2023 BMW X1 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2023 BMW X1 Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW X1

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,600 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • Standard xDrive All-Wheel-Drive System
  • My Modes with Personal Mode, Sport Mode, and Efficient Mode
  • BMW ConnectedDrive® Services and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Available Driving Assistant Professional including Frontal Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Info
  • BMW Curved Display with 10.25-inch instrument cluster and 10.7-inch diagonal central information screen and OTA updates
  • BMW Drive Recorder featuring Joy Recorder, Remote Theft Recorder, and Crash Recorder functionality


BMW X1 Exterior

About the BMW X1

Say hello to the smallest member of the growing Sports Activity Vehicle® family from BMW. The compact X1 offers limitless possibilities for adventure thanks to its potent yet efficient performance capabilities and striking design. Power comes from a standard 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine that offers a blend of exhilaration and fuel economy to take your adventures further than ever before. The bold styling of the X1 is highlighted by distinctive characteristics like standard LED headlights and taillights, chrome trim accents, and standard 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside the cabin, you’ll discover a driver-focused command center that’s packed with the latest in connectivity features. Its available sport seats come upholstered with perforated SensaTec 2.0, each offered in a variety of colors and contrast stitching. Dynamic, capable, and ready to take on whatever your weekend plans have to offer – the BMW X1 continues to set the benchmark for the modern compact luxury SUV.


What the Critics Say

Luxurious equipment and extra power aside, the more assertive body shape and styling should help the X1 emerge from the small luxury SUV segment’s shadows. Considering how several of its key competitors remain small, hatchback-ish things, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Audi Q3, the X1’s rectilinear, more SUV-like duds bring it more in line with offerings like the Mercedes GLB-Class and Range Rover Evoque.” – MotorTrend
BMW has redesigned the X1 SUV for 2023. A more powerful four-cylinder engine resides behind a bolder dual-kidney grille. Its larger exterior dimensions promise slightly more interior space for passengers and cargo than the previous generation offered.” – Car and Driver

What’s New for 2023

The popular compact BMW X1 receives a significant refresh for the 2023 modern year. On the exterior, the X1 receives redesigned styling featuring standard LED lighting and a more streamlined front fascia along with a signature rear spoiler. The X1 also benefits from increased horsepower and torque along with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for more responsive performance. In addition to slightly larger exterior dimensions, the interior of the X1 now boasts greater space for drivers and passengers. An assortment of new technologies and driver-assist features round out the comprehensive collection of updates to the dynamic BMW X1 for 2023.


BMW X1 Features

BMW X1 Performance

Dynamic Power

At the heart of every BMW X1 is a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder 241 horsepower engine paired with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch transmission (DCT), delivering the ultimate balance of responsive acceleration and remarkable efficiency. The legendary xDrive all-wheel drive system, standard on all models, gives the X1 stability and peace of mind in all weather conditions. Lightweight design, responsive steering, and intelligent braking are only a few highlights of the outstanding driving capabilities found on the X1. Using the innovative My Modes system, drivers can custom-tailor the drive characteristics of their BMW X1 to match their personal preferences.

BMW X1 Interior

Refined Interior

Step inside the BMW X1 and experience a meticulously crafted interior that’s catered to the needs of even the most discerning drivers. Power front seats covered in SensaTec 2.0 upholstery put the driver comfortably in control while rear seats with sliding and reclining functions make the rear cabin exceptionally comfortable. The X1 does a phenomenal job balancing sophistication and versatility. With the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats folded down, the X1 expands to reveal a cavernous cargo area and adds flexibility for who and what you’re carrying. Other premium features include standard ambient interior lighting along with an available Panoramic moonroof that lets you fill the cabin with fresh air and natural lighting.

BMW X1 Curved Touchscreen

Innovative Technology

The X1 is equipped with advanced technology to help you stay focused on what’s important. The optional Full-Color Head-up Display projects vital driving information such as speed limits, collision warnings, and navigation guidance directly on the windshield. A floating armrest with integrated control panel makes navigation and in-car entertainment easy to access while an impressive, standard BMW Curved Display keeps everything you need in plain sight. Welcome even more cutting-edge technology into your X1 with enticing options such as Wireless Charging and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Harman Kardon surround sound system.

The available Driving Assistance Professional gives drivers the confidence they need to face any obstacle. City Collision Mitigation and Pedestrian Detection keep you aware of your surroundings while driving around the city and automatic high beams illuminate the long road ahead.



Stay Informed on the All-New 2023 BMW X1

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.