2016 BMW X1 Luxury and Adventure Chicago Style From Elmhurst BMW

2016 BMW X1 Chicago Area BMW DealerIn a world full of SUVs all competing for attention, we would like to offer a solution to help you focus. There’s only one subcompact luxury SUV that offers speed, agility, and more cargo space than the competition. And it doesn’t hurt that the 2016 BMW X1 is fun to drive.

One reason the X1 receives so much attention at the Chicago area BMW Dealer is the redesign for the 2016 model year, which upgrades the interior to a new level of elegance and comfort. High-quality materials are evident on the dash and elsewhere. Perhaps the most outstanding change the 2016 BMW X1 boasts is the sheer volume of passenger space. The backseat has more room in every direction.

If cargo space is important, the 2016 X1 has it in spades. With the rear seats in use, there’s 17.8 cubic feet of space for stowing gear or groceries. The optional slide and recline adjustment for the rear seat let’s you easily fold down the seats by pressing a button and provides up to 58.7 cubic feet, a superb amount of space for a subcompact.

Don’t think for a moment that the improvements to the 2016 BMW X1 has escaped the attention of the automotive press, who are suitably impressed. Left Lane News wrote: “Middle-aged spread comes to the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i. And that’s not a bad thing. With a larger interior, larger capacity and more capabilities, it’s everything that a Sport Utility, er, Activity Vehicle buyer could want.”

Fuel economy for the 2016 X1 is estimated by the EPA’s at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg combined.*

We mentioned speed earlier. Edmunds tested the X1 with 19-inch all season tires and clocked it going from zero to 60 mph at 6.5 seconds.

Standard safety gear for the 2016 BMW X1 includes front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, antilock disc brakes (with automatic brake drying), stability control, traction control, hill descent control and active front-seat head restraints. The BMW Assist emergency communications system is also standard. This telematics setup provides automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, and stolen vehicle recovery service.

BMW Dealer Serving Chicago BMW X1The 2016 BMW X1 seats five and is offered in a single trim level, xDrive28i. Powering the X1 is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine developing 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic. The transmission drives four wheels through the standard all-wheel-drive system.

Optional safety features include a rearview camera and parking sensors (included with the basic Driver Assistance package). Opt for the Plus version of the package and you get advanced driver assistance features, including a frontal collision warning system with pedestrian warning, a collision mitigation system and lane departure warnings.

When it comes to performance, the X1 has you covered with three different driving modes: Comfort, Sport and Eco Pro. Each mode is designed to select the type of performance that fits your driving style. As the name implies, Comfort gives you a smooth and comfortable ride. Sport mode gives you sharper handling and a sporty ride for those times when you want to put the pedal to the metal on the open road. Eco Pro dampens the engine’s response when you step on the gas to give you greater fuel efficiency.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.