BMW’s entry-level SUV model, or “Compact Sports Activity Vehicle” in its own words, has been renewed. 2023 BMW X1took the stage with its growing dimensions as well as new designs and technologies.
What does the new BMW X1 offer with its features?
The third generation BMW X1 is slightly larger than its predecessor in every respect, with a length of 4500 mm, a width of 1845 mm and a height of 1642 mm. In addition, the wheelbase has increased by 22 mm and the track width by 31 mm. Thus, the living space offered to passengers has also grown. 17-inch light alloy wheels are standard on the 2023 BMW X1, which comes with new exterior color options. While 18-inch light-alloy wheels are used as standard in xLine and M Sport models, these models also have 19-inch and even 20-inch options on the option list for the first time in the X1 model.
The body design of the 2023 BMW X1 is more modern compared to its predecessor. The front profile of the compact SUV is higher and has sharper lines. These details are accompanied by an enlarged kidney grille, angry-looking LED headlights, a central air intake that appears larger than before, and vertical air intakes on the sides.
At the rear, the renewed SUV has a much more sporty atmosphere with the renewed trunk lid, rear spoiler, thin LED lights and a bumper with glossy black-silver details. With the aforementioned spoiler, low profile roof rails, air ducts and hidden door handles, an air friction coefficient of 0.27 Cd has been achieved in the new X1.
When we look at the interior of the new X1, we see BMW’s new curved display panel just behind the three-spoke steering wheel. This panel consists of 10.25-inch digital display and 10.7-inch multimedia screens. Many vehicle-related functions are controlled through this multimedia system, which works with BMW’s iDrive 8 operating system. As a result, we don’t see many physical keys on the console.
The center console of the compact SUV is very stylish and useful. There is a wireless smartphone charger at the front, and thanks to the structure of this area, the phone stands in an almost upright position. Thus, the driver and front passenger can see the phone screen more easily. Right behind it, there are cup holders, USB ports and storage compartments. On the floating console above, there are buttons such as engine start & stop, gear, parking brake and drive modes.
For a better driving experience, the seat position of the vehicle has been increased and the renewed seats can be preferred with perforated Sensetac or Vernasca leather upholstery. Apart from that, sports seats, lumbar support and memory feature with massage function are also on the option list. The luggage capacity of the 2023 BMW X1 can be increased from 540 liters depending on the model to 1600 liters with the rear seats folded down.
In the interior of the 2023 BMW X1, there are features such as Harman Kardon sound system, ambient lighting, mirror package, panoramic glass roof, augmented reality support in navigation, interior camera, 5G compatible personal eSIM feature, digital key, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the security side, there are many features such as cruise control with forward collision warning and brake function, parking assist, steering and lane control assistant, vehicle exit warning and 360-degree camera system.
The renewed model will initially be offered with two petrol and two diesel engine options. The vehicles, which are combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard, will be available with front-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, depending on the model. Immediately afterwards, the all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30, a first in the X1 family, will be on sale. Finally, we will see two 48V mild hybrid units and two PHEV, or rechargeable hybrid options. PHEV versions will offer a pure electric driving range of up to 88 kilometers.
- X1 sDrive18i: 1.5 three-cylinder turbo petrol, 136 hp/230Nm
- X1 xDrive23i: 2.0 four-cylinder turbo petrol, 204 hp/320Nm, 48V mild hybrid
- X1 xDrive18d: 2.0 four-cylinder turbodiesel, 150hp/360Nm
- X1 xDrive23d: 2.0 four-cylinder turbodiesel, 197hp/400Nm, 48V mild hybrid
- X1 xDrive25e: 1.5 three-cylinder turbo PHEV, 245hp/477Nm
- X1 xDrive30e: 1.5 three-cylinder turbo PHEV, 326hp/477Nm
All 2023 BMW X1 models, including the electric version, will be produced in the same factory. The price of the model, which will go on sale in Europe from October, is not yet known. You can check out the design of the new X1 in the photo gallery below: