When the first generation of the BMW X1 appeared in 2009, all fans were a bit skeptic about it. The compact crossover or the smallest SUV from the “X” family should have attracted those customers to whom the X3 was too big. And this entrusted work, X1 has done pretty well. Over 800,000 copies of first-generation models have been sold worldwide. Now we will see the next big update in second-gen with 2019 BMW X1.
However, the second generation is a completely different and new story. Of course, the 2019 X1 will look modern. It follows fashion trends, but also imposes a family tradition. Like every BMW, it looks aggressive. The crossover not only adds new LED lights, but also a large, characteristic, chrome-plated radiator grille, air intake, sharp lines and folds, and much more. From roof to floor, this is an SUV that emphasizes its sporty character.
2019 BMW X1 Interior Update
Designers in German company seriously dealt with the interior. So, these are not only cosmetic changes on 2019 BMW X1. This time these are not minor modification, like replacing some slippery, larger display, move something on another place, but the interior is thoroughly revised. Already after entering the cabin, the driver will immediately feel that the new X1 is more spacious. It also offers more space for passengers and their luggage. The front seats are still practically in the middle of the vehicle, exactly halfway between the axles. For revisit in 2016, distance in this second generation of crossover has increased.
The 2019 BMW X1 with the new updates will be much more “X” than it was before. The height of the vehicle is increased by more than 4 cm. The radiator grille is larger and more straightforward. Furthermore, the lower air intakes split into three sections. Without a doubt, the X1 now comes with much more authority. It is bolder and more attractive than we got used to.
2019 BMW X1 Drivetrain and Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2019 BMW X1 is a 2.0-l turbo-four diesel drivetrain with direct injection. The maximum 230 hp is available at 5,000 rpm. On the other hand, 400 Nm or 300 lb-ft of maximum torque is present in the range of 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. This practically means it is not necessary to go to high speeds to get a great performance. The 2019 X1 can reach 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is 135 mph or 220 km/h.
Transmission Impressions and Mileage
The previous edition of the 2019 BMW X1 had an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The same system comes with the new model. The Steptronic transmission works very precisely. Also, the gears ratios are in excellent balance, so the gearbox works smoothly and without wasting the torque.
Chiefs in BMW claim that X1 is going to be very economical SUV. They assure our mileage will be under 4,5 l/100km or 50 mpg. We can’t believe this story since it will be impossible to achieve it in normal conditions.
2019 BMW X1 Price
All the updates for the 2019 BMW X1 won’t raise the price of the crossover. Changes are possible on higher trims, but for the base unit, the price tag is again around $35,000.