Bmw Bmw X1 Estate sDrive 18i [136] M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Cruise control with brake assist
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Servotronic Power Assisted Steering
On board computer
Outside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator
Ambient temperature display
Park assist system
BMW Online services
Tyre puncture warning system
Automatic tailgate opening
BMW Teleservices
Real time traffic information
BMW remote services
Attentiveness assist
Optimum shift indicator
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Arrow pointers, north up, direction of travel and perspective map displays
Operation by iDrive with direct selection buttons and 8 programmable buttons
Apple CarPlay
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
Characteristic map controlled oil pump system
Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristics
Integrated hard drive with map data updates via USB interface
Front axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
BMW ConnectedDrive
Instrument cluster with Black optic display featuring superimposed dials and 5.7" colour display
BMW Navigation system with 8.8" monitor and 800X480 pixel resolution
Anti-roll bars
Performance Control
High precision injection
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Balancer shaft
12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
Double VANOS
Stop/start function
Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
Turbocharger with Valvetronic
Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
Seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT)
DAB Digital radio
Heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Adjustable headlights
Rear window wash/wipe
High level third brake light
Heated windscreen washer jets
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Follow me home headlights
Welcome lighting
Dynamic brake lights
M aerodynamic body styling
LED front fog lights
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Shark fin antenna
Visible VIN plate
Rear fog lights
Model designation
Rear window aerial
Lightweight engineering
Headlight beam throw control
M logo designation in side chrome
Front and rear bumper system
Reversing light in rear light cluster
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
Body colour wheel arches and side sills
Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
Aero curtain
Roof mouldings in matt black
Front bumper air intakes with dark shadow finisher
Rear bumper with dark shadow and underbody protection in body colour
Front air inlets in matt black with silver finisher matt
Front air guide finished in black silver
Sill cover matt black with matt silver insert
Kidney grille with 14 chrome high gloss black vertical bars
LED direction indicator lights in headlight eyebrow
Two eye face design on light
BMW Icon design LED daytime driving lights
Front sports seats
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Illuminated glovebox
Anthracite headlining
Luggage compartment lighting
Leather gearknob/gaiter/handbrake grip
Front centre armrest/sliding cover
3 rear headrests
Boot light
Luggage area underfloor compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear bench seat
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
12v power point in centre console
Multifunction steering wheel
LED ambient lighting in door trim
Conditioned based service
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Rear coded belt buckles
Front door sill finishers with M designation
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Driver/front passenger seat backrest back with luggage net
Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
Luggage compartment access via recessed handle below tailgate
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Manually adjustment steering wheel column
2 cup holders in front
Luggage compartment loading edge with stainless steel insert
Anthracite floor mats with M specific designation
M Sport nappa leather 3-spoke steering wheel
Centre armrest in 20 degree part rear seat backrest
Four grab handles integrated in roof linings
Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
Extended lights pack - X1
Extended storage package - X1
Collision mitigation braking system
Rear door child safety locks
Side impact protection
Rear disc brakes
Front seatbelt force limiters
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Twin horns
Front ventilated disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Dynamic brake control
Front and rear head airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Electronic parking brake
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Hill start assist
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Audio/visual collision warning system
Tyre pressure monitor
Brake energy regeneration
BMW emergency call
Brake drying
Battery safety cut-off
Braking readiness
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
Three point seat belts in all belts
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Check control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Remote control with integrated key with M specific highlight
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Low rolling resistance tyres
18" M double-spoke light alloy wheels finished in Ferric grey and burnished - style 570M
CO2 147
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 2060
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 590
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 43.50
Urban 44.10
Extra Urban 42.20
Badge Engine CC 1499
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.39
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.70
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1435
Engine Torque 220.00
Top Speed 126
Front Tyres 225/50 R18
Rear Tyres 225/50 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1598
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2670
Width 1821
Fuel Tank Size 51.00
Weight 2025
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1435
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The X1, BMW's most compact sports utility vehicle, has been quite a success in the UK. This improved MK2 model aims to build on that, being smarter and better equipped and now offering the option of plug-in petrol power. Will this revitalised X1 continue to hit this segment's sweet spot?

