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About the BMW X1

Vehicle Summary

The BMW X1 is a very popular subcompact luxury crossover SUV. Stylized as a “Sports Activity Vehicle” like the founding X5 and current X3 crossovers, the X1 offers a sporty driving experience in a smaller and more versatile package. Devoted fans of this vehicle will enjoy the compact crossover’s sharp handling and strong engine performance. You’ll also have convenient under-floor storage options that complement the vehicle’s well-designed and easy-to-access cargo area. Currently, there are two generations of the BMW X1: the first generation (2009-2015) and the second and current generation (2015-present).

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BMW X1 Trim Configurations

sDrive28i (2015-2018):

The sDrive28i serves as the front-wheel drive variant of the BMW X1. What the sDrive28i loses in all-wheel drive capability it gains in improved fuel economy, resulting in an EPA-estimated rating of 26 MPG combined for the 2018 sDrive28i 2.0L four-cylinder engine versus the 2018 xDrive28i’s 2.0 L four-cylinder EPA-estimated 25 MPG combined.1 The 2018 sDrive28i features a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower – down 13 horsepower from its original rating of 241 horsepower prior to 2015.

xDrive28i (2015-2018):

The xDrive28i offers the same engine and transmission as the sDrive28i while offering all-wheel drive as a main upgrade. Aside from a change in drivetrain configuration, the BMW X1’s options and other features remain the same.


Available on the first-generation BMW X1 until 2015, the xDrive35i featured a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six-cylinder engine with 300 horsepower on tap.

BMW X1 Packages:

Instead of traditional trim levels, the second-generation (2015-Current) BMW X1 bundled many of its optional features into one of several option packages:

Driver Assistance Package (2018):

This package offers several driver assistance features, including:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Park Distance Control
  • Parking Assistant

Luxury Package (2018):

This package offers an upgrade from the 2018 BMW X1’s standard interior:

  • Fine-wood oak grain trim
  • Pearl chrome highlight
  • Dakota leather upholstery

Premium Package (2018):

The Premium Package offers a broad range of convenience features, including:

  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Ambiance lighting
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • Lumbar support

Technology Package (2018):

This package includes a number of optional tech features:

  • Head-up display
  • Enhanced USB and Bluetooth® plus smartphone integration
  • BMW Navigation System with touchpad controller
  • BMW Connected App compatibility

M Sport Package (2018):

The M Sport Package provides a number of visual and performance enhancements, including:

  • Sport seats
  • Sport Automatic transmission
  • 18-inch Double Spoke Bicolor wheels
  • M sport suspension
  • Shadowline exterior trim

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.


Q: What is the BMW X1 premium package?

A: The Premium Package adds an assortment of features to the second-generation (2015-current) BMW X1, including LED headlights, ambiance lighting and power-folding mirrors.

Q: Is the BMW X1 a 4x4?

A: Both BMW X1 generations come available with all-wheel drive under the xDrive guise.

Q: Does the 2018 BMW X1 have Apple CarPlay®?

A: The second-generation BMW X1 makes Apple CarPlay available as part of the Technology Package, when paired with the BMW Navigation System.

Q: Is the BMW X1 equipped with a turbo?

A: All second-generation models feature the TwinPower turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine. The first-gen BMW X1 also featured this engine as well as a turbocharged six-cylinder engine.

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the BMW X1 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the BMW X1 10th out of 15 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW X1 is $693, compared to an average of $595 for Luxury Compact SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, BMW X1 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 1 times for Luxury Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the BMW X1, compared to an average of 7% for Luxury Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for BMW X1

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (50 reviews)

excellent car

Was hooked on smaller hatchbacks for many years, as they are so practical. But after having to search for a newer model, and many test drives, we were unsatisifed. Then this was our pick because it is a luxury car but sort of like an oversized hatchback. Yet it is not too long and easy to park in urban areas; still we can cart bicycles and larger items around easily. It has all the luxury features of BMW. We were fortunate to find one that has real leather, heated seats and no sunroof too, all of which we were seeking. We live in the hot desert and the light leather color, and solid roof keeps the car cooler. Love the newer transmission - very efficient; plus the car has a turbo-4 with 2 wheel rear drive, so the fuel costs are really low.


  • Fuel Economy: turbo 4 means less fuel used
  • Cargo Space: for a short car this has lots of cargo capacity
  • Seat Comfort: very adjustable memory seats, very comfortable for long road trip

- Jean Tait, 2015 BMW X1

Fun to drive!

We bought this car as a second, around town, fun car, because of the cost in compassion to the other BMW models for the same specs. This car has the turbo engine, the bells and whistles, and hatch back we were looking for. It also gets great gas millage. The engines on these are typical BMW and a little louder than most engines when cold cranking. But over all, it is a great entry level BMW for those who want the symbol, the specs, road handling, and all that BMW offers without the super hefty price tag.


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- Jennifer J, 2013 BMW X1

Traveling in every condition well

I bought this car in January 2021, drove half way across the country a month after purchasing, which consisted of unexpected heavy snow and ice two days into our trip. Bad driving conditions. This car did amazingly well. AWD was reliable, tight handling & breaking. Great on gas. Comfortable for long adventures. This car was pushed to it's limits. Overall it is great for everyday driving and distance.


  • Cargo Space: Cargo space is biggest of its kind. Has extra space where spare would be. Can fit a large stroller without putting seats down & still have extra room.
  • Weather Versatility: Great in heavy snow and rain. AWD is a plus to keep this car going though anything on and off road.
  • Ride and Handling: tighten handling and brakes. More of a sporty feeling. Quick acceleration for highway. Good traction in rain/ice.


  • Technology and Entertainment: The display screen is small and out of date. Backup camera is too small. Not touch screen. Bad display layout.
  • Interior Space: Seats are comfortable & adjustable with plenty of head space front/back but may feel cramped in leg room with 4 tall adults. Cup holders aren't in the best locations in center console due to knob for screen display.
  • Dashboard: It's not digital. Small backup screen and not a good display screen design. Very basic looking instrument panel not what expected out of a BMW.

- P B, 2018 BMW X1

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