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The one thing I love above all else with this car is the lack of cabin noise. It is so quiet and drives like a dream. Plenty of room and perfect for work and the family.
Purchased in March 2021.
Lovely small SUV, our family loves it!
We recently purchased a near new BMW X1 25i m sport. We have downgraded from a Ford Territory, which had become too big for us, now we don't have to carry prams (not to mention a petrol guzzler!). Fits a family of four easily. Can get two (large) car seats in the back when needed but is rare we have to use them these days.
Excellent on fuel
A lot of power and really grips the road. Steering feels tight and well controlled.
Lovely interior, full leather seats etc.
Huge electric panoramic sunroof.
Heads up display feature is awesome, predicts speed limits, displays directions etc.
Lots of safety features.
Boot space is good with even more under boot storage....
Purchased in June 2021.
- X1 F48 sDrive18d
- Verified purchase
2016 X1 18d - best in its class (and price range)
This car has a stunning appearance and the drive is brilliant. Taking into account the price, i.e lower than an X3 and Mercs this is is worth a test drive.
Keep in mind that because it is alot cheaper than an X5 it does not have a premium feel like an X5 however it is certainly a better drive than Mazda and Hyundai's similar size vehicles, including top of the range Mazdas which have a similar price tag.
Purchased in October 2021.
Car hasn't had any problem so far apart from idrive screen shutting off which was easily fixed with the software update, car is very reliable and perfect for daily use. Highly recommend the X1.
Part of the family!
Had the car since 2016. Wife, kids and I loved it then and still love it today! Perfect for getting to places in style and safely. First time BMW and SUV driver. Would recommend.
Amazing car ! We got it at Hornsby BMW I cannot recommend them enough ! Their team is amazing. Just has our first service & their service teams amazing. Had no problems at all with the car. Beautiful to drive & great on fuel. Plenty of room in the boot & backseat
Fantastic Entry Level BMW
A BMW was never on my radar until I looked at a friends X1 and was surprised at how little it cost. Although I have the base model, it has plenty of features. I love the Sports Mode and automatic parking. The only negative is the number of subscription offers available these days to compliment the electronic equipment such as concierge, maps, apple play. Overall, a great car.
Love my Beemer
Just love it.
Beautiful to drive, great to passenger. Easy to clean.
Great vision, love the sunroof, upgraded and got the M Sports pack so love the leather seats and interior.
Fits four adults very comfortably and even the grandchilds baby seat.
Have the run flat tyres - which I'm not sure about.
Affordable BMW SUV
The new BMW X1 which has been refreshed is a great value SUV. Much more spacious than it's older model the latest X1 boosts more power, and is about the same size as older BMW X3's. I would recommend buying the top end model and negotiating a better price as it has a lot of included options rather than the lower models.
I love the overall performance of the car. Minimum noise, great handling. Interior is very modern and the LED screen is big enough. Very huge legroom even in the back rows. I added on the head up display which is a great feature, shows the speed and GPS on the windscreen which makes everything so much safer and easier to read while you are driving! Running costs very low as the car runs on diesel and $60 will give me 1000km on freeway. Never regretted, love this car!
Legroom is big, engine is zippy and fuel consumption is good, car handling is good and dynamic with its 4wd, perfect for family and with kids. Boot space is plenty, a huge improvement from its previous generation. Car design is huge step up and feels bigger than it actually looks
- X1 E84
- Verified purchase
I was looking for a SUV and was open to any make. I came across a used BMW X1 took it for a test drive and loved the look, feel and interior.
I first noticed the steering was really stiff which the sales person advised was standard for BMW and that I would get use to it. I have and it doesn't bother me. I feel safe as I feel in control of the steering wheel.
It's a bit more like a station wagon than a SUV but the size of the rear with fold down seats has been great since I recently moved house and fitted a lot of large items into the back.
