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BMW X1

The original BMW X1 was BMW’s first shot at a small SUV, first arriving in Australia in 2009.

It sits below the BMW X3 medium SUV and alongside the more style-focused BMW X2.

The second-generation X1 is available with two- or all-wheel drive and shares its platform with the 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Countryman.

Starting at $44,500 for the X1 sDRIVE 18i xLINE the X1 competes in premium SUV territory against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Infiniti QX30 and the Audi Q3.

Prices reach up to $66,150 for the X1 xDRIVE 25i M SPORT. The BMW X2 is available with both petrol and diesel variants.

BMW X1 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW X1 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $44,500 and going to $66,150 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
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $44,500 $66,150
2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $38,280 $66,990
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,777 $64,888
2017 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $28,990 $48,990
2016 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $27,990 $43,378
See All BMW X1 Pricing and Specs

BMW X1 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
2020 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2019 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2018 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2017 SUV 1598x1821x4439 mm 183 mm
2016 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.

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.

BMW X1 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
2020 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 1800kg
2017 SUV 1800kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 1800kg 2000kg
See All Towing Capacity for BMW X1

BMW X1 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
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
2017 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 4.7L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.1L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X1 Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW X1 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 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2019 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2018 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2017 SUV 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches 225x50 R18 18x7.5 inches
2016 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