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BMW X1:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

BMW X1 side view
BMW X1 angular front perspective
BMW X1 angular rear perspective

Overview of the BMW X1

Learn about the BMW X1

BMW X1 Summary

The BMW X1 is a luxury subcompact SUV that has been available since 2013. With a ride described as comfortable and smooth, the X1 is the smallest SUV in the company's lineup, offering relative affordability. Growing families might be most attracted to later models with the larger back seats, while higher trim levels bring more in the way of safety and technology. The BMW X1 checks a lot of boxes in terms of looks, with fuel economy that's light on your wallet. We recommend test driving different trim levels to find the best choice.

Pros and cons of the BMW X1

  • Strong 228-hp 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine
  • XDrive all-wheel drive system
  • Spacious cabin with ample cargo area
  • Sport suspension may result in a rough ride
  • Options can be costly
  • Noticeable road and wind noise
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the BMW X1

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7 - 8Number of airbags depend on trim choice.

Specifications of the BMW X1

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.7 L/100km
  • Width1821 - 1845 mm
  • Length4457 - 4500 mm
  • Trunk space505 L
  • Cargo space1550 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW X1

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW X1 2022 - 2023 is available in 1 trim:

28i trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the BMW X1

Dimensions of the BMW X1

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20231642 mm1845 mm4500 mm
20221598 mm1821 mm4457 mm