2023 BMW X1
About the BMW X1
The third-generation 2023 BMW X1 arrives in Australia firstly with the options for X1 sDrive18i and xDrive20i guise, with a base price $6000 higher than before.
It opens at $60,400 before on-road costs for the front-wheel drive sDrive18i, topping out at $73,400 before on-road costs for the all-wheel drive xDrive20i M Sport.
The range will be joined by the electric iX1 xDrive30 in the first quarter of 2023, but BMW has yet to reveal pricing and specifications.
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The 2023 BMW X1 sDrive18i comes standard with the following equipment:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Power tailgate
- Keyless entry and start
- 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- Satellite navigation with augmented reality view
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Reversing Assistant
- Connected Package Professional
- Drive Recorder
- Mirror Package with anti-dazzle and auto-dipping functions
- Head-up display
- Sensatec leatherette upholstery
- Sensatec-wrapped instrument panel
- Front sports seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Dual-zone climate control
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 4 x USB-C ports
- 2 x 12V power outlets
The 2023 BMW X1 xDrive20i adds:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Heated front seats
- Power front seats
- Driving Assistant Professional with Steering and Lane Control Assistant
Price & Specs
BMW X1 xDRIVE20i M SPORT
Inside, the X1 and iX1 are the latest BMWs to receive the brand’s new BMW Operating System 8 and the Curved Display, which features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in one display.
As in the new2 Series Active Tourer, which the X1 closely resembles inside, the iDrive controller has been removed, though BMW OS 8.0 supports greater use of voice prompts.
There are also slim air vents, a small gear selector, and a “floating” armrest with a control panel comprising key switchgear like the start button and the hazard lights.
At the base of the centre stack, you’ll find cupholders, USB-C outlets, and an upright wireless phone charger that allows you to see your phone.
BMW says the X1 uses the same design principle as its predecessor for its front and rear axles, though the suspension and damping systems have been extensively upgraded with the aim of improving long-distance comfort.
BMW X1 Colours
The 2023 BMW X1 comes standard in non-metallic Alpine White, with a range of metallic finishes costing an extra $1800 or coming free as part of the Enhancement pack:
- Black Sapphire
- Phytonic Blue
- M Portimao Blue
- Sanremo Green
- Cape York Green
- Utah Orange
BMW Individual Storm Bay is a $2500 option, or $700 if you specify your X1 with the Enhancement pack.
How it Drives
The 2023 BMW X1 sDrive18i uses a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine producing 115kWof power and 230Nm of torque.
Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. BMW claims a 0-100km/h time of 9.0 seconds.
The X1 xDrive20i uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150kW and 300Nm of torque.
It features a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel drive, and has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.4 seconds.
BMW X1 Safety Rating
The new 2023 BMW X1 has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Safe exit warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Surround-view camera
- Front and rear parking sensors
BMW X1 Options
There are two option packages available.
The Enhancement pack ($4615 on sDrive18i, $4000 on xDrive20i) adds:
- Metallic paint
- Panoramic sunroof
- Harmon/kardan sound system
- Sliding rear seats
- Driving Assistant Professional (sDrive18i)
- Power front seats (sDrive18i)
The M Sport pack (xDrive20i only, $3000) adds:
- 19-inch M Sport alloy wheels
- Adaptive M suspension
- M Aluminium Hexacube interior trim
- M leather steering wheel
- M high gloss Shadow Line trim
- M High gloss roof rails
BMW X1 Warranty
BMW has finally made the shift to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia, meaning its coverage now aligns with what’s on offer at its luxury rivals.
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 20,000 kilometres in the X1, and a five-year ‘Basic’ service plan will set you back $1800.
BMW X1 Infotainment
The new BMW X1 receives the Gernan brand’s new BMW infotainment system with a really great looking Curved Display, which features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in one display. There is no longer a traditional iDrive controller.
BMW X1 Boot Space
It has 540L of boot space, expanding to 1600L with the second row folded.
BMW X1 Fuel Economy
The 2023 BMW X1 uses 6.5L/100km on the combined cycle in sDrive18i guise, and 7.4L/100km in the xDrive20i.
Depending on the variant, view the 2023 BMW X1 fuel usage below.
All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km
|sDRIVE18i||U11||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||6.5||-|
|xDRIVE20i||U11||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.2||-|
|xDRIVE20i M SPORT||U11||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.2||-|
|M35i xDRIVE||U11||4D WAGON||PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL||-||-||7.8||-|
BMW X1 Dimensions
The 2023 BMW X1 measures 4500mm long, 1845mm wide,1642mm tall and rides a 2692mm wheelbase.
Depending on the variant, the 2023 BMW X1 measures as below.
|Variant||Series||Style||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Wheelbase (mm)|
|xDRIVE20i M SPORT||U11||4D WAGON||4500||1845||1642||2692|
|M35i xDRIVE||U11||4D WAGON||4505||1845||1622||2692|
The 2023 BMW X1 has a braked towing capacity from 1700kg to 2000kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
BMW X1 Market Fit
The BMW X1 is categorised as a Small SUV and has a price range of $60,400 to $90,900.
BMW X1 Interesting Facts
The BMW X1 will debut BMW’s new Features on Demand, where features like heated seats are available on a subscription via the BMW ConnectedDrive store.
Currently, these features consist of heated front seats (sDrive18i only) and a heated steering wheel.
Pricing for these subscriptions will be officially announced closer to the X1’s launch, howeverpricing has already appeared on the ConnectedDrive store.