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

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