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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...

BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings...

2019 BMW X1 facelift interior and exterior spied

The updated BMW X1 has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing in Europe's northern reaches. As we've seen in earlier spy photo sets, the revised X1 will feature slimmer headlights with updated graphics, a revised double-kidney grille, and more aggressive vents in the front bumper...

BMW X1, X2 upgrades announced

BMW Australia has announced some running equipment upgrades for its X1 and X2 crossover ranges, headlined by enhanced technology and infotainment features. Available from October production, with deliveries to commence from January 2019, all versions of the X1 and X2 now get wireless Apple CarPlay integration as standard equipment – previously a $479 option...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

2019 BMW X1 'LCI' spied

The facelifted BMW X1 has been spied in Europe during development testing, giving us a closer look at the forthcoming mid-life update. Despite the camouflage at both ends, it appears the updated X1 will get slimmer headlights with new internals, revised bumpers, and new LED tail-lights...

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...