COVID-19 update: Open for business, NHS benefits available. Read more

Trust pilot stars 4.9 out of 5 19,521 reviews

Mon to Fri: | Sat:

Select Car Leasing

BMW X1 Estate
xDrive 25e xLine 5dr Auto

This vehicle has luxury tax added!

Motoring on your own terms

Servicing, tyres and routine maintenance for a fixed monthly fee. Find out more

Deal Summary

  • Lease Type:
  • P11D: £39,145.00
  • Initial Payment: 9 months
  • Contract Length: 48 months
  • Annual Mileage: 5,000 miles
  • Maintenance: No thanks
  • Arrangement Fee: i £195.00 plus VAT
  • Road Tax: Included
  • Breakdown Cover: Included
  • Delivery: Free UK Mainland
  • Colour/Trim: Undecided
  • Options: Undecided

Excess mileage fees may apply.
Underwriting restrictions may apply.

Happy with this deal?

You'll be taken to a quick application form which will start the process towards you getting your brand new vehicle in no time!

Need help? Call us on 0118 920 5130

Initial payment

Also benefit from...

  • Hassle-free process
  • FREE delivery
  • Competitive prices
  • Expert advice
  • Price match promise
  • Full warranties

Rated 4.9/5 from over 19,521 genuine customer reviews. See all reviews here.
Alternative text
'No problems or issues at all during the whole experience. They kept me up to date with phone calls, emails & texts. Everything went very smoothly & I'm very happy with my new car.'
Alternative text
'After researching the market for a recent lease hire these guys were £100/month cheaper than other suppliers for the same model car. Great customer service and advice, everything processed smoothly and zero hassles with car delivery. Top notch service, thank you.'
Bluewave LTD
Alternative text
'Their service and professionalism is second to none. Luke was very helpful friendly and nothing was too much. Will definitely be returning when the lease ends.'
BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4 BMW X1 4

Images for illustration purposes only

BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4
BMW X1 4

Vehicle info

  • Manufacturer OTROTR: £39,200.00
  • Fuel typeFuel: Petrol Plugin
  • No. of SeatsSeats: 5
  • RangeRange:31.7 miles
  • Battery CapacityBattery:10 kWh
  • Connector TypeConnector:Type 2
  • Gearbox: Automatic
  • 0-62mph: 6.9 SECS
  • Engine PowerPower: 220 BHP
  • Engine powerPower: 220 BHP
  • 0-620-62: 6.9 SECS
  • Top SpeedTop Speed: 120 MPH
  • Engine SizeSize: 1499 CC
  • GearboxGearbox: AUTOMATIC
  • Combined MPGComb. MPG: MPG
  • Urban MPGUrban MPG: MPG
  • Service Interval MilesService Miles: 18000
  • Service Interval MonthsService Mths: 24
  • Extra Urban MPGExt. Urban MPG: MPG
  • CO2CO2: TBC G/KM
  • Number of seatsNo. of seats: 5
  • NCAP ratingNCAP: Not Available
  • LengthLength: 4447mm
  • WidthWidth: 1821mm
  • Boot SpaceBoot Space: 450cm3
  • HeightHeight: 1582mm

Std Equipment

i Vehicle data is provided by a 3rd party, therefore we encourage you to check all equipment on configurator of manufacturer's website prior to order.

    Driver Convenience

  • 5 metre standard charge cable
  • AC Fast charge cable
  • Ambient temperature display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Arrow pointers, north up, direction of travel and perspective map displays
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Automatic tailgate opening
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Characteristic map controlled oil pump system
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • eDrive button activates auto eDrive, max eDrive and save battery modes
  • eDrive specific displays in instrument cluster and CID
  • Electro hydraulically controlled multi plate clutch in rear axle
  • Energy efficient operating strategy
  • Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Variable and stepless distribution of drive torque between front and rear axle
  • Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention (Available as no-cost option)
  • Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with bluetooth audio streaming (Available as no-cost option)
  • BMW Navigation system with 8.8" monitor and 800X480 pixel resolution (Available as no-cost option)
  • Cruise control with brake function (Available as no-cost option)
  • Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • BMW professional radio includes amplifier power 100w, Two mide range speakers in door trims and two woofers as central bass speaker under front seats (Available as no-cost option)
  • Exterior Features

