For 2022, the X1 is available in two configurations, with both models sharing the same features and engine, differing only in terms of drivetrain. The sDrive28i routes power to the front wheels, while the xDrive28i is all-wheel driven. The exterior of this SUV features 18-inch alloys and halogen headlights that can be upgraded for LED units. You also get a power rear liftgate and an optional moonroof. The interior features automatic climate control, as well as eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, and rear privacy glass. The infotainment system includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay integration and voice-activated controls. Standard safety systems comprise frontal collision warning, lane-departure warning, dynamic cruise control, and speed-limit info. Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The new BMW X1 is available in two configurations, FWD and AWD, with the sDrive28i set as the entry-spec model with the former drivetrain, and the xDrive28i as the latter. The base model sDrive28i goes for an MSRP of $35,400 in the USA and excludes tax, registration, and a destination fee of $995. Going for the xDrive28i model will cost $37,400. These prices are unchanged from last year. The Audi Q3 is slightly more expensive to begin with, at a base price of $35,900. Fully loaded, the BMW X1 price will top out at just over $50,000 including destination, if you layer on all the extras.
As with most BMWs, you can individualize your X1 to perfectly suit your needs via a long list of optional extras and packages. Notable packages include the Convenience Package, which adds a universal garage door opener, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as power-folding mirrors and such. This package will cost you $2,250. The $4,250 Premium package adds features such as Navigation system Plus, comfort access keyless entry, lumbar support for the front seats, and a panoramic moonroof. The $1,550 Luxury Package adds soft Dakota leather in a choice of three colors and a choice of three trim finishes - two in wood and one in aluminum. One of the more popular upgrades will undoubtedly be the M Sport package at $4,350 which adds 18-inch M double-spoke wheels, Shadowline exterior trim, and high-gloss Shadowline roof rails for $4,350. Standalone features worth mentioning are the Harman Kardon sound system at $875, wireless phone charging for $500, and LED headlights with cornering functionality for $950.
While there's only one trim level on offer, new buyers still get to choose between FWD and AWD models. The options list is also available to make your X1 more unique. If we had the money for one, we'd opt for the xDrive28i variant for the added traction benefits and we'd spec it with the optional moonroof and LED headlights. The interior would see the addition of the Premium Package, which adds goodies such as a universal garage door opener and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Other options we would include are the Harman Kardon sound system, wireless charging, as well as heated front seats.