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[YesAuto owner interview] The 2012 BMW X1 has completed its own two consecutive jumps. One is to change the import status to domestically produced, which greatly improves the cost performance, and the other is to install a brand new 2.0T engine to make the model's power performance More competitive, today we invite three 2012 BMW X1 owners to talk to them about the story of buying a car.


● Mr. Zhao

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose X1 in the end?

When Mr. Zhao first decided to change cars, SUVs were not his first choice. He focused on four models: Audi A4L, Volvo S60, Mercedes-Benz C200 and Toyota Reiz. The main reason for abandoning A4L is the large number of posts in the forum about the burning of oil in Audi cars. Mr. Zhao thinks that no matter how advanced the car’s technology is, it must be reliable; the elimination of S60 is mainly due to brand factors. Mr. Zhao’s wife feels Volvo’s brand recognition The degree is relatively low, and there is still a gap with the German BBA; the C200 car is very fond of it, and the price is good, but the high maintenance cost still makes Mr. Zhao a little worried. The maintenance is more expensive each time, but if you encounter an accident, The maintenance costs of tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands are indeed unbearable. The last Reiz was affected by Sino-Japanese relations, and the Japanese car Mr. Zhao completely gave up.

After various car seed players were eliminated one after another, Mr. Zhao began to turn his attention to SUV models. At that time, he basically focused his attention on the Tiguan and BMW X1. Tiguan was eliminated because of the price increase. At that time, there was a certain discount on the X1. Finally, the 2012 sDrive18i luxury model was offered at a bare car price of more than 280,000.

About car

What are you satisfied with?

Mr. Zhao is very satisfied with the X1's handling and high-speed stability. Among the SUVs he has driven, the X1's driving experience is the best and closest to a car. On the highway back to his hometown, the excellent high-speed stability of X1 also left a deep impression on Mr. Zhao. Compared with his previous carnival, it has been significantly improved.

Another point that makes Mr. Zhao more satisfied is the luggage compartment space of X1. Because his wife often needs to pull some goods in his work, he puts forward certain requirements on the space of the trunk. X1 can complete the task well every time, and the performance has been obtained. He and his wife's unanimous approval.

What are you dissatisfied with?

What Mr. Zhao is most dissatisfied with is the rear space of the X1. If you want to sit more comfortably in the front row, the legroom margin of the rear passengers will be close to zero, especially after taking the new 3 series and X3. I am very envious of its spacious rear space. In addition to space, Mr. Zhao felt that the X1's seat was a bit hard, and it was uncomfortable to sit for a long time.

How about driving style and fuel consumption?

Mr. Zhao usually drives X1 mainly for commuting to and from get off work, and occasionally helps his wife to pull some goods. Basically, it is a couple who drive this car. Because Mr. Zhao usually drove more peacefully, he felt that he was basically adequate in terms of power, but he was a bit fleshy at the start. The journey to work almost traverses the city of Beijing from west to east, and the way is very congested, with fuel consumption reaching 12.4L/100km.

summary:

You can buy a BMW SUV for less than 300,000 yuan, and maintenance is also in the low-to-medium price range in luxury cars. I think this is for everyone who holds 300,000 and is ready to buy a car. It is not a small temptation. Instead of looking at the sales of Tiguan and Q5, it is better to choose the same excellent BMW X1. Mr. Zhao's choice is worthy of recognition.

●Mr. Zhang

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose X1 in the end?

Mr. Zhang decided to buy an SUV model at the beginning of the car selection. Its goals include Mercedes-Benz GLK, Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. GLK gave up due to small discounts and no existing cars, and expensive maintenance was also a reason for giving up; Q5 was good in all aspects, but the total price of the model that Mr. Zhang valued exceeded the budget, so he had to give up; everyone understands the reason why the Tiguan was eliminated , The price increase has to wait, the brand is also worse than Mercedes-Benz, BMW, just give up.

After giving up many models, Mr. Zhang finally set his sights on the BMW X1. The brand is good, the price is right, and the maintenance is relatively cheap. He chose the 2012 sDrive20i leading model (hereinafter referred to as 20i), which has a greater improvement in power compared to the 18i, and also has xenon lamps and leather seats in the configuration.

About car

What are you satisfied with?

