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BMW X1 ESTATE

sDrive 18i [136] Sport 5dr

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 143.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Manual
Top Speed
Top Speed 127mph

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BMW X1 sDrive 18i [136] Sport 5dr

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    7
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    7
  • Styling
    5
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    6
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    9
  • Depreciation
    7
  • Insurance
    7

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Back in 2019, one in every ten BMWs sold was an X1. This improved version of the 'F48'-series MK2 model launched in that year aimed to capitalise on this sector's popularity, providing potential Qashqai-class buyers with a premium-badged option that in this form became an even classier choice. Efficiency, practicality and cabin quality were all strongpoints, plus with this updated model, BMW added the option of plug-in hybrid power. So does this revitalised X1 make sense as a used buy? Let's find out.

Models

5dr SUV (sDrive18i / sDrive18d / xDrive18d / xDrive20i / xdrive20d/ xDrive25e)

History

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 'SAV's or 'Sports Activity Vehicles' and these days, they account for over a fifth of the company's worldwide sales, with the starting point of the line-up being the X1. The X1 model we're going to look at here is the one launched in 2019, a substantially improved version of the 'F48'-series second generation design. This was a car provided to get customers onto the first rung of a ladder that the Munich maker hoped would lead on to ownership of its larger and faster X2, X3, X4, X5, X6 or even X7 models. But it was also there to give BMW something that its larger Audi Q5-sized X3 design was too heavy and expensive to deliver: namely, entry into the volume part of the SUV market, specifically here the lower part of the mid-sized segment. Like its close rivals, the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes GLA, this was the kind of car BMW hoped you'd like if you needed a Crossover sized like a Nissan Qashqai, a Volkswagen Tiguan or a Ford Kuga but wanted it with a smarter badge. These days, this is an important niche for a premium maker and to begin with a few decades back, BMW rather struggled to credibly fill it. The original 'E84'-series first generation X1 of 2009 was.. well, very average. Based on an old fifth generation version of BMW's 3 Series Touring estate, it looked odd and had to carry around a rear wheel drive platform that compromised the space and practicality that a car of this kind really ought to have. Importantly though, it was one of the earliest arrivals in this segment, so sold well anyway. But by 2015, with premium competitors piling into this sector, a far more competitive proposition was required and this 'F48'-series second generation model provided it. Redundant rear-driven mechanicals were ditched in favour of the hi-tech UKL chassis the brand had created for its 2 Series five-door models and the third generation MINI Hatch, which provided the perfect platform for a considerably more sophisticated X1. Buyers responded and the original MK2 X1 sold in its hundreds of thousands; in 2018 alone, almost 280,000 X1 models found new owners, which made the car the segment's sales leader. Indeed, such was the interest that BMW also produced a sportier version based on the same mechanicals, badged the 'X2'. But the Bavarian maker was well aware that the competition was gaining ground. 2017 saw the arrivals of key segment rivals, the Volvo XC40 and the Jaguar E-PACE. A year later, the second generation Audi Q3 arrived, alongside the new Lexus UX and, shortly afterwards, a MK2 generation version of the Mercedes GLA. Hence the need for a significant package of X1 changes in 2019 to keep pace, creating the car we're going to look at here. It sold until late 2022 when an all-new MK3 design was launched.

