Surprisingly, the BMW X1 has been on sale in Australia for more than ten years now, becoming a staple of the luxury small SUV segment.
First offered to customers in 2009, the X1 is now in its second generation, and due for a comprehensive update in the near future. The smallest of BMW’s SUVs, it has sold almost two million units globally.
The cheapest version of the X1 will set you back less than $50,000, however it is the more expensive models that are more popular.
Currently BMW only offers a single a four-wheel drive version of the BMW X1 in Australia, the flagship xDrive25i. All other Aussie BMW X1s send their power to the front wheels only.
What year did the BMW X1 come out?
The current generation BMW X1 was first revealed in 2009, more than a decade ago. Since then it has been updated in 2011, 2012, and 2014. A new generation is expected sometime soon.
How much does the BMW X1 cost?
The cheapest BMW X1 is the sDrive18i XLine, which costs $46,900 before on-roads. The most expensive is the xDrive25i which is priced at $62,900 before on-road costs.
Should I buy a used BMW X1?
Buying a used BMW X1 has some key benefits, namely avoiding the major part of the vehicles depreciation curve. However, doing so means that the used example could be outside of its manufacturer warranty period. It is important when buying a used car to get the vehicle checked by a third-party mechanic to get an independent assessment of its condition.