The BMW X1 will appeal to many drivers looking for an excellent compact SUV crossover since this is a winning combination. It's a practical car with low running costs and also great to drive.
There's a wide choice of engines for the X1 including a very good three cylinder 1.5 litre petrol unit in the X1 sDrive 18i which has economy of 55 mpg and emissions of 119g/km. Drivers can also opt for a 2.0 litre unit in petrol or diesel with the latter having three power outputs of 148bhp, 187bhp and 228bhp.
For the best economy, the X1 sDrive18d is the best and should return 66 mpg with emissions of 114g/km. There is the option of adding BMW’s four-wheel-drive mode, xDrive, while this is an effective addition, fuel economy will be affected. All models come with a six speed manual gearbox and there's the option of an excellent eight speed Steptronic automatic gearbox too.
The interior of the BMW X1 has been well-designed and laid out, it's a comfortable place to spend long journeys in. It's also, despite its size, a nimble performer around town.
While many drivers will not be taking their X1 off-road, it is a decent performer, particularly the xDrive models which have the four-wheel-drive system to help improve grip and off-road performance.
There's lots of equipment fitted as standard, including a powered tailgate, alloy wheels and satnav, across the range. Other models come with a leather upholstery, LED headlights, sports body kit and suspension and there is also an M Sport model that has a unique metallic paint finish. As with all BMWs, the X1 has a long options list which includes a sliding rear seat, various dashboard colours and panoramic roof.
The X1 is a great performer and the dashboard is well-designed and functional; various parts are angled towards the driver and feel high-quality and plush.
Essentially, for anyone who is in need of a premium compact SUV then the BMW X1 makes for a great choice; it's packed with equipment, it's a great performer and one of the best in the segment.
Why not have a look at the new X1 on the official BMW UK company website and get the latest news about the X1 at The X1 owners' club and forum site. You may also like to see what they're saying about the new X1 on the Top Gear website.
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