Background

The first generation version of the X1, BMW's smallest SUV - which the Munich maker insists on calling an 'SAV' (or 'Sports Activity Vehicle') - had a troubled birth. First launched in 2009, it was initially criticised for its looks and for not driving as a Beemer should. Yet its popularity endured among its buyers and in 2015, its fans were rewarded with a second generation version which proved to be taller, roomier and cheaper to run. That's sold well but since 2015, a range of tough competitors have arrived in to the marketplace for premium compact SUVs, including cars like the Volvo XC40, the Jaguar E-PACE and the Lexus UX. So BMW has improved the the second generation X1. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The MK2 model X1 uses BMW's efficient generation of four-cylinder engines. Plus the brand's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which distributes the engine's power between the front and rear axles as the situation requires, has been upgraded. Most buyers though, will be happy with front-wheel-drive. There's also a wide track, short overhangs and the usual 50:50 weight distribution. The petrol range only comes with sDrive 2WD and starts with the 140hp 1.5-litre sDrive 18i model available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch auto. The petrol alternative is the 2.0-litre X1 sDrive20i, which delivers a total power output of 192hp and can only be specified with a seven-speed Sport dual-clutch automatic. There's also an xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. Here, a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, which generates 125hp and peak torque of 220Nm, powers the front wheels, while an electric drive system with rated output of 95hp and torque of 165Nm channels its power to the rear wheels. The interplay of the two power sources produces an intelligent, part-electric version of BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. Most X1 sales though, are made with the two 2.0-litre diesel variants. There's a 150hp 2WD sDrive18d diesel variant, offered with either sDrive 2WD or xDrive 4WD and available with an 8-speed Steptronic auto gearbox as an alternative to the usual slick 6-speed BMW manual stick shifter. Or you can have an xDrive-only 190bhp 4WD xDrive20d model, which comes only with eight-speed Sport automatic transmission that enables it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.8s and go on to a top speed of 136mph.

Design and Build

This second generation 'F48'-series X1 remains unmistakably a BMW and has been updated with a larger BMW kidney grille and standard full-LED headlights. The front bumper now boasts integral LED foglamps and all model variants feature larger air intakes. Another change can be found at the driver's-side exterior mirror, which projects a two-tone LED 'X1' image when the car is unlocked. At the rear, there are revised LED tail light and redesigned inlays on the apron. The four-cylinder variants get twin tailpipes. Inside, the flat surfaces of the instrument panel and centre console controls are angled towards the driver, while the controls located in the lower section are surrounded by quality surfaces and are separated from the front passenger side by a smartly-designed bar. The updated interior details include contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on its upper section and adopts the car's individual upholstery colour lower down. There's also an updated Navigation system with either an 8.8-inch screen or the optional 10.25-inch Touch Control Display. Either way, this allows access to the sixth generation of BMW's iDrive infotainment system that introduces touchscreen control for the Control Display alongside the iDrive Controller and optional intelligent voice control. A head-up display is also available. Boot capacity remains at a practical 505-litres. It can be upped to as much as 1,550-litres by folding down the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat. A 60:40 split-rear bench is an option that can come with individual elements able to slide the seat forward or back by up to 13cms.

Market and Model

X1 pricing starts from around £29,000 but most variants are sold in the £30,000-£35,000 bracket. The standard specification is pretty complete, running to include BMW's iDrive operating system with its high-resolution 8.8-inch colour display, a six-speaker audio system, plus a USB socket. Also standard are LED daytime driving lights, an automatic tailgate, front foglamps, remote-controlled central locking and keyless ignition, plus electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors and a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach. Options across the range include a panoramic glass roof, a DAB radio, a larger control screen and a Head-up display. The various 'SE', 'xLine', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' trim levels are differentiated by different colour grilles, side skirts and air intakes, as well as by various different kinds of sports seat. The 'M Sport version' comes equipped with upgraded M Sport suspension and the M Aerodynamics package. It also features Heated Front Seats, Folding Exterior Mirrors, Extended Lighting as well as Dakota Leather upholstery as standard. The front apron, side skirts, wheel arch trim, diffuser and cladding on the BMW X1 M Sport come in body colour. Particularly eye-catching are features such as air intakes for the newly designed bumper (with Air Curtain Technology) that are even larger than on the other model variants.

