The BMW X1 2020 is mighty Mouse crossover, small but playful effortlessly and inflexiblely practical. It is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that revolves with enthusiasm and hassle-free with good fuel economy and high power ratings. The cabin is spacious for such a small crossing; Four adults will travel comfortably, with plenty of space for their luggage in the cargo hold. It is this perfect mix of sport and function that has won back to the top 10 prizes.
BMW has given its smaller crossover a visual freshness by 2020, with larger front grilles, new front and rear bumpers, updated LED lighting elements and cool wheel designs. The standard 6.5-inch infotainment screen from last year has been discarded in favor of the 8.8-inch drive with navigation. BMW reviewed the eight-speed automatic transmission by 2020, but we haven’t driven it yet, so we can’t confirm BMW’s claim that it changes faster and more smoothly than before.
sDrive28i: $ 36,195
xDrive28i: $ 38,195
We suggest saving the $ 2000 and continuing with the front-wheel drive sDrive28i, since getting on the xDrive with all-wheel drive does not exactly improve the X1’s chances of boarding the Rubicon Trail. We would like the M Sport package, not only because we like its sportier, more monochrome look, but because we prefer the most sculpted sports seats in that package.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The interior of the BMW X1 2020 is very well decorated and manufactured with mostly top quality materials. Contribute and you will find evidence that BMW counters reused inside funds. The glove compartment door is as flimsy as a plastic lunchbox, and the container hidden under the front seat, while useful, feels as if BMW bought it in bulk from a fire sale at a dollar store. The cab has a driver-centered design, reinforcing the sports personality of the X1. In front of the controller there is a cluster of business meters that looks elegant and is readable at a glance. The driving position is large, although the steering wheel settings could use more range of motion in both angle and range. The cargo area is carpeted, trimmed in chrome and cavernous. We managed to place seven of our cargo luggage cases behind the second row and 19 in total with the rear seat folded.
Infotainment and connectivity
The BMW X1 2020 standard infotainment system is intuitive enough, and is easy to operate while on the move. All X1s come standard with an 8.8-inch iDrive infotainment system with on-board navigation, Apple CarPlay capability (Android Auto not offered), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port and an audio system seven speakers; A 12-speaker Harman / Kardon sound system is optional. The X1 infotainment system includes navigation, radio, telephone and the general menu of the car systems under the command of a rotating knob that fits comfortably under the driver’s right hand. The controller is surrounded by direct access buttons for the phone, the browser and other functions.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
There is only one engine and transmission pairing for the X1: a silky turbocharged 228 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In our all-wheel drive test vehicle, we achieved a 6.3 second time from zero to 60 mph, which is one of the fastest entries in this class. Front wheel drive is standard; The optional four-wheel drive system puts most of the power through the front wheels, although up to 100 percent of the engine’s output can, for short moments in low traction scenarios, flow backwards. The walk of the X1 is firm and does not suppress the most unpleasant imperfections of the road; It is more sports car than SUV in this regard. The X1 has electrically assisted steering, which filters much of the touch that makes driving BMWs a joy.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The X1 obtains EPA’s highly competitive fuel economy ratings, although the Mercedes-Benz GLA250 exceeds both its city and its EPA highway number. Our road tests show, as always, that your real-world mileage may vary: the X1 all-wheel drive we tested delivered only 29 mpg of its 31 mpg rating.
Safety features and driver assistance
The X1 received five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but a Top Safety Pick designation was lost last year from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety thanks to the headlights that obtained only Marginal in the tests of that agency. The basic driver assistance features are provided at no cost, but the most advanced technology will require adding option packages. Key security features include:
> Standard frontal collision warning
> Standard lane departure warning
> Standard high beam automatic headlights
Warranty and maintenance coverage
BMW’s limited warranty and powertrain protection are common for the class, but the company sweetens the deal with three years of free scheduled maintenance. The Lexus NX and the Lincoln MKC offer the same limited warranties and offer six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranties, but both come with shorter periods of free scheduled maintenance.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> Free scheduled maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles