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      08-16-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW X1 Hits US Dealerships May-June 2011

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North American fans of the BMW X1 SAV will soon get their turn as the X1 is expected to hit U.S. dealerships in late May to early June of 2011 according to our sources. The X1 has been on sale in Europe since Oct. 2009 and is produced at the BMW Leipzig plant. Its main rivals will be the upcoming Audi Q3 and Mercedes B-Class.

The X1 has been a sales success so far, recently overtaking the Audi Q5 as the top selling premium sports utility vehicle in Europe.

Catch all our X1 homepage coverage here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/x1/
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      08-19-2010, 07:22 AM   #2
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Any info on when the X1 will be first available for ED?
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North American fans of the BMW X1 SAV will soon get their turn as the X1 is expected to hit U.S. dealerships in late May to early June of 2011 according to our sources. The X1 has been on sale in Europe since Oct. 2009 and is produced at the BMW Leipzig plant. Its main rivals will be the upcoming Audi Q3 and Mercedes B-Class.

The X1 has been a sales success so far, recently overtaking the Audi Q5 as the top selling premium sports utility vehicle in Europe.

Catch all our X1 homepage coverage here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/x1/
Any idea of prices yet. I have a side bet on that it would start at $32-$33k
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      08-19-2010, 08:33 AM   #4
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Any idea of prices yet. I have a side bet on that it would start at $32-$33k
There's rumors circulating that they're giving away the US spec'd X1's for free with any ///M vehicle purchased....
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      08-19-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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There's rumors circulating that they're giving away the US spec'd X1's for free with any ///M vehicle purchased....
dammit, I just bought my E92 m3... heehee
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      08-19-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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There's rumors circulating that they're giving away the US spec'd X1's for free with any ///M vehicle purchased....

no way they are going Kia style and offering buy one get one free all that need is a "Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man" hahahahah
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      08-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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WTF!! why so long? why not bring it now/soon. the damn thing has been out 2009 in the rest of the planet.
Why is BMW dragging their feet?
Are they building this in S Carolina? I hope not.
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      08-19-2010, 08:34 PM   #8
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great news! now i wont have to search around for a grocery getter now but waiting almost a year for it to come out ......
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      08-20-2010, 01:11 AM   #9
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Ummm, just make it available w/a N55 w/the 8 speed.
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      08-20-2010, 07:46 AM   #10
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Yeah in Leipzig, SC...
I'll be very interested in the 23d 6MT if they don't b!tch out on us.
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      08-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #11
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WTF!! why so long? why not bring it now/soon. the damn thing has been out 2009 in the rest of the planet.
Why is BMW dragging their feet?
Are they building this in S Carolina? I hope not.

They are taking their time with the release because BMW is focusing on the release of the X3 in N. America. Then, following a successful release of the X3, they will shift gears to launching the X1.

Please read the post...they are not building the X1 in S. Carolina.
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They are taking their time with the release because BMW is focusing on the release of the X3 in N. America. Then, following a successful release of the X3, they will shift gears to launching the X1.

Please read the post...they are not building the X1 in S. Carolina.
+1. Cant release too many cars at the same time.
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Is it really such a bad thing to be built at the South Carolina plant? My understanding was that this plant was rated quite well.
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      08-20-2010, 09:21 AM   #14
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Yeah in Leipzig, SC...
I'll be very interested in the 23d 6MT if they don't b!tch out on us.
+1

That would really test my commitment to buying a 1M.
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      08-20-2010, 10:27 AM   #15
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You forgot the Countryman, X3 then Countryman then X1. Looks like about 3 months between each launch.
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Any chance one of the X1 models will be a diesel?
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Is it really such a bad thing to be built at the South Carolina plant? My understanding was that this plant was rated quite well.
The SC plant, like all BMW manufacturing facilities have top notch quality control and the robots that do the body assembly are the same in SC as the ones in Germany. None the less, mistakes do happen, even in Germany, and I can testify to that fact. But, I'm not under liberty to discuss the details.

My personal preference would be to have a car made in Germany. I'm also more inclined to purchase an X1 made in Germany that has been real life road tested since 2009 and has had the opportunity to have qwerks worked out than to buy a first MY X3 made in SC. I think this is the real reason why they are delaying the US launch of the X1, to get as many X3 sales as they can from those who are coming off lease or need another X type sooner.
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Any chance one of the X1 models will be a diesel?
It's a possibility but whether it's initially offered with a diesel or it will become available down the road, is anyone's guess at this point unless you're Norbert Reithofer (he may not even know...).
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For once, I hope BMW prices it right.
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Is there any information on the new X3's US release?
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For once, I hope BMW prices it right.

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Is there any information on the new X3's US release?
November/December....if you're good, you might get one for Christmas.....
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Question is, will the X1 have the new turbo 4 by then? I guess maybe the X1 LCI might be a more likely time for the turbo to show up. If so the, probably the F2x 1 series or F3x 3 series would be the first to get this motor.
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