2017 BMW X1 Release Date, Specs and News

2017 BMW X1  Release date, Review and Info – We have a new entry in the mini SUV segment for this year and it is the 2017 BMW X1 car. It arrives at just the right time for the brand as it is getting ready to rival such giants as the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA cars. This is going to be the first second-generation vehicle of the car that made its first appearance on the market some six years ago. 2017 bmw x1 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

BMW launched the car in 2009 and was the brand’s smallest crossover vehicle and the fourth smallest SUV. The car had sedan-like dynamics to its design, a powerful engine and some great fuel economy specs. The fan base that the first generation vehicle managed to achieve with its enormous sales will be a tough thing to overpass. The second-generation car is going to try and achieve this by making a new exterior with a newly revamped interior and also bringing a few new powertrains as options.

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One of the most important things for the X1 vehicle is that it is going to be the first BMW SUV which is going to include an all-wheel drive. It is going to lend the UKL platform from the Mini Cooper models and incorporate it in its design. It will also include a new type of a FWD mechanism that some other cars coming from BMW this year are going to use. The release date is going to come in just a few months and in this review you can find out everything you want to know about the car before its official release.

2017 BMW X1 exterior

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The new 2017 BMW X1 is going to have an evolutionary exterior design which is going to change its appearance compared to the previous car, but not in a radically big way. Much of the styling cues are going to be borrowed from the BMW X3 and BMW X5 cars as they share much of the details among each other. The front fascia has been fitted with a slightly bigger kidney grille from before and it combines with some sleeker headlamps as well. Below, there are some larger fog lamps and air intakes placed which help the car look both bigger and aggressive looking compared to before. The car is much more handsome this way and will not be considered the odd end out in the BMW lineup anymore.

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From the waist down, the side profile of the car is almost the same as the one before. The trademark part which is the beltline is still present while the side skirt area adds some new creases to it. But the waist up part has been changed considerably as it adds a taller glass area, a raked roofline and a bigger quarter window. The rear fascia also has its fair share of changes added as well. It has some bigger taillights which look much better and add to the very nicely sculptured back side of the car. Generally speaking, mini-SUVs are not that great of looking cars, but the 2017 X1 manages to change that premise as it looks more like a small X5 vehicle.

Interior

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The interior of the 2017 BMW X1 is also made in the same evolutionary fashion and is a big step forward compared to the previous look of the car. It actually manages to carry much of its previous cues to the new one also but does so in a magnificent fashion that you do not notice them at first. Actually, it has a lot to brag about and holds a lot more space than before as it is a much comfortable setting that way. The spacing has been increase for up to 1.5 inches and can extend up to 2.5 inches when adjusting the seats. If we fold the rear seats down, we also get a 15% increase in cargo space as it can be much more useful and applicable that way.

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The dashboard of the car gains a cleaner new look. This is done by incorporating a floating display and also by making the AC vents smaller than previously. There is a vertical aluminum trim that splits the dashboard into two and gives a classier appearance that way. The center stack area is placed nearer the infotainment screen which gives us a lot more storage space that way. Standard features added to the 2017 BMW X1 are a seven-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. The seats come dressed in cloth as standard, but you can expand by adding leather upholstery as optional. Other optional parts of equipment are an 8.8-inch display, a panoramic moonroof and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Engine

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The good news about the powertrain is that the 2017 BMW X1 is going to come with a wide range of engine options available, but the sad part is that these options are only available for different markets, which leaves the US version only equipped with one engine selection. But the US versions come exclusively fitted with an all-wheel drive and a xDrive28i trim. The engine in question is a twin-turbo, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder that makes 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The power output is actually lower than in the previous version but the acceleration is higher, giving the X1 the ability to speed up to 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The top speed is 130 mph, but can be optimally increased to go as 143 mph. The same eight-speed automatic transmission is going to be utilized here as well.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.1 in. (105.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.1 in. (71.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 27 cu ft
Curb weight: 3736 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 22/32 mpg CTY/HWY
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Release date and price

You might have expected that the 2017 BMW X1’s switch from RWD to AWD is going to bring us a reduce cost for the car, but the truth is that the modern version is going to be a bit more expensive. The car is going to be priced at $33,000 for its starting price. The vehicle is going to be available for sale in just two months’ time when you will have the opportunity to get it at your local dealers.

