2013 BMW X1 To Reach The US This Fall. Finally. image

  • Scheduled to go on sale in September and to debut on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, it will start at $31,545.

To be unveiled this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the new 2013 BMW X1 gets some of BMW’s latest technology and powertrain developments, wrapped in a compact crossover body.

The vehicle will compete with the Acura RDX, the Infiniti EX, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and an upcoming Mercedes-Benz crossover based on the A-class; it also directly targets the Audi Q3, which that company has promised will be offered in the U.S. as well.

At the beginning, the U.S. edition X1 will be offered in three versions: the X1 sDrive28i, the X1 xDrive28i ($33,245) and the X1 xDrive35i ($39,345). All prices include an $895 shipping charge.

As expected, the xDrive35i will be powered by a 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo making 300-hp.

Changes to the 2013 X1 will be relatively minor, but include new recessed fog lamps, a silver paint-accented front bumper and slightly redesigned headlights. New silver side sills and redesigned taillights, complete the exterior facelift along with new paint colors.

The differences in the interior of the X1 facelift are hard to spot. If you look closely you can see the lower center console and the trim of the dash panel are different. All other components remain the same.

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    Why they produce with manual transmission? Kind of wish they gave us an option of a 6-speed manual transmission.