sgCarMart – “With a whopping 730,000 units sold worldwide since its nascency in 2009, you would expect that the second generation BMW X1 would stick to the success formula of its predecessor”
Surprisingly, the Bavarians have opted to engineer the all new X1 on a completely clean slate. Revisions go beyond a mere redesign that make it more 'X-ish,' the dimensions of the X1 have been tweaked to make it taller and it now has a longer wheelbase (despite being shorter than before).
Also, the 3 Series Touring rear-wheel driven platform of the old car has been retired and BMW's new front-wheel drive layout, shared with the 2 Series Active Tourer and the new MINI range has been called upon to take its place. With such extensive reforms in place, have the Germans succeeded in making the X1 bigger and better?
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