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.

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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.

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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

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.