BMW X1 sDrive 18i SE 5dr Step Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £31,130What Car? Target Price£29,126
Review

The BMW X1 is good to drive, classy inside and hugely practical. It isn't as quiet nor as comfortable as the best family SUVs, but it's a fine buy if you fancy something a little more sporty.

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Just because SE is the entry-level trim doesn’t mean it’s sparsely equipped; you get 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, 40/20/40 split folding rear seats, cruise control, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, auto lights and wipers and keyless start. We’d recommend adding a couple of options such as lumbar support and the sliding rear seats, though.

This 1.5-litre petrol engine is essentially the same one you'll find in a Mini Cooper. It delivers adequate, if not especially sporty, acceleration – but we reckon it's the pick for most buyers because the more powerful 20i costs a fair bit more to buy and run.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

505

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

152

g/km

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