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2019 BMW X1 and X2 updated with more gear, lower pricing

By Daniel Gardner, 08 Nov 2018 Car News

2019 BMW X1 and X2 updated with more gear, lower pricing

BMW’s baby SUVs get standard head-up display, smartphone mirroring and sharpened price

BMW has treated its X1 and X2 fraternal twins to a mid-life update which will bring extra technology to all variants from January and more accessible pricing for some variants.

Costing from $45,900 before on-road costs, the base X1 sDrive 18i price is unchanged with the update, as is the diesel equivalent sDrive 18d which commands a $4000 premium at $49,900, however, the mid-range the sDrive 20i has been shaved down a hearty $3700 to $50,900.

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Above that, the only four-wheel drive option – the xDrive 25i – is now cheaper by $600 at $60,900.

Over in the X1’s more coupe-like sibling’s stable, the X2 variant spread is also unchanged but the range-opening sDrive 18i has copped a significant $3000 price drop, falling to $46,900. The two more premium offerings in the X2 line-up have unchanged pricing with the update, despite gaining more standard kit.

Previously, only the range-topping X1 offered a head-up display (which was available as an option for the X2), but from early next year, all X1 and X2 variants will arrive with the safety- and convenience-boosting HUD technology as standard.

Read next: 2018 BMW X2 review

The upgrade also bundles in a larger 8.8-inch central screen with more intuitive touchscreen controls, plus BMW’s top-shelf navigation system.

Also now offered as standard fare, smartphone mirroring will join the X1 and X2 ranks with Apple CarPlay supported - regardless of your budget.

One additional enhancement is also added to the entry X2 sDrive18i with the pre-update models’ 18-inch alloy wheels upgraded to 19-inch Y-spoke design rims in Orbit Grey.

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Of the pair, the X1 is the clear leader in popularity and the third best-selling model for the German car maker with 2366 registrations to the end of October this year. That compares with 849 for the more niche X2 over the same period.

While BMW will no doubt be looking to invigorate interest in all its models, BMW Group Australia CEO Vikram Pawah said the smaller end of the SUV market is of particular importance.

“BMW recognises these segments as key in the Australian market,” he said. “It is also an area that is constantly evolving in terms of technology, specification and customer preference.

“BMW prides itself on being at the forefront of such topics. With the additional specification now found across the X1 and X2 ranges, as well as sharper pricing on key models, we continue to provide compelling offers in this space”.

BMW X1, X2 PRICING

  • BMW X1 sDrive18i - $45,900
  • BMW X1 sDrive18d - $49,900
  • BMW X1 sDrive20i - $50,900 
  • BMW X1 xDrive25i - $60,900
  • BMW X2 sDrive18i - $46,900
  • BMW X2 sDrive20i - $55,900
  • BMW X2 xDrive20d - $59,900