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New 2017 BMW M5 – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 BMW M5 is the super-sedan version of its 5 Series sibling. That said, it comes with an ecstatic performance blended with creature comforts that should make anyone shopping in the performance sedan segment fall head over heels with. Some of the highlights that underpin its hype include a powerful yet refined V8 engine, an available manual transmission system, excellent seats, and an impressive handling. The BMW M5 2017 release date should be expected late this summer according to recent reports we’ve been able to peep through.

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Well, if you want a perfect scenario where you can have your cake and eat it too, the 2017 BMW M5 is perhaps the best starting point in terms of serious performance. well, it might be okay to get a satisfying experience from a performance-enhanced version of an already “A” rated sedan, but what makes it positively alluring is perhaps its perfect mix of features that make it resoundingly stately on all its vehicular facets.

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Well, simply put, the formula combined features such as a well-designed five-passenger sedan with subtle styling elements, a high output engine, sticky tires, a sporty suspension system, and a reliable nameplate. The result is an all-rounded sedan that has the audacity of provoking a nod of affirmation from the meanest cynic.

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Based on the 5 Series sedan, the 2017 BMW M5 offers a stupefying acceleration and a surprisingly agile sedan. Under the hood, it employs a 4.4L gasoline V8 engine that offers a ludicrous amount of power and torque rated at 560 hp @6,000 rpm and 500 pounds-feet of torque @1,500rpm respectively. Fuel economy ratings are average for its class and are rated at 14/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined by EPA.

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Alongside the impressive output figures, the vehicle also comes with a plethora of powertrain tidbits aimed at strengthening its performance whilst on the road. Some of these include a driver-adjustable adaptive suspension system, standard torque-vectoring rear differential system, and a choice of either a six-speed manual or An M-DCT manual transmission.

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The 2017 BMW M5 interior has been improved but nothing revolutionary should be expected as the changes only come to improve an already excellent sedan. Other exciting vehicles the segment offers include the Porsche Panamera, 2017 Audi RS7, Jaguar XFR-S, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and BMW’s own 7 Series for 2017.

2017 BMW M5 Interior & Exterior Change

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The five-passenger 2017 BMW M5 comes equipped with standard accessories such as a keyless ignition and entry, a driver-adjustable adaptive suspension system, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, driver and front passenger memory settings, adaptive xenon headlights, summer performance tires, a navigation system, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, voice control, split-folding rear seats, auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, and aluminum interior trim.

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Some of the features bundled on the Competition package include a limited-slip M differential, a more aggressive steering, stability, and suspension system, special 20-inch wheels, and additional fifteen horsepower through the exhaust and unique engine tuning.

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Other options bundled on the Driver Assistance Plus, Night Vision, and Executive packages include a side- and top-view cameras, soft-close-doors, automatic dual-zone climate control, a power-operated trunk lid, pedestrian detection, a forward collision mitigation system, a lane-departure warning, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, a heads-up display, automatic high-beam control, a power rear sunshade, and LED headlights.

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Exterior BMW M5 colors: Jatoba Brown Metallic, Alpine White, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Singapore Grey Metallic, Amazonite Silver Metallic, Pyrite Brown Metallic, Monte Carlo Blue Metallic, Frozen Bronze Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, and Singapore Grey Metallic. Slight changes can be expected on its release date.

Specifications

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Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.7 in. (116.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.5 in. (193.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 14.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4387 lbs.
Top Speed: 160 mph
0-60: 3.6-3.9 sec
MPG: 14/20 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Space Gray Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic,Alpine White, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 BMW M5 Engine Specs

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Beneath the hood of the BMW M5 2017 is a 560-horsepower – generating turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine that also generates 500 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings as already mentioned above should be expected at around 14/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Its top speed are yet to be announced by BMW, so keep checking the updates to the post.

