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2017 BMW X1 Overview

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The current rising star in the BMW lineup is undoubtedly the 2017 BMW X1. BMW’s most affordable SAV is experiencing massive sales growth so far this year, as the market for utility vehicles only expands at a more aggressive rate.

For many drivers, the X1 serves as the perfect gateway into the BMW brand. It possesses the features drivers come to expect from BMW, while simultaneously possessing a quite reasonable price tag.


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2016 BMW X1 photos front view

What’s New for the 2017 BMW X1

Drivers probably shouldn’t expect too many differences for the BMW X1, as the vehicle did just recently undergo a major redesign. However, they should note that the BMW X1 comes standard with FWD instead of AWD starting this year.

The 2017 BMW X1 comes available in two trims: sDrive28i and xDrive 28i.

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2017 BMW X1 Exterior

The BMW X1 returns in 2017 with its recently-renovated exterior design from last year. Highlighting that look are several standard features, including Satin Aluminum roof rails and Matte Chrome exterior trimming.

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Exterior features available for the 2017 BMW X1 sDrive28i: 

  • 18-inch Y Spoke light alloy wheels, 225/50 run-flat all-season tires, Rear window privacy glass, Halogen high- and low-beam headlights, Halogen free-form fog lights, Satin Aluminum roof rails, Matte Chrome exterior trim, Non-metallic paint, Chrome tailpipe finishers, Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control, Power tailgate

Exterior features available for the 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i:

  • 18-inch Y Spoke light alloy wheels, 225/50 run-flat all-season tires, Rear window privacy glass, Halogen high- and low-beam headlights, Halogen free-form fog lights, Satin Aluminum roof rails, Matte Chrome exterior trim, Non-metallic paint, Chrome tailpipe finishers, Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control, Power tailgate

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2016 BMW X1 photos turning exterior beach

2017 BMW X1 Performance

As previously noted, the BMW X1 now comes standard with FWD. However, if BMW enthusiasts want to retain the classic feel of all-wheel drive, that system is available as well.

Under the hood, a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine teams up with BMW’s Eight-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission. Together, they help the X1 produce 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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BMW X1 Exterior

2017 BMW X1 Efficiency

As the BMW X1 is a compact utility vehicle, or SAV as the case may be, it manages to obtain a rather decent fuel economy, especially for a luxury model. Drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 X1 will discover an efficiency rating of 22/32/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined.*

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

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BMW X1 Cockpit

2017 BMW X1 Interior

To remain as appealing as ever, BMW’s lineup of SAVs needs to come equipped with the latest technologies and comforts. The 2017 model of the BMW X1 manages to do just that, with standard technologies like a 6.5-inch center screen and a HiFi Sound System with seven speakers and a 205-watt digital amplifier.

Amenities like eight-way power adjustable front seats add to the comfortable surroundings of the cabin. These interior features ultimately remind drivers that they are behind the wheel of a luxury machine.

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Interior features available on the 2017 BMW X1 sDrive28i:

  • Comfort and Seating: Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with 1-way manual headrests, and driver’s-seat and mirror memory; SensaTec upholstery; High-gloss Black trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlight; Anthracite headliner; Floormats; Engine Start/Stop button; Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory; Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation; Tilt/telesopic steering wheel column; Power front windows with one-touch up/down operation: Power rear windows; Front-seat adjustable center armrest; Cupholders for front and rear seats; Additional 12V power sockets; Three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone; Rear-window defroster
  • Technology: Dynamic Stability Control; Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player with Radio Data System; HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier; Bluetooth® Audio Streaming; HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception; Pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Tuner; iDrive system with on-board computer, 6.5-inch center screen, Controller, and eight programmable memory buttons; USB audio connection and hands-free Bluetooth®; BMW TeleService

Interior features available on the 2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i:

  • Comfort and Seating: Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with 1-way manual headrests, and driver’s-seat and mirror memory; SensaTec upholstery; High-gloss Black trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlight; Anthracite headliner; Floormats; Engine Start/Stop button; Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory; Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation; Tilt/telesopic steering wheel column; Power front windows with one-touch up/down operation: Power rear windows; Front-seat adjustable center armrest; Cupholders for front and rear seats; Additional 12V power sockets; Three-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone; Rear-window defroster
  • Technology: xDrive all-wheel-drive system; Hill Descent Control; Dynamic Stability Control; Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player with Radio Data System; HiFi Sound System with 7 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier; Bluetooth® Audio Streaming; HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception; Pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Tuner; iDrive system with on-board computer, 6.5-inch center screen, Controller, and eight programmable memory buttons; USB audio connection and hands-free Bluetooth®; BMW TeleService

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2016 BMW X1 photos man loading luggage

2017 BMW X1 Safety

If you want to know how safe the 2017 BMW X1 is, then you need only look toward the fact that it received a 2017 Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. The X1’s standard safety features make it a smart pick for any motorist.

Standard Dynamic Cruise Control and Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights come packaged with every single model of the 2017 X1. Drivers needing an extra sense of safety can always opt for the available front crash prevention technologies.

Standard safety systems for the 2017 BMW X1 include:

  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; knee airbags; and front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
  • Coded Driveaway Protection
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • Impact sensor that disengages the fuel pump, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

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