- X1 F48
- Verified purchase
Truly Relaxing And Quiet
The BMW X1 surprises me every time i drive it. It can be just a quiet little mouse and just cruise around it everyday, but click it into sports mode and it's a little pocket rocket. I get lots of stares, i think mainly due to its daytime running lights and the incredible paint finish that just sparkles in the sunlight. I easily get 750 km per tank of fuel in city driving and i think (when i eventually) on a long drive might even crack 1000km. The climate control air con is great as well as all of the audio features. You can plug a USB thumb-dri...ve in with your music and play it through the system. There are 3 power jacks in the car front middle and in the boot area so you can power anything up. The auto up down tailgate (key remote) is very handy especially on wet days. I've found the seats to be very comfortable and love the fact that even the rear passengers can recline their seats. The BMW team at Canterbury BMW even included all servicing for the next 5 years in my deal. I will back for the next one in a couple of years. Who knows maybe an X4.
Purchased in February 2021.
Great value car
For the price range of 30-40 K, this is the best car you can ever buy. Fuel efficiency is the highlight, you can easily get 800 KM out of a 65$ tank. Also, the driving experience is great, the car is solid and sticks to the ground on the roads.
Most uncomfortable seats, hard ride, poor insulation, no blind spot monitor
Anybody doing a test drive in the F48 series BMW should drive the car for at least one hour. Seats are the worst not just by design (basic seat design look like stolen from a toilet) but becoming very uncomfortable over medium to long distances. No premium here. Sport seats are for very skinny people only. Flat run tyres ensure a harsh ride especially on 19 inch if no additive dampers are ordered. Insulation from tyres and engine are also poor. Even innovation package does not include blind spot option, cannot be ordered at all. Even Holden or ...Koreans offer this safety feature as an option. Start - Stop function is best in class. Engine is economical and delivers good torque. Automatic is excellent. idrive very easy to use. Car design is nice. In summary, in a lot of aspects not a premium car but rather disappointing. I am not a VW fan, disappointed about how they treat customers but from a car perspective, Tiguan Highline with innovation package is a better and cheaper option even with DSG. Audi A3 or MB GLA cannot keep up with Tiguan either.
Diesel fuel gets us 800km+ on a full tank. The seats are not as comfortable and you can't adjust the lumbar position. The steering is quite heavy, comparable to the 320d. Not very expensive in particular the X1 compared to other model. as model price for a diesel as standard is excellent and a cheaper than the out going model, where diesel engine was an option
Beautiful car, let down by lack of Apple car play
The new 2016 X1 is a much improved version of the last. It is a perfect small SUV city car. So far, it's been a very reliable ride. We got complementary 5-year free service which was an added bonus. The innovation and comfort package are an extra $2000 each but I felt were well worth it (make sure you negotiate with the BMW dealers and never pay RRP!)
The navigation system is a touch laggy. We also found out the car was not compatible with Apple car play and there was no way around it.
Great for around town, safe, but a bit gutless
We bought this car for my Mum, as we were worried about the second hand Japanese car she had and its ability to protect her (and the Grandkids) in an accident. First of all this car has a lot of class; all her friends were impressed. Alas she only drove it for 6 months before she failed her eye sight test, but then didn't have any problems with getting friends and relatives to drive her around. Great for an 80+ year old to get in and out of, plenty of safety features, nice finish. The 2.0L motor struggles a bit around town.
The only negative is that I would have bought the diesel option instead.
Sunglass saving us from sun, scorching sun. good durable tyre. Tyre has got special device to inflate automatically which is safe while driving highway with high speed. Smooth driving, very balanced. Not very expensive in particular the X1 compared to other model. It costs only $50K where as other models cost $100K.
The 2016 BMW x1 is an improvement over the previous 2010-2015 BMW x1 (e84)
Review of the 2016 BMW x1 18D
Diesel fuel = 800km on a tank around the city
Better rear leg room
Bigger trunk (boot)
Start/stop cut in and more smoothly
Base model now with diesel motor (Australia)
Fuel economy better than my old 2012 BMW x1
Innovations package is excellent and worth the money ...
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I have the F48 X1 / the purchase detail suggest 2015 but did not receive until Apr 2016 - I would like to change the kidney grills but unsure whether the grill was changed in 2016 model - any thoughts on whether the 2016 advertised grill will fit a 2015 model
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