BMW X1 Review

2012 BMW X1 sDrive 2.0d 2.0 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance9000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series


Good, but needs attention in some areas


The auto transmission had to be re-programmed soon after delivery, as it was shunting badly when the car slowed down for stops.

There is now a squeak developing on the driver's side rear door when opening/closing, and a minor rattle coming from somewhere around the front passenger door or dash.

General Comments:

Nice, handy size, adequately roomy.

Decent fuel economy, good performance: economy balance.

Down sides are a gruff engine note under fierce acceleration, a knobbly ride on the run-flat tyres (BMW, when are you going to get this right, as you've had so many years trying to now?) and interior plastics that would disgrace low end economy cars, let along one wearing the blue and white roundel badge.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review