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Engine size 1995
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In 2015, this MK2 'F48'-series X1 model aimed to capitalise on the compact SUV sector's popularity, providing potential Qashqai-class buyers with a premium-badged option that was a far more credible choice than its curious rear-driven 'E84' series predecessor. BMW created that original X1 from various bits borrowed from the rest of its product line-up, but this second generation version was freshly designed from the ground up with much more space, sophisticated underpinnings and a hi-tech engine range. It proved to be a strong contender. Here, we evaluate the original 2015-2018-era version of this 'F84'-series X1.
For most buyers, an X1 would make far more sense than BMW's comparably-sized 3 Series Touring - and there aren't too many reasons to pay more for the Bavarian brand's larger X3 model either. As for appeal within this X1's market segment, well it's more practical, slightly cheaper to run and classier to sit in than Audi and Mercedes rivals.
Are there downsides? Not many. A few enthusiastic drivers might miss the previous generation model's rear-driven handling balance, but there aren't too many buyers of that sort shopping in this segment. More significant is the fact that opting for one of these now requires quite a price stretch if you started out looking at a mainstream-branded Qashqai-class family-sized Crossover - even quite a nice one. Still, make that step and you'll be getting yourself a much higher quality product that'll pay back quite a lot of its price premium at resale time.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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