Question time! What’s chunky, boxy, stylish, fun-sized and has its sights to become the top dog small-sized SUV of the year? If your answer is the Volvo XC40, you’d be half right because while the Volvo is, admittedly, the benchmark to beat, BMW’s latest X1, chassis code U11, is now set to challenge the Swede’s […]
Read more "Chunky, Chonky (not so little) runabout: Driving the BMW U11 X1 sDrive16i"
Whilst the outgoing BMW F48 X1 has always been a decent vehicle throughout its 6-year run, and while it drove well (as it should), it still had its faults and in a market segment where it had to face up to pretty stiff competition not just from its German contemporaries but also, from the Nordics […]
Read more "Chonky little 1: The new BMW U11 X1 arrives in Singapore"
With my single month’s worth of BMW Access now ended, it was time to hand the ever reliable and useful X1 back to its handlers. The car performed exceptionally well as a daily driver, allowing me to commute everywhere with ease and haul cargo without any worries. Coming from owning series of cars that are […]
Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 30(ish)"
Well, we are halfway through over one month “ownership” of our BMW X1 courtesy of BMW’s Access program and so far, have been using it pretty much every day for pretty much everything, nothing has gone wrong with the car, and I’ve begun to like to quite a bit. The last time I tested the […]
Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 16"
For those who’ve been keeping track, yours truly had unexpectedly managed to win a full month’s worth of access to, erm, Access by BMW. A new automotive subscription service by BMW that promises all the joy of having a BMW to drive, without the commitments that come with vehicular ownership. Coming from an owner’s perspective, […]
Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 01"
A few weeks ago, I read with much sadness that a number of old flats along Siglap will soon be demolished and redeveloped into something new and shiny. Once again, onlookers like me, with nostalgia in our hearts took to the interwebs to voice our displeasure with the powers that be for messing about with […]
Read more "Twisted Expectations: Driving the BMW F48 X1 sDrive20i"