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    sDrive20i SportX
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    BMW X1 Key Specifications

    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Engine1995 to 1998 cc
    Power and Torque
    188 to 189 bhp & 280 to 400 Nm
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    Acceleration7.7 to 7.9 seconds
    Top Speed222 to 226 kmph

    BMW X1 Summary


    The BMW X1 is available in four trim levels, namely the X1 sDrive20i SportX, sDrive20i xLine, sDrive20d xLine and sDrive20i Tech Edition. 

    Market launch

    The second generation facelift of the X1 (codenamed F48) was launched in India on 05, March 2020.

    Engine and Transmission

    The BMW X1 is powered by a petrol and diesel engine. Firstly, a 1,998cc in-line four-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor makes 189bhp and 280Nm of torque. Secondly, there is a 1,995cc in-line four-cylinder turbocharged diesel that can produce 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission while the diesel is paired with an eight-speed unit.


    The X1 bears BMW’s signature design philosophy that also applies to every other X series SUV. It features the typical kidney grille embellished with a glossy chrome finish. It also gets all-LED headlamps, fog lamps and taillights. Additionally, BMW offers 17-inch alloy wheels in three variants while the Tech Edition gets a set of 18-inch ones. 


    On the inside, the X1 gets Sensatec synthetic leather upholstery for the seats that come in either Oyster/Black or all-Black theme. Moreover, there is an analogue instrument cluster with a TFT multimedia display. Depending on the variant, the X1 comes with distinctive infotainment touchscreen units varying between 6.5-inch, 8.8-inch and 10.25-inch. 


    The X1 gets anti-dazzle side-view mirrors, a seven-speaker HiFi sound system, heads-up display, dual-zone temperature control, wireless charger, six airbags, attentiveness attention, TPMS, traction control, dynamic stability control, cornering brake control, ISOFIX child seat anchors and six dimmable colours of ambient lighting.

    Recent developments

    A new sDrive20i Tech Edition variant with additional features was launched in India on 15 July 2021. Meanwhile, BMW is working on a third-generation X1 which is likely to be revealed globally in 2022.


    The BMW X1 takes on the Audi Q2, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Volvo XC40 in India.

    BMW X1 Price

    BMW X1 price starts at ₹ 39.43 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 43.43 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for X1 ranges between ₹ 39.43 Lakh - ₹ 43.00 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for X1 is ₹ 43.43 Lakh.

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    X1 sDrive20i SportX

    ₹ 39.43 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 14.82 kmpl
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    X1 sDrive20i xLine

    ₹ 41.46 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 14.82 kmpl
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    X1 sDrive20i Tech Edition

    ₹ 43.00 Lakh
    1998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 14.82 kmpl
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    X1 sDrive20d xLine

    ₹ 43.43 Lakh
    1995 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 19.62 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Powerful engines
      • Spacious cabin
      • Snob value
    • Could be Better
      • Stiff low-speed ride
      • Needs a generation update
      • Lower trim misses some equipment

    X1 Verdict

    BMW has introduced the X1 facelift with a fresh set of cosmetic and feature updates over the outgoing model. The petrol sDrive20i is available in SportX and xLine variants, while the diesel sDrive20d is available in xLine and M Sport variants, both of which are powered by BS6 compliant 2.0-litre motors. The X1 still remains the most affordable BMW you can buy in India.

    X1 Review

    2020 BMW X1 sDrive20d xLine First Drive Review

    What is it?

    BMW X1 Exterior

    Why I would buy it: Peppy diesel engine, unique appearance

    Why I would avoid it: Uninspiring cabin

    The entry-level luxury car market has been seeing a steady rise over the years. It’s a price point where buyers get their first taste of acquiring cars that carry the luxury badging and the BMW X1 has been a steady face in this race. This generation was launched in 2015 and the car that we have driven is a mid-life update for the F48 generation BMW X1.  

    BMW X1 Right Front Three Quarter

    As is the case with most mid-life updates, there are few subtle visual changes to bring the car up to date with the times but it still looks like the outgoing model. Bigger-the-better seems to be key for BMW with its signature elements and in this case, it is their legendary front grille which has become wider, longer and stands a bit more prominently. 

    BMW X1 Right Rear Three Quarter

    The LED projector headlights are new too with the ring design of the previous model being replaced by a crescent shape. In profile, the rear overhang is shorter than the front while the strong shoulder line and rear sloping roofline lend themselves well to giving the car its BMW SUV appearance. The rear is typical BMW with the wrap-around tail lamps and layered boot with its clearly defined lines. 

    BMW X1 Headlamps

    BMW is one of the pioneers when it comes to the family look and the purpose of such a look is best defined in a model like the X1 which is the entry-point for the brand. Put simply, you get all the looks of the big boys like the X5 and X7 but at a lower price point. 

    How is it on the inside?

    BMW X1 Dashboard

    The cabin of this updated BMW X1 remains unchanged in terms of layout but has got new elements and additional features as a part of the mid-life refresh. It is an all-black affair with silver and wood inserts on the dashboard. 

    BMW X1 Interior

    Unlike most modern BMWs that are on offer in India, the X1 still gets manual clocks. With clear fonts, white backlighting and a little digital screen for the Eco meter, it’s not bad to look at but will begin to feel dated when Mercedes-Benz and Audi bring in the new GLA and Q3 with full digital displays later this year. 

    BMW X1 Interior

    There’s an 8.0-inch touchscreen with a floating display mounted on the dashboard and running an older version of BMW’s i-Drive system. It’s nice to use but lacks some of the intuitiveness of its other German counterparts. Also, there’s no Android Auto on this version of the interface. 

