2018 BMW X1 Overview
As the smallest sports activity vehicle in BMW’s lineup, the X1 is a popular choice for buyers who want the luxury and performance of the brand without paying excessively for a large SUV or high-end sedan. If you’re interested in a BMW that’s suitable for your family and budget, the 2018 BMW X1 is a good option.
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What’s New for the 2018 BMW X1?
For this model year, BMW has reorganized its packages for the X1 to make it easier to add the features you want, through five different packages. You can opt for the M Sport Design package that adds everything else you could want in the model, like roof rails, auto-dimming mirrors, a sporty transmission, and better wheels. Or, you could add some of these features through the Convenience or Premium tiers. A couple items, like LED headlamps and navigation, are still available as standalone add-ons, while items like a backup camera are now standard.
2018 BMW X1 Exterior
The X1’s body lines angle forward, giving the crossover an agile, kinetic stance that looks ready to roll. The model bears the brand’s signature kidney grille in the front and comes in 10 different body colors like Mineral Grey Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, or Sunset Orange Metallic.
Exterior features available on the 2018 BMW X1
- Halogen fog lights, Satin Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass (rear windows), Halogen high- and low-beam headlights, 225/50 run-flat all-season tires
2018 BMW X1 Performance
The 2018 BMW X1 bears a well-rounded 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine that’s just enough to power the vehicle when it’s full of people but efficient enough to still earn decent gas mileage. It’s paired to an eight-speed STEPTRONIC automatic with Sport and Manual shift modes with performance levels of 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It can even accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just over six seconds.
The 2018 BMW X1 is available in either front-wheel drive via sDrive28i or xDrive28i with xDrive AWD.
2018 BMW X1 Efficiency
The X1’s sole engine option does achieve a respectable fuel efficiency for a crossover. EPA estimates put city driving of the 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder at 22 mpg with highway driving at 31 mpg. Combined, a typical tank will put you at 25 mpg.
2018 BMW X1 Interior
As you would expect from a BMW, the X1 bears a refined interior that’s both luxurious to the touch and to the eye. With SensaTec upholstery and colored accents on the dashboard and doors, the BMW X1 is dressed to impress. It also boasts 58.7 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down, which is more than enough for emergency storage.
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Standard interior features on the 2018 BMW X1
- Cabin: Eight-way power front seats including one-way manual headrests, and driver’s-seat and mirror memory; SensaTec upholstery; Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation; Storage package with nets on front seat backrests and increased storage versatility in cargo area; 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
- Radio & Tech: Rear-view Camera; HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception; HiFi Sound System with seven speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier; Engine Start/Stop button; iDrive system with on-board computer, 6.5-inch center screen, Controller and 8 programmable memory buttons
2018 BMW X1 Safety
As of December, the 2018 BMW X1 has not yet been evaluated by the IIHS or the NHTSA for safety in the event of a crash. The 2017 model, which is hardly different from the 2018, did receive top “Good” marks from the IIHS in all major categories, earning it Top Safety Pick status.
Standard Safety Features on the 2018 BMW X1
- BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
- Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
- Impact sensor that disengages the fuel pump, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
- Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
- Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
- Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
- Coded Driveaway Protection
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