The 2022 BMW X1 is rolling into the new model year largely unchanged.

    UPDATE, 16/05/2022 – BMW has revealed new Sport models for the X1 and X2. Pricing for the X1 Sport models starts at $55,990 drive-away and extends to $67,990 drive-away.

    UPDATE, 12/04/2022 – BMW Australia has increased the before on-road asking price of the mid-range X1 sDrive20i by $1000. It now starts at $56,900 before on-road costs.

    The range starts at $47,900 before on-road costs for the base sDrive18i and extends to $67,900 driveaway for the sDrive20i Sport.

    Manufactured in Germany, the second-generation X1 has been on sale here in Australia since 2015. It received a minor facelift in 2019.

    To the end of August 2021, BMW has sold 2300 X1 SUVs according to VFACTS. It was outsold by the Audi Q3 (3866) and Volvo XC40 (2928).


    • 2022 BMW X1 sDrive18i: $47,900
    • 2022 BMW X1 sDrive18i Sport: $55,990 drive-away (NEW)
    • 2022 BMW X1 sDrive18d: $53,900
    • 2022 BMW X1 sDrive20i: $56,900 (+$1000)
    • 2022 BMW X1 xDrive25i: $66,900
    • 2022 BMW X1 sDrive20i Sport: $67,990 drive-away (NEW)

    All prices exclude on-road costs, unless specified otherwise.


    All of the powertrains are unchanged for the 2022 model year and is one of the few in its segment to still offer a diesel powertrain.

    sDrive18i models are powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder producing 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that powers the front wheels only.

    sDrive18d models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 110kW and 330Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic that powers the front wheels only.

    sDrive20i models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 141kW and 280Nm. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that powers the front wheels only.

    xDrive25i models are powered by a higher-output 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 170kW and 350Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and is the only model to send this power through an all-wheel drive system.

    BMW claims the sDrive18i will do the 0-100km/h sprint in 9.6 seconds, the sDrive18d in 9.2 seconds, the sDrive20i in 7.6 seconds and the xDrive25i in 6.5 seconds.

    Fuel Economy

    Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 BMW X1 are as follows:

    • sDrive18i: 6.4L/100km
    • sDrive18d: 5.3L/100km
    • sDrive20i: 6.5L/100km
    • xDrive25i: 7.1L/100km

    All petrol models require 95 RON premium unleaded fuel.

    All models have a 61L fuel tank.


    The 2022 BMW X1 measures 1821mm wide, 1598mm tall, and 4439mm long with a 2670mm wheelbase.

    With the rear seats up the X1 has a boot capacity of 505L, expanding to 1550L with the seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    BMW offers two different capped-price servicing costs on the X1. A five-year, 80,000km Basic plan is $1750, while the Plus plan costs $5010.

    The Plus plan includes replacement brake pads and discs, clutch discs and plates, as well as wiper blades.

    The company continues to offer a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, whereas many rival brands have moved on to five-year warranties.


    The BMW X1 scored a five-star rating from ANCAP safety when tested back in 2015.

    It scored 90 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 74 per cent for pedestrian protection and 70 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard safety equipment on all 2021 BMW X1 models includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Traffic sign recognition

    Standard Equipment

    The sDrive18i and sDrive18d come standard with the following features:

    • xLine styling package with 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip, silver underbody protection, as well as aluminium window trimming and roof rails.
    • 5.7-inch digital instrument screen
    • 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • USB connectivity front and rear
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Automatic stop/start
    • Tyre repair kit
    • LED headlights and tail lights
    • Automatic headlights with auto high-beam
    • Rear fog lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Oyster or black ‘Sensatec’ leatherette upholstery
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist

    The $2900 Comfort package adds:

    • Keyless entry
    • Anti-dazzle driver-side mirror
    • Electrically adjustable front seats with memory for the drivers seat
    • Lumbar adjustment for front seats
    • Heated front seats

    The sDrive18i Sport adds:

    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Head-up display
    • Power tailgate
    • Climate control
    • Keyless entry and push-button start
    • Black high-gloss interior trim
    • Pearl Chrome interior trim highlights
    • Electrically adjustable front seats with heating, lumbar and memory
    • Auto-dimming driver-side mirror

    The sDrive20i, on top of the base sDrive18i and sDrive18d adds:

    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display
    • Head-up display
    • Paddle shifters
    • Ambient lighting with six different colours
    • Anti-dazzle interior and driver mirrors
    • Dual exhaust outlets
    • Keyless entry
    • Electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar adjustment
    • Heated front seats
    • Dual-zone climate control

    The sDrive20i Sport adds:

    • 19-inch M light alloy wheels
    • M Sport package
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Black with blue highlight leather ‘Dakota’ upholstery with perforations
    • Black high-gloss interior trim
    • Pearl Chrome interior trim highlights

    The xDrive 25i on top of the sDrive20i adds:

    • M Sport steering
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • ‘Dakota’ leather upholstery
    • 40/60 rear seat split (40/20/40 on lower models)

    There are a range of option packages available across the X1 line-up.

    The $2700 M Sport package adds:

    • Gloss black window trim, mirrors and roof rails
    • Anthracite headliner
    • Aluminium hexagon interior trim with blue matte accents
    • M Sport suspension
    • M Aerodynamics package
    • M leather steering wheel
    • Sports front seats
    • LED front fog lights
    • Black grille with chrome surround
    • LED lighting in door trims
    • Cloth/’Sensatec’ black leatherette upholstery
    • 18-inch M alloy wheels
    • 19-inch M alloy wheels (xDrive25i only)
    • ‘Dakota’ leather upholstery (xDrive25i only)

    The $4700 M Sport Plus packages on top of the M Sport package:

    • M Sport brakes with blue brake calipers
    • Adaptive suspension
    • M coloured seat belts
    • Gloss black grille and surround
    • Black chrome exhaust tip
    • 19-inch M alloy wheels
    • M Sports steering

    The $3500 Enhancement package adds:

    • Metallic paint
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • HiFi sound system (xDrive25i only)

    The $1100 Driver Assistance package adds:

    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    The $2300 Convenience package adds:

    • Rear seat adjustment
    • Power tailgate
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Ambient lighting
    • Luggage separating net (sDrive20i only)

    MORE: Everything BMW X1

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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