What You Get

If you happen to be familiar with the original version of this MK2 X1 model, the first thing you'll notice with this post-2019-era facelifted version is its larger grille, which sees the two kidney-shaped intakes meeting in the middle. The lights flanking this aperture are different too, piercing full-LED beams featuring. Things were also spruced up lower down, the previous rather bland arrangement (circular fog lamps and blanked-off corner outlets) replaced by a more confident intake design with smaller rectangular LED fog lamps. This is the part of this X1 that we think will really sell this car to potential buyers. Look around and the high quality layered fascia curves around the cabin in a symmetrical wave garnished with textured aluminium, satin chrome inlays and carefully-chosen splashes of brightwork. As with the original MK2 X1 model, there's a slightly raised seating position that places you perfectly in front of a set of semi-digitalised dials. The changes made as part of the facelift package were really of the detail kind - things like fresh upholstery options and the addition of contrast stitching on the instrument panel. Of more significance was the adoption of a larger central media screen for the iDrive infotainment system, being 8.8-inches as standard, with a larger 10.25-inch 'BMW Navigation Plus' touchscreen display available to original owners at extra cost. Either way, you get all the usual media features, including a ConnectedDrive' menu that's particularly informative, delivering a range of downloadable apps and access to BMW's suite of 'Online Services', designed to enhance your journey by sending you up-to-date information while you're at the wheel. You access a seat in the back quite easily thanks to reasonably large door apertures. And once inside? Well there's not much to complain about by class standards. There are cars in this segment that offer slightly more room for legs and heads (Volkswagen's Tiguan for instance) but not many. And this BMW's cause was enhanced by the availability of a sliding rear bench offering 130mm of back-and-forth adjustment - try and seek out an example whose original buyer specified this feature. Reclining rear seat backs were standard and scalloped seat backs free up extra space for your knees, making it possible for one six footer to sit behind another in reasonable comfort. Out back, first impressions are encouraging. Once the powered hatch rises, you're provided with a very reasonable 508-litres of cargo capacity. To give you some context, you're looking at the same sort of space as you'd get in BMW's 3 Series Touring estate and only 42-litres less than is provided by the brand's supposedly much larger X3 model from this era.

What You Pay

Prices for this post-2019-era MK2 X1 model start from around £20,900 (around £24,000 retail), which gets you a '19-plate sDrive18i petrol model with base 'SE' trim; the same model with a late '20-plate values at around £22,900 (around £26,000 retail). For the sDrive20i 'SE', on a '19-plate, you're looking at around £23,000 (around £26,000 retail); for the same model on a late'20-plate, you're looking at around £25,100 (around £29,200 retail). The rare xDrive25e Plug-in Hybrid model values from around £30,000 in base 'Sport' trim on a '20-plate (around £34,000 retail), with values rising to around £32,200 (around £36,200 retail) for a late '21-plate model. Want a diesel? Well prices for this post-2019-era MK2 X1 diesel model start from around £24,100 (around £27,000 retail), which gets you a '19-plate sDrive18d model with base 'SE' trim; the same model with a late '21-plate values at around £27,400 (around £31,500 retail). For the xDrive20d 'SE', on a '19-plate, you're looking at around £26,300 (around £30,200 retail); for the same model with plusher 'M Sport' trim on a late'21-plate, you're looking at around £36,100 (around £41,000 retail). All quoted values are sourced through industry experts cap hpi. <a href="https://hpivaluations.com/">Click here for a free valuation.</a>

What to Look For

Our owner survey revealed many satisfied users of this 'F48'-series X1 model, but inevitably, there were a few issues reported. The main thing we'd check for is for diesel particulate filter problems for diesel cars which haven't ventured onto the highway very frequently. The DPF has to be up to temperature before it can regenerate. Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital. This car uses complex engines and only regular and appropriate maintenance will see them go the distance. Otherwise, it's just the usual things. Insist on a fully stamped-up service record and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2019 model X1 sDrive18i ex-vat] Parts prices for an X1 model from this period can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: An oil filter is in the £11 bracket. An air filter is around £7. Front brake discs cost in the £70-£154 bracket; rear discs are in the £51-£102 bracket. A set of front brake pads is around £29-£92; rear pads are around £24-£54. A starter motor is in the £106 bracket; an alternator is around £352; wiper blades are around £5-£37.

