2023 BMW X1 [UK]

2023 BMW X1 [UK]

Featuring a new distinctive design, a high level of electrification across the range and the latest in connectivity, the new BMW X1 builds on the concept of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) for the premium compact segment. An expanded standard specification, increased interior spaciousness with a premium ambience, new BMW Operating System 8 and BMW Curved Display, and a large selection of automated driving and parking systems ensure the new BMW X1 stands out against its rivals.

In its third model generation, the BMW X1 offers fully electric driving for the first time. This new addition to a rapidly growing vehicle segment will complement the brand's existing battery-electric models and make driving an all-electric BMW accessible to an even wider audience. In the UK, the new BMW X1 is available with two petrol engine options, two diesel engines and two plug-in hybrid options. The range is completed by the new BMW iX1 xDrive30, the BMW Group's first premium compact model based on a flexible vehicle architecture to feature an all-electric drive system.

Customers can choose between three carefully curated models, which offer generous levels of technology and equipment across the board. Sport, xLine and M Sport choices are available in combination with most engine variants, while the X1 xDrive23i, X1 xDrive30e and iX1 xDrive30 are available exclusively in xLine or M Sport. The new BMW X1 is available at BMW Retailers across the UK, priced from £33,775 OTR.

2023 BMW X1 [UK]

Increased proportions set-off by striking new front end design

The new BMW X1 is larger than its predecessor - by 53mm in length to 4,500mm, 24mm in width to 1,845mm and 44mm in height to 1,642mm. Its wheelbase is 2,692mm, 22mm longer than before, while its track widths have increased by 31mm to 1,592mm at the front and 1,593mm at the rear.

At the centre of the new front end design stands the large, almost square BMW kidney grille, its contouring highlighted by the three-dimensional chrome surround. The grille bars are finished in Black high-gloss as standard. In the outer areas of the lower air intake, large chrome strips accentuate the classy design of the front end.

The new BMW X1 comes as standard with slim LED headlights for low and high beam that extend into the sides of the car. A distinctive graphic splits the headlights into three units for the low beam, high beam and daytime driving lights, the latter including the indicators.

2023 BMW X1 [UK]

Introducing the BMW iX1: the first pure-electric compact SAV

The all-electric BMW iX1 xDrive30 is powered by one electric motor at the front axle and another at the rear, each combined with power electronics and transmission in a single, compact housing. The drive units deliver a combined output of 313hp (including temporary boost) and overall torque of 494Nm.

The fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology also comprises the car's charging technology and the 64.7kWh high-voltage battery positioned flat within the vehicle's underbody. The battery's high energy density and the drive system's efficiency achieve combined power consumption of 18.1 - 17.0kWh per 100km (WLTP) and a driving range of 259 - 270 miles.

2023 BMW X1 [UK]

Petrol engines with greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions

Powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine, the BMW X1 sDrive20i benefits from a higher level of efficiency and a sporty power delivery thanks to the 48V mild hybrid technology. The mild hybrid system consists of an electric motor integrated into the 7-speed Steptronic transmission with dual clutch, which acts as a starter generator and can both relieve and support the combustion engine.

The BMW X1 xDrive23i is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engine family. Innovations include the Miller cycle (shortening the opening time of the intake valves), redesigned intake ports and combustion chambers, and an ignition system featuring an active coil with integrated electronics. Mixture preparation is optimised using a new dual injection system. In addition to the existing high-pressure injection system, some of the fuel is now injected into the combustion chambers via a low-pressure system. The effectiveness of the turbocharging system and intercooler has also been increased.

2023 BMW X1 [UK]

Enhanced diesel engines with improved efficiency

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel units fitted in the new BMW X1 xDrive23d and BMW X1 sDrive18d have also undergone an extensive upgrade, with low-friction pistons made from tempered steel, a graphite coating for the piston skirts and an active oil separator with map-regulated electric drive. Improvements have also been made to the efficiency of the two-stage turbocharging and to the common-rail injection and exhaust gas recirculation systems.

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