The exterior and interior of the BMW X1.

The BMW X1 is compact on the outside yet has a generous and flexible interior.

Exterior design.

The BMW X1 is both athletic and elegant. Rising lateral lines, a long wheelbase and short overhangs provide the typical BMW dynamic shape. The SAV proportions ensure an impressive air of authority whether you’re in town or off-road. The generous amount of body colour increases exclusiveness and the prominent lower silver trim clearly marks out the BMW X1 as a member of the X model line-up.

Regardless of whether you’re in town or off-road, the BMW X1 has a commanding presence.

Innovative light design

BMW typical double-round headlights, available on request with Xenon technology, feature white LED daytime running light rings and expressive chrome elements. These combine with the round fog lights to form an unforgettable face. The additional direction indicators are integrated into the side mirrors and are highly visible at all times. At the rear, L-shaped lights with LED technology make sure that the vehicle is instantly recognisable as a typical BMW, even at night.

Interior design.

The interior of the BMW X1 has been meticulously designed so both you and your passengers can travel in total comfort. The finest materials, first-class craftsmanship and perfectly matching colours appeal to all senses. High-gloss black bezels and ventilation ducts add elegance, as do the sophisticated trims on the gear lever and the cup holder in the centre console. With an impressively clear, uncluttered design, the cockpit offers a lot of room to manoeuvre for the driver and front-seat passenger. More generous storage space can be found in the side pockets on the inside of the front doors. The redesigned centre console and all important operating elements are easy for the driver to reach – be it the optional Professional Navigation system with a high-resolution colour display, the automatic climate control or the iDrive Controller.

Semi Command Position.

The elevated seating position in the BMW X1 allows comfortable access to the dashboard with all the essential controls positioned exactly where you would expect them to be. So nothing distracts you from the exhilaration of driving.

Intelligent Versatility.

Wherever life takes you, the BMW X1 has plenty of space to pack whatever you need with a multitude of storage possibilities and an individually expandable luggage compartment. Five people can also travel in total comfort.

Flexible interior

All three back seats can be inclined in 10 different stages, between the Comfort position (31°) and the Cargo position (upright).

With the seats in the Cargo position, 480 litres of space are available and the Comfort position offers 360 litres. In the 2+1 position, there's enough room for generous loading as well as a full seating position − thanks to the 40:20:40 split-seats. While you're on the move, water bottles can be stored in the inner door pockets, with drinks accommodated in the cup holders in the centre console. All of this makes the BMW X1 a multifunctional vehicle that offers excellent all-round support for a host of activities.

Genuine BMW Accessories.

Genuine BMW Accessories allow you to highlight the sportiness, elegance and all-round flexibility of your BMW X1. The Travel and Comfort system contains a folding table offering rear passengers a practical surface with height and angle adjustment. It also has a fold-out drinks holder with an elegant chrome ring.

The BMW holder for Apple iPad is also part of the Travel and Comfort system and means passengers in the back can use all the functions of their iPad – e.g. in combination with the BMW Car Hotspot. The holder enables the iPad to be securely mounted on the base attachment of the Travel and Comfort system, and released again at the push of a button. Different position settings allow the device to be adjusted for maximum comfort and ease of use, whether for reading, watching videos or online communication.

Communication and information

The snap-in adapter is a useful docking system for current Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and RIM BlackBerry® mobile phones as well as for the Apple iPhone. Drivers can charge their devices via the mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface and the aerial outside ensures the best possible reception. The snap-in media adapter is available especially for the Apple iPhone, offering additional functions such as access to tracks stored on the iPhone, plus it will show the album covers on the vehicle display in your BMW X1.

The BMW DVD system also plays audio CDs and all common video file formats such as image files and MP3 formats in excellent quality, even from a USB stick. The seven-inch colour monitor is glare-free from all angles and can be folded away safely and easily in the armrest when not in use. The BMW DVD system is also available with infrared stereo headphones as an option.


BMW all-weather floor mats in black not only protect the footwell of the BMW X1 from dirt and water, but also enhance the sporting characteristics of the interior.

A non-slip fitted luggage compartment mat will keep your BMW X1 clean and tidy. Made of durable plastic, it’s fully resistant to oil and solvents.

Set in a fine grey casing with indicators behind clear glass and chrome-plated bulbs, the dark Black Line rear lights add a stylish touch.

Even the smallest passengers enjoy maximum safety – with the BMW junior seat I-II available in a variety of colours (with or without ISOFIX). Suitable for children weighing between 9kg and 25kg (9 months to 7 years old), the seat has a backrest with adjustable height setting as well as a restraint cushion. The ISOFIX function is legally approved for children weighing up to 18 kg, while children weighing more than 18 kg or more are secured using the car seatbelt and without the restraint cushion.