August 15, 2019
photos Erwin Canlas
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It’s a Friday night, and on a whim, you decided to zip out of the city after work and spend the weekend by the beach. Or maybe head down to the mountains or do a few rounds of golf to unwind. Maybe do something more extreme like go wakeboarding with some friends.

Good thing nothing limits you. 

Your equipment is ready, waiting inside the trunk of your new BMW X1. You have enough room to pick some supplies and some buddies that will make the weekend more fun. 

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On Charles Tiu: sweater, OFF-WHITE, jogger pants, CRAIG GREEN.
On Milka Romero: cropped jacket, OFF-WHITE, Arclight, LOUIS VUITTON.
BMW X1. (Photo from Erwin Canlas)

A true luxury comfort

One of BMW’s most successful model selling more than 730K units worldwide, the second generation of the BMW X1 now comes with significantly more space for passengers and luggage and premium ambiance.

With additional legroom and higher ceiling height, your passenger can relax while you traverse Friday night traffic. The cockpit design is easy to navigate that makes driving more enjoyable.  As you hum along with your driving playlist synced via Bluetooth through the IDrive operating system. A 6.5-inch display integrates into the instrument panel in a freestanding monitor form. The luxurious interior, coupled with rugged and sporty design lines makes your transition from urbanite to outdoor enthusiast seamless.

On Charles Tiu: blazer, DEMI LIU, UNIVERS, white sneakers, COLE HAAN.
“Beauty is really understanding yourself and strengthening what you know you’re good at.” – Milka Romero for Lifestyle Asia August 2019 Digital Cover.

Drive with ease

As you drive out of the city and the winding roads of the country, your BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system adapts to the ever-challenging roads. The newly developed chassis technology enhances sporting ability and rides comfort. Now with the higher stance, you are given an optimized view of the road perfect for the ever-changing terrain of provincial roads.

Powering this compact Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the award-winning BMW Twin Power Turbo, in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine.  It produces 190 HP, and Torque 400NM delivered through its eight-speed Steptronic transmission.  With your conscious driving, you can achieve a fuel consumption of a little over 20km per liter, which is 17% less than the previous model.

On Milka Romero: overcoat, SASSA JIMENEZ, blouse, ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ, wide pants, SASSA JIMENEZ, sandals, JIMMY CHOO.
BMW X1. (Photo from Erwin Canlas)

It is Friday night and you are exactly where you want to be.  You are living in the moment. Gave in to spontaneity and on the driver seat, taking the journey of your making.

The BMW X1 xDrive20d xLine retails at Php 3,890,000.00.

Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason wrote this story for the August Special Feature in partnership with BMW Philippines.

Photographed by Erwin Canlas of New Monarch Management

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