Cost of Ownership

Alet's get to the WLTP-rated fuel and CO2 figures. In manual form, the sDrive 18i petrol model manages up to 42.8mpg and up to 149g/km of CO2. The 2.0-litre petrol X1 xDrive 20i model is quick, but its official WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption is up to 40.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of up to 156g/km. Turbocharging and common-rail direct injection imbue the preferable diesel engines with strong efficiency. For the xDrive 18d, it's up to 51.4mpg and 145g/km in manual guise. For the sDrive 18d, it's up to 55.4mpg and up to 133g/km in manual form. The xDrive20d auto manages up to 49.6mpg and up to 148g/km. All these figures assume that you've chosen to use the standard 'Drive Performance Control' system in its most frugal 'ECO PRO' setting. If you want to do better, then you need to ask your dealer about the xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. This blends its petrol engine with a 9.7 kWh battery that enables it to cover more than 32 miles on electric power alone. The stats are up to 166.2mpg and up to 40g/km.

Summary

In second generation form, the X1 set its sights a little higher in terms of quality and drive dynamics and has reaped the rewards in this growing market. This revised version builds on that step forward. Yes, there are smarter and more purposeful-looking SUVs and Crossovers you could buy for the same kind of money, but against those, this BMW offers a range of unique selling points. It's alone in this segment in offering the option of a rewarding rear-wheel drive layout. And a smooth and sophisticated 8-speed automatic gearbox. Plus you get ride quality that's arguably best in class. It all adds up to a car very well worth short-listing if you're looking for a satisfying ownership proposition amongst the many premium compact SUVs and Crossovers now on sale. It still isn't an obvious choice. But now, it's one you might just enjoy making.

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Cruise control with brake assist
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Servotronic Power Assisted Steering
On board computer
Outside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator
Ambient temperature display
Park assist system
BMW Online services
Tyre puncture warning system
Automatic tailgate opening
BMW Teleservices
Real time traffic information
BMW remote services
Attentiveness assist
Optimum shift indicator
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Arrow pointers, north up, direction of travel and perspective map displays
Operation by iDrive with direct selection buttons and 8 programmable buttons
Apple CarPlay
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
Characteristic map controlled oil pump system
Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristics
Integrated hard drive with map data updates via USB interface
Front axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
BMW ConnectedDrive
Instrument cluster with Black optic display featuring superimposed dials and 5.7" colour display
BMW Navigation system with 8.8" monitor and 800X480 pixel resolution
Anti-roll bars
Performance Control
High precision injection
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Balancer shaft
12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
Double VANOS
Stop/start function
Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
Turbocharger with Valvetronic
Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
Seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT)
DAB Digital radio
Heated door mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Adjustable headlights
Rear window wash/wipe
High level third brake light
Heated windscreen washer jets
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Follow me home headlights
Welcome lighting
Dynamic brake lights
M aerodynamic body styling
LED front fog lights
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Shark fin antenna
Visible VIN plate
Rear fog lights
Model designation
Rear window aerial
Lightweight engineering
Headlight beam throw control
M logo designation in side chrome
Front and rear bumper system
Reversing light in rear light cluster
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
Body colour wheel arches and side sills
Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
Aero curtain
Roof mouldings in matt black
Front bumper air intakes with dark shadow finisher
Rear bumper with dark shadow and underbody protection in body colour
Front air inlets in matt black with silver finisher matt
Front air guide finished in black silver
Sill cover matt black with matt silver insert
Kidney grille with 14 chrome high gloss black vertical bars
LED direction indicator lights in headlight eyebrow
Two eye face design on light
BMW Icon design LED daytime driving lights
Front sports seats
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Illuminated glovebox
Anthracite headlining
Luggage compartment lighting
Leather gearknob/gaiter/handbrake grip
Front centre armrest/sliding cover
3 rear headrests
Boot light
Luggage area underfloor compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear bench seat
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
12v power point in centre console
Multifunction steering wheel
LED ambient lighting in door trim
Conditioned based service
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Rear coded belt buckles
Front door sill finishers with M designation
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Driver/front passenger seat backrest back with luggage net
Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
Luggage compartment access via recessed handle below tailgate
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Manually adjustment steering wheel column
2 cup holders in front
Luggage compartment loading edge with stainless steel insert
Anthracite floor mats with M specific designation
M Sport nappa leather 3-spoke steering wheel
Centre armrest in 20 degree part rear seat backrest
Four grab handles integrated in roof linings
Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
Extended lights pack - X1
Extended storage package - X1
Collision mitigation braking system
Rear door child safety locks
Side impact protection
Rear disc brakes
Front seatbelt force limiters
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Twin horns
Front ventilated disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Dynamic brake control
Front and rear head airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Electronic parking brake
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Hill start assist
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Audio/visual collision warning system
Tyre pressure monitor
Brake energy regeneration
BMW emergency call
Brake drying
Battery safety cut-off
Braking readiness
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
Three point seat belts in all belts
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Check control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Remote control with integrated key with M specific highlight
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Low rolling resistance tyres
18" M double-spoke light alloy wheels finished in Ferric grey and burnished - style 570M
CO2 147
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 2060
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 590
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 43.50
Urban 44.10
Extra Urban 42.20
Badge Engine CC 1499
Badge Power 136.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.39
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.70
Engine BHP 136.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1435
Engine Torque 220.00
Top Speed 126
Front Tyres 225/50 R18
Rear Tyres 225/50 R18
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1598
Length 4447
Wheel Base 2670
Width 1821
Fuel Tank Size 51.00
Weight 2025
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1435
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

