The 2020 BMW X1 is one step away from market entry. The revised version of the compact SUV has been officially presented. A hybrid variant will be sold in Europe.
BMW has not worried if the X1 needed the restyling or not. The SUV is sold well, but half of the current model’s life cycle passed – so it’s time for updates.
What’s new in the exterior?
External changes in the refreshed BMW X1 are minimal. The most important innovation is the grille. Now it is as expressive as on other latest BMWs. So, the X1 reached the rest from the lineup in terms of design.
Facelifting also included new adaptive LED headlamps, enlarged front air intakes, more integrated LED fog lights. Little has changed at the rear.
Versions and powertrain
The BMW X1 xDrive16d is the entry level car in Europe. Its output is 85kW (116hp), available with both 6-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed automatics. Fuel consumption is 4.4 – 4.1 l/100km (64.2 – 68.9mpg imp); CO2 emissions are 116 – 107 g/km.
The BMW X1 xDrive25d: combined fuel consumption is 5.2 – 4.9 l/100 km (54.3 – 57.7mpg imp); combined CO2 emissions are 136 – 128 g/km; develops the maximum output of 170kW (231hp) and 450Nm (332lb-ft) of torque.
The BMW X1 xDrive25i: 170kW (231hp), combined fuel consumption is 6.8 – 6.3 l/100 km (41.5 – 44.8mpg imp), combined CO2 emissions are 155 – 144 g/km.
The hybrid BMW X1 xDrive25e will now be on sale not only in China. It is powered by a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbo engine of 125hp and 220Nm (162lb-ft) of torque.
The rear wheels will be driven by an electric motor that develops 70kW (95hp) and 165Nm (122lb-ft) of torque.
Combined fuel (petrol) consumption is from 2.0 l/100 km (141.2mpg imp), combined CO2 emissions are from 43 g/km.
The X1 xDrive25e goes into production in March 2020 and will have a fourth-generation BMW battery technology which gives the battery a gross energy content of 9.7kWh. As a result, the BMW X1 PHEV’s electric-only driving range is more than 50km (31 miles).
Production of conventional gasoline (petrol) and diesel vehicles begins in July 2019. Arrival in the US is expected at the end of 2019.