BMW X1 Car Reviews

The X1 is designed to be a smaller version of the X3, whilst remaining roomy on the inside. The boot space is surprisingly large given the overall size of the car, and if the rear seats are moved forwards, or even folded down it can match the capacity of the X3. There is a good amount of headroom, whilst leg room isn’t too confined.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4/5
Fuel economy
Excellent safety rating
BMW quality
Limited off road ability for a 4x4
Odd appearance

Latest BMW X1 Car Reviews:

BMW X1 sDrive 18d SE 5dr - March 2012
The 18d SE is the cheapest car in the X1 range and delivers fantastic fuel economy, making it very cheap to run. However, the 20d SE is only slightly more expensive and offers better performance an...
BMW X1 sDrive 20d SE 5dr - March 2012
The 20d is a great car. It's not the best looking or most practical car in the world but it handles well and delivers astonishing fuel efficiency.
BMW X1 sDrive 20d M Sport Auto 5dr Pre-Model - February 2012
For those who are looking for one of the new range of compact crossover vehicles that is smaller than the X3, it is the X1 that BMW has created, and the attempt to cross over is visible in the car....
BMW X1 xDrive 20d M Sport 5dr Pre-Model - February 2012
The X1 is the least expensive 4x4 that BMW has to offer, however it is still not as cheap as some of its rivals. Offering excellent fuel efficiency and BMW’s famed reliability, The X1 xDrive 20d M ...

BMW X1 Overview

As with all BMW’s, the engines perform superbly. The X1 is available with a choice of 3 different 2.0 litre diesels, all of which will easily meet the needs of most drivers, whilst the 201bhp 23d is the quickest of the bunch.

The xDrive system performs well, providing grip and agility at all times, although this first-rate handling is a result of the firmer suspension that may cause some people a few headaches, if they wanted a more forgiving ride.

The X1 also achieved the 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating in 2011.


The X1 entered production in 2009, with the concept version first being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2008. It is based on the same platform as the 3 Series Touring (Estate). It is the latest in a line of crossover 4x4 released by BMW, which began with the X5 in 1999, followed by the X3 and X6.


The X1 is a small 4x4 crossover that attempts to combine practicality with a sportier ride in a small vehicle. To an extent it achieves this, although more room may be required if it is to truly be a practical option for a family.

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