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      02-03-2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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Drive.com.au reviews the BMW X1

Drive.com.au reviews the BMW X1 and calls it possibly the stand-out car the compact 4WD market has been crying out for.

http://media.smh.com.au/cars/car-rev...r-1089198.html
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      03-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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did he really say $50,000 for an Xdrive 20d???????????????


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      03-17-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Haha ya cars are crazy expensive in Australia. Car companies aren't allowed to display prices on their Australian websites, but if I'm not mistaken, a 135i costs about A$100,000.
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Haha ya cars are crazy expensive in Australia. Car companies aren't allowed to display prices on their Australian websites, but if I'm not mistaken, a 135i costs about A$100,000.
Oh so the 135 costs twice as much as the X120d? You're mistaken. I think its around 60k AUD which is about 54k USD- still hefty. I think the M3 runs up (and probably over) the 100k mark down there...
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did he really say $50,000 for an Xdrive 20d???????????????


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Base price for the x20d is $52,700 (from memory) and that doesn't include registration, on-road and tax... I got mine for x20d auto, metallic paint, business nav, leather seats for $68k
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Oh so the 135 costs twice as much as the X120d? You're mistaken. I think its around 60k AUD which is about 54k USD- still hefty. I think the M3 runs up (and probably over) the 100k mark down there...
I fully remember seeing a loaded 135i for near $100k (by near I mean give or take +/- 10k - very broad estimate). A M3 is around $120k loaded.

But you're right on the 135i vs X1 20d. In the UK, a 20d costs 24.5k, a 135i is 30.5... so 6k difference, around A$10,000 more than the price of x1 20d. So you're right, a base 135i should be around A$60-65K. Perhaps the one I saw was fully loaded with BMW Performance parts. Sorry for the confusion..
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Oh so the 135 costs twice as much as the X120d? You're mistaken. I think its around 60k AUD which is about 54k USD- still hefty. I think the M3 runs up (and probably over) the 100k mark down there...
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135 base is about 75k+onroad cost that makes it almost 80k. Most 135s in aus is around the 85 to 90 mark depends on specs.

M3 Coupe base price is 160k + onroad and options (although not many) takes it up to 180k for some.
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that car has grown on me so much since it was released. can't wait to see one on the road!
Wait till you see one in person. I saw it for the first time in person at the Geneva show and was completely in love!
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you guys have nothing to complain about when it comes to prices, in denmark a x20d automatic has a base price of 110.000$ US the 135i is about 135.000$ US base price :-(
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      03-18-2010, 07:38 AM   #11
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and an M3 is around 310.000 $ US :-( which is why i went with the 135i
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      03-18-2010, 09:18 AM   #12
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and an M3 is around 310.000 $ US :-( which is why i went with the 135i
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any idea when we will see in us. choise betwen x1 and countryman
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Apparently we'll be seeing it next year. The new X3 needs to drop first, likely by the end of this year. The X1 will be next. Hopefully it will bring, with it, the 23d engine.
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Apparently we'll be seeing it next year. The new X3 needs to drop first, likely by the end of this year. The X1 will be next. Hopefully it will bring, with it, the 23d engine.
Will it be twin turbo 4?
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waiting the new big sister x3
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      03-19-2010, 09:30 AM   #17
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Will it be twin turbo 4?
If you mean a twin turbo 4 petrol engine, I don't think so. BMW doesn't offer a petrol 4 in the X1 (EDIT: in some markets, there is a 18i); their current petrol lineup doesn't have anything sufficiently powerful to put in a X1 and still keep the perception of a performance car. (By performance I don't mean 335 and M3 performance, just generally more performance than a basic car). From things I've read, BMW is working on new TT I4 petrol engines, so that may work out. But there was talks a while back that they very likely will also bring the X1 will diesel options.

If they bring over the 23d engine, they can use it in the X1, next-gen 1er, next-gen 3er. Its a powerful 2.0L Diesel with stunning performance, and once's it's cleared, they can use it in more cars.

The problem is that BMW hasn't been too successful with the diesels in the North American market. I know 33% of X5s sold are the 35d model, but truth is, a big part of is due to BMW's $4,500 Ecowhatever credit, that subsidized the cost of the car, and at the same time significantly reduces their profit. I'd think a strong and clever marketing campaign would have been a better long term investment, or perhaps setting up events to get people to come to drive the cars. Costs a lot of money, but so does $4,500 on every car.
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Haha ya cars are crazy expensive in Australia. Car companies aren't allowed to display prices on their Australian websites, but if I'm not mistaken, a 135i costs about A$100,000.
Yup I definately can vouch for this.... A basic spec e92 M3 is $175,000 on the road or by today's exhange rate roughly $160,000USD
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I checked out the x1 today on the gold coast. Thought it looked amazingly great! Deffiantly a winner compared to the ugly x3. I think they will sell a ton of these very very quickly.
Pricin isn't too bad and I even think the x1 will steal a few 3 series sales.
My gf wants one bad, maybe in a year or 2 I can pick one up for her.
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