    BMW X1 Interior

    You also get a new gear lever and black inserts on the centre console. In the case of the former, the update has been designed for the lever to fit easier in the palm for better access.        

    BMW X1 Interior

    Where the X1 manages to score high is the amount of cabin space on offer both in the front and rear. The seats have been set low and so you have a large amount of headroom and this combined with the large glass area as well as dual sunroof makes for a roomy affair within. The X1 has been the segment leader when it comes to legroom and so even for a six-footer like me, sitting comfortably in both rows is not an issue at all.  

    BMW X1 Front-Seats

    The front seats are powered and have a two-set memory function while the rear seats have a recline function. The latter can also be folded nearly flat, expanding the boot space by a significant amount. It’s also an easy boot to access with a low loading lip height but lacks an auto close/open function across the range.      

    BMW X1 Interior

    In terms of features, BMW has added ambient lighting, two USB Type-C ports in the rear, puddle lamps with the X1 logo as well as auto-dimming exterior mirrors for this version of the X1. You also get a comprehensive safety net that includes six airbags, traction control, TPMS as well as an attentiveness assistant which keeps in check things like your alertness levels by analysing your driving patterns.

    BMW X1 Interior

    However, the cabin feels dated and lacks the extra premium feel seen in some of the X1’s rivals. This is particularly evident in the analogue clocks and older i-Drive system. 

    How does it drive?

    BMW X1 Engine Bay

    The version of the X1, 20d, is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 188bhp/400Nm. Transmission duties are taken care of by an eight-speed automatic sending power to the front wheels. At present, BMW is only offering this configuration for the Indian market both for petrol and diesel engines.

    BMW X1 Interior

    You get access to a large chunk of that 400Nm of torque at a shade just under 1800rpm with a nice linear build-up all the way close to the 3000rpm. The eight-speed Aisin gearbox does a good job of keeping you in the meat of the torque band allowing you to cruise at triple-digit speed without much effort. 

    BMW X1 Interior

    You get three driving modes EcoPro, Comfort and Sport and as their names suggest you get a varied driving experience with all three. The former is well suited for city conditions and will quickly upshift to give you maximum efficiency. If you take your foot off the accelerator, the drive train goes into a coasting function needing you to be extra cautious on the brakes. The Sport mode is the more engaging of the two (sport-sporty…you get the drift) with sharper responses from the throttle and steering. It holds the revs for a longer period to allow a quicker build-up of speed. Finally, Comfort mode is a combination of both and is best suited when you have a mix of city and highway driving conditions. As part of the package, you also get paddle shifters which are engaging, quick to respond and very useful when you need to munch up the kilometres in a quick manner.      

    BMW X1 Driving

    The ride is on the firmer side but is not uncomfortable in any manner and it would take quite a large pothole or obstacle to bounce you around in the car at low speeds. This firm quality is a boon out on the highway especially at triple digit speeds where the stability offered allows you to drive in an engaging manner. Aiding this cause is improved insulation in the cabin which has addressed previous complaints of the ride being noisy. 

    BMW X1 Driving

    The X1 is reasonably engaging to drive despite losing out on the automaker’s legendary xDrive AWD system. The steering is quick to respond through the turns though because you only have two powered wheels and a lot of torque going through them, it is better to plan your moves and glide from point to point. This being an SUV, you get all the fun of a BMW but with the ability to take the path less taken and not worry about damaging the under body of your expensive German machinery. 

    Should I buy one?

    BMW X1 Front view

    If it’s brand name you are looking for when stepping into the big league, then this is a good place to start your innings. You get spacious interiors, segment-leading boot space, peppy diesel engine and that unique BMW SUV appearance. However, on the flip side, the spacious cabin feels dated both in terms of appearance and technology. What’s more, the lack of xDrive technology across the range robs away some of the boasting rights that one would want when looking at a car of this nature and price.  

    Where does it fit in?

    BMW X1 Rear view

    At the time of writing this review, the BMW X1 range starts at Rs 35.9 lakhs (Average ex-showroom) and tops out at Rs 42.9 lakhs (Average ex-showroom). The car that we have driven is priced at Rs 39.9 lakhs (Average ex-showroom). This car is a rival for the Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3. Of these, the XC40 is a new generation car while the Mercedes and Audi will both enter new generations later this year.  

    Photos: Kapil Angane & Kaustubh Gandhi

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    X1 Colours

    BMW X1 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    BMW X1 Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage


    (1995 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)19.62 kmpl


    (1998 cc)

    Automatic (Dual Clutch)14.82 kmpl

    FAQs About BMW X1

    Q: What is the on road price of X1?

    The on-road price of X1 in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 46.03 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 51.71 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between X1 and Q2?

    X1 price starts at ₹ 39.43 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Whereas Q2 price starts at ₹ 35.00 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1984 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What are the offers available on BMW X1 for October?

    There are 4 BMW X1 offers in Delhi for the month of October.

    Q: What is price of X1 top model?

    Top model of X1 is sDrive20d xLine and the ex-showroom for X1 sDrive20d xLine is ₹ 43.43 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of BMW X1?

    The BMW X1 mileage is 14.82 - 19.62 kmpl.

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      Using it since 2016. The best car in segment. Would recommend it blindly as I even use Audi A6 Matrix still it's better to drive and fun! Pickup is awesome and is fun to drive! Thanks
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    • Fully satisfied
      I was a great experience with the car ......the comfortness is too good and even my driving experience was much better than those of my previous cars. We do not even feel a small shock seems like car is running on ice not on roads
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