BMW X1

4/5
BMW X1  new car image
Verdict

The BMW X1 is the manufacturers answer to the Audi Q3, the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Mercedes GLA and even the Ford Kuga. Previously the X1 smacked of mediocrity, but during 2015 the manufacturer released a new and improved X1. While the improvements are very good the X1 does not come with a low price tag. The question is whether or not interested customers are willing to pay more for the X1 rather than going to another brand.

Performance

The X1 is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol option is a 2 litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine. This is should keep most owners happy by offering good fuel economy mixed with a maximum power output of 192 bhp. The engine feels good at both high and low speeds when driven with either the 6-speed manual gearbox or with the very smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. Also available is the 2.0 litre 4 cylinder Twin Power Turbo diesel engine. This offers exceptional fuel economy and a maximum power output of 150 bhp in the sDrive 18d, 190 bhp in the xDrive20d, and a very presentable 231 bhp in the xDrive25d.

Ride & Handling

When it comes to cornering, the X1 doesn’t suffer too much from body roll and the car is smooth while cruising. Where issues may arise is with the steering. It doesn’t seem as direct as it should be. If you opt for the M Sport suspension you may find that things are a little bit too firm. The standard suspension set-up would be the better option of the two.

Refinement

Put the foot down in the diesel models and you will find that the engines can give a bit of an audible rumble. Cruising is smooth though and the same engine is muted. The wing mirrors create a small bit of wind noise but apart from that the vehicle is very well insulated.

Quality & Reliability

While the newer edition of the X1 is much improved the interior just isn’t as sweet as what you’ll find in the X3 or even the X5. Perhaps this is because there isn’t as much space to make things more luxurious in. Although, considering that this is one of the more expensive options on the market you might expect a little more bang for your book. With all of that said, the materials used within the vehicle are of high quality and the plastics are not cheap in appearance.

Safety & Security

Apart from an adequate range of airbags, the X1 is available with a nice selection of driver aids like; Navigation Plus, a head-up display, parking assistant, rear view camera and park distance control.

Space & Practicality

In comparison with the last model, the new BMW X1 is a lot more practical in terms of space. The boot offers more than the likes of the Audi Q3, and legroom to the rear has improved greatly. The back seats fold flat which means that the vehicle is slightly more versatile, and overall this is much improved. Another major practicality point for BMW X1 is that this is a very fuel efficient vehicle.

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Key Facts

Make

BMW

Model
X1
Variant
X1 sDrive18d SE
Trim
SE
Car Category
Compact Crossover
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
2.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€39,910
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€190
Tax Band
A3
L/100km Combined
4.1
Average km/L
24.4
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
51
Fuel Tank Range
1244 km
Cost of filling a tank
€62.17
Average Cost Per 200 km
€10
CO2 emmissions
110 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
150 bhp
Max Power kW
112
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1995
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
205 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
9.2 s
L/100km Urban
4.90 L
L/100km Extra Urban
3.70 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
505 L

Warranty

All Components
2 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
2 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year bodywork warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
No distance limit

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
505 L
Wheels
Rear wheel drive
Tyre size front
225/55 R17 mm
Tyre size back
225/55 R17 mm
Rim size
7.5J x 17; 8J x 19 mm
Length
4439 mm
Width
1821 mm
Height
1598 mm
Wheel Base
2670 mm
Front Track (mm)
1598
Rear Track (mm)
1562
Kerb weight
1430 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2015
Turning circle (m)
11.4

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Suspension
Independent, spring
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
150 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
5.0 L
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SUV
€39,910
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €39,910
SUV
€42,200
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €42,200
SUV
€42,602
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €42,602
SUV
€43,090
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €43,090
SUV
€44,400
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €44,400
SUV
€44,400
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €44,400
SUV
€44,917
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €44,917
SUV
€45,340
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €45,340
SUV
€45,392
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €45,392
SUV
€46,610
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €46,610
SUV
€47,140
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €47,140
SUV
€47,140
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €47,140
SUV
€47,590
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €47,590
SUV
€47,590
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €47,590
SUV
€47,642
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €47,642
SUV
€48,860
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €48,860
SUV
€48,860
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €48,860
SUV
€48,912
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €48,912
SUV
€49,892
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €49,892
SUV
€49,892
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €49,892
SUV
€50,000
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.4 s
  • New Price €50,000
SUV
€51,162
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €51,162
SUV
€51,162
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €51,162
SUV
€52,380
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.4 s
  • New Price €52,380
SUV
€52,380
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.4 s
  • New Price €52,380
SUV
€55,150
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.6 s
  • New Price €55,150
SUV
€55,150
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 505 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.6 s
  • New Price €55,150