, or even the Mazda CX-5, the X1 can hold its ground strong. Fitted with a 2.0L twin turbo in-line 4-cylinder gas or diesel engine, mated to an 8-speed AT with an optional xDrive 4WD system.. Lookin’ good on the road, and having the functionality to prove it – the BMW X1.