This is Calgary’s Car… or SUV.. or wagon.. or whatever it is.
Seriously, I think this should officially be Calgary’s car. It’s fancy, but still kinda blue collar. It’s classy but still a little fun to get dirty. It likes the snow and the mountains, and can probably go a little too fast at times. And, it’s definitely nicer than others in it’s class.
See, people in Calgary have access to jobs, we suffer from unpredictable weather and typically although we like to have nice things, we’re still a sucker for a good deal. One of the best parts of the X1 is the program to purchase behind it. Over that last few years, BMW has consistantly had great interest rate incentives to buy this car. Not because it doesn’t sell, it’s because people who drive the X1 like to keep it classy, but need to keep it real financially too.
Take one for a drive, and with the slight adjustments to the body styling of 2012, the front end makes the hood look a little lower and aggressive, and front bumper skirting is more agressive too. HUGE sunroof and now sporty rims that make it less like a little car, and more like the X5’s littlest brother. Fun and fast, I actually recommend you don’t go with the NAV in this car. For me, it’s the traditional BMW console that you get with it. NAV is nice, but the interior of the X1 still kicks the old school look and function of the radio. With all the technology in cars today, I really appreciate the simplicity of it. And it sounds the same, big loud and boomy. Wicked. My only negative about the 2012 X1 is that BMW hasn’t replaced that gawd-aweful cruise control function they’ve had over the last few years in it yet. Maybe next year, as the 3 and 5 series cars all have the new cruise system.
Thanks to the BMW Gallery for the drive!