There’s a slight price increase over the previous model.
Having been on sale since 2015, the BMW X1 was long overdue an update. Fortunately, BMW revealed the new 2020 X1 facelift to keep the entry-level SUV looking fresh against its rivals like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the Audi Q3, and the Volvo XC40. Visually, the changes are subtle. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2020 X1 sports an enlarged grille, new LED headlights, and a restyled rear bumper and taillights.
Bigger changes can be found under the hood, as the X1 adopts a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time in the xDrive25e variant. No pricing details were announced at the time, but BMW has now confirmed how much the refreshed crossover will cost when it arrives in US dealers.
BMW is offering the X1 in four flavors, but only two models are being sold in the US: the sDrive28i and xDrive28i. Both models utilize a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine producing 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission in both models. The sDrive28i is front-wheel drive only, while the xDrive28i is all-wheel drive. With all-wheel-drive, the X1 will hit 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds.
The cabin has also been given an overhaul. As standard, the 2020 BMW X1 comes with an 8.8-inch display with navigation and Apple CarPlay support. This can be upgraded to a 10.25-inch display with touchscreen support. The X1 sDrive28i starts at $36,195, which is a $250 price increase over last year's model. Opt for the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i, and you'll need to shell out at least $38,195. Again, this represents a $250 increase over the previous model.
In the US, the sDrive28i or xDrive28i models can be fitted with an available M Sport package. Three new color options are also available for the 2020 model year: Jucaro Beige, Misano Blue, and Storm Bay, although. Estoril Blue has been removed from the color options.