CrossoverBMW36% by Neofiliac Team65% by External Reviewers


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Product Overview

BMW X1 F48 LCI is a subcompact crossover in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.0 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift, the LCI only differs with moderate cosmetic updates. The one new drivetrain is that in the xDrive25e PHEV.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the BMW X1 is hardly the "offroader" that BMW would like you to think. BMW has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.


What we found

Neofiliac score 36%
  • Looks like the original X1
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • FWD-based
  • No powerful engine options
  • Crossover nonsense
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found

External score 65%
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Good standard equipment
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • No rear-wheel drive option
  • Expensive for a petrol-only X1
  • Not the most up-to-date
  • Slightly heavier than rivals
  • Ridiculously choppy ride

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Variants shown:
sDrive16d AT
sDrive18d AT
xDrive18d AT
sDrive18i AT
sDrive20d AT
xDrive20d AT
sDrive20i AT
xDrive20i AT
xDrive25d AT
xDrive25e AT
xDrive25i AT

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 47% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The facelifted X1 line-up starts with the front-wheel-drive sDrive16i. There are seven different X1 models, including the new xDrive25e plug-in hybrid. Three models offer the choice of front or four-wheel drive, while the remainder feature four- wheel drive as standard. With 228bhp and a healthy 332lb ft of torque available between 1500 and 3000rpm, it certainly delivers on the performance front.
  • Powerful turbocharged petrol engine
  • Good standard equipment
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Ridiculously choppy ride
  • Slightly heavier than rivals


Reviewer score 70% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The X1 is based on the same UKL2 platform as the MINI Countryman and Clubman, BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourers and the coupe-styled X2 crossover. The platform is offered with front or four-wheel drive, so unlike the previous X1, there's no rear-wheel-drive option on the current model. Prices for the X1 start from around £29,000 and rise to around £40,000.
  • Sleek styling
  • Cheap to run
  • No rear-wheel drive option
  • No front-wheel-drive option


  1. ^ BMW X1 xDrive25d 2019 review. [autocar].
  2. ^ BMW X1 review. [autoexpress].