BMW CEO: X1 sales have exceeded expectations, 36,000 units sold since launch

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Even though Jeremy Clarkson thinks that the BMW X1 is complete “rubbish,” sales of the compact crossover have been doing well for the German automaker.

“The BMW X1 has significantly exceeded even our own ambitious expectations: Since its introduction last fall, we have delivered more than 36,000 units to customers,” BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said that the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. “Among these customers are plenty of younger people for whom BMW was not a serious option before.”

The BMW X1 will go on sale in the United States in 2011.

Refresher: The BMW X1 will hit markets next year and will be available with three engine choices. Kicking of the lineup is the X1 xDrive20d, which is powered by a 177-hp diesel engine. Second is the X1 xDrive23d, which is powered boy 204-hp turbodiesel. The X1 xDrive28i gasoline model is powered by a 3.0 6-cylinder making 231-hp and a 199 lb-ft of torque. It will be the only model offered in North America.

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– By: Omar Rana