BMW revealed one of the smallest facelifts ever operated on a Bavarian car earlier this year in the shape of the 2020 X1. The new model is bound to begin deliveries soon and the price tag for the cheapest ticket into the X1 family has been set at $36,195. For now, only one engine will be on sale in the US, under the hood of the 28i models.
The cheapest version of the LCI BMW X1 will be the sDrive28i model. That’s the front-wheel drive model, coming with a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 228 HP. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will do 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. If you own a BMW X1 right now, you’ll notice there’s literally no difference in performance compared to its predecessor. The xDrive28i model is the second choice, coming with the same engine and transmission choices but with all-wheel drive, making it 0.3 seconds faster to 60 mph.
As you can notice already, there is a price increase included in the mix here, as the old version was a bit cheaper. Nevertheless, you get the new car for just $250 extra. You can also get the M Sport package which is my favorite, to be honest, as I think it make the X1 look best. There’s a couple new colors on the table too, from Jucaro Beige to Misano Blue and Storm Bay. Unfortunately, Estoril Blue is no longer available for some reason.
The new X1 also comes with an updated iDrive system as well as an 8.8-inch screen as standard. You can get a bigger screen as an optional extra though. There’s plenty more kit to install at your convenience, if you’re willing to pay for it. Unfortunately, if you’re waiting for a more powerful model, there’s no chance of that happening. The X1 won’t get the M35i treatment the more stylish brother, the X2, got.