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The Ultimate Guide to the 2018 BMW X1: An Expert's Take from CarSmart

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

As the go-to automotive hub in Farmington, we at CarSmart pride ourselves on delivering insights that resonate with our local community. Today, let's dive deep into the wonders of the 2018 BMW X1 – a standout in the compact SUV universe.


2018 BMW X1 At CarSmart Of Farmington

Behind the Wheel: Performance That Excites Engine Speaks Power & Grace

Revving under the hood of the 2018 BMW X1 is a spirited 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine combined with a seamless eight-speed automatic transmission. Imagine cruising through Fredericktown or accelerating on the highways near Ste Genevieve; this car achieves a 0-to-60-mph sprint in a mere 6.3 seconds. For those unpredictable terrains in Bonne Terre or the occasional slippery roads in Festus, the xDrive all-wheel-drive variant promises unrivaled confidence and grip.

Smooth Moves, Athletic Grooves

Park Hills enthusiasts, listen up! The BMW X1 isn't your everyday SUV. With its sporty driving character, it's perfect for those spirited drives around town or weekend escapades. And when cornering through the winding lanes of Hillsboro? This SUV handles it with absolute precision.

Elegance Meets Practicality: The 2018 BMW X1 Design Essence

With a design that mirrors the sleekness of modern Farmington, the X1’s exterior carries the BMW DNA – contemporary and luxurious. And for those who wish to make a statement on De Soto streets, the new Sunset Orange Metallic hue is a surefire attention-grabber.


CarSmart Pro Tip Of the Day

When you're in the market for a new vehicle, there are some features that can elevate your driving experience to luxurious new heights. Let's delve into some of these must-have features. Ever experienced the bite of a cold Missouri morning? A Heated Steering Wheel can become your best friend, making those chilly starts a thing of the past. And while we're on the topic of warmth, don’t overlook Heated Seats. They not only add comfort during colder months but can also provide relief for backaches during long drives. Speaking of drives, ever found yourself lost on an unfamiliar road? A modern Navigation System can guide you to your destination seamlessly, ensuring you're always on the right path. For those who value the feel and aesthetic of their car’s interior, Leather Seats offer a luxurious touch and are also easy to clean – a win-win! If you're someone who shares a car or simply likes to change their driving position, a Memory Seat function can be a game-changer. With just the press of a button, your seat will adjust back to your preferred position, making it feel tailor-made every time. Consider the Fuel Type when selecting your vehicle. Whether it's petrol, diesel, or hybrid, each type has its own set of benefits and considerations, so choose the one that aligns best with your driving habits and environmental considerations. For those who appreciate a touch of modern convenience, the Keyless Start feature offers a hassle-free ignition experience, eliminating the fumble of finding keys in deep pockets or bags. Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of aesthetics. Alloy Wheels not only elevate the look of your vehicle but often provide a lighter and more durable alternative to standard steel wheels. So, when you're scouting for your next vehicle, keep these features in mind. They could transform your everyday drive into a luxury experience!


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Step Inside the Luxury Den

Slide into an interior realm where craftsmanship meets comfort. With plush leather, refined wood trim, and advanced tech integrations, the X1 ensures every drive, be it to Park Hills or Ste Genevieve, is a luxurious affair. The sport seats? They're an upgrade we recommend for the ultimate comfort, especially on those longer drives to Bonne Terre.

Never Compromise on Space

Whether you're heading out for a shopping spree in Festus or a weekend getaway from Farmington, the generous cargo space in the X1 has you covered. From suitcases to shopping bags, there's a spot for everything.

Leading the Safety & Tech Race

Safety in the X1 is paramount. And it’s not just us at CarSmart in Farmington saying it; entities like NHTSA and IIHS can vouch for its prowess. Tech aficionados from Hillsboro to Fredericktown will appreciate the 8.8-inch screen, head-up display, and onboard Wi-Fi.


Inside 2018 BMW X1 at CarSmart

Our Heartfelt Verdict

The 2018 BMW X1 isn't just an SUV; it's a statement of luxury and efficiency. At CarSmart Of Farmington, we believe it's the perfect blend of style, power, and practicality. So, for our friends from De Soto to Festus and beyond, if you're eyeing a compact SUV that embodies elegance, the X1 should be on your shortlist!


Financing & Peace of Mind with CarSmart

At CarSmart, we understand that everyone's financial situation is unique, which is why we're committed to offering financing options tailored to fit all credit backgrounds. Whether you've faced credit challenges in the past or have a stellar credit history, our team is dedicated to finding the best solution for you.

But our commitment doesn’t stop at financing. We believe in not just selling cars but providing long-term value. That's why most of our vehicles, those 10 years or newer and with under 100,000 miles, come equipped with a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. It’s our way of assuring you that we stand firmly behind the quality of our inventory.

Can't find the vehicle you've set your heart on, like that elusive 2018 BMW X1? Don't let that deter you! CarSmart boasts a vast network, spanning dealers and auctions across the nation. We'll pull out all the stops, go that extra mile, and harness our extensive relationships to locate that specific vehicle you desire.

Ready to embark on your CarSmart journey? Dive into our diverse inventory and discover the ride that calls out to you. Visit our website now to explore the possibilities!


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About The Author:

Kevin Schingeck, born and raised in the heart of Missouri, has established himself as a trusted authority in automotive sales and financing over an illustrious 13-year career. As the General Manager of both our Farmington and Jackson, Missouri locations, Kevin's extensive knowledge extends beyond just sales, excelling in connecting customers with ideal financing solutions tailored to their needs. His knack for pairing clients with the right lenders stems from a rich blend of local insights and industry expertise. For anyone seeking comprehensive guidance in the realm of vehicle sales and financing, Kevin's unparalleled experience and leadership at our dual locations stand as a testament to his dedication and proficiency.

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