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BMW X1 DIESEL ESTATE sDrive 18d xLine 5dr

BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
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BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr
BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG61.40
  • 0-62mph9.3 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C02113 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque258 lbs/f
  • P11D29%

Review

The X1, BMW's most compact sports utility vehicle, has been quite a success in the UK. This improved MK2 model aims to build on that, being smarter and better equipped and now offering the option of plug-in petrol power. Will this revitalised X1 continue to hit this segment's sweet spot?

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The improved second generation version of BMW's smallest SUV, the X1, seems a much stronger all-round proposition. Jonathan Crouch checks it out..

Background

The first generation version of the X1, BMW's smallest SUV - which the Munich maker insists on calling an 'SAV' (or 'Sports Activity Vehicle') - had a troubled birth. First launched in 2009, it was initially criticised for its looks and for not driving as a Beemer should. Yet its popularity endured among its buyers and in 2015, its fans were rewarded with a second generation version which proved to be taller, roomier and cheaper to run. That's sold well but since 2015, a range of tough competitors have arrived in to the marketplace for premium compact SUVs, including cars like the Volvo XC40, the Jaguar E-PACE and the Lexus UX. So BMW has improved the the second generation X1. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

The MK2 model X1 uses BMW's efficient generation of four-cylinder engines. Plus the brand's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which distributes the engine's power between the front and rear axles as the situation requires, has been upgraded. Most buyers though, will be happy with front-wheel-drive. There's also a wide track, short overhangs and the usual 50:50 weight distribution. The petrol range only comes with sDrive 2WD and starts with the 140hp 1.5-litre sDrive 18i model available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch auto. The petrol alternative is the 2.0-litre X1 sDrive20i, which delivers a total power output of 192hp and can only be specified with a seven-speed Sport dual-clutch automatic. There's also an xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. Here, a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, which generates 125hp and peak torque of 220Nm, powers the front wheels, while an electric drive system with rated output of 95hp and torque of 165Nm channels its power to the rear wheels. The interplay of the two power sources produces an intelligent, part-electric version of BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. Most X1 sales though, are made with the two 2.0-litre diesel variants. There's a 150hp 2WD sDrive18d diesel variant, offered with either sDrive 2WD or xDrive 4WD and available with an 8-speed Steptronic auto gearbox as an alternative to the usual slick 6-speed BMW manual stick shifter. Or you can have an xDrive-only 190bhp 4WD xDrive20d model, which comes only with eight-speed Sport automatic transmission that enables it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.8s and go on to a top speed of 136mph.

Design and Build

This second generation 'F48'-series X1 remains unmistakably a BMW and has been updated with a larger BMW kidney grille and standard full-LED headlights. The front bumper now boasts integral LED foglamps and all model variants feature larger air intakes. Another change can be found at the driver's-side exterior mirror, which projects a two-tone LED 'X1' image when the car is unlocked. At the rear, there are revised LED tail light and redesigned inlays on the apron. The four-cylinder variants get twin tailpipes. Inside, the flat surfaces of the instrument panel and centre console controls are angled towards the driver, while the controls located in the lower section are surrounded by quality surfaces and are separated from the front passenger side by a smartly-designed bar. The updated interior details include contrast stitching on the instrument panel, which is black on its upper section and adopts the car's individual upholstery colour lower down. There's also an updated Navigation system with either an 8.8-inch screen or the optional 10.25-inch Touch Control Display. Either way, this allows access to the sixth generation of BMW's iDrive infotainment system that introduces touchscreen control for the Control Display alongside the iDrive Controller and optional intelligent voice control. A head-up display is also available. Boot capacity remains at a practical 505-litres. It can be upped to as much as 1,550-litres by folding down the standard 40:20:40 split rear seat. A 60:40 split-rear bench is an option that can come with individual elements able to slide the seat forward or back by up to 13cms.

Market and Model

X1 pricing starts from around £29,000 but most variants are sold in the £30,000-£35,000 bracket. The standard specification is pretty complete, running to include BMW's iDrive operating system with its high-resolution 8.8-inch colour display, a six-speaker audio system, plus a USB socket. Also standard are LED daytime driving lights, an automatic tailgate, front foglamps, remote-controlled central locking and keyless ignition, plus electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors and a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach. Options across the range include a panoramic glass roof, a DAB radio, a larger control screen and a Head-up display. The various 'SE', 'xLine', 'Sport' and 'M Sport' trim levels are differentiated by different colour grilles, side skirts and air intakes, as well as by various different kinds of sports seat. The 'M Sport version' comes equipped with upgraded M Sport suspension and the M Aerodynamics package. It also features Heated Front Seats, Folding Exterior Mirrors, Extended Lighting as well as Dakota Leather upholstery as standard. The front apron, side skirts, wheel arch trim, diffuser and cladding on the BMW X1 M Sport come in body colour. Particularly eye-catching are features such as air intakes for the newly designed bumper (with Air Curtain Technology) that are even larger than on the other model variants.