The X1, BMW's most compact sports utility vehicle, has been quite a success in the UK. This improved MK2 model aims to build on that, being smarter and better equipped and now offering the option of plug-in petrol power. Will this revitalised X1 continue to hit this segment's sweet spot?

Background

The first generation version of the X1, BMW's smallest SUV - which the Munich maker insists on calling an 'SAV' (or 'Sports Activity Vehicle') - had a troubled birth. First launched in 2009, it was initially criticised for its looks and for not driving as a Beemer should. Yet its popularity endured among its buyers and in 2015, its fans were rewarded with a second generation version which proved to be taller, roomier and cheaper to run. That's sold well but since 2015, a range of tough competitors have arrived in to the marketplace for premium compact SUVs, including cars like the Volvo XC40, the Jaguar E-PACE and the Lexus UX. So BMW has improved the the second generation X1. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The MK2 model X1 uses BMW's efficient generation of four-cylinder engines. Plus the brand's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which distributes the engine's power between the front and rear axles as the situation requires, has been upgraded. Most buyers though, will be happy with front-wheel-drive. There's also a wide track, short overhangs and the usual 50:50 weight distribution. The petrol range only comes with sDrive 2WD and starts with the 140hp 1.5-litre sDrive 18i model available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch auto. The petrol alternative is the 2.0-litre X1 sDrive20i, which delivers a total power output of 192hp and can only be specified with a seven-speed Sport dual-clutch automatic. There's also an xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. Here, a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, which generates 125hp and peak torque of 220Nm, powers the front wheels, while an electric drive system with rated output of 95hp and torque of 165Nm channels its power to the rear wheels. The interplay of the two power sources produces an intelligent, part-electric version of BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. Most X1 sales though, are made with the two 2.0-litre diesel variants. There's a 150hp 2WD sDrive18d diesel variant, offered with either sDrive 2WD or xDrive 4WD and available with an 8-speed Steptronic auto gearbox as an alternative to the usual slick 6-speed BMW manual stick shifter. Or you can have an xDrive-only 190bhp 4WD xDrive20d model, which comes only with eight-speed Sport automatic transmission that enables it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.8s and go on to a top speed of 136mph.

Design and Build

This second generation 'F48'-series X1 remains unmistakably a BMW and has been updated with a larger BMW kidney grille and standard full-LED headlights. The front bumper now boasts integral LED foglamps and all model variants feature larger air intakes. Another change can be found at the driver's-side exterior mirror, which projects a two-tone LED 'X1' image when the car is unlocked. At the rear, there are revised LED tail light and redesigned inlays on the apron. The four-cylinder variants get twin tailpipes. Inside, the flat surfaces of the instrument panel and centre console controls are angled towards the driver, while the controls located in the lower section are surrounded by quality surfaces and are separated from the front passenger side by a smartly-designed bar. The updated interior details include contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on its upper section and adopts the car's individual upholstery colour lower down. There's also an updated Navigation system with either an 8.8-inch screen or the optional 10.25-inch Touch Control Display. Either way, this allows access to the sixth generation of BMW's iDrive infotainment system that introduces touchscreen control for the Control Display alongside the iDrive Controller and optional intelligent voice control. A head-up display is also available. Boot capacity remains at a practical 505-litres. It can be upped to as much as 1,550-litres by folding down the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat. A 60:40 split-rear bench is an option that can come with individual elements able to slide the seat forward or back by up to 13cms.