  • 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
  • Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Two eye face design on light
  • Visible VIN plate
  • LED Headlights (Available as no-cost option)
  • Matt aluminium roof rails (Available as no-cost option)
  • Satin matt aluminium exterior trim (Available as no-cost option)
  • Interior Features

  • 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 charging socket with visual display of charge status
  • 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
  • Pre-conditioning of battery for optimum operating temperature
  • Pre-conditioning of interior via BMW Remote app
  • Rear coded belt buckles
  • Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Velour floor carpets
  • Welcome lighting
  • Front standard seats (Available as no-cost option)
  • Manual height adjustable front seats (Available as no-cost option)
  • Packs

  • Extended lights pack - X1
  • Extended storage package - X1
  • Safety

  • Audio/visual collision warning system
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking readiness
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • 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
  • Collision mitigation braking system (Available as no-cost option)
  • 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
  • Technical

  • 12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
  • Anti-roll bars
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • eDrive exterior sound
  • Electric engine installed under rear seats driving the rear wheels
  • High precision injection
  • Lithium-ion high voltage battery (10.0 kWh) fitted under rear seats
  • Performance Control
  • Standard suspension
  • Stop/start function
  • Transmission of power to rear axle via front axle differential and two-part cardan shaft
  • Turbocharger with Valvetronic
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
  • xDrive electric drive, after activation of the electric motor and common drive via all four wheels
  • Trim

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel
  • High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish (Available as no-cost option)
  • Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres
  • Tyre mobility system
  • 18" Y spoke bicolour light alloy wheels finished in Orbit grey - Style 579 (Available as no-cost option)

Tech Data

    Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:10
  • Battery Charge Slow kW:2.2
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage:0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes):300
  • Battery Charge Fast kW:2.2
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage:0-80
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes):228
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW:3.7
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage:0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes):192
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW:3.7
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage:0-80
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes):144
  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type:Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km:15.1
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles:32
  • WLTP - AER (km) - City:57
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb:48
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - City:35.4
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb:29.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:20
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High:25.9
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High:17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low:19.4
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium:16.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:3.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High:2.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High:3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low:3.2
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium:3.8
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb:19.4
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb:3.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb:15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max:15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min:15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb:4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max:4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min:4.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City:59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb:51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max:50
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min:51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High:39
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High:59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low:53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium:63
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City:36.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb:31.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max:31.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min:31.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High:24.2
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High:36.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low:32.9
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium:39.1
  • Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km):43
  • HC+NOx:Not Available
  • Particles:Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6
  • Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb:168
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max:171
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min:168
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High:183
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max:187
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min:182
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High:143
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max:146
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min:143
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low:217
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max:219
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min:217
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium:147
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max:150
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min:147
  • WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb:17
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb:41
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max:43
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min:41
  • Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft:DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes
  • CC:1499
  • Compression Ratio:11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE
  • Cylinders:3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):94.6
  • Engine Code:B38A15M0
  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery:TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears:6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves:12
  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO
  • Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No
  • Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb:0.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb:403.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb:7.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max:7.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min:7.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High:8.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max:8.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min:8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High:6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max:6.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min:6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low:9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max:9.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min:9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium:6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max:6.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min:6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb:38.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max:37.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min:38.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High:34.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max:34.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min:35.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High:44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max:44.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min:44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low:29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max:29.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min:29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium:43.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max:42.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min:43.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb:1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max:1.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min:1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb:156.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max:148.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min:156.9
  • General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes
  • Badge Engine CC:1.5
  • Badge Power:220
  • Based On ID:Not Available
  • Coin Description:e xDrive
  • Coin Series:xLine
  • Generation Mark:2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:30E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available
  • 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):6.9
  • Engine Power - BHP:220
  • Engine Power - KW:162
  • Engine Power - RPM:5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:284
  • Engine Torque - MKG:39.3
  • Engine Torque - NM:385
  • Engine Torque - RPM:1500
  • Top Speed:120
  • 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:1582
  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available
  • Length:4447
  • Wheelbase:2670
  • Width:1821
  • Width (including mirrors):2060
  • Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):36
  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2330
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1470
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):450
  • Max. Loading Weight:585
  • Max. Roof Load:75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:750
  • Minimum Kerbweight:1745
  • No. of Seats:5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.7

