BMW X1: The facelift is set to arrive on our shores, March 5, 2020

In its current-generation, the BMW X1 was launched in the Indian market in 2016. Four years in the line-up and an all-new mid-cycle mildly updated version of the current-generation BMW X1 is soon to make its way here very soon. It is, of course, based on the X1 facelift, which made its way to the international markets last year.

Huge kidney grilles are a part of the latest design philosophy from BMW, and the facelifted X1 will be no different. Not as huge as the 7s, however, the X1 will now get a chunkier kidney grille. Below those nostrils will be an all-new restyled bumper. The headlamps are new too, and they now come with either just LEDs or, wait for it, adaptive LEDs with ‘cross-cut’ hexagonal iconography.

The side profile only gets newer designed alloy wheels, which also look quite exuberant. At the rear, the main highlight is the new LED taillamps. Also new to the rear is a revamped bumper, which now gets bigger dual tailpipes. The changes to the interiors, however, are very subtle. We’ll get to those in a bit. Here is the full lowdown of the soon-to-be-launched BMW X1.


As far as the specifications are concerned, expect the 2020 BMW X1 to measure almost similar to the model it will replace. For reference, the 2019 BMW X1 is 4,439mm in length, 1,821mm in width, and 1,612mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,670mm and a ground clearance of 175mm. The fuel tank capacity for the compact BMW is 51-litres. As for the boot space capacity, the BMW can hold up to 420-litres, with all rows up.

Under the hood, the facelifted BMW X1 is expected to carry the same engine as the ongoing model. The engine in question here is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol, which is capable of producing 192bhp and 280Nm and a 2.0-litre diesel, good for 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. The aforementioned figures are for the BS-IV spec X1. It goes without saying that BMW will update these engines to meet the BS-VI emission standards. Expect the on-paper figures to be in the same range. Both are also expected to be mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic.


The BS-VI iterations of the BMW X1 are expected to be less frugal than the BS-IV models, but only by a small margin. For reference, the diesel-automatic X1 is capable of delivering around 21km/l, while the petrol-automatic sits slightly lower around 16km/l.


The ongoing BMW X1 was no slouch in terms of the equipment levels. The new one aims to up the ante by offering a lengthier equipment list.

For now, we know the 2020 BMW X1 will get an all-new 10.25-inch Touch Control display, taking the centre stage. It will get wireless Apple Carplay and other usual features such as Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and much more. There could be Android Auto as well, although there isn’t any official confirmation regarding this matter. Dual-zone climate control, steering-mounted controls, leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and a whole lot of other features are also expected to be a part of the extensive feature list.

It will, however, miss out on a fully-digital instrument cluster, which was found in the recently launched BMWs.


The X1, as of early-2020, comes in seven shades, namely, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, and Platinum Silver Metallic.


All the details regarding the BMW X1, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of early-2020, the BMW X1is available in four variants, with one variant for the petrol-AT and three variants for the diesel-AT. The prices start at Rs. 38.3 lakhs for the sDrive20i xLine variant going all the way up to Rs. 45.7 lakhs for the xDrive20d M Sport variant (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the 2020 facelift to be priced a bit higher than the ongoing model. For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.

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