2018 BMW X1: At a Glance


When we speak of BMW, our expectations rise higher from the other makes. The 2018 BMW X1 too had its own share of appreciation, when it got released this year. People who got the opportunity to drive it had almost similar opinion that it is well built, responds fast, have a spacious interior, and the overall experience is invariably upscale, like any other BMW model.

As heard from the Santa Maria BMW customers, the turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine is eager to rev, while the ride in a 2018 BMW X1 gets luxurious in tune with the supple handling. For carrying bulky cargo, the 2018 BMW X1 hauls equally well. It came out to be a true dual-purpose vehicle that is ideal for driving enthusiasts as well as for a socially active lifestyle.

Exterior Looks

The 218 BMW X1 offers you to choose from 11 variants of exterior paints, among which nine are metallic with an extra charge of $700 to the base price. The panoramic sunroof too is reserved as optional, with the ability to vent and open for the front-seat occupants.

The rib looks prominent while running across the sides and even through the door handles giving it a muscular physique. The LED headlights too are optional that are connected to the steering wheel to illuminate the dark corners at night.

Interior Looks

The interior of the 2018 BMW X1 looks elegant with the rich leather upholstery, sophisticated wood trim, a range of intuitive controls, and a luxuriously spacious seating pamper the passengers throughout the journey. If you want heated seats and a heated steering wheel you can get them at a price of $550 as a stand-alone option for the non-Premium trim levels.

The cockpit is based on a driver-focused layout, which gives the driver a better view while the simplified arrangement of the hard-button controls cascade across the dashboard. The steering wheel adjustments allows more range of movements for this BMW model and helps in both raking and reaching. The thick rim and leather wrapping around the steering wheel ensures better grip and cushioning for the hands and that makes the driver feel comfortable even after long hours of drives.

When we saw the X1 in the shades of BMW Santa Maria dealership, getting in and out of the front seats in 2018 BMW X1 seemed to be quite easy, as the doors get widely opened. The rear-seat bottom too is mounted at a comfortable height for easier entry for all, while the headroom and legroom are sufficient for heftier as well as taller passengers to travel with comfort.

On Road Performance

The 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged engine when mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission can pump up a 228 of horsepower. The turbo four engine is known for pepping up the drives even on uneven roads without bringing down its excellent fuel efficiency that drives 25 mpg in a combined drive, 22 in the city and 31 in the highway that counts 4.0 gals per each 100 miles. The 2018 BMW X1 is highly responsive for commands. Right from the steering wheel, the brakes, the acceleration and the throttle pedal, the components gang up to make the drives jovial and engaging.