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BMW X1 review

The smallest SUV in the BMW line up but not without punch or panache. We’re talking about the second-generation BMW X1, which comes with big changes against its first-generation predecessor.

A transverse engine and bags of extra space inside, the new additions make the X1 more appealing and brings it in line with competitors. More expensive than the likes of a Ford Kuga, but much more refined, intelligent and elegant.

More room for the head, shoulders, knees and toes with 505 litres of boot space make the BMW X1 perfect for road trips and weekend escapes. Striking the balance between comfort and excitement, an engine that is smooth and near on silent transforms into a motor that could be mistaken for an off roader.

The SE models are equipped with the essentials but if that’s not quite enough for you, there are another three trims to choose from; Sport, X Line or M Sport.

The Sport gets you more dynamic body styling, The X Line offers a Luxe pack and the classic M Sport delivers all the trims and frills you would expect.

Go from 0 to 62 MPH in 6.6 seconds, all the while aiming for that 55 MPG mark. There’s a range of engines on offer to cater for eco-warriors and petrol-heads alike, so it is worth looking into the specifics of each engine before you make the purchase.

Insurance won’t be as high as you’d expect, with a range of safety features on board to ease the cost. Forward collision warnings and autonomous city braking come as standard with a whole host of others available upon request as add-ons.

All in all, the BMWS X1 is a great small SUV packed with tech and the much-coveted premium badge. Whether you’re looking for a new or used BMW X1 in London, get in touch with the team at Stephen James.