Six-cylinder engines slowly start to disappear. Especially the six cylinders in line, until recently a BMW specialty. But times higher cylinder capacity engines and with several cylinders passed. The current trend is the downsizing and the BMW have taken the step without compromising the sporty spirit of the mark. The engine on the BMW X1 is the proof. It’s only four-cylinder is turbocharged and develops 245 hp. And is one of the best engines produced lately.

The four-cylinder model turbine BMW X1 xDrive28i develops 254 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and reaches the maximum torque engine 350 Nm at only 1250 rpm. Despite the indicative, this engine has a displacement of 1997 cc. The indicative has been preserved in terms of power. This engine replaces the old six-cylinder aspirated engine of three liters and makes it successful. We conducted this initial model international launch in Slovenia and I was impressed. Now I could try this engine in the reality of home. And is an exceptional motor. Stronger and having more torque, with a decent sound harsh but a propulsion four-cylinder, this engine is an excellent choice for fans of gasoline. Power is delivered through a perfect linear dose very good elasticity. There is no turbo lag, giving the impression that the engine always has a reserve of power. And eight-speed automatic gearbox helps to use more of this car Zilina. X1 xDrive28i is a daily pleasure when equipped with automatic gearbox.

Being a 245 hp car will never be less consumption especially in the urban uses. Manufacturer announces the following figures: 10.4 l/100 km (urban), 6.4 l/100 km (highway) and 7.9 (average). In real life things are a little different. For several days, BMW X1 we tested was used most in the city and made the trip computer consumption stood at around14 l/100 km. As soon as I took the road long, average consumption became 9, 9.5 liters per 100 km. The figures are good for the performance offered by this engine. Regarding competition, we just look at official figures. Among the two candidates, official figures showQ3 slightly lower in terms of fuel consumption, which is justified by the fact that two-liter TFSI engine used by Q3 develops only 211 hp.

The 245-horsepower turbocharged engine developed four-cylinder X1 make a car extremely agile. Only 6.1 seconds are required to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h. The maximum speed that can be achieved is 240 km / h. More than excellent performance for a relatively compact size SUV. If compared with its direct rivals, the Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque, X1 xDrive28i is the fastest at acceleration from zero to 100 km / h.

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