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BMW X1 2023: New compact SUV Revealed

The third generation of the BMW X1 was presented on June 1st. The BMW X1 is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market and hopefully, it stays that way with the new model.

  • BMW X1 celebrates premiere
  • The Plug-in version can be ordered
  • Market launch October 2022
  • Optimized space comfort inside
  • Starting price from 41,400 euros
  • Plug-in version from 47,550 euros

Exterior design

The new X1 is now in its third generation on the market and was designed more than ever as a sporty SUV. Characteristic is the powerful proportions, almost square contours of the wheel arches, and a strong visual presence.

This is mainly reinforced by the flat LED headlights and the large, almost square kidney grille. X-shaped lines that extend outwards and the eye-catching chrome clasps on the lower air intake clearly show that the X1 is in the top league.

If you want something a little more individual, you can opt for the adaptive LED headlights with Matrix high beam and variable light distribution.

From the side, you can see the long roofline and the powerfully modeled surfaces. The stretched silhouette shows the dynamic part of the X1.

BMW X1 2023

The rear has become very minimalist. The flat pane and the striking LED lights dominate here. If you choose an all-wheel-drive model, the off-road look is further emphasized by the optical underride guard. With the M Sport model, on the other hand, larger radiator openings and other accents will ensure sportiness.

Engines and handling

For the market launch in October, two petrol and two diesel engines will be available for the X1. All are mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive are possible depending on the version. The efficiency of the two most powerful drive units is increased using 48-volt hybrid technology.

BMW X1 2023

First comes the X1 xDrive23i with a four-cylinder petrol engine and an output of 218 hp. All-wheel drive is standard here. There will also be the X1 sDrive18i with 156 hp and a three-cylinder engine at the market launch.

Anyone interested in diesel can choose between the X1 xDrive23d, which is powered by a four-cylinder diesel with mild hybrid technology and delivers 211 hp. There is slightly less power with the sDrive18d, which has 150 hp and also comes with four cylinders.

BMW X1 2023

Plug-in hybrid

In addition to the fully electric version BMW iX1, there will also be two plug-in hybrid versions of the X1. These will be available to order shortly after the entry-level models, in November 2022. The X1 xDrive25e comes as a three-cylinder petrol engine with an integrated electric drive unit. The total system output is 245 hp and 477 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and has a top electric speed of 140 km/h. Without an electric motor, the 25e can drive at speeds of 190 km/h. The purely electric range is a maximum of 89 kilometers.

BMW X1 2023

The top model is the X1 xDrive30e, which delivers 326 hp and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a fast 5.7 seconds. Here the top speed is 205 km/h, but purely electrically it is also here at 140 km/h.

BMW X1 Interior

BMW X1 2023 interior

Inside you get space, comfort, and sportiness. The dashboard, which is now flat, has been redesigned – and of course the curved display. There is also an armrest in the new X1 that appears to be floating and contains the control panel and an indirectly illuminated smartphone tray.

The seats have also been newly developed and can also be ordered in leather as an option. If you like it particularly sporty, you also have the option of ordering sports seats. A massage function or lumbar support is available for more comfort.

BMW X1 2023

There are three full seats in the rear. The seating comfort has been noticeably increased, which is also due to the increased wheelbase. New: For the models with a pure combustion engine, you can optionally order a longitudinal adjustment of the rear seats, and thus enlarge the trunk if you wish. Speaking of the trunk, 540 or 1,600 liters are available here if you fold down the rear seats.

Restructured trim packages are available for the X1 to personalize the vehicle.

BMW X1 2023

BMW X1 2023 prices and the start of sales

The new BMW X1 was presented on June 1st and will celebrate its market launch with the first model version in October 2022. The plug-in hybrid versions will also go on sale in November 2022.

The starting price for the cheapest petrol model is 41,400 euros. At least 47,550 euros are due for a plug-in hybrid.

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