The X1 is the smallest and most affordable SUV in BMW lineup. Even so, it offers an surprising amount of passenger and cargo space. It gets trademark BMW quality inside and out, and despite having less power than previous versions, the 2018 BMW X1 still accelerates and handles better than most competitors in its class.
It starts with the 2018 BMW X1 front-wheel-drive chassis that shared with the Mini Cooper, a small car known for their nimble handling. From there it gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces a lot of power and a respectable fuel economy thanks to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available for buyers who need extra traction in winter conditions.
The 2018 BMW X1 is a small luxury crossover with seating for five. It available in two configurations: the front-wheel-drive sDrive28i and the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i.
Under the hood, the 2018 BMW X1 is backed by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The sDrive28i come standard with front-wheel drive, while the xDrive28i get BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system and includes hill descent control. Both model is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.
In track testing, the 2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i went from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is quicker that the Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA 250. Top speed of 130/143 mph. EPA fuel economy stands at 26 mpg combined (23 city/32 highway) for the sDrive28i models and 25 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway).
The 2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i has (MSRP) Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price starting just under $35,000, while the xDrive28i pump the price to just under $37,000. Fully loaded X1 can hit the upper $40,000.