Plenty of hatchbacks provide more space and offer similar performance for a lot less money, but if you judge the BMW X1 as an SUV, it is reasonably priced.
With three versions to choose from - the xLine, Sport and M Sport model - and both rear-wheel drive (sDrive) and four-wheel drive (xDrive) available, there are some difficult decisions to make. We think all three models look great and, narrowing down our choice, we’d go for rear-wheel drive because it makes the X1 significantly cheaper to run.
The 20d Efficient Dynamics, combines low running costs and strong performance. If you're a private buyer, the 18d makes most sense, however.
Entry-level SE trim has all the equipment you need, although the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox is worth considering; it's available on most versions and is both smooth and efficient.
So, do you want one? Car finance is available if you are looking to buy this fun, confident car, via a variety of options such as hire purchase , personal contract purchase or a car loan. Why not use our calculator below to see how affordable it could be every month?