What used BMW X1 estate will I get for my budget?
Early versions of the BMW X1 begin at around £10,000, this price securing one with a high mileage but a full service history. Up your investment to between £12,000 and £13,000 and you'll find cars from 2016, with a lower mileage, while £14,500 to £16,000 should net you a good 2017 model. Look to spend between £17,000 and £20,000 on a 2018 car, and around £20,000 to £25,000 on a 2019 or slightly more on an early 2020 model. To keep up to date with used BMW X1 prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal.
How much does it cost to run a BMW X1 estate?
The most efficient X1 is the front-wheel-drive sDrive 18d, which achieves an official combined figure of 65.7mpg under the older NEDC tests. As the power outputs increase, so do the number of driven wheels; the rest of the engine choices are four-wheel drive xDrive only. The xDrive 20d gets a figure of 57.6mpg; then there is the xDrive 25d which scores 56.5mpg.
The only petrol choice at launch was the xDrive 20i, which performs much worse than the diesels at 44.8mpg.
Later versions tested under the newer and stricter WLTP test procedure recorded 42.8mpg for the sDrive 18i petrol, 40.9mpg for the sDrive 20i petrol, 38.7mpg for the four-wheel-drive xDrive 20i, 55.4mpg for the diesel sDrive 18d and 49.6mpg for the diesel and four-wheel-drive xDrive 20d.
Of the engines that were available before the tax change, it is the sDrive18d that has the lowest CO2 emissions: just 114g/km. Next best is the xDrive2od at 128g/km, followed by the xDrive25d at 132g/km. The lone petrol at the time was the xDrive20i, which emitted 146g/km.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information), while examples registered after this date will be liable for a flat rate fee that applies to cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Insurance groups range from 22 up to 30, depending on power output and trim level.
Servicing can be pricey, but there are a number of service packs available at franchised dealers, allowing you to plan for services and pay by direct debit or instalments. Older X1s could be taken to one of the many independent specialists who will look after your BMW for a lot less than the main dealer might charge.
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