The stand-out position of the BMW X1 is also reflected in the many national and international prizes bestowed on the compact BMW X model in recognition of its design, driving characteristics and high safety levels. Immediately after its market launch, the BMW X1 was voted off-roader of the year in the “Crossover” category by readers of “OFF ROAD” magazine. Almost simultaneously, Italian magazine “Quattroruote” proclaimed it “New car of the year 2010”.
The BMW X1 was also instantly awarded the “Auto Trophy” by the German publication “Auto Zeitung”, and in the following year picked up the “Design Trophy” from the same magazine, the “red dot award” for outstanding product design, and the “Auto Bild Design Award” in the “SUV, Van and All-Wheel-Drive” category. In the “Wertmeister 2010” (Value Champions) rankings, also published by “Auto Bild”, the BMW X1 came top of its class by virtue of its high product quality and popularity. The highest possible score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, moreover, confirmed the outstanding occupant protection and comprehensive safety features provided by the BMW X1.
In a competitive environment now also inhabited by other premium carmakers, the BMW X1 remains compelling for its agile handling, exemplary efficiency and extraordinary versatility. With a choice of five diesel and three petrol engines and an output ranging from 85 kW/116 hp to 180 kW/245 hp, it offers the most wide-ranging engine portfolio in its segment. Boasting the most favourable ratio of driving enjoyment to fuel efficiency is the BMW X1 sDrive20d EfficientDynamics Edition with output of 120 kW/163 hp and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres (62.8 mpg imp) combined with CO2 emissions of 119 grams per kilometre.