Since 2012, the BMW X1 has served as the brand’s entry-level SUV model. A second generation arrived for the 2016 model year. For 2021, BMW has made no notable changes to the X1.
The X1 comes in a single trim called xDrive28i. It’s powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
BMW equips the X1 with leatherette upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, matte chrome exterior trim, power front seat adjustments with driver memory, heated front seats, automatic climate control, dynamic cruise control, LED headlights and fog lights, satellite radio, BMW’s driving assistant, Apple CarPlay connectivity, navigation, tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with city-speed automatic braking.
A M Sport package comes with an aerodynamics kit, sport seats, transmission shift paddles, sport steering wheel and steering tuning, gloss roof rails and high-glass exterior trim.
Premium Package Essential adds a heated steering wheel, adaptive headlights, aluminum roof rails, an alarm system, a panoramic sunroof, passive keyless entry, an upgraded stereo, and ambient interior lighting.
Premium Package Enhanced further adds power-folding side mirrors, parking assistant, lumbar support, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, a head-up display, and a power tailgate.
You can also option the X1 with leather seating, and a driving assistant plus with a more comprehensive set of driver assist and active safety features.
As of this writing, BMW hasn’t published fuel consumption figures for the 2021 X1, but they should be the same as 2020’s figures of 10.3/7.7 L/100 km (city/highway).
BMW X1 competition includes the Audi Q3, the Lexus NX, Volvo’s XC40, the Buick Encore, Jaguar’s E-Pace, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and Cadillac’s XT4.
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