The subcompact X1 is BMW’s most affordable crossover model, and one of its most accessible offerings overall. It was an early entry in the luxury subcompact utility class at its 2012 introduction and helped establish the category, prompting a wide range of competitive products from other automakers.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2023, BMW has redesigned the X1 into an all-new third generation.
The BMW X1 comes in a single xDrive28i trim, and is powered by a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, AWD, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Among the X1’s standard features are 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, LED headlights with automatic high beams, and a hands-free tailgate. Inside, you’ll find leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, ambient cabin lighting, a parking assistant, satellite radio, and a curved combination infotainment display and gauge cluster.
Standard safety kit includes front/rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and rear collision prevention.
The X1’s options list includes an xLine package of satin aluminum exterior trim, and “sensatec” dash trim.
An M sport package adds an adaptive suspension, shift paddles, gloss black exterior trim, a leather steering wheel, sport seats, and “sensatec” dash trim.
The premium essential pack bundles auto-dimming mirrors, passive keyless entry, heated front seats/steering wheel, a panoramic roof, and wireless phone charging. The premium enhanced package builds on those items with a drive recorder, an upgraded gauge cluster, Harman/Kardon audio, a head-up display, an interior camera, and surround-view cameras.
BMW’s fuel consumption estimates for the X1 are 9.6/7.0 L/100 km (city/highway).
Shop the redesigned BMW X1 against the Lexus UX, Buick Encore GX, Cadillac XT4, Audi Q3, Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class, and Jaguar E-Pace.