Used 2013 BMW X1 SUV
BMW X1 SUV
The automaker's smallest SUV brings BMW performance to the entry-lux crossover segment, at a more digestible starting price.
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The 2013 BMW X1 is almost ready to make its American debut. The 5-passenger SUV will slot in under the X3 when it goes on sale in this fall. The BMW X1 has been a popular SUV in global markets, and furthers the trend of downsizing premium vehicles. The 2013 X1 will be available with rear- or all-wheel drive, and will offer the choice of a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engine. Like the other X models in BMW’s lineup, the new X1 is meant to be a versatile, quick and plush vehicle that is comfortable on a variety of road surfaces.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want a small SUV with luxury amenities and European badge appeal, the
BMW X1 may just be your ticket. The 2013 X1 also promises better fuel economy and spunkier performance than larger SUVs.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Need room for more than five passengers or just something more child-seat friendly with room for extras? The X1 might be a little too compact. Also keep in mind that the X1’s price can easily balloon by several thousand dollars with a few options.
What's New for 2013
The 2013 BMW X1 is an all-new vehicle to the U.S. market, and its introduction here coincides with an update of the X1 in other countries. BMW’s smallest SUV will feature fuel-saving technology such as Brake Energy Regeneration and, for 4-cylinder models, automatic start/stop engine management that automatically shuts off the engine at idle.
BMW's tagline – "The Ultimate Driving Machine" - is no joke and despite the fact that it's an SUV, the X1 is no exception. The little crossover effectively blurs the line between being a comfortable low-speed cruiser and a high-speed corner carver as it's plush enough for the daily drive, but can handle any turn with graceful agility. The X1's smaller size and lighter weight make it feel exceptionally more agile than its X3 bigger brother and athletic prowess makes for a far more exciting drive as compared to the Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE
While a powerful 6-cylinder is available, we look favorably on the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder because its potent enough to move this crossover to 60 mph in just over 6 seconds while returning stellar fuel economy numbers (34 mpg highway).
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
With 11 speakers and a 340-watt amplifier, the Harmon Kardon sound system delivers sharp, clear sound to satisfy anyone - from the avid news radio listener to the picky audiophiles.
The X1 is available with all the accoutrements you'd expect in a BMW luxury vehicle. Among the options are high-quality leather upholstery, navigation, a hi-fi sound system, and panoramic glass roof. One particularly interesting feature is an app that lets iPhone owners use Internet-based services such as streaming audio or access to Facebook and Twitter feeds. Though considered a subcompact, BMW says the X1 offers 47.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the second-row 40/20/40 seats folded. That's enough to hold two 46-inch golf bags, the German automaker says. With seats up, there is 12.7 cubic feet of storage, comparable to the trunk of a car.
Not surprisingly, the 2013 X1 SUV's exterior looks familiar to anyone who has seen its slightly bigger brother, the X3. Up front is BMW's signature kidney grille, while a high beltline wraps the sides. The rear of the vehicle is distinguished by a horizontal pane of glass above the rest of the hatch's metal, and a thick bumper and prominent undertray below.
Notable Standard Equipment
2013 BMW X1 models, including the base sDrive28i, features an 8-speed automatic transmission, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, split/fold-down rear seats, automatic climate control, HD Radio and rain-sensing wipers. Higher-trim xDrive35i models come with a panoramic glass roof, power front seats and xenon headlights.
Notable Optional Equipment
X1 models can be further outfitted with a harman/kardon surround-sound system with satellite radio, distance control with a rearview camera to aid with parking, and a collision-warning system. The M Sport package offers a sport suspension, sport seats and wood or aluminum interior trim.
Under the Hood
The 2013 BMW X1 offers a choice of two gasoline engines. The base engine is a turbocharged 4-cylinder that is good for 240 horsepower and is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine propels rear-wheel-drive sDrive28i models from 0 to 60 mph in a quick 6.2 seconds, while xDrive28i all-wheel-drive versions with that engine do it in 6.3 seconds, BMW says. In addition to making the X1 quick, the engine helps rear-wheel-drive models attain up to 34 mpg on the highway.
The second engine option is a stronger, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder good for 300 horsepower. That engine uses a 6-speed automatic transmission and powers all-wheel-drive xDrive35i models. BMW says that potent version of the X1 goes 0-60 mph in a scant 5.3 seconds.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
240 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 1,250-4,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/34 mpg (rear-wheel drive), 22/33 mpg (all-wheel drive)
3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6
300 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm
300 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27 mpg
The 2013 BMW X1 is available with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts around $31,500, while the all-wheel-drive trim starts at about $33,000. Stepping up to the 6-cylinder xDrive35i trim level costs around $39,000, while adding a bevy of options can put that price to well over $40,000. In comparison, the
Acura RDX starts at around $35,000 and tops out around $40,000 and the
Lexus RX starts at $40,000. As for residuals, we expect the BMW X1 to retain its value on par with that of the Lexus RX and better than the Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
BMW X1 Consumer Reviews
October 07, 2018
Wonderful car.Future classic.old time BMW exp.
This is my second X1.My first was a 4 cyl model.It was fun to drive and had perhaps, BMWs best 3 series handling .I owned it for 3 years...
April 06, 2018
Fun drive with BMW X1 (E84)
I purchased this 2013 BMW X1 28i as a CPO vehicle from BMW and have driven just over 16000 miles. I negotiated price with BMW by over 4k...
December 23, 2017
Great small SUV
Great small SUV. It has lots of power and steers and handles like a sports car. Good mileage 24 in town 30-33 on highway. I am 6-2 tall...
March 30, 2017
You will be proud to own this vehicle.
This is a classy looking vehicle. Exterior is Pearl White with Black trim, Red Leather Bucket Seats. Two front seat air balloons,...
March 22, 2017
Love this car!
This is a fun little SAV with all the benefits of a sedan in terms of driveability (used to drive a 2006 325i), and many of the benefits...
October 03, 2016
Made for Me
I was looking to get off the ground and into something with a higher profile as I'm getting older. I had my eye on several of the...
August 14, 2016
Gift to 16yo daughter
I can't stop loving this car. I think it drives better than my wife's cayenne S. It's a blast to drive, I think the M package is key. We...
July 27, 2016
Best car for the value
I have owned 3 Volvos then switched to the BMW X1. For value and ride it is outstanding. Yes premium gas, but YES it squeezes every...
October 03, 2015
I LOVE MY BMW X1 AWD
I bought a 2014 X1 X drive 28i in September of 2013. I have had it for two years and 20,000+ miles. This car is awesome and it has...
June 30, 2015
Driving BMWs for 30 years. Best overall
Size, handling, comfort on trips (M Sport) drive train and engine are fantastic. Excellent fuel economy, but wish diesel were available....