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2020 BMW X1 sDrive18d review

BMW has updated its popular compact luxury SUV for 2020. We find out if the lone diesel variant makes sense.

2020 BMW X1 XDrive25i review

This range-topping X1 combines warm performance and all-wheel drive for BMW's entry-level SUV. Is there enough substance in the specification?

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?

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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

BMW Australia introduces third round of price rises in eight months

BMW Australia has applied another round of price rises across its most popular models – some by as much as $6000 – representing the third increase since June 2020. The majority of BMWs in the pricing overhaul have gone up by $2000, while the smallest increase is $910, reserved for 1 Series and 2 Series models...

2022 BMW iX1 electric SUV spy photos

With BMW's new iX3 electric SUV now out in the open and on its way to Australia, one of the next cabs off the rank will be the smaller BMW iX1 EV. As these new spy photos reveal, it seems clear the iX1 electric SUV will follow the same course plotted by the iX3, using the body of its regular X1 sibling...

2020 BMW price rises: Every model listed

BMW Australia has updated pricing across its range for June, with price rises of up to $5000 on some of its most popular models. CarAdvice has been told there is no change to specification of the vehicles, and that the increases are due to "normal economic changes"...

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...

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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

2022 BMW iX1 electric SUV spy photos

2020 BMW X1 sDrive18d review

2020 BMW X1 XDrive25i review

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e detailed

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