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BMW X1 Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

The 2009-2015 E84 X1 was BMW’s first small SUV/crossover, based on the E91 3 Series Touring platform, in four or six-cylinder engine and and rear-drive or all-wheel drive configurations. A big success, over 820,000 were sold.

The second-gen, F48 X1 switched to the transverse-engined UKL2 platform offering front-wheel or AWD. Far roomier as a result, it shares much with smaller BMWs like the 1 Series, 2 Series and Mini Countryman,  taking on the Volvo XC40, Mercedes GLA, Lexus UX, Jaguar E-Pace and Audi Q3.

The cheapest grade starts from $46,900, rising to $56,900 for the most expensive version.

BMW X Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW X Models varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,900 and going to $228,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $228,900
2021 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $38,100 $229,350
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $37,100 $224,950
2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $33,300 $216,040
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $30,100 $185,900
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BMW X Models Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW X1 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2021 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2020 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2019 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2018 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X1 Dimensions

BMW X1 Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Glacier Silver
  • Mineral White
  • Sparkling Brownn
  • Sparkling Storm
  • Mediterranean Blue
  • Misano Blue
  • Sunset Orange
  • Jucaro Beige
  • Storm Bay
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the BMW X1 2019.

BMW X1 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X1 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • BMW X1 2011: Seats cracking

    I presume the seats are leather. Leather needs regular maintenance with cleaner and conditioner to keep it supple and prevent it from drying out and cracking. You can buy leather conditioner at all major auto outlets.

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  • Downsizing from a ML350d?

    The GLA is actually my favourite of all the baby Mercedes-Benz models and I reckon it should suit her fine. It gets The Tick from me.

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  • Power chip for 2010 BMW X1

    We haven't had any experience with the chip you refer to, but have had some with other chips that have been offered here in the past. Yes they can work, but they do so by taking the engine calibration closer to the edge than the carmaker would dare do with safety. In my view they would clearly affect the warranty.

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  • No spare wheel in BMW X1

    It doesn't have a spare so I guess their thinking us that you don't need a jack or a wheel brace. Without a spare you have to take your X1 to a dealer or tyre outlet when you have a problem with a run-flat and they have the equipment to remove the wheels. It's also an indication of how many BMW owners take their vehicles offroad.

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BMW X1 Interior

The BMW X1 is among the class leader when it comes to interior quality. As these images show, its cabin uses lovely materials throughout, including leather upholstery and colourful trim. Better yet, the dashboard is made of soft-touch plastic, ensuring a luxurious feel. And of course you get a large touchscreen multimedia system.

Shown above are interior details for the BMW X1 2020.

BMW X Models Fuel Consumption

The BMW X1 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.7L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 5.8L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 5.8L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 5.8L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 5.8L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X1 Pricing and Specs for 2022

BMW X Models Towing Capacity

The BMW X1 has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2021 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2020 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
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BMW X Models Wheel Size

The BMW X1 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x50 R18 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 225x50 R18 225x50 R18
2021 SUV 225x50 R18 225x50 R18
2020 SUV 225x50 R18 225x50 R18
2019 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X1 Wheel Sizes

BMW X1 Seats

The following BMW X1 is available with five seats. The sDrive 18i, sDrive 18d and sDrive 20i variants all come with Sensatec upholstery as standard, with the choice of either Oyster or Black. These variants are also available with dual Cloth/Leather upholstery in Granite Brown and Black as a no cost option. Perforated Leather ‘Dakota’ seat upholstery is available as an optional extra, with the choice between Mocha, Black or Oyster. The xDrive 25i variant comes with Leather ‘Dakota’ seat upholstery as standard. The optional M Sport package includes Black Cloth upholstery with Micro Hexagon Sensatec pattern.

BMW X1 Seats
Shown above are seat details for the BMW X1 2019.