What Mr. Zhang is most satisfied with is the power of the vehicle, especially the performance of the engine at low speeds. Since the maximum torque of the N20B20 engine can be output from 1250 rpm, the power output of the engine will be direct and consistent, without obvious lag or abruptness caused by the intervention of the turbine.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Mr. Zhang doesn't like the warm-toned instrument and trip computer of X1, and it is not up to grade compared to other brands of cold light instrument or color trip computer. In addition, after picking up the car, it was found that both the keyhole and the brake disc had been rusted, and I only got a reply of “all this” when calling 4S. The attitude of the 4S store to deal with the problem, especially the attitude changes before and after buying the car, Mr. Zhang believes that it needs to be improved.

How about driving style and fuel consumption?

Since there is also a Magotan at home for commuting, the X1 is mainly responsible for weekend shopping and self-driving tours around. I think because of this, Mr. Zhang's fuel consumption is also the lowest among the three owners. The fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is only 9.7L, which is quite good for an SUV equipped with a 2.0T engine.

summary:

Before the Audi Q3 was launched, the entry-level luxury SUV market had almost only the X1 model, so for consumers who want to buy a luxury brand SUV with a budget of 400,000 yuan, the BMW X1 is almost the only choice. The leading sDrive20i selected by Mr. Zhang is relatively balanced in terms of power and configuration, and is the most cost-effective model among the 2012 models.

Miss Zhang

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose X1 in the end?

Ms. Zhang also considered Mercedes-Benz GLK, Audi Q5 and MINI CLUBMAN when buying a car. The main reason she gave up GLK was because the interior was too old-fashioned and lacking vitality; Q5 gave up because of concerns about burning engine oil; she had met MINI CLUBMAN at that time. Loved, but this choice was opposed by my family, who believed that MINI CLUBMAN was too small and unsafe.

Before choosing X1, Ms. Zhang briefly considered the BMW 330i Coupe version, but eventually gave up because of the low chassis and poor passability. Due to the relatively abundant budget, Miss Zhang finally chose the X1 top-of-the-line model at the time, the luxury xDrive28i (hereinafter referred to as 28i) priced at 498,000.

About car

What are you satisfied with?

Ms. Zhang is most satisfied with the 28i's power. The high-power version of the N20B20 can output 245 horsepower, which is more than enough for use in the city. In addition, compared to many SUVs previously driven, the X1's roll and stability during cornering and merging are also Both are the best. The speed-assisted steering system also helps Ms. Zhang a lot in driving. The steering wheel is light and easy to operate when parking or turning around, and it becomes very stable at high speeds, which increases driving confidence and safety.

In addition to performance, Ms. Zhang believes that the iDrive system is also more practical. The interface design is simple and generous, and the operation is simple and straightforward. After proficiency, commonly used functions can be operated without looking at the screen, which helps to concentrate and improves the profile. The safety of driving.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Ms. Zhang is not satisfied with the space and comfort of the X1. She thinks that the X1 has less storage compartment design, which is not enough for girls with more odds and ends. The harder seats of German cars also give her some Dissatisfied, in order to sit comfortably, I had to add some cushions and other decorations.

In addition, there is room for improvement in the configuration of X1. For example, the keyless entry function that is available in cars with a price of more than 100,000 yuan is not available on her top X1. Every time you get on the car, you have to find the key in the bag in advance. Very inconvenient.

How about driving style and fuel consumption?

My driving style is related to my mood. When my heart is windy and sunny, the car will drive smoothly and modestly; if I catch up with the storm in my heart (which is said to be rare), the 28i will be able to bring out most of the 28i's performance. Ms. Zhang’s daily commute to and from get off work is not considered congested. In conjunction with her more fuel-efficient driving habits, her current 28i’s fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is 12.5 liters, which is not high for the 245 horsepower.

summary:

Ms. Zhang is generally satisfied with her car. The beautiful appearance of X1, the excellent power of 28i, and the sense of technology and convenience brought by iDrive all make her feel worthwhile, but lacks comfort and configuration. , She is basically able to accept it.

to sum up:

Today's three car owners happen to have three different configurations of high, medium, and low, which also showed the positioning of the X1 for different models. The low-end sDrive18i focuses on the 300,000 yuan SUV market. Compared with Tiguan, CR-V and other models, its price is slightly more expensive, but you can upgrade your car to a luxury brand because of this, which is very attractive. All mid- and high-end models have been replaced with 2.0T engines, which have significantly improved their power performance, and the price/performance ratio has also been greatly improved as a result.

Of course, the shortcomings of the X1 are also obvious. For example, the rear space problems mentioned by several car owners, and the comfort of the seats, are all areas where the X1 needs to be improved in the future. After the Audi Q3 was launched, the entry-level SUV market is no longer dominated by BMW. X1 also needs to use better performance to meet new opponents.


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