Facelifted 2014 BMW X1 on sale in Australia from $46,300

BMW Australia has announced a mild update for the 2014 BMW X1, with revised trim and design details, more standard equipment across the range, and over $4400 in added value for all variants.

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Perhaps the biggest update is the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission for all variants as standard. The eight-speeder is a highly regarded unit used in many other BMW models.

All variants receive a mild exterior design refresh, with a new front bumper bar with aluminium inserts (gloss black with the Sport Line trim), as well as some changes to the interior such as a stainless steel finisher for the cargo area.

2014 BMW X1 facelift-cargo area

The sDrive front-wheel drive models come with new 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome exterior package, aluminium roof rails and a sports leather steering wheel. Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming is also standard.

Other changes include the parking package option which is now standard on all xDrive four-wheel drive models, and on sDrive models the option price has been reduced by $150 to $850.

New Australian pricing is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2014 BMW X1 sDrive18d – $46,300
2014 BMW X1 sDrive20i – $48,300
2014 BMW X1 xDrive20d – $56,900
2014 BMW X1 xDrive28i – $59,900