We should expect to see a spacious interior with top-notch materials, a strong and capable four-cylinder engine, impressive fuel economy ratings, high-quality furnishings, and a sharper handling. Its release date should be expected sometime before this fall.
If you are a shopper searching for an entry-level BMW model, you’ll probably end up staring at the X1 one way or the other. For newbies, the vehicle is BMW’s smallest and most affordable SUV vehicle. The previous model provided an exceptional driving dynamics but disappointed on the interior space, and therefore was impractical for everyday family use. The story, fortunately, has been rewritten with the debut of the 2018 BMW XI. The vehicle is now wider and taller, therefore, buyers should expect a significant improvement on the interior space.
That’s not the only highlight for 2018, however, it ranks among the top upgrades that BMW has banked on to improve its sales volumes. Sadly though, for BMW purists, the X1 doesn’t debut with the rear-wheel-drive 3 Series and now comes with a new platform which its shares with the FWD Mini Cooper family. We acknowledge that it is rather weird to have both “BMW” and “front-wheel-drive in the same sentence, however, this isn’t expected to be a downside for a majority of shoppers.
Interior wise, the vehicle comes with a laudable space due to the improvements in the vehicle’s dimensions. Additionally, the cargo space now ranks almost at the top of the class. The materials used in the cabin are conspicuously top-notch and comfortable and rivals those provided by the likes of Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA250.
Exterior Images & Interior Review – 2018 BMW X1
The redesigned BMW X1 for 2018 provides a comfortable seating arrangement for up to five adults, and comes as an xDrive only.
Standard bells and whistles available for the 2018 BMW X1 include a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a CD player, BMW’s iDrive interface, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 18” wheels, 8-way power front wheels, a 6.5” touchscreen display, windshield automatic wipers, USB input, HD radio, driver memory settings, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic climate control, a navigations system, and “SensaTec” premium vinyl upholstery.
Additionally, the vehicle comes with several packages: the Premium package comes bundled with a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, a power liftgate, four-way power lumbar, keyless ignition, and adaptive LED headlights. The Luxury package, in the meanwhile, gets you wood interior trim, and real leather upholstery. For smartphone addicts, expect the Technology package, which comes bundled with an 8.8” display screen, a navigation system, and BMW’s integrated smartphone apps. An available M Sport package comes equipped with an M Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic transmission sportier programming, and summer performance run flat tires.
Another package provided are two Driver Assistance packages. The base package comes with rear and front parking sensors, a rearview camera, and an automatic parallel-parking system. The Plus package version adds lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, automatic high-beam headlight control, and pedestrian mitigation.
2018 BMW X1 Engine Specs
Giving the X1 the motivation to crank out 258 pounds of torque and 228 horsepower is a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. The standard AWD is driven by the 8-speed auto transmission system. The hill descent control is also offered as a standard feature.
As per BMW estimates, expect the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds, which if verified, will be the best for this class of cars.
Winding up the engine spec category are the EPA ratings which stand at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Some of the safety features to expect for the 2018 X1 include BMW Assist emergency communications systems, on-demand roadside assistance, full-length side curtain airbags, traction control, front side airbags, and active front-seat head restraints.
Date Of Release & 2018 BMW X1 Price
Expect to pay an average MSRP of $40,546 for the new 2018 BMW X1 SUV in most U.S.A dealerships. As for the release date, the vehicle should go for sale anytime soon though the exact details have not been availed.
Some of the interior colors include Black Dakota, Black SensaTec, Canberra Beige, Oyster Dakota, Mocha Dakota, and Canberra Beige SensaTec.