For The X1’s cabin is classy and practical, and features BMW’s brilliant iDrive infotainment system. All versions are well equipped and good to drive.

Against The ride is firm and versions with run-flat tyres suffer from excessive road noise. Prices are high and residual values aren’t likely to be especially strong.

BMW X1 4x4
44 5stars

Premium compact SUVs don’t get much better than the X1. It scores highly for quality, practicality and fun. It’s pricey to run, however, and refinement could be better.

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There are 12 BMW X1 versions available

4x4 sDrive18d SE 5dr £26,930
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 sDrive18d M Sport 5dr £29,930
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 sDrive18d xLine 5dr £29,930
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20d Sport 5dr £30,780
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20i Sport 5dr £31,375
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive18d M Sport 5dr £31,430
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr £32,280
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20d xLine 5dr £32,280
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20i xLine 5dr £32,875
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive20i M Sport 5dr £33,875
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive25d M Sport 5dr £36,210
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive25d xLine 5dr £36,210
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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Premium compact SUVs don’t get much better than the X1. It scores highly for quality, practicality and fun. It’s pricey to run, however, and refinement could be better.

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