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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 $60,400, rising to $90,900 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 $53,500 and going to $247,900 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
2024 SUV 1.5L, —, 7 SP AUTO $53,500 $247,900
2023 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,530 $266,970
2022 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $43,560 $275,550
2021 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $42,900 $235,840
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,980 $204,710
See All BMW X Models Pricing and Specs

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
2024 SUV 1642x1845x4500 mm 205 mm
2023 SUV 1642x1845x4500 mm 205 mm
2022 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2021 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2020 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X1 Dimensions

BMW X1 Colours

There are eight colours to choose from in the X1 line-up including 'Black Sapphire Metallic' and 'Cape York Green Metallic' to 'Storm Bay Metallic' and 'Utah Orange Metallic'.

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue
  • Storm Bay Metallic
  • Space Silver Metallic
  • Sanremo Green Metallic
  • Cape York Green Metallic
  • Utah Orange Metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.


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 has a high-tech, high-quality feeling and practical interior. There are large display screens for media and the instrument gauges for a modern and minimalist look. There are soft-touch materials used throughout the cabin with a choice of wood trims and leather upholstery, while the cabin is spacious and practical with good cabin storage.

BMW X1 Interior

BMW X1 Boot Space

The X1’s 540-litre boot capacity is excellent for the class.

BMW X1 Boot space

BMW X1 Accessories

Standard features across the range include LED headlights, auto tailgate, 10.7-inch media screens and 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control and a leather steering wheel.

Stepping up to the top of the range X1 - the xDrive20i M Sport adds wireless phone charging, proximity unlocking, a head-up display and sports seats (the front ones are hearted and power adjustable). The xDrive20i M Sport is fitted standard with adaptive M Suspension, M roof rails, M headliner and M interior trim.

BMW X1 Accessories

BMW X Models Fuel Consumption

The BMW X1 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.5L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 5.8L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 6.5L/100km 1.5L 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
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X1 Pricing and Specs for 2024

BMW X1 Engine

The X1 comes with a choice of two petrol engines - a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol in the sDrive18i and a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder in the xDrive20i.

BMW X1 Engine

BMW X Models Towing Capacity

The BMW X1 has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 0kg 2000kg
2023 SUV 0kg 2000kg
2022 SUV 1700kg 2000kg
2021 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2020 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 225x55 R18 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 225x55 R18 225x55 R18
2023 SUV 225x55 R18 225x55 R18
2022 SUV 225x50 R18 225x50 R18
2021 SUV 225x50 R18 225x50 R18
2020 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 BMW X1 is a five-seater small SUV

BMW X1 Seats

BMW X1 Speed

The 0-100km/h time for the X1 ranges from 9.0 seconds for the entry grade sDrive18i to 7.4 seconds in xDrive20i M Sport.

BMW X1 Range

The range of an X1 is about 608km in the xDrive20i and about 690km in the sDrive18i.