The BMW X1 offers maximum driving pleasure with minimal consumption.

Thanks to a comprehensive package of features and technologies from BMW EfficientDynamics, the BMW X1 is especially efficient.


Until now, braking had meant energy loss. Brake Energy Regeneration puts an end to this by retrieving energy during braking and using it to charge the battery. As soon as the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator, the generator is engaged and converts excess kinetic energy into electrical energy. Once the battery is fully charged, the generator is disengaged from the engine. This decreases the load on the engine, reduces emissions and saves fuel. The targeted generation of electrical energy has yet another advantage: At full acceleration, the engine also has the propulsive force at its disposal that would otherwise be channelled off to charge the battery in conventional systems. The result is an increase in both cost-efficiency and driving fun.


The most dynamic and comfortable way to save: the 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic not only ensures incredibly soft changes and reduces background noise at high speeds, but also significantly reduces fuel consumption and includes the Auto Start Stop function. Only the rev counter will reveal how swiftly and comfortably the 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic in the BMW X1 changes gear. The individual gears are finely graduated so that the change takes place with small rev intervals and the transmission process itself is barely perceptible. At the same time, the engine is always held at the performance level that allows it to make optimum use of its strength and efficiency. At high speeds, the engine revs drop due to the additional gears, thus decreasing fuel consumption and also engine noise. The system is assisted by the newly developed and more efficient converter clutch – even when you're in the manual gearshift mode.


The ECO PRO Mode supports you in achieving a particularly efficient driving style. As soon as you select this consumption-friendly mode using the ECO PRO switch, the intelligent system goes into action and – depending on your individual driving style – helps you to reduce fuel consumption. The ECO PRO Mode gears everything towards maximum efficiency: accelerator pedal and gearbox parameters as well as shift points are all optimised and the heating/air-conditioning strategy is adapted intelligently. The Control Display indicates how the ECO PRO Mode is actively reducing energy consumption, e.g. through the influence of air conditioning or individual driving style. What's more, ECO PRO Info provides tips on more efficient driving. Which saving potentials are implemented is for you, the driver, to decide. Following ECO PRO Info makes it possible to achieve a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 15%*. The Bonus Range in the on-board computer shows you exactly how many additional kilometres you can now drive.

*Determined as part of an internal BMW consumption study.


Electric Power Steering only activates when it’s needed: when you're turning the wheel. The energy it requires has previously been extracted by Brake Energy Regeneration from the braking and kinetic energy. This element of BMW EfficientDynamics replaces conventional hydraulic power-steering system with an electric motor. While conventional hydraulic systems constantly draw power from the engine – thereby consuming extra fuel – the innovative BMW system only springs into action when it's actually needed. If you don't move the steering wheel (on a straight, for example, or on a steady bend), the electric motor remains inactive, reducing power consumption.


Red lights, traffic jams, level crossings – in everyday driving situations there are countless instances where the engine is idling, unnecessarily burning fuel. The Auto Start Stop function in the BMW X1 switches off the engine when the vehicle stops temporarily and thus avoids unnecessary fuel consumption. The Auto Start Stop function in the BMW X1 switches off the engine as soon as the vehicle is not moving and the driver disengages the clutch (manual transmission) or operates the brake (Steptronic transmissions). However, intelligent electronics only switch off the engine when no energy is needed by other equipment and there is no adverse effect on your safety and travelling comfort. For example, the engine remains active until the optimum running temperature has been attained or until the interior climate has reached the desired range. Depending on the type of transmission in the vehicle, when the engine has been switched off by the Auto Start Stop function, either releasing the brake or engaging the clutch will cause it to start up again automatically in a fraction of a second. The result is less fuel consumption and fewer emissions.