2013 BMW X1 sDrive28i Automatic Sedan RWD 

  • $31k
  • 2.0L
  • 24 city 34 hwy
7.9 Out of 10
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.
by KBB (May, 2013)
Harman Kardon Surround Sound SystemWith 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.
by KBB (May, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the BMW X1


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Benchmarks Real world tests of the BMW X1

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Reviews Word on the street for the BMW X1

It does offer a standard USB port; power features; automatic climate control; and HD radio.


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.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It's configured only with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic, and scoots to 60 mph in about 5.3 seconds and to 21 mpg, EPA combined, BMW says.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2012)
The 2013 BMW X1 offers a choice of two gasoline engines.
by KBB (May, 2013)
The second engine option is a stronger, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder good for 300 horsepower.
by KBB (May, 2013)


It's tall, with all-wheel drive and a moderate amount of ground clearance to appeal to more rugged instincts.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2012)
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.
by KBB (May, 2013)
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.
by KBB (May, 2013)


To the rest of us, the anatomically themed dash looks good enough, but the smattering of dissimilar controls-all black on a black background-are a game of concentration, at first.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2012)
The X1 is available with all the accoutrements you'd expect in a BMW luxury vehicle.
by KBB (May, 2013)
Any 3-Series driver will take command at the X1's wheel in an instant: the controls are just where BMW drivers expect them.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2012)

Body style

Not surprisingly, the 2013 X1 SUV's exterior looks familiar to anyone who has seen its slightly bigger brother, the X3.
by KBB (May, 2013)
The 2013 X1 also promises better fuel economy and spunkier performance than larger SUVs.
by KBB (May, 2013)
BMW's tagline – "The Ultimate Driving Machine" - is no joke and despite the fact that it's an SUV, the X1 is no exception.
by KBB (May, 2013)


2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINEWhile 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).
by KBB (May, 2013)
The base engine is a turbocharged 4-cylinder that is good for 240 horsepower and is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
by KBB (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Body style Sedan
Model year 2013
City range 398 miles
Highway range 564 miles
MSRP $31k
Annual cost $8,128

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 2.1 m³
CO2 per car made 0.68 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,440 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 6.11 kg

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters Optional, $0
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 8 speakers
Wattage 180 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Optional, $350
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $1,250
Navigation system Optional
Roof rails Optional
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 7
Carbon monoxide/mile 1.2 g
Combined CO2/mile 323 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 130 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 1
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 49 tons

power & handling

Max torque 258 ft-lb @ 1,250 RPM
Max HP 241 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 14.63 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 70.8 in
Front track width 59.1 in
Height 60.8 in
Ground clearance 7 in
Length 176.5 in
Wheelbase 108.7 in
Curb weight 3,527 lb
GVWR 4,497 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 44 ft³
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