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BMW X1 vs. BMW X3 Specs

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2017 BMW X1 and 2017 BMW X3 specs.

2017 BMW X1 and 2017 BMW X3 Specifications

Model Year 2017 2017  
Model BMW X1 BMW X3  
Engine turbocharged
2.0L I4
228 hp@5000
258 lb-ft@1250
3.0L I6
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1300
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic  
Drivetrain AWD AWD  
Body 4dr SUV 4dr SUV  
Wheelbase 105.1 in 110.6 in -5.5 in
Length 174.8 in 183.8 in -9 in
Width 71.7 in 74.1 in -2.4 in
Height 63.5 in 66.1 in -2.6 in
Curb Weight 3660 lb. 4230 lb. -570 lb.
Fuel Capacity 16.1 gal. 17.7 gal. -1.6 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 42.0 in 40.7 in 1.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.7 in 57.3 in -0.6 in
Legroom, Row 1 40.4 in 39.9 in 0.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.4 in 39.1 in 0.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 57.2 in 56.0 in 1.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 37.0 in 36.5 in 0.5 in
Total Legroom 77.4 in (over 2 rows) 76.4 in (over 2 rows) 1 in
Cargo Volume, Minimum 27.1 ft3 27.6 ft3 -0.5 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 58.7 ft3 63.3 ft3 -4.6 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2017 BMW X1

2017 BMW X1 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
2016 When the engine and transmission are mounted sideways, much more space can be allocated for passengers and cargo. Compared to the BMW X3, which has a longitudinal powertrain, the X1 is nine inches shorter (175 vs. 184), two inches narrower (72 vs. 74), and two inches lower (64 vs. 66), yet it has a little more headroom, rear shoulder room, and legroom. A funny thing: according to the official specs, the 2013-2015 X1 had only an inch less combined legroom than the new one. The difference feels much greater. It helps that the seats are mounted higher in the new X1. Even the largest feet can fit beneath the front seats at a comfortable angle. Want to tap your toes while riding in back? Go for it, there's plenty of space under there--a rarity among upscale cars. This combined with the relatively high rear seat cushion means that the average adult (e.g. 5-9 me) enjoys sufficient thigh support, which is often lacking in much larger crossovers. When all the way back, a $300 sliding and reclining second-row seat adds another inch of rear legroom. Though worthwhile overall, its seat backs return to a fully vertical position after being folded. Each of its three sections must then be reset one by one at a comfortable angle, a nuisance. The Audi Q3's rear seat is far tighter. The spec sheet suggests a mere 31 inches of rear legroom, a considerable half-foot less than in the new X1. In reality the Audi's rear seat doesn't seem quite that tight. I can sit behind myself with at most two inches of knee room to spare, vs. about five in the BMW. Still, with a tall driver the Q3's rear legroom would becomes essentially zero. The Lincoln MKC's rear seat isn't much roomier than the Audi's, while the Lexus NX has about as much rear knee room as the BMW but a lower seat cushion and less foot room beneath its front seats. Though the new Mini Clubman shares both the new UKL platform and a 105-inch wheelbase with the 2016 X1, its roof is seven inches lower, a big difference, and its seats are mounted lower than those in the average car, much less a crossover. There's perhaps an inch more knee room than in the Audi. The next Mini Countryman should be close in size to the X1. see full BMW X1 review

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