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      03-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Arrow Finally, BMW X1 Coming to US, Debuts at 2012 NYIAS

At the Geneva Motorshow we learned that the X1 (in LCI facelift form) for the US market will be debuted at next month's NY International Auto Show.

It should be on sale in the US in early Fall as a xDrive28i model (with 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder N20 engine).

The X1's introduction to the US market may be laying the path for a rumored X1 M35i, which would be the first M Performance Automobile for the North American market.

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Hi everyone does anyone have when will BMW bring the X1 to the USA?

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      03-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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Good news This will sell well in the US.
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      03-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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I think the X1 will beat the X3 and X5 as a volume seller after it finally gets a chance here in the USA!
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      03-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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I kinda want one as a daily driver... let's see what kind of tech it offers vs. the F30.
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      03-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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It should be on sale in the US in early Fall as a xDrive28i model (with 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder N20 engine).
No 35i? Seems odd they would only have the 28i and the M35i.

Would still rather see a 3 or 5 door 1 series is the US ... but this is a step in the right direction!

EDIT: Nevermind ... looks like they don't do a 35i X1 anywhere ...

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The X1 shares much of its feature set with the E90 generation in the cockpit unless they do a big refresh. It is excellent.
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      03-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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I think the X1 will beat the X3 and X5 as a volume seller after it finally gets a chance here in the USA!
Agreed, after seeing them in Germany I wondered why they weren't here already- then discovered they were having trouble meeting demands everywhere else. Will be a huge seller I think- great looker nice size and the N20 will appeal to most I'm sure.
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Good design and choice by bmw
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Squeaking brakes for the U.S.

Good luck with the squeaking brakes south of the border!

Check out this thread!

http://e84.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599970
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      03-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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Finally! Always liked the X1 since it came out
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      03-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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Great looking car. Glad the US is finally getting the X1!
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      03-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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I love my X1. I think it's very under rated by some people.

I never gave the thing a second look until I was stuck at the dealer for 30mins while they were finishing up my 335. They offered me a test drive and the next day I was there signing the papers. Now every time I drop the car off they try to get me into another test drive.

I've had mine for a year now and no squeaking brakes. I actually prefer it to the DD ability of my 335

Do yourself a favor and drive it. You won't regret it.
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Good news This will sell well in the US.
+1 men will like it, women will love it
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      03-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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My only reservation lies in the fact that it's being introduced to the US as a years' old, E-generation model. Our 1-series coupé is making its way out in the next 18-24 months, but this X1 will be sticking around for a few more years here as the only EXX model in the BMWNA lineup.

I hope that detail doesn't show through.
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      03-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #15
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BMW knows Americans love "SUV"s makes perfect sense.

I would love to drive X1 M35 hell yes.
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X3 sales not where they thought they would be?

I would not mind picking up an X1, but it would have to be priced right.
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Looking forward to seeing that but no diesel will = no sale if Mazda gets it here first...
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Great news for the US! It should be a big seller here in the states, can't wait to get one!
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Great news.

Ok BMW get the USA web configuration up and running. Evil grin
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I think the X1 will beat the X3 and X5 as a volume seller after it finally gets a chance here in the USA!
Idk abt that. Americans tend to drive bigger vehicles and hard to imagine anything ousting the x3 as top seller. it really is a great mix of price, luxury, and size.
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I think the X1 will beat the X3 and X5 as a volume seller after it finally gets a chance here in the USA!
It definitely has the potential to do that, though BMW may try to downplay its role in the lineup through marketing since it is quite likely the margins on it are less than the X3. Also, it is a little older vehicle and this could turn some people off a bit, so it might need to wait for the second generation to really see sales take off.

I am still dying to know more about the diesel model for the US. If they bring the rumored new ~215hp 25d model here, it will be a big winner. Even the existing ~200hp 23d model would be great.
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Idk abt that. Americans tend to drive bigger vehicles and hard to imagine anything ousting the x3 as top seller. it really is a great mix of price, luxury, and size.
The majority of the best selling SUVs in the US are the those in the compact or medium sized segments.

http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2012/01...-year-end.html

If you look at the specs of the X1, it is very close in size to the best selling SUVs of all - the Ford Escape and Honda CRV. Now, I don't see the X1 making this top 20 list in the near future, of course. Even X3 and X5 are not on there, nor are any other luxury SUVs other than the Lexus RX. However, I can easily see the X1 outselling the X3 in the relatively near future, and I would be very surprised if it does not begin to outsell the Acura RDX, Mercedes GLK, Land Rover Evoque, Cadilac SRX, and others along those lines within a couple years of introduction.

I would go so far as to say this will become the 3 series of SUVs by the time it hits its next generation. It will become *the* aspirational luxury SUV in the US. Just watch.
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