2013 BMW X1

Buyer's Guide

All-new last year, the X1, a compact utility vehicle based on the 3 Series platform, was launched in Canada in single trim, the xDrive 28i edition. For model year 2013 the lineup has been expanded with two additional 28i trim levels and four trim levels of an all-new 35i edition.

All Canadian X1 models come with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The 28i is powered by a 240-horsepower, 2.0-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-seed automatic. The 35i comes with a 300-hp, 3.0-litre turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Here’s a extract from an autos.ca test drive report on the BMW X1 xDrive 28i:

James Bergeron / autos.ca: “Going through my rating system, it seems that for the most part I was pretty impressed with the X1 – and I was. It is a comfortable cruiser (minus the leatherette seat problem), it is sporting yet still versatile and it is fun to drive. I wish they would can the whole SAV thing, as this really is just a taller wagon, which probably why I like it: it is easy to get in and out of and offers the driving feel of something that rides closer to the road without the penalty of a harsh ride.

The new four-cylinder turbo-charged engine delivers power when you need it and it also provides efficiency. I managed to average a rather impressive 8.4L/100km over the course of a week, and that is better than some small cars I’ve tested with half the power and most definitely better than any other small luxury utilities out there.”

2013 BMW X1 Specifications

There are 2 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $36,900 MSRP
7.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
240 hp @5000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
AWD 4dr 28i $36,900 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 28i 240 hp @5000 rpm 260 ft-lb @1250 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 28i 175.9" 70.8" 60.8" 108.7"
AWD 4dr 28i
AWD 4dr 28i N/A
AWD 4dr 28i
AWD 4dr 28i
AWD 4dr 35i $39,900 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 35i 300 hp @5800 rpm 300 ft-lb @1300 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 35i 175.9" 70.8" 60.8" 108.7"
AWD 4dr 35i
AWD 4dr 35i N/A
AWD 4dr 35i
AWD 4dr 35i

Expert Review Articles

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Owner Reviews: 2013 BMW / X1

Average Rating

2012 BMW X1

by bmw7254 on 11-12-2012
BMW
VERY NICE CAR i drove it once in a trip of 5 h on highway it was good car. the only thing i didnt like is the staring wheel is a bit hard and not smooth which should be a bit fixed
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2010 BMW X1

by fedgrcsdfe on 11-07-2012
My super Car
What do you define as not expensive?
A good starter car, price category is about $5000.
You can still get a similar Jetta for that price.
Somewhere along 1999 and 2000.
It's almost the same car but the one you would buy would have high kilometers and would totally drain your wallet with repairs.
Now, sticking to that price category, you have to decide what you want.
If you want something that is reliable and economical, buy a Honda Civic.
If you are a car lover, buy a 1993-1997 BMW 3 series.
Honda is reliable and economical, BMW is great to drive.
The jetta is awesome too.
Test drive those 3 cars.
The BMW 3 series,
The Honda Civic,
and the VW Jetta.
All old, the BMW and VW better to drive, but not so reliable.
The Civic being DULL but reliable.
Whatever you want, take your choice.
I hope I helped.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

2012 BMW X1

Trim: Metallic
by bunts22 on 10-25-2012
BMW-X1
This car is really good on highway and interior roads. Fuel economy is great and very reliable on gas. I recommend this vehicle for executive class use.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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