The exterior of the 2023 BMW X1 presents an upright stance, an extended roofline, and new dimensions. The frontend is characterized with the signature BMW kidney grille, as framed by standard LED headlights. LED lighting is used for the taillights as well. In the corners, standard spec mounts 18-inch wheels, while 19-inch and 20-inch options are also offered. Thirteen exterior paint options are on the table.
With regard to dimensions, the 2023 BMW X1 is now 1.7 inches longer (177.2 inches), 0.9 inches wider (72.6 inches), and 1.7 inches taller (64.6 inches), while the wheelbase is 0.9 inches longer (106 inches) and both the front and rear track are 0.8 inches wider (62.3 inches).
Inside is seating for five, now with more shoulder and elbow room. Controlling the infotainment spec is the BMW Curved Display with iDrive 8, while a Harman/Kardon sound system with 12 speakers is optional. Standard safety tech now includes front-collision warning with brake intervention and Active Blind Spot Detection, while BMW’s Driving Assistant Professional driver assist will be offered at an unspecified date in the future.
Under the hood, you’ll find a revised turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which is now rated at 241 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Output is directed through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with the sprint from 0 to 60 mph completed in 6.2 seconds. The 2023 BMW X1 is also equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive as standard, which will send power exclusively to the front wheels when all-wheel grip isn’t needed.
Pricing for the 2023 BMW X1 starts at $38,600, plus $995 destination fee. Look for it to launch in the U.S. in Q4 of 2022.