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Bmw X1 E84 2009–2015

BMW X1 xDrive25d (F48) - Frontansicht.jpg
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2009–present
Body and chassis
Class Compact Crossover SUV

The BMW X1 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed worldwide by BMW since 2009.

The first generation model, based on the BMW 3-Series, was available with rear-wheel-drive (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive) configurations The second generation, based on BMW's compact UKL platform, is available with front-wheel-drive (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive)

First generation (E84; 2009–2015)

BMW X1 xDrive18d (E84) – Frontansicht, 12. Juni 2011, Düsseldorf.jpg
Production 2009–2015
Model years 2010–2015 (Europe)
2012–2015 (Canada)
2013–2015 (US)
Assembly Germany: Leipzig
China: Shenyang (BMW Brilliance)
India: Chennai, Tamil Nadu (BMW India)
Indonesia : Sunter, Jakarta
Mexico: Toluca (BMW Mexico)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)
Thailand: Rayong
Designer Richard Kim (2006)
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door wagon
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Related BMW 3 Series
Zinoro 1E
Engine 2.0L 143 hp (107 kW) I4
2.0L 170 hp (127 kW) I4
2.0L 241 hp (180 kW) turbo I4
3.0L 258 hp (192 kW) I6
3.0L 300 hp (224 kW) turbo I6
2.0L 143 hp (107 kW) Diesel I4
2.0L 177 hp (132 kW) Diesel I4
2.0L 184 hp (137 kW) Diesel I4
2.0L 204 hp (152 kW) Diesel I4
2.0L 218 hp (163 kW) Twin-Turbo Diesel I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Wheelbase 2,760 mm (108.7 in)
Length 4,457 mm (175.5 in)
Width 1,789 mm (70.4 in)
Height 1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Curb weight 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)

BMW Concept X1 (2008)

X1 production followed the concept debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. with series manufacture beginning at the BMW Leipzig plant in October 2009 — followed by production in Chennai, India, Shenyang, China, (by BMW-Brilliance Automotive Ltd) and Kaliningrad, Russia (CDK,with local partner Avtotor).

Initial release

BMW X1 (E84, 2009–2010)

The first crossover E84 used the E91 platform of the BMW 3 Series (E91) Touring (wagon). The EPA classifies the vehicle under the Midsize Cars category.

The X1 introduced BMW's N20 engine in its xDrive28i model. The X1 is slightly smaller and more affordable than the X3.

Early models included xDrive28i, sDrive18d, xDrive18d, sDrive20d, xDrive20d, xDrive23d. xDrive28i with 2.0-litre petrol engine was added in spring 2011.

The sDrive18i and xDrive25i were introduced to German market in March 2010.


The X1 offers a 420-litre cargo volume, which can increase to 1350 litres of storage space with the seats folded. For comparison, the 3-Series Touring (E91) has 460 and the X3 (E83) has 480 litres. The backrest in the rear is adjustable in 11 steps and can be divided in the ratio 40:20:40. The vehicle offers adaptive cruise control, seating positions with modestly raised H-point seating (marketed as Semi Command Sitting position) and Performance Control.

Pre-facelift BMW X1 sDrive20d (Australia)

2011 update

X1, X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition (2011–2015)

Changes to X1 include optimisation of the suspension technology, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) on rear-wheel drive diesel models include dry braking and fading compensation functions, sDrive20i, xDrive20i, xDrive28i, xDrive20d include brake stand-by function and a hill-start assistant; BMW Individual roof rail system High Gloss Shadow Line became available as an individual option, BMW ConnectedDrive includes Real-Time Traffic Information function, new insulation technology for reducing engine noise perceptible inside the vehicle for all Diesel engine models, addition of models sDrive20i, xDrive20i, sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition, Auto Start Stop function for sDrive20i and xDrive20i, gear-shift point indicator for sDrive20i and xDrive20i with manual transmission, electromechanical power steering on sDrive20i.

X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition was unveiled in International Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2011).

The vehicles went on sale in autumn of 2011.


2012 update

X1 (2012–2015)

The vehicle was unveiled in New York International Auto Show 2012, followed by 21st Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2012.

Early models included sDrive18i, sDrive20i, xDrive20i, xDrive28i, sDrive16d, sDrive18d, xDrive18d, sDrive20d, sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition, xDrive20d, xDrive25d.

US models went on sale in September 2012. Early models included sDrive28i, xDrive28i, xDrive35i.

The Indian market is currently getting the sdrive18i (4 cyl petrol), sdrive20d and sdrive20d (highline) (4 cyl diesels). The three variants have an 8-speed automatic transmission. No manual transmission option is available now. Also SDrive 1.6i TwinScroll Turbo is available for some countries sensible against tax in Europa.

In North America, the X1 is BMW's smallest SUV offering. The X1 was also BMW's first SUV to offer rear-wheel drive (RWD) as an option (only on the sDrive28i model).

BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride (2012)

It is a version of BMW X1 with exclusive milled aluminum roof structure, Valencia Orange metallic body colour with distinctive graphic inspired by a limited-edition K2 ski, 8 mm (0.31 in) of extra suspension travel over the standard model, 19-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey with polished spokes, Ferric Grey trim at front and rear sills and side skirts, dark tinted side windows with matt Black surrounds, matt Black roof rails, two luggage boxes and a ski carrier, skis with fox graphic and a color scheme inspired by wood, brushed aluminum and carbon surfaces, White and Valencia Orange running surfaces; Harman Kardon sound system in the two luggage boxes on the driver's side (2-way 320 watts loudspeakers, Class D amplifier with 2 x 550-watt output, a 500-watt subwoofer, a microphone from AKG), three LED spotlights integrated into the front edge of the roof structure, Black Nappa leather interior upholstery with orange-colored contrast stitching for the seats and door trim, interior trim strips in Fineline Bay wood trim, black floor mats with reflective piping and orange-colored accents.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

X1 Powder Ride Edition (2012–)

Based on the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride and available for X1 models xDrive28i, and xDrive35i, it included xLine equipment (exterior elements in matt Glacier Silver, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and door sill strips, a sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, fabric/leather upholstery for the seats, and trim strips in dark copper), roof rails in Aluminum satinated trim, a storage package, including a front armrest, 460 roof box (including BMW base support), ski and snowboard bag with exclusive design, all-weather foot mats, luggage compartment mat, a choice of 4 body colours (non-metallic Black and Alpine White, Mineral Grey, and Glacier Silver), a special decal on the doors and wheel arches.

US models went on sale in November 2012.

X1 Edition Powder Ride (2013–)

Based on the BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride and available for X1 models xDrive20i, xDrive28i, xDrive18d, xDrive20d, and X1 xDrive25d, it included K2 LTD BMW Powder Ride limited edition skis ski developed by K2 Sports, aluminium satin finished roof rails, storage space package, armrest at the front, roof box 460 (including BMW base support), ski and snowboard bag with exclusive design, all-weather foot mats, luggage compartment mat.

The vehicle went on sale in 2013 winter. German models went on sale for 3,450 Euros.

BMW X1 First Responder (2013–)

It is a version of X1 sDrive16d for emergency services.

The vehicle was unveiled in RETTmobil 2013.


As of 2012-06-28, the worldwide sales of BMW X1 exceeded 300,000 units.

The X1 has sold, as of September 2013, approximately 500,000 models worldwide since its launch in late 2009.

Facelift BMW X1
Brazilian flex-fuel (ActiveFlex) variant

2014 update

X1 (2014–2015)

Changes to X1 include:

  • redesigned air intake vents in the front apron
  • 17-inch light-alloy wheels with V-spoke design
  • New body colour option (Sparkling Brown metallic)

The vehicle was unveiled in 2014 North American International Auto Show.

The vehicles went on sale in spring of 2014.

X1 fire command vehicle (2014–)

It is a version of X1 xDrive20d for emergency services.

The vehicle was unveiled in RETTmobil 2014.



Petrol engines
Model Year(s) Type/code Power, Torque@rpm
sDrive18i 2010–2011 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 (N46B20) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) @ 6400, 200 N·m (148 lb·ft)@3600
sDrive20i 2011–2015 1,997 cc (122 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @ 5000-6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft) @ 1250-4500
xDrive20i 2011–2015 1,997 cc (122 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) @ 5000-6250, 270 N·m (199 lb·ft) @ 1250-4500
xDrive25i 2010–2011 2,996 cc (183 cu in) I6 (N52B30) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @ 6100, 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) @ 2500-3500
xDrive28i (N52) 2009–2011 2,996 cc (183 cu in) I6 (N52B30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) @ 6600, 310 N·m (229 lb·ft) @ 2600-3000
xDrive28i (N20) 2012–2015 1,997 cc (122 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo (N20B20) 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) @ 5000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @ 1250
xDrive35i 2012–2015 2,979 cc (182 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30M0) 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp) @ 5800, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft) @ 1300-5000
Diesel engines
Model Year(s) Type/code Power, Torque@rpm
sDrive16d 2012– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) @ 4000, 260 N·m (192 lb·ft) @ 1750-3000
sDrive18d 2009– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) @ 4000, 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @ 1750-2500
xDrive18d 2009– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) @ 4000, 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @ 1750-2500
sDrive20d 2009– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @ 4000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @ 1750-3000
sDrive20d Efficient Dynamics Edition 2011– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) @ 4000, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft) @ 1750-2750
xDrive20d 2009– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 turbo (N47D20) 177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @ 4000, 350 N·m (258 lb·ft) @ 1750-3000
xDrive23d 2009–2011 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20) 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) @ 4400, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft) @ 2000-2250
xDrive25d 2012– 1,995 cc (122 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp) @ 4000, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft) @ 1500-2500


IIHS scores
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset Marginal
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good

Production and sales

Calendar year Total production US sales
2009 8,499  
2010 99,990  
2011 126,429  
2012 147,776 8,947
2013 161,353 26,512
2014 156,471 22,808