BMW cars have always fascinated the car-loving populace and BMW X1 is not an exception. This is a small SUV that comes with some very good attributes. When compared with other BMW cars such as X5, this X1 car is the smallest in size in the entire range. This can be said that it is a novel departure for the car maker that usually doesn’t manufacture long cars. Now, let’s have a look at the different aspects of the car so that a buyer can decide whether it is worth buying.

Driving Experience

The first thing that needs special mention is that BMW X1 has all the good driving properties that are generally found in the SUVs. Though the ride is bit rough sometimes, handling the car is easy. However, it should be mentioned here that the ride becomes rougher if the driver or owner opts for stiffer springs, found in the M Sport variant. However, the overall driving and riding experiences are good and smooth.


Strongest point of this car is surely the cabin and comfort. If you like driving, the dashboard will surely remind you the comfort of an SUV. However, one point that a regular BMW lover will feel is the slight cramped space for the rear passengers. This is mainly because of the fact that this is a smaller SUV than the other cars in the BMW stable such as X5.


The price of the X1 variants ranges anything from Rs 29.9 Lakh to Rs 40.99 Lakh. When it comes to the luxury car market, the price is considerably reasonable. However, it should be mentioned here that the sDrive is more affordable because of the fact that they are two-wheel drive cars. However, the xDrive’s price is higher because it has four-wheel drive.

If you are among those adventurous types who never settle down, you may go for the xDrive. However, these variants are costlier too. While the on-road price of BMW X1 xDrive 20d xLine 1995 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 20.68 kmpl is Rs 36.99 Lakh, the same for BMW X1 xDrive 20d M Sport 1995 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 20.68 kmpl is Rs 40.99 Lakh. When we compare the highest price range of the X1 variant with that of X5’s lowest version, we see a price differential of around Rs. 30 lakh. This is one of the reasons why the new BMW car buyers can go for the X1 variant. Ex-showroom price of BMW X5’s starting version is Rs 70.90 lakh.

If you are not willing to shell out Rs. 29.9 Lakh-Rs. 40.99 Lakh, you can always go for the used cars. These used BMW cars in India generally cost anything from Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 27 lakhs, depending upon your choice of the variation. This means you can enjoy the BMW experience at a far lower price (anything from Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 17 lakh lesser) by buying the used cars.

Which X1 Car version should you Choose?

It has usually seen that most people go for the sDrive 18d version of X1 because of the cost factor. This is also the preferred choice in used BMW cars section in India.

Running Costs

Fuel consumption is one of the strongest points of BMW X1. This is mainly because of the availability of Efficient Dynamics models that are capable of 62mpg. Now, here is another point that you should keep in mind is the tax factor. If you are opting for the xDrive version of X1 then you have to pay more as this version of X1 has a higher CO2 rating.