The BMW X1 is the entry-level SUV Crossover by the German manufacturer in India. It has been on sale here since a long time now and the latest generation model is among the best options in its price range. However, prices for the BMW X1 as of now start from Rs. 35.20 lakh and go up to Rs. 45.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While this makes it pretty costly, owning one doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to shell so much money. This is because you can easily drive home in a well-maintained, used example of BMW X1 for less than the price of a new Maruti Suzuki Swift.
The white BMW X1 featured here is one such example that can be had for less than the top-end variant of the Maruti Suzuki Swift. It is a 2012 made model and is available in Delhi. As for the variant details, this BMW X1 is the 20d variant and the asking price of this car is Rs. 8.40 lakhs which makes it much cheaper than the on-road prices of a brand new top-end Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback. If images are anything to go by, 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.
This BMW X1 has covered around 68,000 km till date but the number of owners it has been with has not been specified by the seller. Powering this BMW X1 20d is a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine belts out 177 Bhp of power along with 350 Nm of torque. The engine powers the rear wheels through a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox from ZF and the ARAI certified fuel-efficiency score of this car is 15.06 km/l. This engine is also known for its reliable nature and coupled with the good steering response of the previous generation X1, this compact SUV is a decent vehicle to drive too.
Coming to the cabin space, the interiors of the car are in a decent condition as seen in the images here. The dashboard carries a dual-tone shade of beige and black and most of the interior bits are covered in beige, which is both good and bad. There is an infotainment system on the centre part of the dashboard while the seats have leather upholstery. Despite the fact that the X1 featured here is around 8 years old, the cabin feels quite modern and comfortable.
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.