The design of the BMW X1.


The design of the BMW X1.

The design of the BMW X1. Compact on the exterior with a generous and flexible interior.

TAKES THE ROADS BY STORM.The design of the BMW X1.

The design of the BMW X1. Compact on the exterior with a generous and flexible interior.


Regardless of whether you're on the move in town or off-road: the BMW X1 makes for a commanding drive. The front and rear now have a more striking design − underlining even more demonstratively the powerful character within. The BMW X1 is both athletic and elegant in equal measure. Rising lateral lines, a long wheelbase and short overhangs guarantee the dynamic shape that is typical of all BMW models − with its characteristic SAV proportions ensuring an impressive air of authority. The generous amount of body colour increases exclusiveness and the prominent lower silver trim clearly marks out the BMW X1 as a member of the X model line-up.

  • Innovative light design

    BMW typical double-round headlights, available on request with xenon technology featuring white LED daytime running light rings and expressive chrome elements, combine with the round fog lights to form an unforgettable face. The additional direction indicators are integrated into the side mirrors and are highly visible at all times. At the rear, L-shaped lights with LED technology make sure that the vehicle is instantly recognisable as a typical BMW, even at night.


Firmly plan for spontaneity every day. Enjoy the little things in life in grand style. Carry on when you could just stop. Experience freedom with all your senses. That is the BMW X1, your all-round partner in every situation – in the urban jungle and beyond. Always stay on track – but without toeing the line. This is what the BMW X1 manages to do with its outstanding suspension tuning, optimal axle load distribution of virtually 50:50 and low centre of gravity. And while the sDrive models with rear-wheel drive as standard impress with their agility and manoeuvrability, the xDrive versions will leave you with an even broader smile. This intelligent all-wheel drive system enhances the already surefooted traction and directional stability of the BMW X1. Either way, the BMW X1 offers perfect handling and guarantees sheer driving pleasure.


The interior of the BMW X1 is designed to cater exclusively for the needs of its occupants. The fine look-and-feel of the interior surfaces and the artistic incorporation of exclusive electroplated elements set new standards in the cockpit − elevating it to a standard that satisfies the highest requirements imaginable. The interior oozes exclusiveness right down to the last detail. The finest materials and first-class craftsmanship, top-quality look-and-feel and perfectly matching colours appeal to all senses. High-gloss black bezels and ventilation ducts underline the stylish character, as do the sophisticated trims on the gear lever and the cup holder in the centre console. More generous storage space can be found in the side pockets on the inside of the front doors. With an impressively clear, uncluttered design, the cockpit offers a lot of room to manoeuvre for the driver and front-seat passenger. The redesigned centre console and all important operating elements have an ergonomic orientation towards the driver – be it the optional Navigation system Professional with a high-resolution colour display, the automatic climate control or the iDrive Controller.


Closer to the sky: thanks to the elevated seating position in the BMW X1, the outstanding characteristics of the Semi Command Position are evident as soon as you get into the vehicle. The elevated seating position in the BMW X1 affords comfortable access to the dashboard and direct access to all driving functions. Start the engine with the push of a button and activate key functions with the greatest of ease. The intuitive operational concept confirms your first impression: everything's in sight, everything's under control.


Despite its compact dimensions on the outside, the BMW X1 offers unique roominess on the inside, combining intelligent functions with a multitude of storage possibilities and an individually expandable luggage compartment. In other words, the vehicle is just as spontaneous as the people who drive it. Personal wishes are constantly changing; every day, every hour and often every minute. The BMW X1 adapts in line with these wishes − whatever you plan to do with it. The BMW X1 has room for five people and several items of luggage.

  • Flexible interior

    All three seat backs can be inclined in 10 different stages, between the Comfort position (31°) and the Cargo position (upright), thus enabling either extremely comfortable seating for passengers or the transport of bulky objects in the luggage compartment. With the seats in the Cargo position, 480 litres of space are available. The Comfort position with its extremely relaxed seating offers 360 litres. Further, in the 2+1 position, there's enough room for generous loading as well as a full seating position − thanks to the 40:20:40 split-seats. While you're on the move, water bottles can be stored in the inner door pockets, with drinks accommodated in the cup holders in the centre console. All of this makes the BMW X1 a multifunctional vehicle that offers excellent all-round support for a host of activities.


Original BMW Accessories allow you to highlight the sportiness, elegance and all-round flexibility of your BMW X1. Here you can find a selection of practical and high-quality items. The Travel & Comfort system contains a folding table offering rear passengers a practical surface with height and angle adjustment. It also has a fold-out drinks holder with an elegant chrome ring. Also part of the Travel & Comfort system, the BMW holder for Apple iPad lets rear passengers in the BMW X1 make full use of all the functions of their iPad (e.g. in combination with the BMW Car Hotspot). Using the holder, the iPad can be securely mounted on the base attachment of the Travel & Comfort system, and released again at the push of a button. The position of the device can be adjusted for maximum comfort and ease of use, whether for reading, watching videos or online communication.

  • Communication & information

    The snap-in adapter is a robust docking system suitable for smartphones. With the interchangeable phone-specific snap-in adapter, the driver can charge the mobile phone via the Bluetooth interface. An external aerial ensures the best possible reception at all times. The snap-in media adapter is available especially for the Apple iPhone, offering additional functions such as access to tracks stored on the iPhone or cover artwork on the vehicle display in your BMW X1. The BMW DVD system in the rear plays DVD videos, audio CDs in and all common video file formats such as image files and MP3 formats in excellent quality, even from a USB stick. The seven-inch colour monitor is dazzle-free from all angles and can be folded away safely and easily in the armrest when not in use. The BMW DVD system is also available with infrared stereo headphones as an option.

  • Interior

    BMW all-weather floor mats in black not only protect the footwell of the BMW X1 from dirt and water, but also increase the sporty flair of the interior. A clean and tidy luggage compartment is guaranteed by the fitted luggage compartment mat. This non-slip, Non-slip, precision-fit mat is made of durable plastic and is oil and solvent-resistant. Set in a fine grey casing with indicators behind clear glass and chrome-plated bulbs, the dark Black Line rear lights give the rear end an even more expressive character.