2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 BMW X1 - Road Test Specs

2013 BMW X1 SUV

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$38,450
Options on test vehicleGlacier Silver Metallic ($550); Ultimate Package ($5,000 -- includes Driver Assistance Package: rearview camera, Park Distance Control (front and rear), Premium Package: universal remote transmitter, Comfort Access, auto-dimming exterior and rearview mirrors, four-way power-adjustable front seat lumbar support, compass in rearview mirror, Nevada leather upholstery, Technology Package: hard drive-based navigation system, real-time traffic information, voice-activation capability, Online Information Services, BMW Assist with enhanced Bluetooth and USB), X Line ($1,900 -- includes 18-by-8-inch Y-Spoke (style 322) alloy wheels with 225/45R18 tires, choice of dark copper high-gloss or Fineline Bay matte wood interior trim, choice of black or beige leatherette upholstery); Cold Weather Package ($550-heated steering wheel; three-stage heated front seats); Satellite Radio With 1-Year Subscription ($350 -- includes Sirius Satellite Radio with one-year subscription); BMW Apps ($250 -- includes plug-in (iPod integration) and video playback functions).
As-tested MSRP$47,945
Assembly locationLeipzig, Germany
North American parts content (%)5


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged direct-injection inline-6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979/182
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1,300
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter and Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.171; II = 2.34 III = 1.521; IV = 1.143; V = 0.867; VI = 0.691; R = 3.403
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.636


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional hydraulic-assist power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.5
Tire make and modelPirelli Cinturato
Tire typeAsymmetrical all-season, run-flat
Tire size225/45R18 (91V) M+S
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper
Brakes, rearVentilated disc with single-piston sliding caliper

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph (sec.)3.6
0-60 mph (sec.)5.4
0-75 mph (sec.)8.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.8 @ 98.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.1
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.2 @ 99.3
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.9
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON64.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.79
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.3
@ Full throttle (dB)73.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.0
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,200

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWhoa, I wasn't expecting it to be this quick! Power everywhere all the way up to redline. Upshifts in DS (Drive Sport) are noticeably quicker than Drive, which provides smooth but slow shifts. The X1 auto-upshifts in Manual mode and that was the quickest run -- it also does rev-matched downshifts. Bonus points for shift-lever shift-logic with downshifts push-forward and upshifts pull-rearward, but it seems to want shift paddles, too.
Braking commentsFirm pedal, little dive and near zero fade, but merely acceptable distances. Predictable and early jump-in, linear progression.
Handling commentsSlalom: So this is what a BMW used to feel like -- with hydraulic-assist steering. Input elicits an intuitive response. Build-up and effort levels are spot on. Good balance, but I could sense the rear wanted to walk around a bit. Also, it took several runs before I felt like I knew what to expect from (latent/dynamic) ESC and or xDrive shuffling power around. I'm still not quite certain which systems were at work, but it posted an impressive speed. Skid Pad: Good grip, but boy do these front tires feel and sound tortured. Again, hard to feel entirely connected or in charge with the turbo surging, the all-wheel drive doing its thing and ESC lurking in the background.

Testing Conditions

Test date11/13/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)72.4
Relative humidity (%)29.9
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)11.4
Wind (mph, direction)0.7, headwind
Odometer (mi.)2,212
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/41

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/27 highway/21 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.6
Driving range (mi.)448.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,891
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,911
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52.6/47.4
Length (in.)176.5
Width (in.)70.8
Height (in.)60.8
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)59.1
Track, rear (in.)60.2
Turning circle (ft.)38.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)34.9
Headroom, front (in.)41.3
Headroom, rear (in.)39.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.6
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)56
GVWR (lbs.)4,861
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)904
Ground clearance (in.)7.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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