The 2020 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle

2020 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle
  • Update to BMW’s popular compact Sports Activity Vehicle.
  • New exterior styling, colors and wheel designs.
  • New interior enhancements for improved comfort and quality.
  • Global production to begin July 2019. U.S. arrival expected late 2019.
  • Pricing to be announced closer to on sale date.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – May 29, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Today, BMW announces the updated 2020 X1 Sports Activity Vehicle. Since its introduction in 2015, the X1 has gone on to become BMW’s best-selling X vehicle worldwide. In the U.S., the X1 is the third most popular X model, behind the X3 and X5.

The updated X1, available in front-wheel drive X1 sDr28i and all-wheel drive X1 xDr28i versions offers one of the roomiest cabins in its class combined with the technology, performance, comfort and agility attributes which make up the heart of all the models in BMW’s Sports Activity Vehicle line.

New exterior features

The latest version of the BMW X1 SAV receives more modern, updated exterior styling to reflect the design details found in its newer, larger siblings, such as the X3, X5 and X7. New, optional, LED headlights with hexagonal iconography are complemented by new LED fog lights. The BMW kidney grills feature a new, sculptured design with larger openings. Changes to the front and rear bumper design are highlighted by sharper lines and larger openings with integrated LED fog lights and give the 2020 BMW X1 its more modern look.

Towards the rear of the vehicle, new tinted LED taillights with L-shaped light bars accentuate the wider appearance of the exterior. The tailpipes have grown by 20mm, now 90mm in diameter.

The M Sport Package features a new, redesigned and more aggressive aerodynamics package including a new front bumper, side skirts, wheel arch trim, and rear diffuser in body color.

New interior features 

When opening the front door, the driver is greeted by a new two-tone LED “X1” welcome projection. Inside the cabin, the driver and passengers are able to interface with the 2020 BMW X1 via the standard 8.8 inch central control display screen with iDrive 6, Navigation and Apple CarPlay Compatibility.

The instrument panel and floor mats features new, decorative contrast stitching while choosing the optional Dakota leather interior adds color-matched lower dashboard and door handles surfaces.

A new electronic gear selector switch connects to an updated version of the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

New colors   

Three new metallic colors have been added to the options list: Storm Bay metallic, Jucaro Beige and Misano Blue metallic. Estoril Blue has been removed.

Standard, non-metallic carryover colors include Alpine White and Jet Black. Carryover optional metallic paints include Black Sapphire Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, 3 Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic and Sunset Orange Metallic. 

Power and performance

The 2020 BMW X1 is powered by the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine (SULEV rated) from BMW’s family of modular engines. Power output is 228 hp @ 5,000 – 6,000 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,450 – 4,500 rpm. Full torque is available in the low and mid-range, where the majority of daily driving takes place, allowing for quick and immediate acceleration when needed. Acceleration from 0 – 60 mph is accomplished in 6.3 seconds for the all-wheel drive X1 xDrive28i and 6.6 seconds for the X1 sDrive28i.

The 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission in the 2020 BMW X1 features revised gear ratios for improved performance and offers fast and almost imperceptible shifts, improving comfort for the driver and passengers. A Sport Automatic transmission and steering wheel mounted shift paddles are included when the optional M Sport Package is selected.

The BMW xDrive system, available on the X1 xDrive28i, works with the DSC Dynamic Stability Control system to transfer power to the rear wheels when it is needed, to reduce understeer in turns, improve traction when going uphill, on slippery surfaces and during more spirited driving.

Wheels and Tires 

New design 18 inch Y-spoke bi-color and black wheels replace the previous Y-spoke wheel design. A new 19 inch M Double-spoke wheel replaces an outgoing 19 inch Y-spoke wheel design. 

Standard equipment on the 2020 BMW X1 includes 18 inch Y-Spoke bi-color wheels with 225/50R18 all-season run-flat tires. 18 inch Double-Spoke Jet Black wheels are available as a no-cost option. 19 inch Y-Spoke wheels with 225/45R19 performance run-flat tires are a stand-alone option.

18 inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels with either all-season run flat or non-run-flat tires are standard when selecting the M Sport package. Additionally, M Sport vehicles can be upgraded with 19 inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels with 225/45R19 performance run-flat tires.

