Turbocharged four-cylinder goodness in a more compact, X-flavored BMW? Yes, please. At least, it sounds like a good idea--we'll have a drive report for you later this year, but in the mean time, we're looking forward to the new
2013 BMW X1
, fresh from seeing it in the sheet metal at the New York Auto Show.
With 240 horsepower in xDrive28i form and 300 horsepower in xDrive35i form, the X1 matches the X3 for power and configuration, and will likely match or beat it on the road in terms of acceleration and dynamics. Its only sacrifice is space, which is already at a premium in the mid-size crossover segment--so the questions may be whether there's any real reason to move downward from the X3 than up from the X1.
Again, time will tell--especially time behind the wheel. As we wait for the X1's arrival this fall, you can keep up to the minute on our 2012 New York Auto Show coverage