The engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 228 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic. The combination is claimed to be good for 0-60 mph sprints in the low 6-second range. Thanks to turbocharging and a relatively light vehicle, fuel economy is respectable for the segment, with an EPA estimate of 26 combined mpg in the front-wheel drive sDrive28i. Should buyers want all-wheel drive, that is available as well in the xDrive28i at a $2,000 premium.
The BMW X1 is offered in only one real trim for 2020 and standard equipment levels are quite generous on the BMW X1, though there are still plenty of options and packages available to further enhance the vehicle. Highlights on the standard equipment list include power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, a 7-speaker stereo, electronically adjustable heated exterior mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, dynamic cruise control, 18-inch wheels and tires, an 8.8-inch monitor, fog lamps, an automatic tailgate and an alarm.
Option packages include the M Sport package, which highlights the sportiness of the X1, as well as a Premium Package, which adds an extra level of luxury. The M Sport package includes updates to the transmission, including steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, sportier seats, a sportier steering wheel and stiffer suspension for better handling. The Premium package offers access to full LED headlights and huge panoramic moonroof.
Options on the BMW X1 are plentiful. The navigation system has a heads-up display function, allowing it to project data directly onto the windshield. 19-inch wheels make the car look lower and meaner, while a Harman/Kardon stereo system includes 12 speakers and 360 watts of sound.