BMW X1 xDrive25i (2020)

12 Aug 2021, 12:21  •  Review  •  Door koen

BMW recently refreshed the X1. To see what’s new, we step into the BMW X1 xDrive25i, perhaps the most expensive BMW X1 in the Netherlands. The price of this X1 xDrive25i is even almost equal to the base version of the BMW X5.

BMW X1 changes

We know the BMW X1 as a solid, practical all-rounder with room for five people. BMW has not tinkered with that basis. BMW has only modified the X1 on a cosmetic level. Refreshed headlights, slightly modified bumpers, a slightly modified color palette and new wheel designs. Those are about the most important changes to the X1 range.

BMW X1 xDrive25i cost

And how much money are we talking about? The BMW X1 is available from 44,697 euros, then you get the keys to an sDrive 18i with 140 hp three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. A BMW xDrive 20i with 192 hp and four-wheel drive (xDrive) you have from 53,585 euros. Then you also have an X1 xDrive25e petrol plug-in. It costs 50,027 euros and has 220 hp and 385 Nm.

The X1 xDrive25i is a bit more expensive. BMW asks at least 61,989 euros for it. This is partly due to higher CO2 emissions, which means that you also tap off more BPM. You get the most potent petrol powertrain for this amount, because with 231 hp and 350 Nm you can reach 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. The top speed is 235 km/h.

BMW X1 xDrive25i power

Isn’t all that too much of a good thing in the Netherlands? Perhaps, but what makes the xDrive25i’s powertrain so great is the extra power reserve. Thanks to the abundance of peek-a-boos, overtaking is child’s play. In addition, you enjoy smooth accelerations.

BMW Steptronic automatic transmission

The 231 hp are available between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm. The torque of 350 Nm is already available between 1,450 and 4,500 rpm. Striking through to the top of the revs therefore makes no sense. Fortunately, the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission also understands that very well. It shifts up very quickly, with a lot of flexibility. This means that acceleration is virtually jerk-free.

BMW X1 towing

Should you order a BMW X1 xDrive25i for the towing weight? Not necessarily, because the braked towing weight is 2,000 kilograms, equal to the towing weight of the xDrive20i and xDrive20d. Do know that pulling a caravan with this xDrive25i is easier due to the higher power and torque.

X1 xDrive25i fuel consumption

The average fuel consumption during the test drive is about 6.4 l/100 km, equivalent to about 1 in 15.6. Thanks to a 61-litre petrol tank, you can cover more than 900 kilometers on one tank. The on-board computer has temporarily even shown 1,050 kilometers of range at a constant speed of 105 km/h on the highway. It is therefore quite possible to bridge longer distances in one go.

Comfortable long distance car

Sitting for a long time in the BMW X1 is no problem at all. The chassis is sufficiently comfortable and there is a nice heaviness in the steering. However, the chairs are somewhat narrow and short, so that there is sometimes limited support for the upper body and your derrière. The interior space in the X1 is fine. It is not the most spacious in the back, but you can – even as an adult – last a few hours in a row.

BMW X1 xDrive25i options

If you buy a BMW, you can count on an extensive list of options to further personalize your car. The X1 is no exception. The party only starts after you tap 61.989 euros for this xDrive25i. With various options, that price can rise very quickly, to astronomical amounts. This X1 has the following options:

Body color Storm Bay metallic: 1,550 euros
19-inch Y-spoke bitone wheels: 1,772 euros
Black ‘Dakota’ leather: 1,815 euros
M sports steering wheel: 427 euros
High Executive package: 4,994 euros
Glass panoramic roof: 1,334 euros
Extra tinted glass at the back: 427 euros
Folding tables for rear seats: 267 euros
Sports seats for: 533 euros
Adaptive chassis: 533 euros
Black BMW Individual Shadow Line moldings: 373 euros
Comfort Access: 427 euros
Reversing camera: 427 euros
Light package: 427 euros
Park Distance Control rear: 480 euros
Driving Assistant Plus: 1,602 euros
Adaptive LED headlights: 1,494 euros
Smartphone integration: 320 euros
Wireless phone charger: 427 euros
Harman-Kardon sound system: 854 euros
Adjustable rear seat: 373 euros
Electrically adjustable front seats: 1,014 euros
The final price

All in all, this BMW X1 has options for more than 18,000 euros. This testauto therefore has a price tag of 82,289 euros. With this, this X1 actually shows what the X1 has to offer if you ordered it fully loaded. Admittedly, it’s a lot of money. You have a BMW X3 xDrive30e with 292 hp and 420 Nm from 62,306 euros. You still have enough money for nice options.


Leaving aside the price, this BMW X1 xDrive25i is simply a very fine and mature family SUV. It is certainly one of the better driving compact crossovers. The infotainment facilities are also perfectly fine and the interior finish is of a high level.

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