Also some has changed between first edition and facelift. The range of petrol engines has been extended, the strongest lowered somewhat in power and rotational speed in favour of more torque in the lower speed range. The rated speed of the largest diesel engine decreased also. New weaker petrol and diesel engines have been added as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission. Remarkably, the price difference of only 100 € to the previous with six-speed.
The CO2 values are decreased with the same engines by about 5 percent and when changes to the engine, for example, at the 2,8i by more than 15 percent. Of course, the 'Efficient Dynamics Edition' must be mentioned, the makes possible 119 g/km, remarkable for such a heavy and with a lot of cross-sectional area provided vehicle, naturally, with diesel engine and without all-wheel drive.
So far, the X1 comes off well when testing. One criticizes unpleasant noises of the diesel engines and the wind that moves along the body, but praises the increasingly better tuning of the chassis frame. Anyway, one should not expect from him comfortable ride comfort. The drawback of the too small number of assistant systems is mitigated by the recent facelift.
What has changed front and rear, see for yourself. Perhaps, you may already recognize in the pictures the higher quality interior design. Chromium plays a greater role, stainless steel protects the rear sill. Otherwise, the new X1 impresses with better smartphone integration, general and navigation link to the outside, which includes e.g. another new apps and internet connection.
Another reason dealing with the X1 is the small anniversary, the X-series is celebrating currently. It is available namely since 15 years. With pride, one points out how well the letter 'X' fits in its double symmetry to the all-wheel-drive. The manufacturer can only hope, that he will have a lucky escape with the 'i' for E-Mobile. Of course, the X1 was not the first in the series, but the X5, now already in the third generation.
One is justifiably proud of the production figure of 3.3 million X-models, what makes an incredible third of the brand. Perhaps a rethink is possible despite this success. Even if have been achieved by the all-wheel not only a possible off-road capability, but also an improvement of the driving dynamics of rear-wheel drive in curves. Perhaps could it be that similar is also possible with a system derived from the front-wheel drive, not without significant influence on the CO2 values. 10/14