2013 BMW X1 Rated at 34 MPG

2013 BMW X1

The 2013 BMW X1 crossover is rated at 24/34/28 mpg city/highway/combined, according to the EPA.

That compares favorably to the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, which gets 18/28 mpg. More small luxury crossovers from Lexus, Audi and Lincoln will be arriving on the scene shortly.

That rating is for the sDrive28i, which is rear-wheel drive only. The all-wheel-drive xDrive28i also gets a good rating of 22/33/26 mpg.

The sDrive28i and xDrive28i come equipped with a 241-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with start-stop technology. There’s also a 300-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six mated to a six-speed automatic transmission on the xDrive35i, which is rated at 18/27/21 mpg. All three models require premium gasoline, according to the EPA.

The X1 is on sale now with a starting price of $31,545. The X1 xDrive28i starts at $33,245, and the X1 xDrive35i starts at $39,345. All prices include a $895 destination fee.

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So the model V4 engine has 8 speed tranny, while the V6 has 6 speed tranny. That shows people are more interested in smaller engines which can give better mileage.


Сorrection - it is an Inline 4, and yes, this is a strange occurance where the turbo 6 is mated with the old 6 speed. In all the new BMWs, it also recieves the 8 speed, and hopefully BMW quickly fixes this. Otherwise, if this drives like a sedan, it might be a much cheaper alternative to the 3 series sedan and wagon, along with offering more cargo space.

Hopefully the 10 mm lower M sport package really does give it sedan dynamics, because this could be a really great deal.


I'm only guessing here, but I'm going to say it's an advertising / cost deal.

BMW wants to be able to advertise some huge MPG numbers. Hence, the fancy 8 speed tranny with the turbo 4. That gives you the most efficient combination. The 8 speed, of course, costs more than the 6 speed.

If someone opts for the inline-6, he has shown that fuel economy isn't really tops on his list of things to care about. Hence, no need to spend the extra bucks on the fancy transmission.

Just my $.02.


Mine can't improve over 12.8L/100km. Very bad for a 4cyl with 8spd trannies

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