There has been a wave of SUV redesigns, the 2024 BMW X1 is another among the crowd. The German manufacturer is well known in all spheres of the automotive industry. They make sedans, caravans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. All of those categories are filled with a lot of competition. But the current hype around the SUV category pushes many manufacturers to one-up on their opponents. There are a lot of SUV refreshes this year and more are upcoming. Some are racing to go green and some are simply updating their designs. The X1 is one of the top dogs in that category.
The previous iteration has been completely redesigned so we are not expecting a lot of drastic changes this time around. The upcoming remodel will probably improve the cabin. there is always better technology to implement. Also, the styling changes quite often so if BMW keeps it updated, it should come out on top in the competition. The exterior is looking to stay the same, with perhaps some minor tweaks to improve handling on the road. The powertrain is looking to stay the same as well. But perhaps BMW decides to surprise us, electrification isn’t likely to happen at this point. Let’s take a closer look at the new X1.
BMW X1 Interior Upgrades
The interior of the 2024 BMW X1 is equally remarkable as that of the rest of the lineup. However, the cabin might use a little more personality in terms of appearance. The expectations we have for a vehicle at this price tag are not met. There are numerous comfort features available in this BMW SUV. The leather seating and plush components on the console and doors make the interior superb. The side bolstering and thickly cushioned seats offer security and stability.
Up to five persons can fit comfortably in this crossover. Even for tall individuals, the back row of the X1 is not at all crowded, which is quite an important key selling advantage. The X1 is clearly more important than its rivals. Leg space in the back is more liberal than most rivals, as can be seen by looking at it. The vehicle has the highest load capacity possible and is the finest in its class.
The loss of Glacier Silver Metallic as an exterior color option for the 2024 BMW X1 will be the only exterior modification. The X1 is a charming compact executive SUV that is well-contained, despite appearances to the contrary. Even though we believe the car’s exterior looks a little basic, we think it looks better than a Lexus NX.
On the 2024 model, Y-spoke wheels, slick aluminum roof rails, rear privacy glass, and halogen headlights and taillights are all standard. The M Sport option includes the high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, 18-inch M double-spoke rims, and Shadowline roof rails. A wide moonroof, LED headlamps with curved lights, and other features are available as options.
The upcoming 2024 BMW X1 isn’t taking any chances with the powertrain tinkering. It will still use the tried and tested options. This isn’t such a big surprise as the engine in it is reliable and powerful for the SUV’s size. The 2024 BMW X1’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generates 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Whether the front wheels or all four of them receive the power depends on the transmission’s eight speeds. The X1’s engine is really useful, particularly in cities because you can accelerate quickly without having to wait for the turbo to spool up. The X1 is a confident cruiser that enjoys passing other cars on the highway. This engine and transmission are excellent; the eight-speed auto transmission shifts more precisely and is surprisingly uncomplicated for an automated box.
Whenever the front wheels start to lose traction, the X1’s AWD layout enables it to transfer all of its energy to the back wheels. Because of its potent engine and seamless gearbox, the X1 is among the most enjoyable vehicles in its category to drive. The 2024 X1’s fuel consumption will change based on whether it has an all-wheel drive (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD) system (AWD). The X1 is a great deal, especially when you consider its superb performance, thanks to a small-capacity turbocharged powertrain and a fairly light mass of 3,500 pounds. While many manufacturers are racing to improve their powertrains with green energy, BMW seems laid back about it. The sooner they realize that electric motors are the future the better for them. There are a great number of fully electric vehicles in that category.
An electric powertrain under the hood would give many benefits. These include better fuel economy and better performance. Technology has gone to great strides to improve those types of powertrains, nowadays they usually outmatch the traditional internal combustion engine. A battery pack of at least 100 kWh would suffice due to not so large size of the X1. But if BMW decides to go a bit overboard, which would be right in their lane, they could use a 150 kWh. This type of battery would outmatch the horsepower of the current 2.0 engine and give an amazing range. We hope for a dual electric motor unit, for better power distribution, one for each axle. Some vehicles go up to 4 motors, one for each wheel, but that might be overkill. The platform would have to be new, so we don’t suspect it will happen this time around.
The new 2024 BMW X1 has quite decent fuel economy. The compact SUV doesn’t have too big of a size and weight so it can achieve 24 mpg in the city, 33 on the highway, and 27 mpg in combined driving. The all-wheel drive model gets 23/31/26 mpg. The minimum range on a full tank is around 418 miles. Which is among the best in class.
2024 BMW X1 Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2024 BMW X1 will hit the road later in 2023, probably in the fall of the upcoming year. The starting price for the basic trim starts at around $35000 which is on the cheaper side when it comes to luxury SUVs.