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2016 BMW X1 xDrive25i review

The BMW X1 is leading the premium compact SUV sales charts, so how does it stack up after its first year on sale? James drives the range-topping xDrive 25i to find out.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review

James puts the junior member of BMW’s X-Range through its paces. How does the 2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d handle the urban sprawl?

2016 BMW X1 xDrive25i Review : Coffs Harbour to Sydney Road Trip

The fresh-faced, second-generation BMW X1 was recently launched in Australia and though the launch event near Coffs Harbour included a drive loop of around 400km through the surrounding countryside, it just wasn't enough. This all-new baby BMW needed an even bigger dose of fresh air. The solution? A road trip to Sydney, including a few choice detours to hunt for fresh local produce along the way...

2016 BMW X1 : A discussion with Sydney-born designer Calvin Luk

Bigger and bolder than before, the second-generation BMW X1 has been launched in Australia on the beautiful Coffs Coast. As well as getting to experience the all-new model on a drive around the region - read the full review here - we also had the opportunity to meet the car's Australian designer, Calvin Luk...

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BMW X1 Videos

Subaru Forester v BMW X1 Comparison

Read the full review here. Bringing the 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium and 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i together for a head-to-head gunfight isn’t quite as left field as it might seem. Pricing is close – only $3610 between the starting prices – and both are positioned as affordable family SUVs at the smaller end of the scale.

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d Review

Read the article here. This is the all-new 2016 BMW X1, the latest contender in the small but premium SUV segment. It’s got a new look, new interior, new engine, and like the 2-Seriest Active Tourer is based on a front-wheel-drive platform. The old X1 was a real success for BMW – they made over 700,000 of the things. So this new car has big shoes to fill...

Sapphire Beach to Sydney Road Trip in the 2016 BMW X1

The fresh-faced, second generation BMW X1 has recently been launched in Australia. After attending the launch event near Coffs Harbour, CarAdvice’s Tegan Lawson decided to get to know the car a little better by driving an xDrive 25i back to Sydney with a videographer along for the ride to document the road trip...

2016 BMW X1 : a discussion with Sydney-born designer Calvin Luk

The second generation BMW X1 was recently launched in Australia on the beautiful Coffs Coast. The X1 is an all-new car inside and out, with distinctly different styling compared to the previous generation. The new X1 exterior was designed by one of our own – Sydney born and bred Calvin Luk...

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BMW X1 Comparisons

2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic sport v BMW X1 xDrive25i comparison

It doesn't seem to matter which end of the income scale you might be sitting at, the world can't get enough of SUVs – big or small. The choice between make, model and variant is as difficult as ever, even in the premium compact segment.

Small SUV Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 11 small SUVs

At the recent MotorWorld Sydney event at Sydney Motorsport Park, we assembled 11 small SUVs under $50,000 with the aim of comparing not only the cars, but the thoughts of the CarAdvice testing team with the thoughts of you – our readers – and other members of the public...

Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.

BMW X1 News

2019 BMW X1 facelift spied

The updated BMW X1 has been spied undergoing testing near the company's headquarters in Munich, Germany. When the second-generation X1 was unveiled in 2015, it made waves for being the first major globally-available model from the Bavarian brand to use a front-wheel drive platform — the earlier 2 Series Active Tourer is significantly more niche, and the 1 Series sedan is restricted primarily to China...

BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...

2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900

The 2018 BMW X1 range will be bolstered by the arrival of a new sDrive18i entry-level model in February, starting at $45,900 before on-road costs - $4000 more affordable than the sDrive18d variant. Powering the new price leader will be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol used in various Mini models, developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque...

The Shortlist: Fun to drive, all-wheel-drive, practical vehicle up to $70K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

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BMW X1 Owner Reviews

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d review

  A Note from the Editior: A stock image has been supplied with this review. There are so many options in this segment of the car market, and a lot of people will have their short list of the Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA and the BMW X1 that my parents bought. Being 16 and on my Ls, I have been thrown into many cars and I love them, so here is my review on the 2016 BMW X1...

2014 BMW X1 sDrive 20i Sportline Review

Overall, the X1 is a comfortable ride - it features great handling and performance, however it lacks interior detail. Additionally, the standard seats, along with the general driver positioning, can err on the uncomfortable over long trips. One of my biggest gripes with this car is the interior...

2013 BMW X1 sDRIVE 18d SPORTLINE Review

The first thing i noticed upon delivery is the seemingly flat black sapphire paint. The nice M Sport alloy wheels made up for it though.. Staring at it on the front, it looks awkward and smallish -- my previous E90 sedan looks better. The rear end appears uniquely BMW. Upon entry, the seating is quite low, not like an SUV, but that's what i like...

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