BMW X1 2018 is an attractive crossover pick for BMW buyers
The 2018 BMW X1 is a small crossover with some distinctions. It is the most economical new car that BMW has in dealership lots, and it is also the only one available with standard front-wheel drive. 2018 BMW X1 is almost identical to last year’s model, apart from some package modifications and a standard rearview camera.
What’s available on the X1 is relatively impressive for $ 34,895 to get you started. BMW separates the X1 in two settings based solely on the appearance: X1 xLine and X1 M Sport. All-wheel drive is available in both trim levels for $ 2,000 more. BMW offers complementary packages for both that do not necessarily translate into good values: on-demand items can help keep costs down.
All X1s feature a turbo-4 and an 8-speed automatic transmission under their hoods that help boost the small crossover up to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is a healthy clip among competitors. We like the 8-speed automatic because of its fuel-saving behavior and its adaptability when tilted in Sport mode or levers changes.
The X1 manages to be quite economical, according to the luxury crossover standards. With front-wheel drive, the EPA rates the X1 at 26 mpg combined. Add all-wheel drive and dive slightly at 25 mpg combined, but those ratings depend on the more expensive premium fuel.
2018 BMW X1 Release Date
2018 BMW X1 Styling
The 2018 BMW X1 is related to the Mini Countryman, although the two could not be more different in appearance.
Despite being a front-wheel-drive car, the X1 is clearly a BMW thanks to its grilles, its front bumper and its intelligent shape on the sides.
Perhaps what we like most about the X1 is that it reads more car to our eyes, with an elegant form that prioritises subtlety rather than open male forms. A good carving along the sides helps to tie the car to the rear, which is completed in a more thoughtful way than the steep rear doors of other crosses. Darker colors can help hide cheap coatings in the lower half of the X1, according to our eyes.
Inside, the X1 is a simple affair with a large screen placed above the board that dominates the attention. Redundant buttons for climate control and radio controls are accepted. Richer skins and wood accents help to classify what would otherwise be a fairly economical interior (after all, it’s BMW’s most economical new car), but they’re available for a premium price.
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2018 BMW X1 Performance
2018 The BMW X1 has a combination engine and a single transmission for buyers, with an optional all-wheel drive available for cold climates.
Turbo-4 is par for the course in its segment and BMW offers a pretty good interpretation. Turbo-4 2.0-liter rated 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Simply make X1 feel confident quickly and able in mountain climate.
This is a 8 speed automatic engine partner that we really like. We give one point above the average because of its ability to quickly move up and down, steering wheel paddle shifters, and generally refined behavior.
Each X1 is equipped with a rocker button that can help shape engine behavior and transmission, depending on circumstances. Dubbed “Driving Dynamic Control,” the driver can switch between Eco Pro, Comfort, and Sport modes to adjust the response. Eco Pro does what it says and says what it does: it makes the X1 quite calm – almost very painful – maximizing fuel economy. Convenience is almost the same, but Sport mode sharpens the transmission behavior that should be helpful to turn on the value of the mount, or braking the engine will lower it.
Travel on X1 is generally composed thanks to the shape of his un-crossover-like train. The X1 rides on an 18-inch run-flat tire as a standard, which generally makes it more rigid. Swapping out the run-flat that supports the traditional all-season is a cost-free option, and adding a small spare tire is $ 150. The larger 19-inch wheels are available at the expense of driving quality.
Below X1 is a skeleton shared with Countryman Mini and both are primarily front-wheel drive in standard form. Curiously, the Mini is the only one available with a manual transmission, although the bundle of “Ultimate Driving Machine” is affixed to the X1 snout.
With optional all-wheel wheel drive, the X1 can send all available power to the rear wheels – a limited burst. This system can send power to the wheel with a better handle in a fraction of a second, which can help in slippery situations. X1 has a reasonable ground clearance too; nothing will confuse him with the road-offs that are ready to fly, but every bit helps.
At our drive on the gravel road, we found that the BMW X1 was a little eager to let go of its grip earlier, which could torture some of the drivers. Reasonable speed should apply in such situations, but it should be noted.
2018 BMW X1 Fuel Economy
All 2018 BMW X1 models are rated 25 mpg combined or better.
Compared to other luxury crossover, 2018 BMW X1 spelled fuel efficient. Other crossovers may be better, but few of them come with the same number of facilities.
With EPA figures, X1 manages 22 mpg city, 31 highway, 25 combined when equipped all-wheel drive.
EPA slightly up the front X1 higher: 23/32/26 mpg. Premium gasoline is recommended for all X1 models.
The combined figure gives BMW a nod to competitors such as Audi Q3 and Acura RDX. If fuel efficiency is a priority, Mercedes-Benz GLA is rated slightly higher, such as Buick Encore. Hybrids and plug-in hybrids such as Lexus NX and Mini Cooper Countryman are significantly better thanks to their battery packs.
2018 BMW X1 Features
The most affordable BMW models cost not so long, but the 2018 X1 includes good standard equipment.
BMW X1 this year is synonymous with last year’s version aside from some reshuffle packs. That’s good news for buyers who do not have to consider their options; The BMW X1 is quite well equipped from the start.
Each X1 will be equipped with 18-inch wheels, power adjustable front seats, leather seats, 6.5-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth connectivity, leather wrapped steering wheel, new standard rearview camera, and four year / 50,000 mile warranty.
The BMW X1 is the most affordable new model offered by car makers, starting at $ 34,895 including destinations. It is the foundation that X1 is the most optional extra balloon without the basic line without adding much. We gave X1 one point above average for a good basic version and another for a sizable infotainment screen.
Some X1s will leave the factory without some built-in options, and some are better than others. From the base, BMW offers a comfort package that includes a panoramic moonroof, keyless ignition, and interior lighting along with some smaller features for $ 2,500. A $ 3,300 tier premium on top that adds navigation, LED headlamps, front seats and heated steering, and a head-up screen.
BMW offers the M Sport package that changes the look of the X1 and includes the features of the comfort package. Premium tier options are available on M Sport-trimmed X1.
Value-focused shoppers need to consider the a la carte option beyond the hefty package to save money.
Heated steering wheels and heated seats, popular in cold weather countries, are available for $ 550 as stand-alone options. Parking sensors, which help resolve limited X1 rear viewing distance, are a $ 800 self-contained option. Releasing run-flat tires X1 scrolling is optional at no cost; we may suggest adding a very helpful backup tire is $ 1,500.
Beyond the added common sense, BMW made the wall desperately sorting out the rest of its options behind the expensive package. We do not mind skipping the $ 300 option for Apple CarPlay compatibility, but we take exception to effectively making advanced safety features a $ 4,200 proposition, all told.
All-wheel drive is available on X1 for $ 2,000.