2015 BMW X1

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2015 BMW X1
2015 BMW X1

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

27

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

176.5” x 60.8”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Four-cylinder's acceleration, gas mileage
  • More interior room than exterior size suggests
  • Handling with M Sport Package
  • Interior quality

The bad:

  • Ride quality with M Sport Package
  • Power front seats not standard
  • Small backseat
  • Four-cylinder's auto stop-start technology

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Small crossover with five seats
  • Turbo four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine
  • RWD or AWD

2015 BMW X1 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The X1 is BMW’s smallest crossover. It seats up to five people and is offered with a choice of turbocharged engines. The subcompact premium crossover segment is a relatively new one, and it’s populated by models like the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Mini Countryman and Buick Encore.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Joystick-like gear selector for the automatic transmission
  • Available heated front seats, steering wheel
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available navigation system
  • Available aluminum trim
  • Available Harman Kardon premium stereo

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 300-hp, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with four-cylinder; six-speed automatic with six-cylinder
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology (four-cylinder)
  • Four-cylinder X1 can have rear- or all-wheel drive; six-cylinder models have all-wheel drive
  • Available M Sport Package includes sport suspension

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

BMW Does NOT Stand Behind Their Vehicles

My 2015 BMW X1 with under 30,000 miles needed the fuel rail and fuel injector replaced (cost $2,000) because it was leaking gas. In the past, BMW has had several recalls for this very same issue although not for this particular year. I contacted BMW headquarters and they used the excuse that the vehicle was out of warranty. A BMW engine doesn't last over 30,000 miles? Shame on BMW for not standing behind their product.

1.0

Premature engine failure at 80k miles

This is the worst car I have ever owned. Be aware there is closed class action law suit due toe premature failed engines and tie belt issues. Mine just hot 80k miles and in the last year I've spent $4k+ on repairs all to expeirence catastrophic engine failure. Look at the law suit information and don't buy this car.

5.0

Most reliable car I have owned

This SUV is more like a car. sleek styling, easy to drive, I loved the comfort of the drive The seats are heated too. Very comfortable and the handling was great!

See all 56 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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