The 2023 BMW X1 receives a complete redesign. The X1 is larger inside and out and its styling captures the latest BMW styling direction inside and out. The powertrain is also updated and all-wheel drive is now standard.
Choosing Your BMW X1
The 2023 BMW X1 is available in a single trim, xDrive28i, and carries a base price of $39,595.
The X1 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops 241 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission enables engine-off coasting while the standard all-wheel-drive system is aided by a new and faster-reacting chassis (and traction) control system.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The BMW crossover stretches another 1.7 inches over last year’s model to 177.2 inches which puts it right between the Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLB models. Its width (72.6 inches) and its height (64.6 inches) are also greater than before and are on par with the rest of the class. The cargo area can fit 25.7 cubic feet of stuff or 57.2 cubic feet with the seats folded, which compare favorably to the 21.6 and 50.1-cubic foot respective ratings of the swoopier X2.
The X2 is standard with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, cross-path assist, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. Parking assist, parking sensors, and a drive recorder are available through the Premium Package.
IIHS or NHTSA has not yet completed crash ratings.
The X1 features BMW’s latest infotainment system with a 10.7-inch curved touch screen (with console-mounted controller), iDrive 8 with natural speech recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri, SiriusXM with 360L, Bluetooth, and over-the-air-update capabilities. There are four USB-C and two 12-volt power outlets for charging duties while a Harman Kardon sound system with 12 speakers (with two under the front seats) and a wireless charger are optional.
The xDrive28i features LED headlights and taillights, flush-mounted door handles, satin roof rails, and 18-inch wheels, while inside, there are synthetic leather seats, a floating center armrest that supports the toggle-style transmission gear selector and control pad, and a dual-zone climate control system.
The $1,950 Convenience Package includes proximity entry with ultra-wideband technology for communication with your iPhone, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, and a wireless charger. The Premium Package can instead be selected for $4,200 and it further adds a parking assist system, a surround-view camera with a 3D exterior view, a head-up display, and an interior camera for remote viewing, as well as the added safety and stereo upgrades. A heated steering wheel and front seats are then offered for another $550.
The xLine Design package is $500 and features satin aluminum exterior trim on the mirrors, rocker panel garnish, and front and rear lower bumper and offers Sport seats for $400 with two-tone leather surfaces.
The M Sport Package is $2,300 and adds unique 18-inch wheels, painted fender trim and rocker garnishes, an updated front bumper with larger air inlets, a rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, and gloss black exterior trim and roof rails. The package also includes an adaptive M suspension with a 0.6-inch lower ride height, a sport steering system with M sport steering wheel, sport seats, an aluminum hexacube-patterned interior trim, and an upgraded dashboard material.
With the M Sport design selected, the Shadowline trim is offered for $300 and adds black mirror caps and grille inserts.
The BMW X1 with the Convenience Package and heated seats offers an impressive level of tech, the latest in BMW design, and enough creature comforts to substantiate its premium market positioning.