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Introduction

What Car? says...

This new BMW X1 is the latest version of a family SUV that has undergone quite a transformation.

In its first-generation, the X1 was more of a rugged, jacked-up estate car powered by a few diesel engines. With this new third-generation model, though, BMW has aimed to turn it into a fully-fledged posh and polished SUV with an electrified engine line-up.

So does the new BMW X1 deliver on its posh and practical promise? Or are you better off with a different premium family SUV, such as the Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque or Volvo XC40? Well, we've driven it, and over the next few pages of this review we'll tell you everything you need to know about its performance in all the important areas.

Once you've picked the model for you, we can also help you find the best price if you search our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. They have lots of new family SUV deals.

FAQs

  • This generation of X1 was too new to be included in our 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but BMW finished 16th out of 32 brands. Read more here

  • The can be had as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the form of the xDrive25e and  xDrive30e or as an electric car, called the BMW iX1. Read more here

  • Every X1 gets a 10.7in touchscreen infotainment system. It features sharp graphics and responds to touch inputs rapidly, but the bad news is that it doesn’t get BMW’s fantastic rotary iDrive controller. Read more here

  • Pretty big by the standards of the class. At 540 litres, the X1's boot offers more than 100 litres more storage space than the Volvo XC40. Read more here

  • The X1’s pricing is broadly in line with the Audi Q3. The Q3 can also be had a plug-in hybrid but not as a fully electric car. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,000
Target Price from £33,122
Save up to £1,000
or from £374pm
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Nearly new deals
From £31,629
Leasing deals
From £494pm
RRP price range £33,775 - £50,900
Number of trims (see all)8
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, diesel, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 353.1 - 57.6
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £577 / £3,125
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,155 / £6,251
Available colours