BMW X1 Series – OverviewThe BMW X1 Series, as the model number suggests, is the entry model to the BMW X Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) family, slotting below the X3 Series.
The first generation E84 BMW X1 Series was not part of the BMW expansion plan of the SAV family, as the debuting BMW X1 was modified from an E90 BMW 3 Series wagon. It did look out of proportion unlike the BMW X5 and X3 models that were designed as SAV from group up. Similar to the product transformation of the BMW 1 Series, the new F48 BMW X1 series moved to front-wheel drive architecture after using rear-wheel drive in the first generation.
BMW Malaysia currently offers two variants of the F48 BMW X1 Series range in Malaysia, the BMW X1 sDrive18i and the X1 sDrive20i M Sport. Both the vehicles are locally-assembled by BMW Malaysia.
The BMW X1 is the lowest priced locally-assembled premium C-segment SUV in Malaysia, with its lower prices thanks to the EEV incentives. The BMW X1 sDrive18i (1.5-litre, 3-cylinder) is priced from RM208,368.48 and the larger engine (2.0-litre, 4-cylinder) BMW X1 sDrive20i M Sport from RM230,410.37. Its closest competitor is the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 price from RM244,199.82, the Audi Q3 from RM285,900, the Lexus UX200 from RM236,443.50 and finally the Volvo XC40 Recharge from RM241,997 which is also locally-assembled.