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2016 BMW X1 on sale in Australia from $49,500, new FWD architecture

September 25, 2015

Local prices and specifications for the new 2016 BMW X1 have been announced, just ahead of its market entry in October. The two-wheel drive sDrive models will arrive in December.

2016 BMW X1

BMW Australia is offering customers four different variant levels for the new, front-wheel-drive-based X1, spanning from the sDrive18d, sDrive20i, to the all-wheel drive xDrive20d and xDrive25i.

Underneath the latest X1 is BMW Group’s new UKL front-wheel drive architecture also featured on MINI vehicles. This is the first time BMW is offering a front-drive version of its smallest SUV, with previous ‘sDrive’ models utilising rear-wheel drive.

With the new platform comes more interior space, with 57mm added to rear legroom, and 505 litres of cargo space expandable to a whopping 1550 litres with the seats down – 85L larger than the outgoing model.

The xDrive20d version comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 140kW and 400Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds. It offers an average consumption rate of just 4.9L/100km.

In the xDrive25i is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder developing 170kW and 350Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in a brisk 6.5 seconds. This engine offers an average consumption of 6.6L/100km.

All variants come with the xLine trimming package as standard, along with a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, the Driving Assistance package, LED headlights, ConnectedDrive LifeStyle, real-time traffic updates, and a power-operated tailgate. A minimum of 18-inch wheels are also part of the standard items.

See below for prices and respective highlight standard features for each variant. Price exclude on-road costs.

2016 BMW X1 sDrive18d – $49,500
2016 BMW X1 sDrive20i – $51,600

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission (sDrive18d)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (sDrive20i)
  • 18-inch light alloy wheels
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driving Assistant, with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function
  • Parking Assistant
  • xLine
  • Navigation system
  • Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices
  • ConnectedDrive Lifestyle
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Auto Tailgate
  • Rear Seat Adjustment
  • LED headlights

2016 BMW X1 xDrive20d – $56,500

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • 18-inch light alloy wheels
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driving Assistant, with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function
  • Parking Assistant
  • xLine
  • Navigation system
  • Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices
  • ConnectedDrive Lifestyle
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Auto Tailgate
  • Rear Seat Adjustment
  • LED headlights

2016 BMW X1 xDrive25i – $59,900

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • 19-inch light alloy wheels
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driving Assistant, with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with light city braking function
  • Parking Assistant
  • xLine
  • Intelligent Emergency Call and Teleservices
  • ConnectedDrive Lifestyle
  • Real Time Traffic Information
  • Auto Tailgate
  • Rear Seat Adjustment
  • LED headlights
  • Comfort Access
  • Electric Seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Seat Heating
  • Navigation Plus
  • Head-Up Display
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Variable Sports Steering

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.