Standard and optional equipment

Standard equipment includes:

  • 18 inch wheels with 225/50R18 all-season run-flat tires
  • 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
  • Power tailgate
  • Rear view camera
  • Park Distance Control
  • SensaTec interior upholstery
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Power Front Seats
  • Active Driving Assistant including Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning with braking, Frontal Collision Warning, City Collision Mitigation with braking. Speed Limit Information and Automatic High Beams.
  • Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information
  • ConnectedDrive and Remote Services
  • iDrive 6 with 8.8 inch screen and Navigation
  • Apple Car-Play Compatibility

Selected stand-alone options include:

  • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Metallic Paint
  • Dakota Leather upholstery
  • Space saver spare
  • Sport seats
  • Sliding and Reclining rear seat adjustment
  • LED Headlights with Cornering Lights
  • Parking Assistant
  • Harman-Kardon Premium Sound System
  • Wireless Charging
  • Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel

Optional Packages include:

  • Convenience Package – Power-Folding Mirrors, Universal garage-door opener, Comfort Access keyless entry, Panoramic moonroof, Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, Lumbar support, Ambient Lighting, LED Fog Lights and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All Access subscription.
  • Premium Package – Convenience Package plus Heated Steering Wheel, Heated front seats, LED Headlights with Cornering lights, Head-up Display and upgraded Navigation.
  • M Sport Package – choice of 18” wheels with run-flat or non-runflat all-season tires or 19” wheels with performance run-flat tires. Sport Automatic transmission, new M Sport exterior styling, Shadowline exterior trim, Sport seats, choice of Aluminum Hexagon Trim with Estoril Blue matt highlights or Fine Wood Fineline Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent, M Steering wheel, choice of standard or M sport suspension.
  • Luxury Package – Dakota Leather, choice of Fine-wood Oak Grain Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent or Fine Wood Fineline Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent or Brushed Aluminum Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent.


2020 BMW X1 

    X1 sDr28i X1 xDr28i
Seats 5 5
Number of Doors 5 5
Drive type FWD AWD
Length inches 175.5 175.5
Width inches 71.7 71.7
Width including mirrors inches 81.1 81.1
Height inches 62.9 62.9
Wheelbase inches 105.1 105.1
Ground clearance inches 7.2 7.2
Turning radius feet 18.7 18.7
Shoulder width front inches 55.6 55.6
Shoulder room 2nd row inches 55.2 55.2
Legroom front inches 40.4 40.4
Legroom 2nd row inches 37.0 37.0
Headroom front inches 41.9 41.9
Headroom 2nd row inches 39.4 39.4
Trunk volume ft³ 27.1 – 58.7 27.1 – 58.7
Fuel Tank capacity gallons 16.1 16.1
Curb weight lbs. 3,554 3,713 (3,697)
Gross vehicle weight lbs. 4,575 4,729
Payload lbs. 899 899
Engine type B46A20O1 B46A20O1
Induction Turbocharged Turbocharged
Cylinders 4 4
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Stroke mm 94.6 94.6
Bore mm 82.0 82.0
Displacement cm³ 1,998 1,998
Compression rate :1 10.2 10.2
Engine power hp 228 228
at rpm 1/min 5,000 – 6,000 5,000 – 6,000
Engine torque ft. lbs. 258 258
at rpm 1/min 1,450 – 4,500 1,450 – 4,500
Fuel type gasoline gasoline
Recommended Fuel premium premium
Engine oil capacity quarts 5.5 5.5
Output per liter hp/liter 114.1 114.1
Transmission type GA8Y45EW GA8Y45EW
Transmission type automatic automatic
Gear ratios 1st gear 5.52 5.52
2nd 3.18 3.18
3rd 2.05 2.05
4th 1.49 1.49
5th 1.24 1.24
6th 1.00 1.00
7th 0.80 0.80
8th 0.67 0.67
Reverse gear 4.22 4.22
Final drive ratio 3.20 3.20
Power-steering type EPS EPS
Steering ratio :1 15.9 15.9
Tires, standard front and rear 225/50R18 225/50R18
Wheels, standard front & rear inches 7.5 x 18 7.5 x 18
Tires, optional front and rear 225/45R19 225/45R19
Wheels, optional front & rear inches 8.0 x 19 8.0 x 19
Track, front inches 61.5 61.5
Rear, track inches 61.6 61.6
Cx 0.32 0.32
0-60 mph seconds 6.6 6.3
Top speed (all-season / perf. tires) mph 130 / 144 130 / 143
 EPA Fuel Economy, city / hwy mpg tbd tbd


BMW Group In America 

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 347 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 123 MINI passenger car dealers, and 37 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.





Source: BMW of North America, LLC