2021 BMW X1 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 BMW X1 Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

2020 BMW X1

Key Features

  • Starting at $35,400 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 33 Highway MPG
  • Available xDrive All-Wheel-Drive System
  • Choice Between xLine and M Sport Design Styles
  • Up to 58.7 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space
  • 0-60 mph in 6.3 Seconds
  • Available Driving Assistance Technology



BMW X1 Exterior

About the BMW X1

The 2021 BMW X1 offers a thrilling driving experience thanks to an enhanced chassis made with high-strength steel, paired with an 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission that provides the optimal balance of acceleration and fuel efficiency. Starting at $35,400 MSRP*, the X1 features an energetic 2.0 TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder 228 horsepower engine that achieves a 24 city / 33 highway MPG fuel economy rating.

Drivers can opt for the rugged xLine design that’s complemented by the perfect balance of agility and power or M Sport package that maximizes athleticism with aggressive features inspired by the brand’s performance-car heritage. Count on the BMW X1 to inspire adventure wherever it goes.


What the Critics Say

Driving the X1 was a delight. After just a hint of lag, the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine was lively from a stop, and clean, snappy shifts from the eight-speed automatic quickly furnished more power.” – Cars.com
If you care about driving dynamics, the X1 should be at the top of your shopping list. Its steering has a weighty feel and delivers good feedback, the suspension keeps the small crossover planted with minimal body roll, and the brakes provide excellent stopping power with a nice firm pedal.” – U.S. News & World Report


What’s New for 2021

After a significant refresh last year, the 2021 BMW X1 returns with only a handful of minor changes. SiriusXM with 1-year All Access subscription is now standard across the model range. In terms of exterior color availability, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Jucaro Beige Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, and Sunset Orange Metallic have been removed. The two new exterior colors available on the X1 for 2021 are Cashmere Silver Metallic and Phytonic Blue Metallic. Otherwise, the BMW X1 receives some minor pricing adjustments for the available packages and individual options.


BMW X1 Features

BMW X1 Performance

Dynamic Power

At the heart of every X1 is a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder 228 horsepower engine with an 8-speed STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission delivering the ultimate balance of acceleration and efficiency. The legendary xDrive all-wheel drive system, standard on xDrive28i, gives the X1 stability 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.

BMW X1 Interior

Refined Interior

Step inside the X1 and experience a meticulously crafted interior. Power front seats covered in available Dakota leather put the driver comfortably in control and 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 seats folded down, the X1 expands to an impressive 58.7 cubic feet of cargo space and adds flexibility for who and what you’re carrying. An available Convenience Tier adds a Panoramic moonroof welcoming in natural sunlight or ambient lighting at night.

BMW X1 Technology

Innovative Technology

The X1 is equipped with advanced technology to help you stay focused on what’s important. The Full-Color Head-up Display projects vital driving information such as speed limits, collision warnings, and navigation guidance directly on the windshield. A touch-sensitive iDrive controller makes navigation and in-car entertainment easy to access while an impressive, standard 8.8-inch BMW Central Instrument 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 compatibility, and Harman Kardon surround sound system.

The standard Active Driving Assistant 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.


Trims & Specs

X1 sDrive28i

X1 sDrive28i

  • Starting at $35,400 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine, Front-wheel drive
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes
  • BMW ConnectedDrive® Services with Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • BMW Navigation Business with 8.8-inch high-resolution touch display
  • Power tailgate
X1 xDrive28i

X1 xDrive28i

  • Starting at $37,400 MSRP*
  • xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory
  • 18-inch Y-Spoke bi-color wheels, Style 579


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