The all-new 2021 BMW X1 is about to introduce plenty of changes. Small crossover SUV looks very attractive, and it offers a premium cabin. Under the hood, a potent turbo-four engine provides over 200 horses. Acceleration is good, and generally, the ride quality is superb. Furthermore, a hybrid variant is also available.
The X1 will compete with other premium SUVs such as Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Lincoln MKC. The German manufacturer will try to deliver various updates in order to keep its X1 model competitive. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming X1 SUV.
2021 BMW X1 Changes
The all-new 2021 BMW X1 is a very handsome crossover SUV with an incredible design. The front section is dominated by kidney grille, and standard LED daytime running lights. LED headlights are also offered as standard. X1 comes with off-road ability, and it provides 7.2 inches of ground clearance. The M Sport Package is available, and it gives a better look.
That includes a lower stance, improved aerodynamics, sporty suspension, and high-gloss roof rails. For 2021, X1 SUV will get mid-cycle updates. Taillights and rear bumper are slightly larger, and BMW could introduce new exterior colors.
As for the interior design, the new 2021 BMW X1 will be very premium and modern. Everything on the inside looks stylish and refreshed. The cabin is tech-rich, and the interior room is generous for such a small crossover. The X1 model offers two rows of seats and a room for five passengers. The rear-passenger room will offer ample legroom and headroom, which is great.
The German automaker will provide more standard equipment than before. Still, a 6.5-inch touchscreen has to be replaced. BMW offers a virtual cockpit, and all of the high-tech features and controls are oriented towards the driver. Upper trim levels are offering more luxury, larger 8.8-inch display, panoramic moonroof, and leather upholstery.
Gasoline Engine Specs
The all-new 2021 BMW X1 comes with a few engine options. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine comes as standard, and it provides 228 horsepower. With this output, X1 SUV accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. A front-wheel-drive setup is standard, but you can load an optional all-wheel-drive system. Ride quality is superb, and the X1 model comes with a quiet ride and impressive handling.
2021 X1 xDrive25e
One of the best things about the 2021 BMW X1 model is its plug-in hybrid variant. This version won’t depart from the gasoline-powered X1 in terms of design. This variant comes with a 1.5-liter turbo engine.
BMW will pair this output with an electric motor and a 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery is placed under the rear seats. The X1 xDriver25e will produce 217 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. The plug-in hybrid comes with a 120 mph of top speed, and it sprints from 0 to 60 mph in seven seconds flat. AWD configuration is standard and all-electric range has been rated at 31 miles.
2021 BMW X1 Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 BMW X1 will once again cost around $35,000. The upper trim levels will cost more, over $42,000. As we said, this model competes with other crossovers and SUVs in the premium segment.
Some of the rivals are Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Lexus NX. The sales will start by the end of 2020. However, X1 SUV will reach American soil in the first half of 2021.