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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

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e detailed

BMW has revealed a plug-in hybrid version of its compact X1 SUV, the xDrive25e. Power in the X1 xDrive25e comes from a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 92kW and 220Nm, and an electric motor outputting 70kW and 165Nm. Combined, the two offer a peak of 165kW and 385Nm...

2020 BMW X1 pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specs for the facelifted X1 SUV line-up, dropping the prices of low-end models and upping the sticker on range-topping variants. Four models will be offered when the X1 arrives in October, starting with the sDrive 18i ($44,500 before on-road costs)...

BMW X1 M35i off the cards for this generation

The compact performance SUV class is set grow rapidly over the next 12 months, but BMW will be waiting until at least 2023 for an X1 fettled by M. Although the X2 M35i shares its platform with the recently-updated X1, the company has confirmed we won’t see an M Performance version of the more practical X1 in this generation...

2020 BMW X1 revealed, here in Q4

BMW has revealed its rejigged X1, headlined by subtle design revisions and updated powertrains, including the option of a new plug-in hybrid variant that will launch globally next year. From the outside, the updated X1 gets new LED daytime-running lights and bumpers that bear stronger resemblance to the company's larger SUV models like the X3 and X5, along with new LED fog-lights and a larger double-kidney grille which are now merged in the centre...

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BMW X1 Owner Reviews

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 25i review

The year was 2016, and at this point I was doing a fair amount of road trips on a range of differing surfaces. I had been driving a VW Golf GTI (Mk 6) for the past six years, and with over 200,000 kilometres on it, I knew it was time for a change. I liked the idea of a premium compact SUV, as I wanted something with all-wheel drive, but I didn’t want it to come at the expense of size or dynamic ability...

2017 BMW X1 xDrive 25i M Sport review

After driving a Honda CR-V for the last eight years, my other (and arguably prettier) half was keen to upgrade the family truckster. In our pre-child days she had always driven small, zippy cars and was missing the feeling of a fun-to-drive car that was also easy to manoeuvre within the tight spaces characteristic of the concrete jungle...

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...

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BMW X1 Galleries

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e detailed

2020 BMW X1 revealed, here in Q4

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