BMW has unveiled the all-new X1 SUV, which features a refreshed design and increased proportions.
The current variant offered is the X1 sDrive16i, which is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine. It puts out 121bhp and 230Nm of torque.
This also makes it the first BMW X model to fall under Category A COE.
The X1 is now 53mm longer, 24mm wider and 44mm taller than before. It also sports a longer wheelbase and wider tracks. Complementing the increased proportions are the squared-off lines and angular elements, lending the X1 an even stronger visual presence.
Naturally, the X1 features a bold, upright front end, with a squarish BMW kidney grille taking centre stage.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the rear of the X1 consists of a slim rear windscreen and a pair of three-dimensionally sculpted tail-lights.
Inside, you’ll find an interior heavily influenced by the BMW iX. For instance, the dashboard hosts the brand’s Curved Display, which houses a 10.25-unch digital cluster and a 10.7-inch screen for the infotainment.
Below the central air vent is a wireless charging tray and a movable “clasp” to secure your smartphone – a setup first seen in the 2 Series Active Tourer.
The X1’s cabin space feels larger than the previous model’s, with more legroom and headroom for backseat passengers. In addition, the newly developed seats are plusher than before. Boot capacity is 540 litres with the rear seats up and 1600 litres when they’re folded.
The X1 is available in two trims: xLine and M Sport. As standard, both have Adaptive LED headlights with matrix high beam, variable light distribution and pulsating turn indicators.
Other standard amenities include Cruise Control with brake function, front collision warning system and Reversing Assistant.
Interestingly, the Driving Assistant Plus package, which includes Lane Departure Warning, Rear Crossing Traffic warning, Rear Collision prevention, Exit warning, is available as an option (either subscription-based or a one-time purchase) through the Remote Software Upgrades function.
BMW says that one advantage of leaving this as an option reduces the model’s OMV (Open Market Value).
The X1 sDrive16i xLine is currently priced at $243,888, while the X1 sDrive16i M Sport retails for $245,888. Both figures include COE.