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    BMW Concept X1 2008

    The First Sports Activity Vehicle in the Premium Compact Segment: The BMW Concept X1.

    Once again the successful history of BMW X models is opening up the door for further inspiration in the development of innovative vehicle concepts: The BMW Concept X1 offers all the thrill of agile and versatile mobility also beyond the beaten track in a new segment of vehicles.

    Proudly presenting this new Concept Car, BMW is offering an outlook at the world’s fi rst Sports Activity Vehicle in the premium compact segment. Through its design alone, this new concept model clearly expresses all the strengths and qualities of such a vehicle, the BMW Concept X1 exuding a strong touch of agility and versatility both in its driving qualities and practical use. And at the same time the Concept Car clearly reveals the stylish elegance of this fi ve-door as well as its modern function.

    Creating this unique Concept Car, BMW is catering for the demands of a modern target group in search of an up-to-date automobile meeting both the challenges of everyday traffic and the personal needs of many purchasers for an active lifestyle and a versatile driving experience.

    The BMW Concept X1 expresses that very special sheer driving pleasure so typical in this unique form of a BMW X model combined with a high standard of all-round functionality. So now these qualities are for the first time being carried over to a vehicle in the premium compact segment.

    The BMW X1: authentic transition of the BMW X model concept into a new vehicle segment.

    In its design and driving characteristics, every BMW X model bears out the unmistakable DNA of this kind of vehicle, at the same time showing an individual rendition of the brand and the features typical of the concept. This clearly ensures the authentic transition of the brand values and characteristic features of a BMW X model into each market segment.

    The BMW Concept X1 naturally lives up to this demanding standard and claim, the Concept Car clearly standing out as a BMW X model from every angle, despite its body dimensions smaller than a BMW X6, a BMW X5, and a BMW X3. At the same time the design of the new car establishes typical BMW features again refl ecting the specific characteristics of the premium compact segment and generating new momentum in the appreciation and perception of vehicles in this class.

    Introducing the BMW Concept X1, BMW is taking on the leading role also in the premium compact class. For the fi rst time the characteristics of a Sports Activity Vehicle are being carried over authentically into this market segment, creating the concept of a vehicle which, in an urban environment, ensures the highest conceivable level of freedom and spontaneous activity.

    Indeed, the BMW Concept X1 presents mobility options never seen before in this segment. The new model offers versatility and agility in a compact rendition, thus providing a very appropriate interpretation of the sheer driving pleasure so typical of a BMW X model in our current day and age.

    Measuring 4,457 millimetres or 175.5" in length, the BMW Concept X1 is 108 millimetres or almost 4.3" shorter than the BMW X3. The wheelbase of the BMW Concept X1, in turn, measures 2,760 mm or 104.4".

    Through its proportions and four doors together with a large tailgate, the Concept Car hints towards a very generous feeling and experience of space. In addition, the clear design and shape of the vehicle bears testimony to a high level of function meeting all the driver’s and passengers’ requirements in everyday traffi c. And last but not least, the BMW Concept X1 combines all these features with the self-confi dent elegance so typical of a premium vehicle. Through these qualities alone, therefore, the BMW Concept X1 is destined to become the trendsetter for a modern style of urban mobility clearly pointing into the future.
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    a RWD nissan Qashquai....
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    a RWD nissan Qashquai....
    I honestly cannot see the point of this car.

    It's like a lower X3...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I honestly cannot see the point of this car.

    It's like a lower X3...
    I think this is just a teaser for the new X3.
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    I think it looks much better than the X3.

    Anyway, what happened to the CS concept? it's not in the hideout anymore...

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    BMW has too many models and too many iterations of models these days.

    Trying to be an all things to all people BMW in every garage marketing machine sort of like what ruined Mercedes in the US.

    I think when Lexus and Infiniti came along it scared the crap out of them and they haven't been the same since. They should have kept their niche instead of following the Pied Piper.

    Maybe they can turn it around before it's too late and get their soul back.

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    It's as pointless as the X3 is to the X5. Same size, just even less capable, and even uglier.
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    Liek Audi, they are saturating the market at a time when car sales are going down and people don't want SUVs - I know this is a small one but still - is this the time? The X6 earlier, now this, all while car sales are low?

    However, maybe this is only a concept and will not be built or will be a new X3 series or something. Or is this gonna be made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisetdavid26 View Post
    It's as pointless as the X3 is to the X5. Same size, just even less capable, and even uglier.
    yeah, I would have thought it wad going to be smaller than the X3, not just 4.3"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    However, maybe this is only a concept and will not be built or will be a new X3 series or something. Or is this gonna be made?
    help to find a concept of the last years (not recent ones, give them times...) that didn't make it to production. beside, a lot of mules have been seen while testing in the last couple of years. too bad.
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    So...like...what the hell happened to it's face?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrake4Rainbows View Post
    So...like...what the hell happened to it's face?
    it's the standard expression after knowing you are going to be just another BMW's SUV/SAV bla bla bla...
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