Inline with the latest BMW design updates, the 2019 BMW X1 Facelift aligns with the new trends in Munich – a larger, more imposing kidney grille – bringing the X1 into the rest of the BMW lineup, in terms of grille size. They’re also now merged at the middle, a design cue that seems to split opinions among BMW enthusiasts. It also gets new Adaptive LED headlights, larger front air intakes and more integrated LED foglights.

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Out back, very little has changed. A new body color inlay for the rear apron has now been added. On Sport Line cars, the rear apron’s underbody protection is now finished in High-gloss Black. The optional LED rear lights of the BMW X1 likewise have a new design, a single LED bar drawing the familiar L signature from side to side.

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Compared to the previous model, the exhaust tailpipes’ diameter has increased from 70 mm to 90 mm. On the M Sport models, the air intakes for the newly designed bumper are even larger than on the other model variants.

Also newly available for the BMW X1 are the exterior color shades Jucaro Beige metallic, Misano Blue metallic (for the M Sport model) and the ultra- exclusive BMW Individual Storm Bay metallic.

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The facelift X1 comes with a centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen, included as standard. If a navigation system is specified, either an 8.8-inch or the new 10.25-inch Touch Control Display – which can be operated using the BMW iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology – comes as part of the package.

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As we’ve done for the past decade, we have put together a series of comparison photos showing the two models side-by-side.