• 2013 BMW X1 Powder Ride and Concept K2 Special Editions

For people that get the four seasons, you’re all probably aware that winter is coming, and that means you’re going to need a ride that can take the wrath of the cold in stride.

German automaker BMW has partnered with ski manufacturer K2 to provide us winter wanderers with the ride for the season. Based on the former’s X1 SUV, the ride has been dubbed the X1Powder Ride Special Edition and it comes with a plethora of exclusive features that, quite frankly, no other X1 will probably have.

For starters, the special edition X1 will carry a number of color options, including non-metallic paint shades like Black and Alpine White, in addition to more glistening shades like Valencia Orange, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Glacier Silver, and Black Sapphire. In addition to that, the X1 Powder Ride Edition will also come with plenty of new equipment that has been specifically added to the SUV’s overall purpose.

There are roof rails, door sill strips, leather trim for the seats and steering wheel, a snowboard bag, all-weather floor mats, a roof box, ambient lighting, and a new set of 18" alloy wheels, a lot of which are part of the the automaker’s xLine package. Just because it’s co-produced by K2, the X1 Powder Ride Edition will also come with an exclusively designed pair of K2 LTD Powder Ride skis.

As far as engine options are concerned, the X1 Powder Ride Special Edition will be available for the 300-horsepower xDrive35i straight-six model or the 240-horsepower xDrive28i four-cylinder model.

The BMW X1 Powder Ride Special Edition will make its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show before hitting dealerships next year.

Meanwhile, the Concept K2 Power Ride, another LA-bound BMW X1, will come with a taller ride height, tinted windows, a new set of 19" alloy wheels, a custom milled aluminum ski rack, and an integrated Harman Kardon sound system.

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  (422) posted on 10.1.2012

if i had the money i’d choose this car for the Valencia Orange. i’d do the same for a citroen DS3 racing!

  (452) posted on 10.1.2012

i think that if the K2 associated with BMW into making this car and if they provide the skis with it, then you can get to the slope into this car.

  (516) posted on 10.1.2012

but bigger is not better! where do you park a range rover if you live in a big city? and how about the taxes?

  (475) posted on 10.1.2012

i’d still choose the range rover! it’s bigger, better and i like it more. and as far as the off-road experience goes, i would not venture very far with the X1.

  (516) posted on 10.1.2012

i think that if this Xi performs well off-road, it would be a better all-arounder than, let’s say, a range rover. it would sure cost less, consume less fuel, be more friendly to the environment and still provide some off-road adventure.

  (509) posted on 10.1.2012

although nice and tempting, i wonder how much it costs. and quite fear that there will be better suited options for true off-road experiences in that price range. i mean, BMW is well known for its sport and luxurious cars, not off-road ones!

  (542) posted on 10.1.2012

good thing they announce it before this winter and make available before the next one. at least we’ll have more cars to choose from by then!

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