2017 BMW M5 Price & Release Date

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Rumors allege the new model will most likely go for sale this summer with the base model expected to cost an MSRP starting from $94,100.

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2017 BMW X3 Release Date, Specs and News

2017 BMW X3 Release Date, News, Specs – The new 2017 BMW X3 is an excellent, if somewhat pricey, choice for a luxury crossover SUV. With its wide-ranging talents, top-notch crash-test scores, generous passenger and cargo volume, a broad selection of engines, and a high-quality cabin, the 2017 BMW X3 is a solid choice for buyers in the segment. Its release is slated for mid-next year, at least according to industry pundits.

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Given the new X3 is in its seventh year of production, the changes and the mild redesigns are something worth waiting for, and it does so without breaking a sweat. To be quite frank, the X3 is virtually faultless, and the only one you can find is the pricey sticker price which is estimated at a whopping $42,450 for the X3 Diesel and $38,950 for the SUV. But what do you expect when such a vehicle lacks any cons, eh?

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The 2017 model doesn’t feature any significant changes over the previous model, as the previous model came with substantial changes that covered almost all its facets. The changes especially those made on is front fascia made it look as a downsized BMW X5. Others include a new addition to the existing color palette.

Despite its age in the segment, the X3 hasn’t aged a day and seems to have even gotten better juts like a good wine. The existing competition will undoubtedly have a hard time catching up but in overall, the vantage held by the X3 over its competitors is quite enormous.

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The competition in the segment is nevertheless high-octane. Some of the rivals here include the 2017 Porsche Macan – it offers hatchback-style cargo volume and plenty of sporty amenities. BMW’s own 2017 Q5 although similarly aged, is a fine alternative when it comes to the intricate blend of comfort and performance.

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The 2017 Acura RDX is also another formidable alternative which offers more value, space, and is generous in terms of the features and technologies offered. Meanwhile, both the 2017 Lexus NX and the 2017 Volvo XC60 offer a stylish, slick and impeccably trimmed cabin, and a family-friendly cabin.

Trims Available – BMW X3

The SUV is available in only four trims: xDrive35i, xDrive28d, xDrive28i, and the base sDrive28i.

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The base sDrive28i offers auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, “SensaTec” premium leatherette upholstery, automatic wipers, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED foglamps, rear privacy glass, ambient lighting, a touchpad controller, HD and satellite radio, driver memory settings, a nine-speaker sound system, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, a CD player, auxiliary audio input, the iDrive electronics interface, and automatic headlights.

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The only difference between the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i is the latter’s addition of hill-descent control, and an all-wheel drive. The xDrive28d, on the other hand, adds a diesel powerplant option.

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Finally, the xDrive35i boast of a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive xenon headlights, a more powerful engine, a panoramic sunroof, and an adaptive LED taillights.

The optional Premium package tacks on a four-way power lumbar support, an enhanced driver information display, retractable headlight washer system, satellite radio, a hands-free tailgate, BMW Remote Services, a heated steering wheel, a leather upholstery, heated rear and front seats, smartphone app integration, adaptive suspension dampers, and a larger central iDrive screen.

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The M Sport package offers an eight-speed sport transmission system, a special interior trim, 19-inch wheels, sport front seats, and an aerodynamic body kit.

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Price & 2017 BMW X3 Release Date

Its release should be expected mid-next year. And as already mentioned above, the X3 SUV will cost you about $38,950, and $42,450 for the X3 Diesel.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.4 in. (183.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 27.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4030 lbs.
Top Speed: 127 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 19/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mineral Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2017 BMW X3 Engine Specs

Both the sDrive28i and the xDrive28i come standard with a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine under their hoods. The power generated – 240 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the wheels via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system. It only requires you about 6.8 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph with the xDrive28i.

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Next up is the xDrive28d which comes fitted with a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0L diesel engine beneath its hood. An output of about 180 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque is generated. According to BMW, the model should return 27/34/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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Lastly, the xDrive35i gets a turbocharged inline-6 3.0L engine good for 300 hp and 300 pounds-feet of torque. The fuel economy ratings are quite frugal with this model – 19/27/22 mpg.

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