The BMW X1 is officially coming to the U.S. The X1 xDrive28i crossover is expected to arrive by late 2012 and has average performance but makes up for it with good fuel efficency. It also cuts down on its CO2 emissions output.
It looks like the BMW X1 will be making its way to the U.S. after all. Though Canada is already receiving units, the X1 xDrive28i crossover is expected to arrive by late 2012. The delay is caused by the unexpected demand in Europe for BMW's newest crossover. The X1 will be powered by the N20 2-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine. Along with 245hp, the X1 will produce 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Performance on the X1 is decent, with an average 0-62mph time of 6.1 seconds but with a 6-speed automatic it jumps up to 6.5 seconds. The X1 also gets roughly 35.7mpg and has CO2 emissions of only 183 g/km. It will act as an entry-level crossover for the automaker, slotting in below the X3. No official pricing information has been released for the U.S. at this time, however in Canada the X1 goes $38,500 CDN.