Cost of Ownership

Alet's get to the WLTP-rated fuel and CO2 figures. In manual form, the sDrive 18i petrol model manages up to 42.8mpg and up to 149g/km of CO2. The 2.0-litre petrol X1 xDrive 20i model is quick, but its official WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption is up to 40.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of up to 156g/km. Turbocharging and common-rail direct injection imbue the preferable diesel engines with strong efficiency. For the xDrive 18d, it's up to 51.4mpg and 145g/km in manual guise. For the sDrive 18d, it's up to 55.4mpg and up to 133g/km in manual form. The xDrive20d auto manages up to 49.6mpg and up to 148g/km. All these figures assume that you've chosen to use the standard 'Drive Performance Control' system in its most frugal 'ECO PRO' setting. If you want to do better, then you need to ask your dealer about the xDrive 25e petrol/electric plug-in hybrid version. This blends its petrol engine with a 9.7 kWh battery that enables it to cover more than 32 miles on electric power alone. The stats are up to 166.2mpg and up to 40g/km.

Summary

In second generation form, the X1 set its sights a little higher in terms of quality and drive dynamics and has reaped the rewards in this growing market. This revised version builds on that step forward. Yes, there are smarter and more purposeful-looking SUVs and Crossovers you could buy for the same kind of money, but against those, this BMW offers a range of unique selling points. It's alone in this segment in offering the option of a rewarding rear-wheel drive layout. And a smooth and sophisticated 8-speed automatic gearbox. Plus you get ride quality that's arguably best in class. It all adds up to a car very well worth short-listing if you're looking for a satisfying ownership proposition amongst the many premium compact SUVs and Crossovers now on sale. It still isn't an obvious choice. But now, it's one you might just enjoy making.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with bluetooth audio streaming
BMW Navigation system with 8.8" monitor and 800X480 pixel resolution
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Ambient temperature display
Apple CarPlay
Arrow pointers, north up, direction of travel and perspective map displays
Attentiveness assist
Automatic tailgate opening
BMW ConnectedDrive
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Characteristic map controlled oil pump system
Cruise control with brake assist
Front axle single joint with specific axle kinematics to minimise drive influences on steering + provide increased rigidity agile driving behaviour
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
Instrument cluster with Black optic display featuring superimposed dials and 5.7" colour display
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Integrated hard drive with map data updates via USB interface
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
On board computer
Operation by iDrive with direct selection buttons and 8 programmable buttons
Optimum shift indicator
Outside temperature gauge
Park assist system
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Real time traffic information
Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristics
Service interval indicator
Servotronic PAS
Tyre puncture warning system
Entertainment
BMW professional radio includes amplifier power 100w, Two mide range speakers in door trims and two woofers as central bass speaker under front seats
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
LED Headlights
Matt aluminium roof rails
Satin matt aluminium exterior trim
Solid paint
Adjustable headlights
Aero curtain
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
BMW Icon design LED daytime driving lights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lights
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
Exclusive front door sill finishers with BMW designation
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Follow me home headlights
Front air guide finished in black silver
Front air inlets in matt black with silver finisher matt
Front and rear bumper system
Front bumper underbody protection in silver matt
Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
Headlight beam throw control
Heated door mirrors
Heated windscreen washer jets
High level third brake light
Kidney grille with 14 chrome matt aluminium fronted with black matt sides vertical bars
LED direction indicator lights in headlight eyebrow
LED front fog lights
Lightweight engineering
Model designation
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear bumper underbody protection in black silver with silver matt insert
Rear fog lights
Rear window aerial
Rear window wash/wipe
Reversing light in rear light cluster
Roof mouldings in matt black
Shark fin antenna
Sill cover matt black with matt silver insert
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipes x2
Two eye face design on light
Visible VIN plate
Welcome lighting
Interior Features
Front standard seats
Manual height adjustable front seats
12v power point in centre console
2 cup holders in front
3 rear headrests
3 spoke sport leather steering wheel
40:20:40 split folding rear seat
Black door sill finishers with BMW designation
Boot light
Centre armrest in 20 degree part rear seat backrest
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Conditioned based service
Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitching
Driver and front passenger heated seats
Driver/front passenger seat backrest back with luggage net
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
Dual zone automatic air conditioning
Four grab handles integrated in roof linings
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front centre armrest/sliding cover
Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Illuminated glovebox
Leather gearknob/gaiter/handbrake grip
Luggage area underfloor compartment
Luggage compartment access via recessed handle below tailgate
Luggage compartment lighting
Luggage compartment loading edge with stainless steel insert
Manually adjustment steering wheel column
