After getting spied on several occasions, the new 2019 BMW X1 has been finally unveiled. Here’s our detailed comparison between the 2019 BMW X1 and its predecessor.
The BMW X1 has always been a good looking compact SUV and now with the latest facelift, the SUV promises to deliver more modern and sharper looks. Its revised front fascia, which follows BMW's latest design trend, is now heavily chromed and packs a newly designed kidney grille that is a single-piece unit. Its full LED headlights get more detailing, are larger and a bit sleeker than those of the previous version. The new aggressive looks are further complemented by the fully redesigned bumper, which packs quite complex dark inserts with slim LED horizontal fog lamps, replacing the earlier round fog lamp design.
The side profile somehow remains noticeably untouched. The subtle changes, however, are brought in the form of newly designed alloy wheels which come in different colour combinations and are available in 17 inches to 19 inches size. At the rear, the car features new tail lamps which have clearly taken design inspiration from bigger X family SUVs. Also, the width of the tailpipes has been increased from 70mm to 90mm, which certainly gives a bolder impression. BMW has also introduced three new exterior colours for the X1: Jucaro Beige, Missano Blue and Storm Bay.
On the inside, the cabin has been slightly tweaked with new contrast stitching on the instrument panel (available for xLine, Sport Line and M Sport variants), three new upholstery options and optional LED illumination lighting package with six different colour tones. Also, a highlight of the 2019 X1 is the new optional 10.25-inch Touch Control Display and the sixth generation of the iDrive operating system that works with iDrive Controller and optional voice control. The instrument cluster, however, has been carried over from the previous model but now carries modern black-panel technology which is standard across all the models. It features a 2.7-inch TFT Info Display in base trim or a 5.7-inch TFT Info Display if a navigation system has been specified. There is also an optionally available full-colour Head-up Display on the 2019 BMW X1.
2019 BMW X1 - Engine Variants:
- BMW X1 sDrive16d: 85 kW (116 hp)/270 Nm, available with a manual six-speed gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Goes 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.5 seconds.
- BMW X1 xDrive25d: 170 kW (231 hp)/450 Nm, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a rapid 6.6 seconds.
- BMW X1 xDrive25i: 170 kW (231 hp)/ 350 Nm, offered with eight-speed Steptronic transmission. xDrive25i races from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.5 seconds.
- BMW X1 xDrive25e: BMW will also introduce the hybrid version of the X1, named X1 xDrive25e. It will enter production in March 2020. The hybrid X1 will be fitted with the latest, fourth-generation BMW battery technology. Working along with a petrol engine, there will be a 9.7 kWh battery. The stand-alone power output of the battery is 50 km.
The 2019 BMW X1 competes against the Audi Q and Volvo XC40.