Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW X1.

THE POWER TO SHIFT BOUNDARIES.Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW X1.

The BMW X1 is in its element everywhere, inspiring with its precise handling, whether on-road or off-road. This is made possible by a range of perfectly coordinated components. The basis for this comes from the near-optimum weight distribution of 57:43 (front/rear) on the two axles. The optional intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive delivers the power of the BMW X1 precisely to the wheel where it is needed – regardless of the road surface. The suspension designed for maximum dynamics provides you with precise feedback at all times. At the same time, the BMW X1 reduces fuel consumption and emissions thanks to comprehensive BMW EfficientDynamics measures. And, as a result, you notice the sheer driving pleasure with every metre.

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The combination of economical BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, intelligent lightweight construction and sophisticated aerodynamics form the basis in the BMW X1 for enhanced driving pleasure with reduced fuel consumption. Rounding off this approach are BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as the standard-feature energy management with Automatic Start/Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration. Options such as the 8-speed Steptronic transmission help to further increase efficiency and dynamics in the BMW X1.



The BMW sDrive16d with the new BMW TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder diesel engine offers more than enough power with 85 kW (116 hp) and an extremely high level of efficiency. In combination with the transverse engine, front-wheel drive is a space-saving solution for vehicles that are compact but offer a great deal of room in the interior.


The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring optimal traction at all times. xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensure that the BMW remains safe and stable. Controlled via the DSC sensor system, xDrive flexibly and quickly distributes drive power between the axles in order to prevent oversteer or understeer on bends, thereby ensuring outstanding directional stability. Moreover, it guarantees a rapid, safe acceleration even on slippery or steep stretches. In critical road conditions, the DSC doesn't need to intervene as much. Thus, BMW xDrive combines all the advantages of an all-wheel drive system – traction, directional stability and driving safety – with classic BMW agility.


The Steptronic transmissions set standards in comfort, dynamics and efficiency. They are a key constituent of the BMW EfficientDynamics measures. The especially fine spacing of the gears permits optimum power build-up at all speeds. This reduces fuel consumption substantially while, at the same time, providing you with even more sportiness and dynamics.

  • 8-speed Steptronic transmission

    The 8-speed Steptronic transmission ensures smoother gear shifts and greater driving comfort, thanks to fast engine speed transitions and short shift times. It unites outstanding comfort with impressive dynamics and increased fuel efficiency.

    (only in X1 sDrive18d)

  • 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission

    The automatic 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles. It ranges from comfortable cruising to very dynamic handling. In SPORT mode, the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance. Gears can be changed manually by using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the Sport leather steering wheel.

    (only in specific model)


Experience the driving dynamics of the BMW X1.


Experience the driving dynamics of the BMW X1.


The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The "coasting" function, the Route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further five percent.

  • Coasting

    The coasting function decouples the drivetrain from the engine and the vehicle rolls without any engine resistance. The car "coasts" when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator between 50 and 160 km/h and does not apply the brakes. If needed, the Route-ahead assistant can intelligently suppress coasting.

  • Route-ahead assistant

    Based on data from the navigation system, the Route-ahead assistant recognizes speed limits, built-up areas, bends, roundabouts, turns and motorway exits, and advises the driver to stop accelerating at just the right moment.

  • ECO PRO route

    ECO PRO route shows the most efficient route based on, driving style and local conditions. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route selected by ECO PRO route.


Like every BMW, the BMW X1 also has BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as the Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration and electromechanical power steering as standard features. All the technologies work together as intelligent energy management to provide the mobility of the future today.

  • Automatic Start/Stop function

    The Automatic Start/Stop function switches off the engine when the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill (e.g. at traffic lights or in a traffic jam) to further reduce overall fuel consumption. When the driver presses down on the clutch (manual transmission) or takes their foot off the brake (Steptronic transmission), the engine automatically starts up again in a fraction of a second.

  • Brake Energy Regeneration

    With Brake Energy Regeneration, the alternator generates electricity primarily when the driver brakes or takes their foot off the accelerator. Previously unused kinetic energy is transformed into electrical energy and fed into the battery. The alternator therefore no longer needs to run constantly, fuel consumption drops and the engine's full output is then available for the drive train when accelerating.

  • Electromechanical power steering

    Unlike hydraulic systems, electromechanical power steering is only active when the driver actually steers. This means that less energy – and therefore less fuel – is consumed.

  • Optimum Shift Indicator

    Perfectly timed gear shifts can significantly help save fuel, particularly in urban traffic and over long distances. Change gears at the right time, use less fuel – the engine’s electronics system identifies the most efficient gear, based on road conditions and engine speed. An arrow lights up in the Info Display to show when it would be more efficient to shift into a higher or lower gear. The system also recognises quick acceleration, and will delay its recommendation accordingly until the engine speed has increased. Drivers using a Steptronic transmission in manual mode also receive relevant shifting suggestions. BMW internal comparative tests have shown that vehicles with the Optimum Shift Indicator use around four percent less fuel.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the BMW X1 sDrive18d:
Fuel consumption in km/l (combined): 21.3
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 125

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.

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