Building your perfect BMW X1

The BMW X1 is the perfect introduction to the BMW X range as the entry-level, small to medium-sized SUV.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to engines on the X1, with a range of petrol and diesel options, as well as plug-in hybrid alternatives too for drivers that are more environmentally-conscious.

Technology is also in abundance with a great selection of state-of-the-art features and equipment. The interiors are also really versatile, with a range of high quality materials used throughout and a sense of style and luxury that BMW is renowned for.

You can choose from a range of trims and optional extra with the BMW X1, and we have compiled our top five configurations you could pick from.

BMW X1 sDrive20i Sport

BMW X1 Sport Trim

The first configuration of the X1 that we chose is the entry level Sport trim in Cape York Green. We also selected 18-inch Star-spoke style 865 alloy wheels to give it great road presence and driving experience. As an sDrive model, this specification is a two-wheel drive option, but there are all-wheel drive versions of the X1 available too.

Safety features include Parking Assistant, Active Guard, Cruise Control with brake function, and Active Park Distance Control, all to provide the safest experience, even in the entry level specification.

In addition to all the safety features, in the specification that we selected, the technology is also plentiful. As the entry level trim, the standard level of equipment includes a DAB radio, BMW TeleServices, BMW Online Services, automatic tailgate operation, LED headlights and LED rear lights.

BMW X1 sDrive20i xLine

BMW X1 xLine Trim

The next specification in the line-up is the xLine, complete with front heated sports seats and plenty of equipment. The petrol engine offers 168bhp and is paired with automatic transmission with double clutch. There are also different driving modes, PERSONAL, SPORT, and EFFICIENT, all to increase the driving experience and performance of this X1 configuration.

Aluminium roof rails are another feature that come with this configuration, coming in incredibly handy for adding extra storage like a roof box or bike racks. The striking Utah Orange metallic exterior also adds a bit of flair to the design for drivers wanting something that stands out. We also chose 19-inch Bicolour V-spoke style 867 alloy wheels to complete the exterior of this X1 configuration.

BMW X1 xDrive23d xLine

BMW X1 xLine Trim

The diesel version of the xLine specification is even more impressive when it comes to performance and power, taking 7.4 seconds to reach the 62mph benchmark, and returning 56.5mpg. This configuration is also an xDrive version, meaning it uses all-wheel drive technology, increasing the performance even further. There are other BMW models available with xDrive too if this is something that interests you.

The interior is treated to the Eucalyptus open-pored Fine-wood trim alongside the Black Perforated Sensatec leatherette finishing that comes as standard, giving a sense of luxury and style to the cabin for the driver and passengers to enjoy. We also added the Comfort Pack that includes Electric Front Seats and Driver Memory, Heated Steering Wheel and Active Seat for the driver.

Technology included is also extensive as standard, with a Widescreen Display being a key feature alongside BMW TeleServices and BMW Online Services.

BMW X1 xDrive30e M Sport

BMW X1 M Sport Trim

Plug-in hybrid alternatives are also available in every trim for the X1, but this configuration pairs the M Sport specification with the hybrid technology, providing a greener option to the performance packed trim.

The all-electric range of 52 miles comes in handy, but is nowhere near as impressive as the economy of 353.1mpg offered in this configuration. A charging time of just 2.5 hours to get to full charge is also really useful. When it comes to power, this configuration is possibly the most impressive, with 322bhp on offer. And, with emissions of only 19g/km, what is not to like.

We chose the Black Sapphire metallic exterior and 20-inch Multi-spoke style 869 M alloy wheels to accentuate the design of the X1 even further.

BMW X1 xDrive23d M Sport

BMW X1 M Sport Trim

The final configuration we have chosen is the diesel version of the M Sport trim, with an additional technology pack as an optional extra.

The technology pack includes Adaptive LED Headlights, Front Heated Seats, High-Beam Assistant, steering-wheel heating preparation, Comfort Access, storage for wireless charging, and Rear-view and Folding Wing Mirrors with Auto dimming.

The diesel engine offers an impressive performance for this top-level specification, with the 0 to 62mph sprint taking just 7.4 seconds, all whilst returning a respectable 56.5mpg.

When it comes to design, this trim does not disappoint, with the exterior treated to the BMW Individual Blue Bay Lagoon Metallic finish and Oyster Vernasca Leather throughout the interior to provide the ultimate comfort.

Find your perfect BMW X1 with Stratstone

As you can see, there is plenty of choice when it comes to the BMW X1. So if you are looking for a small to medium-sized SUV that is great for a range of purposes but also super stylish and luxurious, the X1 could be a great choice.

If you would like more information and would like to try the X1 for yourself, you can book a test drive at your nearest Stratstone retailer.