On the Road

You don't primarily buy a compact SUV of this kind to throw it about, though if you do so here, you'll actually find that this car is slightly more interesting to drive than most of its class counterparts from this era. Why? Well because all the key elements are in place for a decent driving experience: namely a low centre of gravity, a wide track, optimised weight, a stiff body structure and, as you'd expect from a BMW, near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Don't get us wrong; this car isn't one you'd take out and drive just for the fun of it, but if you do have to push on in this BMW, there's a bit more to the experience than is the case with most rivals. As before, the engine you choose will dictate whether your X1 is available in either front-driven 'sDrive' guise or all-wheel-driven 'xDrive' form. The 4x4 'xDrive' layout gives you just enough on-demand traction for icy days and muddy tracks. The volume part of the range, as with the original version of this MK2 model, offers around 140-150hp and concentrates on either the '18i' petrol version or the '18d' diesel. We'd favour the efficient '18d', which in sDrive manual form can manage up to 56.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 133g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. If you like the idea of around 190hp in your X1 and can afford a bit more, we'd point you towards the auto-only '20i' petrol or '20d' diesel derivatives. You only get manual transmission with the lowest-powered '18i' and '18d' variants - but even with these, most X1 buyers opt for an auto, a dual-clutch Steptronic 7-speeder with petrol versions or a torque converter 8-speder with the diesels. You have to have an auto if you want to consider the cleverest X1 variant, the 'xDrive25e' plug-in hybrid. This mates a 124hp version of the '18i' model's 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels with an 95hp electric motor, which powers those at the rear and draws its energy from a rechargeable 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. Keep that topped up and a 31 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range is possible.

Overall

There's a touch of extra class about this post-2019-era facelifted BMW X1. Infotainment provision is cutting-edge and it's appropriate that the Munich maker took a lead here with plug-in technology. For most buyers, this X1 would make far more sense than a comparably-aged version of BMW's comparably-sized 3 Series Touring - and there aren't too many reasons to pay more for a comparably-aged version of the Bavarian brand's larger X3 model either. And in summary? Well we can see why this MK2 X1 was the best selling contender of its kind in its production era. The brand might have preferred not to call this an 'SUV' but the truth is that amongst compact models, this X1 epitomises the kind of car that term now defines in today's market. It delivers all the key elements needed from a modern fashion-led compact family crossover, but also has an essential dose of that BMW 'want one' factor that's done so much for the Munich maker's sales. You'll need to be convinced of that to choose one, but if you are, you'll find this Bavarian model difficult to ignore in this over-crowded sector if you're looking for a model of this kind from the 2019-2022 era. The X Factor? You might well think this car has it.

Driver Convenience

  • 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 function
  • 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

  • DAB Digital radio

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
  • Body colour front bumper underbody protection
  • 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
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front air guide finished in black silver
  • Front air inlets and centre air inlets with high gloss black finisher
  • Front and rear bumper system
  • 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 high gloss black 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 body colour with high gloss black 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 finished in body colour and matt black
  • Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Two eye face design on light
  • Visible VIN plate

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
  • 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
  • Driver/front passenger seat backrest back with luggage net
  • 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 sports seats
  • Front/rear adjustable head restraints
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather gearknob/gaiter/handbrake grip
  • LED ambient lighting in door trim
  • 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
  • Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
  • Velour floor carpets
  • Welcome lighting

Packs

  • 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

Technical

  • 12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
  • Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
  • Anti-roll bars
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • High precision injection
  • Performance Control
  • Standard suspension
  • Stop/start function
  • Turbocharger with Valvetronic
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve

Trim

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel

Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    125
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    141
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    121
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    120
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    195
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    197
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    195
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    138

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
    B38A15M1
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    47.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    136
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    sDrive i
  • Coin Series
    Sport
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    22E
  • 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)
    9.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    136
  • Engine Power - KW
    100
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    162
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    22.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    220
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • 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
    DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 578
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1598
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4447
  • Wheelbase
    2670
  • Width
    1821
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2060

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2000
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1550
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    505
  • Max. Loading Weight
    595
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    740
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1405
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4

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