Want a little extra?

New to electric cars?

Find everything you need to know on range, costs and charging in our complete guide for the latest generation of electric vehicles.

View Guide

Independent review


The X1 is BMW's premium compact Crossover model and it's been much improved second generation guise. The version most will go for is the xDrive 20d diesel we're trying here. Jonathan Crouch finds out why.

Ten Second Review

One in every ten BMWs sold is an X1 and that figure's set to rise as the family Crossover segment continues to grow. This MK2 model aims to capitalise on this sector's popularity, providing potential Qashqai-class buyers with a premium-badged option that's now a far more credible choice. BMW created the original X1 from various bits borrowed from the rest of its product line-up, but this second generation version is freshly designed from the ground up with much more space, sophisticated underpinnings and a hi-tech engine range. It's a strong contender, especially in the volume xDrive 20d diesel guise we look at here.


Today, it's hard to imagine a BMW line-up without an X Series range of performance-minded SUV models. The Bavarian brand calls these 'Sports Activity Vehicles' and they now account for over a fifth of the company's worldwide sales, with the starting point of the line-up the model we're going to look at here - the vastly-improved second generation X1. Clearly this is a car provided to get customers onto the first rung of a ladder that the Munich maker hopes will lead on to ownership of larger and faster X3, X5 or even X6 models. But it's also there to give BMW something that its larger Audi Q5-sized X3 design is too heavy and expensive to deliver: namely, entry into the world's fastest growing automotive market segment - that for Qashqai-class Crossovers. This MK2 variant will better suit this sector, courtesy of a hi-tech UKL chassis borrowed from the MINI Hatch that provides the perfect platform for a considerably more sophisticated X1. This car is smarter and more efficient, plus we're told it's got better driving dynamics and much higher build quality. In short, it claims to have been rejuvenated. Time to try it in volume xDrive 20d diesel form.

Driving Experience

On the move, this second generation X1 feels quite different from its predecessor, with a higher-set driving position that's less sporty but more commanding than before. All the key elements are in place for a decent driving experience and there's a 'Drive Performance Control' vehicle dynamics system that, via three main modes, 'ECO PRO', 'Comfort' and 'Sport', allows you to tweak throttle response, steering feel and stability control thresholds. Gearshift timings too if you've opted for the 8-speed automatic gearbox that we think many X1 buyers will want. We tried the xDrive 20d diesel model that's only offered with 4WD. This on-demand system gives you just enough traction for icy days and muddy tracks. You shouldn't attempt much more than that given the modest 183mm ride height. This variant uses BMW's familiar 2.0-litre TwinPower diesel unit in a 190bhp state of tune, enough to offer 400Nm of torque and thereby sufficient to enable this variant to tow up to 2 tonnes, should you need it to. In an xDrive 20d X1, you'll make 62mph from rest in 7.6s en route to 136mph if you're quick with the slick-shifting 6-speed manual gearstick, but should you want to go faster, there's a pokier 231bhp xDrive 25d variant that improves those figures to 6.6s and 146mph.

