BMW X1 driving





    Whether it’s in the city or out in nature, the BMW X1 delivers thrilling performance every time. The combination of BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and optional BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system deliver superior control. Complementing this are the range-topping M Sport models featuring M Sport suspension and optional M Sport Steering and brakes, which offer precision handling and effortless driving.
    BMW X1, three-quarter rear view
    BMW X1, close-up of the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine.

    BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine.

    The new generation BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine is notable for its agile power delivery as well as for its outstanding responsiveness even at low engine speeds.
    BMW X1, close-up of the xDrive logo on the rear.


    The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system smoothly and variably distributes drive power to the front and rear wheels for maximum traction, driving dynamics and safety in every driving situation.
    BMW X1, close-up of the gear lever in the central console.

    Steptronic Sport transmission.

    The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers incredibly sporty gear changes. Whether automatic or manual using gearshift paddles or gear lever.
    BMW X1, three-quarter rear view driving in front of mountain scenery.

    Adaptive suspension.

    The adaptive suspension makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit the driving situation and combines ride comfort and driving dynamics with the best possible safety.
    BMW X1, interior with M Sport Package and M Sports steering.

    M Sports steering.

    The M Sports steering with Servotronic creates a direct and agile steering response and ensures less physical effort is required to turn the wheel.
    BMW X1, side view with close-up on 19" rim with M Sport brake

    M Sport brakes.

    The M Sport brakes with multi-piston brake callipers in dark blue and M designation deliver exceptional braking performance and excellent braking on wet surfaces.


    Exploring outside your comfort zone has never been so comfortable. The senses are treated to the optional perforated Dakota leather upholstery with extended contrast stitching, six-colour lighting ambience and optional Panoramic Sunroof. This is complemented by a raised seating position and elevated roofline. To make life even easier, the BMW X1 comes with 505 litres of luggage space, a powered tailgate, and optional sliding and folding rear seat.

    BMW X1 interior seats


    With BMW’s ConnectedDrive systems, the BMW X1 seamlessly integrates the journey with everyday life. Standout enhancements include the optional full colour Head-up Display, a larger 8.8-inch Control Display as standard (featuring BMW Navigation with Real Time Traffic Information), an optional 10.25-inch upgrade, and a 5.7-inch Black Panel instrument Cluster. Driving’s never been easier.

    BMW X1 interior connectivity features

    THE BMW X1 xDrive25e PLUG-IN HYBRID.

    Give your journeys an electric boost with the new BMW X1 xDrive25e Plug-in Hybrid and its latest-generation lithium-ion battery. Offering up to 32 miles (WLTP combined) of pure electric driving, this cutting-edge plug-in hybrid combines a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with a specially developed electric drive system. However, what’s really impressive is the selection of intelligent driving modes, such as AUTO eDRIVE, which automatically selects your power source and lets you just enjoy the drive.

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    Vehicle concept BMW X1 xDrive25e F48 2019 three-quarter rear view

    When you want maximum performance, the new BMW X1 Plug-in Hybrid combines both electric and petrol power sources to offer a combined output of 220hp and 385Nm of torque. The result – strong over-taking power and acceleration from 0 to 62mph in only 6.9 seconds.**

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    eDrive modes BMW X1 xDrive25e F48 2019 close-up eDrive switch interior

    The eDrive button lets drivers choose settings such as AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and SAVE BATTERY mode. AUTO eDRIVE, which uses navigation data, optimises the two power sources. MAX eDrive is for pure electric driving, while SAVE BATTERY mode maintains the charging state of the battery while driving.

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    Port for external charging BMW X1 xDrive25e F48 2019 close-up lateral front

    Using a BMW i Wallbox, the battery in the BMW X1 Plug-in Hybrid can be charged in less than 3.2 hours. However, even when using a regular 3-pin socket and standard-equipment charging cable, it will take about five hours, perfect for an overnight charge.

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    • **BMW X1 xDrive25e: temporary peak power 231hp (170kW). Duration of peak power increases as the ambient temperature decreases (approx. 5 s at +25°C, up to approx. 40 s at -20°C). This allows acceleration from 0-62mph in 6.9 s.