BMW X1

Editorial Test Drive Review of BMW X1

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

BMW new X1 Front View

It is no secret that the Audi Q3 has been giving the X1 tough competition ever since its launch last year and so rightly within a few days the new X1 has come out. Though it is not a completely new model it does bring in some updates to the design and adds some freshness to the package. In the looks department the front bumper receives some tweaks and the headlight which looks the same has new internal detailing and get LEDs.The interior changes are namely the side of the centre console angled towards the driver is now shallower. The interior colour theme is now black which we like and the wood finish has now gone replaced by aluminium elements.The base variant has all the features that you would want though the other trim levels add more goodies like sports multi-function steering wheel with leather, multi-colour ambient lighting and matte wood finish. You also get additional optional equipment in form of glass sunroof, powered seats, 8.8 inch screen. What has not changed is the space inside as its still a bit cramped as before.The X1 now has only one engine option and that means the potent diesel engine remains. This engine now makes 181 bhp and is more powerful. Plus the old gearbox has now gone replaced by a new 8-speed one which is more smooth and more responsive. This new gearbox makes the X1 seem more fast than it is and helps it greatly. This diesel has enough grunt and feels quick.The ride of the old X1 was a bit crashy and a bit on the hard side but the new X1 takes care of that part as its much better now. The ride over bumps and potholes is much better though it is still not the best riding car in its class.The X1 still is a BMW which means that it is a hoot to drive and feels great on the limit. This is an SUV but being a BMW its steering and chassis makes it a lot fun. However the steering is very heavy at low speeds which means navigating is traffic is difficult. The new X1 has aloads of safety features as well! The X1 is priced at Rs 27.9 lakhs which means its more expensive now and it remains to be seen how the market will react to it especially the bigger new Honda CR-V is cheaper! For a detailed analysis read below

Pros: Improved overall, Handling, Interior design, quality, Diesel engine
Cons: More expensive now, Lacks space

BMW X1 Interiors

The interior now get an all black look which we like and the wood is replaced by aluminium. The base variant has all the features that you would want though the other trim levels add more goodies like sports multi-function steering wheel with leather, multi-colour ambient lighting and matte wood finish. You also get additional optional equipment in form of glass sunroof, powered seats, 8.8 inch screen. What has not changed is the space inside as its still a bit cramped as before.

What we like
The all black theme looks classy
What we don't like
It lacks space and is cramped at the back

BMW X1 Exteriors

Though it is not a completely new model it does bring in some updates to the design and adds some freshness to the package. In the looks department the bumpers are tweaked and it looks slightly better. The headlights now have new internal detailing and LEDs.

What we like
Small tweaks make it nicer to look at
What we don't like
Still nearly same looking as previous model

BMW X1 Engine & Performance

The X1 now has only one engine option and that means the potent diesel engine remains. This engine now makes 181 bhp and is more powerful. Plus the old gearbox has now gone replaced by a new 8-speed one which is more smooth and more responsive. This new gearbox makes the X1 seem more fast than it is and helps it greatly. This diesel has enough grunt and feels quick.

What we like
Diesel has enough grunt and feels fast
What we don't like
Has tiny bit of turbo-lag

BMW X1 Mileage and Running Costs

BMW X1 Diesel Mileage 17 kmpl

The old X1 was efficient but the new one with the 8-speed gearbox is even better and the diesel engine provides a good range

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BMW X1 Diesel Variants
BMW X1 sDrive 20D 17 kmpl
BMW X1 sDrive 20D Sport Line 17 kmpl
BMW X1 sDrive 20D xLine 17 kmpl

BMW X1 Handling Braking & Safety

The X1 still is a BMW which means that it is a hoot to drive and feels great on the limit. This is an SUV but being a BMW its steering and chassis makes it a lot fun. However the steering is very heavy at low speeds which means navigating is traffic is difficult. The new X1 has aloads of safety features as well!

What we like
Is fun to drive and has good handling
What we don't like
Steering is too light

BMW X1 Comfort & Suspension

The ride of the old X1 was a bit crashy and a bit on the hard side but the new X1 takes care of that part as its much better now. The ride over bumps and potholes is much better though it is still not the best riding car in its class. One thing is the lack of refinement as the new X1 feels noisy

What we like
Rides much better now
What we don't like
Lacks refinement

BMW X1 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4454 mm
Overall Width 2044 mm
Overall Height 1545 mm
Ground Clearance 179 mm

Engine

Torque 380Nm@1750-2750rpm
Displacement 1995 cc
Power 184bhp@4000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres --
Wheel Size 17 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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BMW X1 Features

BMW X1 sDrive 20D sDrive 20D Sport Line sDrive 20D xLine
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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BMW X1 Colors

  • Mineral White
  • Black Sapphire
  • Deep Sea Blue
  • Glacier Silver
  • Marrakesh Brown
  • Midnight Blue
  • Valencia orange

BMW X1 Price

BMW X1 Price in New Delhi

Rs 30.75 L - 36.00 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of BMW X1 ranges from Rs 30.75 Lakh to Rs 36.00 Lakh. BMW X1 is available in 3 variants. To find the on road price of BMW X1 you need to click on the check on road price.

BMW X1 has 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is BMW X1 sDrive 20D which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 30.75 Lakh, the most expensive variant is BMW X1 sDrive 20D xLine which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 36.00 Lakh .

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Worth price car
Posted on Sep,09,25 5:46 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,Best for indian roads

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,Fuel part is not interesting

X1 is the sampler car to know about BMW, they put all best features in x1.why other models are expensive .the difference price between x1& x3 or x5 model is unjustified , I will go for any amount BET if company can justify the price difference.(X1 is best worth car in india )

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X1 BMW(be my wehicle) sorry for the spelling mistake.
By Posted on Sep,09,24 11:58 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Driving this automobile makes one feel majestic and totally in control. Its powerful engine makes you touch the sky and above. In nutshell this car is a altogether category in itself and a good package to buy.

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DRIVER DELIGHT
Posted on Sep,09,25 10:05 AM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Interiors,CongestedUncomfortable,

Driver delight can translate in to claustrophobic rear seat comfort. The responsive engine in a gem, smooth shifting gearbox is seamless, translates to featureless rear seats.

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bmw x1 is the best car in its segment
By Posted on Sep,09,24 1:05 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

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X1 is the best suv for road use
By Posted on May,05,14 3:13 PM

Pros Good Performance,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

Good SUV. I am totally in love with my black X1. It has excellent features and came at good pricing also. It is super comfortable and has many features better than competitor. It is one of the most affordable BMW SUV and i am proud to own a BMW car today. It was my dream to own a BMW and now it has finally happened.

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