The BMW X1 is the most affordable SUV by the German manufacturer in India and has been on sale for a long time now. The compact SUV got an upgrade some time back and came with a more muscular body along with better interiors and engines. While it may be the most affordable BMW SUV in India, the cost of buying a new X1 is still something that most of us can’t afford. However, one can easily get a well-maintained used example of the BMW X1 for less than the price of Maruti Suzuki Swift. So if you are interested in owning a German compact SUV for a fraction of its original cost, take a look at this example we have hand picked for you.
This BMW X1 is the 20d variant and is up for sale in Mumbai. The asking price of this car is Rs. 8.50 lakhs which makes it much cheaper than the on-road prices of a brand new top-end Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback. The car has covered around 75,876 km till date and is currently with its second owner. Going by the images, the exteriors of this car are in a pretty decent condition. The paint is also intact and there are no visible scratch marks on the body.
Powering this BMW X1 20d variant is powered by a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which is a pretty reliable unit. This engine pumps out 177 Bhp of power along with 350 Nm of torque. This engine powers the rear wheels through a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox from ZF. The ARAI certified fuel-efficiency score of this car is 15.06 km/l.
The best part about the 1st generation BMW X1 is its beautiful handling. The luxury crossover gets a hydraulic power steering and this makes it great fun to drive on twisty roads. The rear-wheel-drive layout, the longitudinal engine mounting, beautiful weight balance and the hydraulic power steering come together to make this car special to drive. Also, since it has an ample ground clearance of 193 mm, it can handle bad roads with ease.
The interiors of the car ae also in a pretty great condition going by the images. Draped in a dual-tone shade of beige and black, the cabin of the BMW X1 has a modern feel to it. There is an infotainment system on the centre part of the dashboard while the seats have leather upholstery. All in all, the X1 is a compact, fun to drive BMW car that has more than enough ground clearance and pep for Indian roads.