Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 BMW 120d xDrive Review


The xDrive all-wheel drive is since autumn 2012 is now available for the smallest BMW Series.

BMW 120d xDrive 2013

The combination of compact cars and four-wheel drive is not found very often, since the fall of 2012 there with the BMW 1 Series now but another representative in this class.

A particularly practical version recommended here the 2013 BMW 120d xDrive, whose 184 hp diesel engine provides plenty of driving pleasure for the one and the other can shine with a low consumption.

In order to emphasize the sporty character of the compact BMW, is recommended in any case matt the M Sports package, which 17 "alloy wheels, sports seats for driver and front passenger, accent strips Estoril Blue, interior trim Aluminum Hexagon, the Line M aerodynamics package and BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow and includes the roof lining in anthracite.

BMW 120d xDrive 2013 interior

The sporty interior cut to find only the finest materials that are matched to each other very nicely. An absolutely perfect processing and noise reduction, even at highway speeds, the little noises can penetrate into the interior round, the positive impression from next.

The grip and thick leather steering wheel feels good in the hand, and the operation of all elements is simple and intuitively. A highlight of the comfortable sports seats, which offer not only a perfect fit, but also on long distances are guaranteed a relaxed progress.

By oriented around the driver's dashboard and wide center console makes you feel almost like a sports car, but still has more space available. Something close it is to the passengers in the rear, where space is only average failed. Located at the intersection of the class is the boot capacity, which at 360 to 1,200 liters capacity has a decent size.

Thus, the performance fit the sporty look, you are equipped with the 2.0 liter diesel engine perfectly. With an output of 184 hp (135 kW) of the torquey diesel has an easy time with the compact BMW. Its maximum torque of 380 Nm, the engine from 1750 to 2750 rev / min are available. Even from the start, the BMW offers this much power and responsive performance.

BMW 120d xDrive 2013

How you want to be sporty way, you decide with the "Driving Experience Control" that offers the modes "Comfort", "EcoPro", "Sport" and "Sport +". Even in Comfort mode the BMW move very tangy, it then switches while driving in Sport mode, you realize, however, a significant increase. The gas is assumed even better, the steering is a touch harder and more direct, and also the chassis tuned for even more sportiness. So you then sprints in 7.2 seconds from zero to 100 km / h, top speed reaches the 120d xDrive at 225 km / h Notable is the pulling power of the sporty compact car offers.

Even if the manual 6-speed transmission can be switched very crisp, think about the good pulling power throughout gearshift be traveling and still have enough power.

If you are traveling with the 120d xDrive, it is always inclined not to select the fastest route, but the kurvigste to savor the excellent driving experience even better. Thanks to the xDrive all-wheel drive to get to the 1 Series not only in the winter to go anywhere without a problem, but can also appreciate a further improved roadholding.

BMW 120d xDrive 2013

The power is transferred automatically to all four wheels, and so the compact Bayer runs like on rails. BMW may indeed turn off the physics, but one has the feeling that the boundaries be expanded greatly.

Who then back in traffic, may choose with the EcoPro mode the most economical mode, which allows you to achieve the factory specified average fuel consumption of 4.7 liters entirely.

The BMW 120d xDrive offers so also for a very wide range of uses. He's in town and a good figure as the long haul, and you come in the winter still to his hotel in the remote mountain village. So justifies the slightly higher purchase price for the sporty compact car.

BMW 120d xDrive 2013


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