Design and Build

Here's a much bolder and more confident X1, with a street presence vastly different to the rather apologetic look of its first generation predecessor. Inside, one of the first things you'll notice is the way that you're seated 30mm higher this time round, creating a much more SUV-like feeling of roadway command. Look around and the high quality layered fascia is much as it is in the other BMW that shares this one's MINI-derived underpinnings, the 2 Series Active Tourer. Time to take a seat in the back, with access into the rear cabin now much easier thanks to much larger door apertures. And once inside? Well it's back here that you really notice the benefit of this MK2 model's extra 90mm of wheelbase length - and the way that the seats are positioned 64mm higher up to give you a better view forward. The designers claim that there's an extra 37mm more kneeroom this time round, a figure you can extend to a limousine-like 66mm if you pay extra for the sliding rear bench which offers 130mm of back-and-forth adjustment. Out back, once the powered hatch rises, you're provided with a class-leading 508-litre space, which means there's 85-litres more than the previous model could offer.

Market and Model

This second generation X1 range is priced between £27,000 and £36,000, with the mid-range xDrive 20d model we're trying here - the one most buyers will want - needing a budget starting from just over £32,000, about the same as you'd spend on a 4WD 320d version of BMW's 3 Series Touring estate. Overall, we're talking of figures that see this second generation X1 pitched a little more expensively this time round. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, front foglights, an automatic tailgate, Park Distance Control rear parking sensors, heated power mirrors, roof rails, an alarm, auto headlamps and wipers, a chrome-finished exhaust pipe, plus matt silver front and rear underbody protection panels. Inside, the 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest is standard-fit, plus there are niceties like two-zone automatic air conditioning, 'Comfort Go' keyless engine start and the 'Drive Performance Control' vehicle dynamics system. Other standard items include a 'Sport' multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel that features controls for the decent quality six-speaker 'Professional' radio set-up with its DAB tuner, CD player, USB and Aux-in interfaces and audio streaming features. You can also oversee the stereo via the 6.5-inch colour screen and rotary controller of BMW's intuitive iDrive infotainment system. This also deals with Bluetooth 'phone functionality and the standard Navigation system that some rivals will make you pay extra for.

Cost of Ownership

Time for some detail on this car's class-leading returns. If you're looking at the 190bhp xDrive 20d derivative we're trying here, then you can expect 57.6mpg and 128g/km. Or, to put it another way, you can expect to be able to go around five miles further on every gallon that you would in a directly comparable Audi Q3. Plus there's almost no efficiency downside if you want to opt for the extra power of the pokier 231bhp xDrive 25d X1 variant, this automatic-only model managing 56.5mpg and 132g/km. What else? Well as usual with a BMW, there's a condition-based service indicator on the dash to advise you when your car needs a garage visit, but new to me was the clever 'TeleServices' feature that comes as part of the BMW 'ConnectedDrive' services you can access through the iDrive infotainment system. Via this, before each service appointment is due, your X1 can put in a 'TeleServices' call to your nominated BMW service centre, complete with detailed information on vehicle condition. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. As for insurance groups, well you're looking at group 30E for this xDrive 20d variant.


BMW needs this car to be good. In its original form, the X1 was a niche player, but for this second generation version to be considered successful, it must become one of the most popular cars that the Munich maker sells. And we think that's just what might happen. For most buyers, one of these would make far more sense than BMW's comparably-sized 3 Series Touring - and there aren't too many reasons to pay more for the Bavarian brand's larger X3 model either. As for appeal within this X1's market segment, well it's more practical, slightly cheaper to run and classier to sit in than Audi and Mercedes rivals who really now have a fight on their hands in taking on this car.

See other relevant deals

68 vehicles foundEmissionsList Price
sDrive 18i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
48 months
sDrive 18i [136] M Sport 5dr
48 months
sDrive 18i [136] M Sport 5dr Step Auto
48 months
sDrive 18d M Sport 5dr
48 months
xDrive 25e M Sport 5dr Auto
Petrol PluginAutomatic43g/km£40,000.00
48 months
sDrive 18d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
48 months

Our website uses cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Privacy policy.

Accept and close Learn more