2020 BMW X1 - All you need to know

2020 BMW X1 - All you need to know

The 2020 BMW X1 is an entry-level crossover that boasts an appealing design and just like any other BMW, it flaunts a massive double-kidney grille. It comes equipped with all the BMW character that you would ever expect and provides you with a massive push whenever you get hard on to the throttle. 

It is one of the most versatile BMW that one can get in the USA. The 2020 variant flaunts a redefined exterior with bold lines, new bumpers and fresh headlight units along with LED fog lamps.

BMW X1 front

One can enjoy a comfortable and precise ride quality, thanks to the intelligent chassis, near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution and other dynamic controls offered by the German automobile manufacturer. In addition to that, you get to feel the peace of mind due to the innovative safety features and BMW’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system.


In the USA, the car is offered in two variants - X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i. The on-road pricing starts from $35,200 for the sDrive model and goes up to $37,200 for the xDrive variant. Both models come with the same engine. However, the xDrive is a bit faster if compared to the other trim.

Is insurance charges included in the mentioned price?

No, the price mentioned in this article is on the road price excluding the insurance charges. Having said that, you can get your insurance done from your local BMW dealer without any issue.

Engine specifications

BMW X1 engine

BMW X1 specs sheet features a single 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, which is capable of churning out exceptional performance. Also, the user gets to choose from the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system according to their requirements. The sDrive28i variant is capable of hitting the 0–60 mph sprint in just 6.6 secs. However, the figures drop down to 6.3 secs in the xDrive variant. The robust engine and the automatic gearbox helps the car to achieve a top speed of around 130 mph.

How much fuel economy can be expected in the city?

You can easily get 24 mpg inside the city if driven sensibly and 33 mpg in the highway without any hassle. The combined fuel economy returned by this vehicle is around 27 mpg.

Here is a look at 2020 BMW X1 engine specs:


2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder


228 bhp at 5000-6000 RPM


350 Nm at 1450-4500 RPM


8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes


BMW X1 rear

The 2020 BMW X1 looks very stylish and attractive, thanks to the massive grille and bold lines running through the pillars of the vehicle. The 18" Y-Spoke bi-color wheels make the car look sportier and are covered with run-flat all-season tires. Other elements such as Satin Aluminum roof rails, Matte Chrome exterior trim, and chrome tailpipe finishers make the car look appealing from every angle. Moving to the paint scheme, the car is available in 12 different color options  - Storm Bay Metallic, Bucaro Beige Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Black Sapphire Metallic And Alpine White.


175.5 in


71.7 in 


62.9 in

Curb weight

3554 lbs


899 lbs

Cargo capacity

27.1 - 58.7 cu ft


BMW X1 cabin

Getting inside the car, you can discover SensaTec upholstery. Moreover, the car is equipped with high-gloss Black interior trim, which is further aided with the Pearl Chrome highlight. Talking about the connectivity, you get Apple CarPlay compatibility as standard, BMW TeleServices, BMW ConnectedDrive Services and more. The audio system features a HiFi Sound System along with seven speakers and a 205-watt digital amplifier. Improving the handling is a 3-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel that comes with multi-function controls. With the help of that, you can take control over cruise control, audio system, and Bluetooth wireless communication. The 8.8” touch display flaunts high-resolution and voice commands.

Safety features

The German carmaker has offered all the standard safety features that one would require for peace of mind while driving. The safety features include front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, coded driveaway protection, anti-theft alarm system, rear-view camera, daytime pedestrian protection, city collision mitigation, frontal collision warning speed limit info, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning. Overall, the 2020 BMW X1 is quite a safe car and the brand has not compromised in the safety section.

Competition picks

Audi Q3 front

When it comes to competition, the Audi Q3 offers a healthy competition to this vehicle. Both vehicles come with their own pros and cons. BMW offers top-class performance and better handling. However, Audi flaunts a more premium interior. Also, Audi comes at a lower starting price with a better safety score. Having said that, the X1 offers more cargo space.

Should I pick BMW X1 over Audi Q3?

If you are not limited on a specific budget and you are ready to compromise on the premium interior offered by Audi then, Yes!. If you purchase the X1, you can enjoy better performance and drivability.

Summing up

The 2020 BMW X1 is an excellent luxury subcompact SUV that flaunts an exceptional design and mind-blowing performance. It offers plenty of space inside the cabin and five to six adults can easily accommodate without compromising on comfort.

Also read: BMW iX3 all-electric SUV design revealed

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