BMW gave the X1 subcompact luxury SUV a thorough overhaul for the 2023 model year. The redesigned 2023 BMW X1 has more expressive exterior styling, as well as some new features. Find out what we know so far about the price, specs, and features of the 2023 X1.
When will the 2023 BMW X1 be available?
The 2023 BMW X1 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2022, at BMW dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in various international markets. The BMW X1 for the U.S. market is built at BMW’s plant in Regensburg, Germany.
How much does the 2023 BMW X1 cost?
The base price of the 2023 BMW X1 is $38,600 MSRP, which is for the all-wheel drive xDrive28i trim. The front-wheel drive sDrive28i will not be offered for the redesigned 2023 X1. This is a cost increase of $1,200 over the 2022 X1, which starts at $37,400 MSRP for the xDrive28i trim
2023 X1 specs: Engine output, 0-60 mph time, and top speed
The 2023 BMW X1 still has a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, albeit with some modifications. This includes the incorporation of a Miller combustion cycle and a new dual-injection system. Mated to a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the revised engine generates 241 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The top speed of the 2023 BMW X1 is 149 mph when equipped with performance tires — and 130 mph without them. Also, the 0-60 mph acceleration time of the X1 is 6.2 seconds.
As noted earlier, all 2023 X1 models have an all-wheel drive system. Plus, the X1 offers newly available active dampers, which can lower the SUV’s ride height by 0.6 inches.
2023 X1: Exterior design, features, and color options
The biggest change for the 2023 BMW X1 is its new exterior design. It’s considerably more expressive compared to the 2022 X1. Notable exterior design features include a larger and nearly square kidney grille, black plastic cladding, and more sculpted surfaces. Also, the 2023 X1 has a choice of 18”, 19”, and 20” wheels.
Exterior paint color options for the 2023 BMW X1 include:
- Blue Bay Lagoon (new for 2023)
- Cape York Green (new for 2023)
- Utah Orange (new for 2023)
- Space Silver (new for 2023)
- BMW Individual Frozen Pure Grey (new for 2023)
- Alpine White (non-metallic)
- Jet Black (non-metallic)
- Black Sapphire
- Mineral White
- Phytonic Blue
- Portimao Blue
- Storm Bay
- San Remo Green
Interior features for the 2023 X1
Inside the cabin, the 2023 X1 features a new curved display that’s similar to the one in the redesigned 2023 3 Series. It features a 10.3” digital gauge cluster and a 10.7-inch infotainment screen. Other interior features and technologies offered for the X1 include a navigation system, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
Also, the X1 has new seats with improved comfort and functionality. Color options for the seats include:
- Oyster with contrasting stitching
- Red/Black bi-color
- Mocha with contrasting stitching
Additionally, the 2023 X1 is larger than the 2022 X1. While the interior details of the 2023 X1 are not yet available, the increased size should result in more passenger and cargo space.
What are the small luxury SUV competitors of the BMW X1?
The small luxury SUV competitors of the BMW X1 include the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class, Audi Q3, Lexus UX, Lexus NX, Cadillac XT4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-PACE, Buick Encore GX, Mini Countryman, and Volvo XC40.
The 2023 BMW X1 subcompact SUV costs slightly more than the 2022 X1. However, with the more expressive design, new features, improved performance, and more interior space, the higher amount might be worth it.
This article was updated on 7/25/2022 for headline clarity.