Multifunction steering wheel
Rear coded belt buckles
Single turbo charger
Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
Velour floor carpets
Technical
51 Litre fuel tank
12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
Anti-roll bars
Balancer shaft
Diesel particulate filter
DOHC valvetrain with two upper camshafts
Double VANOS
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
High precision injection
Incorrect fuelling protection
Performance Control
Standard suspension
Stop/start function
Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
Trim
High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Wheels
18" Y spoke bicolour light alloy wheels finished in Orbit grey - Style 579
Tyre mobility system
Low rolling resistance tyres
Packs
Extended lights pack - X1
Extended storage package - X1
Safety
ABS/EBD
Audio/visual collision warning system
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking readiness
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Collision mitigation braking system
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbags
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
Electronic parking brake
Front and rear head airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt force limiters
Front ventilated disc brakes
Hill start assist
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks
Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
Side impact protection
Three point seat belts in all belts
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitor
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Check control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Remote control with integrated two key
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.086
CO2 (g/km) 113
HC+NOx 0.051
Noise Level dB(A) 67
NOx 0.019
Particles 0.0002
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 135
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 119
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 124
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Code B47C20U1
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 65.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 70.6
EC Urban (mpg) 57.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 4.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 53.3
WLTP - MPG - High 61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium 60.1
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description sDrive d
Coin Series xLine
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 24E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 74
NCAP Safety Assist % 77
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.3
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 258
Engine Torque - MKG 35.7
Engine Torque - NM 350
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style Y SPOKE STYLE 579
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1598
Length 4447
Wheelbase 2670
Width 1821
Width (including mirrors) 2060
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 51
Gross Vehicle Weight 2090
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 505
Max. Loading Weight 580
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1510
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £434.32 p/m £11.35 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £448.00 p/m £12.65 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £457.12 p/m £13.52 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £479.22 p/m £35.45 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £501.32 p/m £37.76 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £362.39 p/m £7.49 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £375.35 p/m £17.86 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £325.45 p/m £8.13 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £337.26 p/m £16.47 p/m
No contract hire deals found. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
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Annual Mileage
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
BMW Navigation plus system FOC
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging FOC
Head up Display FOC
Reversing camera FOC
Entertainment
Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system £600.00
Exterior Features
Bike rack preparation £180.00
BMW icon adaptive LED headlights FOC
Car jack FOC
Electric dual tilt/slide panoramic glass sunroof £1,000.00
High gloss shadow line FOC
High gloss shadow line roof rails FOC
Individual metallic paint £560.00
Metallic paint £560.00
Sun protection glass £300.00
Towbar with detachable ball £600.00
Interior Features
Driver + front passenger electric lumbar support £230.00
Electrically adjustable front seats - driver seat with memory FOC
Front sports seats £395.00
Heated steering wheel FOC
Luggage compartment separating net £150.00
Sliding rear seat bench £350.00
Packs
Comfort pack 2 - X1 £1,000.00
Technology pack 1 - X1 £900.00
Technology pack 2 - X1 £1,250.00
Paintwork
Individual metallic paint - Storm Bay £560.00
Metallic - Black sapphire £560.00
Metallic - Cashmere silver £560.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £560.00
Metallic - Mineral grey £560.00
Metallic - Mineral white £560.00
Metallic - Phytonic blue £560.00
Metallic - Sparkling Brown £560.00
Metallic - Sunset orange £560.00
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Solid - Jet black FOC
Security
Comfort access system FOC
Technical
Larger fuel tank capacity (61 litres) £50.00
Trim
Brushed aluminium interior trim with pearl chrome finish £110.00
Dakota leather - Black with grey stitching FOC
Dakota leather - Mocha with contrast stitching FOC
Dakota leather - Oyster with grey stitching FOC
Fine oak matt wood interior trim with pearl chrome finish £230.00
Fineline stream wood interior trim with pearl chrome finish £230.00
Wheels
18" Y Spoke light alloy wheels finished in Ferric grey and burnished - Style 566 FOC
19" Burnished Y spoke bicolour light alloy wheels finished in Orbit grey - Style 580 £550.00
Space saver spare wheel (Reduces boot capacity by 85 litres) £150.00
* option prices shown are estimated