Market and Model

X1 pricing starts from around £29,000 but most variants are sold in the £30,000-£35,000 bracket. The standard specification is pretty complete, running to include BMW's iDrive operating system with its high-resolution 8.8-inch colour display, a six-speaker audio system, plus a USB socket. Also standard are LED daytime driving lights, an automatic tailgate, front foglamps, remote-controlled central locking and keyless ignition, plus electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors and a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach. Options across the range include a panoramic glass roof, a DAB radio, a larger control screen and a Head-up display. The various 'SE', 'xLine', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' trim levels are differentiated by different colour grilles, side skirts and air intakes, as well as by various different kinds of sports seat. The 'M Sport version' comes equipped with upgraded M Sport suspension and the M Aerodynamics package. It also features Heated Front Seats, Folding Exterior Mirrors, Extended Lighting as well as Dakota Leather upholstery as standard. The front apron, side skirts, wheel arch trim, diffuser and cladding on the BMW X1 M Sport come in body colour. Particularly eye-catching are features such as air intakes for the newly designed bumper (with Air Curtain Technology) that are even larger than on the other model variants.

Cost of Ownership

Alet's get to the WLTP-rated fuel and CO2 figures. In manual form, the sDrive 18i petrol model manages up to 42.8mpg and up to 149g/km of CO2. The 2.0-litre petrol X1 xDrive 20i model is quick, but its official WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption is up to 40.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of up to 156g/km. Turbocharging and common-rail direct injection imbue the preferable diesel engines with strong efficiency. For the xDrive 18d, it's up to 51.4mpg and 145g/km in manual guise. For the sDrive 18d, it's up to 55.4mpg and up to 133g/km in manual form. The xDrive20d auto manages up to 49.6mpg and up to 148g/km. All these figures assume that you've chosen to use the standard 'Drive Performance Control' system in its most frugal 'ECO PRO' setting. If you want to do better, then you need to ask your dealer about the xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. This blends its petrol engine with a 9.7 kWh battery that enables it to cover more than 32 miles on electric power alone. The stats are up to 166.2mpg and up to 40g/km.

Summary

In second generation form, the X1 set its sights a little higher in terms of quality and drive dynamics and has reaped the rewards in this growing market. This revised version builds on that step forward. Yes, there are smarter and more purposeful-looking SUVs and Crossovers you could buy for the same kind of money, but against those, this BMW offers a range of unique selling points. It's alone in this segment in offering the option of a rewarding rear-wheel drive layout. And a smooth and sophisticated 8-speed automatic gearbox. Plus you get ride quality that's arguably best in class. It all adds up to a car very well worth short-listing if you're looking for a satisfying ownership proposition amongst the many premium compact SUVs and Crossovers now on sale. It still isn't an obvious choice. But now, it's one you might just enjoy making.

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Actual Monthly Cost using our maintenance based on your contract terms
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To potentially save money, have peace of mind and ease of budgeting, choose add maintenance to proceed.

*Figures are a representative example and may vary depending on driving style and conditions please speak to a member of the sales team for more information

Blue Chilli Car Leasing believes all customers should have the opportunity to take advantage of fixed maintenance cover.

So what are the benefits?

  • Planned fixed cost budgeting
  • No unexpected maintenance costs
  • Protection from rising inflation costs

What’s included?

  • Mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements, including associated parts and labour due to fair wear and tear
  • Bulbs, Batteries, Exhausts, Cam belts, Wiper blades, Alternators, Starter Motors
  • MOT tests
  • Premium Branded tyre replacements including valve and balance*

*Some of our partner funders do not cover damage through punctures or vandalism/deliberate damage. Please ask if you require more details.