BMW X1 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, diesel, petrol
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Not all trendsetters get it right first time. Take the BMW X1. Although this latest model has many talents, its predecessor the original X1 (09-15) was actually bit of a letdown – despite the fact it helped popularise compact posh SUVs.

This second-generation model – which was given a raft of updates in 2020 – isn't only good to drive and surprisingly practical, it's also available in plug-in hybrid (xDrive 25e) form with a claimed pure electric range of up to 31 miles. There are, of course, plenty of regular petrol and diesel engines to choose from as well. You can even have four-wheel drive.

The BMW X1’s direct rivals include plenty of cars it helped influence, including the excellent Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40 – which are both What Car? award winners. Other family SUVs you might be considering include the Audi Q3, the Mercedes GLA and Volkswagen Tiguan.

So, how does the X1 square against up those rivals? And which engines, trims and optional extras should you be considering? We'll tell you all you need to know over the next few pages, and if you decide a BMW X1 is the car for you, head over to our New Car Buying pages to find out how much you could save without the hassle of haggling.

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Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions156.9 - 55.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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