The X1 isn’t quite as big as the 3 Series, which means that it’s a rather capable urban cruiser, especially when it comes to navigating busy streets and fitting into parking spaces. Furthermore, a five-door body ensures that access to its passenger and luggage compartments is as easy as can be.
Families with a taste for upmarket motoring will enjoy what the X1 has to offer inside, such as generous amounts of room to manoeuvre in both compartments. This five-seater features numerous useful cubby spaces too, including four generously sized door bins, a capacious central storage compartment and a bigger-than-average glovebox. Thanks to 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, a 450-litre boot space can be quickly increased to 1,470 litres.
The X1 comes with a wide range of engine options, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your motoring needs. Fitted as standard is a 1.5-litre 138bhp petrol unit, which delivers 0-60mph in approximately 9.5 seconds and up to 42.2mpg, while producing CO2 emissions from 152g/km. The most eco-friendly engine is the 1.5-litre plug-in hybrid 217bhp set-up, which returns as much as 166.2mpg, while producing emissions from just 40g/km. The same petrol-electric configuration also enables the car to go from 0-60mph in around 6.7 seconds.
Among the X1’s many entertainment features is DAB radio, which provides access to more than 250 stations, each broadcasting crystal-clear programming. You can also enjoy music and speech-based content via supplied AUX and USB ports, which allow useful plug-and-play capability. What’s more, the inclusion of Bluetooth connectivity means you can stream music from your compatible devices – and drive safely while taking part in hands-free phone conversations. iPhone users will be pleased to know that Apple CarPlay preparation is included, making it possible to access your smartphone via the vehicle’s own 8.8-inch touch display. This same screen also provides access to numerous navigation features, such as real-time traffic updates.
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