The all-new 2023 BMW X1 has many upgrades to add to its already excellent performance. It is now available with an upgraded powertrain, new styling, and more standard features. The X1 starts at $38,600 and comes standard with all-wheel drive.
The BMW X1 is an upright SUV with a traditional kidney grille. It is the smallest SUV produced by BMW. It has grown for the third time since its introduction in 2009. The new 2023 model is 1.7 inches longer and 0.8 inches wider than its last-generation all-wheel-drive sibling. In addition to increasing length and width, the BMW X1 also has more interior room.
The outside of the BMW X1 is bolder and more modern than its predecessor, while the cabin is more elegant and upscale. Its boxy shape helps make it more roomy inside. Its sporty look is enhanced by the available M Sport trim package, which adds 18-inch bi-color alloy wheels, a Shadowline exterior trim, and an aerodynamic body kit.
The new BMW X1 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline mill with a Mille combustion cycle, making 241 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The X1 is also equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new X1 has a mileage rating of 28 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined.
The interior of the BMW X1 is comfortable and premium, with soft-touch materials and premium materials. The dashboard has a clean look, free of rattles and noise. Moreover, the car’s iDrive 8 infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with a standard xDrive all-wheel drive system. This system enhances traction on slippery surfaces, which makes it a better option for those who need to travel on snowy roads.
The BMW X1 is offered in many countries, including the US and Europe. The car is also available in an electric version called the BMW iX1 which makes 313 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive version of the BMW X1 will be the only all-wheel-drive model for sale in North America.
The engine of the BMW X1 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 228 horsepower. It also produces 258 pound-feet of torque. Although this engine is not the most efficient option, it has enough power to get through busy traffic and highways. Its eight-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts. Fuel-economy estimates are twenty-eight mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
As a nonluxury SUV, the BMW X1 has a comfortable and roomy cabin. Its spacious seats accommodate five passengers. It has a decent amount of cargo space, although the Mercedes-Benz GLA offers more cargo space. It also has two sets of LATCH connectors on the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor in the middle seat. The LATCH system received an acceptable rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
The xDrive28i starts at $37,400. The price is inclusive of dealer incentives and non-limited factory rebates. Additional rebates may also be available.