2020 BMW X1 Facelift: Redesign, Specs & Release Date

2020 BMW X1 Facelift: Redesign, Specs & Release Date | The BMW X1 is known as one of the most affordable BMW models. It is an entry-level luxury crossover. So far, it has been able to provide a comfortable, capable, and reliable crossover.  With the Previous BMW X1, we can see a well-built, well-equipped, spacious, and upscale crossover.

Soon enough, we will see the lineup’s new iteration: the Upcoming BMW X1. Want to know more about it? Just read on.

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2020 BMW X1 Redesign & Changes

Rumors suggest that the 2020 BMW X1 will get a redesign. It seems that these rumors have truth in it. From the captured mule photos, it appears that the upcoming BMW X1 will have some changes in it, especially in its exterior. The same can’t be said for the interior, as there is no image of it or official statement from BMW. What we do know is that the upcoming BMW X1 will be a bit different from the 2019 Model.

Exterior Facelift

The mule photos have shown that the 2020 BMW X1 got some refined adjustment. Its front and back fascia seems to be different from that of Previous BMW X1. It is possible that the upcoming X1 will get a brand-new layout. The bumpers, headlamps, and taillights look a bit different as well. Unfortunately, we don’t know for sure since the mule is camouflaged.

While it seems the New BMW X1 will be different from Previous BMW X1, we don’t think the overall look of the BMW X1 will change drastically. What the upcoming BMW X1 is more likely to be a refresh, rather than an overhaul. For that reason, we don’t expect much to be changed from the 2020 X1.

Interior Changes

Unfortunately, we don’t know how the interior will look like. That being said, we expect the interior of the 2020 X1 to be more or less the same as the interior of the Previous X1. It is rare to see a new model to have a brand-new interior. In most cases, a new model carries over the interior of the previous model with some upgrades and improvements. Again, we don’t expect much to be changed from the 2020 X1.

While a major redesign in the interior is unlikely, it doesn’t mean it is bad. The interior of the Previous X1 is already excellent. It is made of mostly premium materials. It has a nice layout, especially its driving position. The inside is comfortable and there is enough space for passengers. The cargo space is quite large too. In fact, it has the largest cargo space in the crossover segment. As for the 2020 X1, it should be able to provide at least the same level of comfort as the 2019 Model.

2020 BMW X1 Specs & Performance

The Previous BMW X1 has only one engine option: a 2.0L, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with an output of 228 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mate with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The front-wheel-drive system is standard, while the all-wheel-drive system is optional. The 0 to 60 mph time is 6.3 seconds for the all-wheel-drive system and 6.6 seconds for the front-wheel-drive system.

The Previous BMW X1 has firm and prompt steering. The ride is composed but is a bit stiff. The SUV also comes with assisted power steering, which helps the driver in steering. It has a nice cornering ability, something which many compact family haulers don’t have.

More likely than not, the 2020 BMW X1 will have the same engine as the Previous BMW X1. The performance should not be too different, either. We can expect, at the very least, the 2020 X1 to have the same capability and reliability as its predecessor.


It is true that Previous X1 is BMW’s most affordable model. However, it doesn’t mean that the Previous X1 is cheap. On the contrary, it comes with various features. The Previous X1 comes with features such as 18-inch wheels, a leather-covered steering wheel, a 6.5-inch infotainment display, power-adjustable front seats, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and USB charge port as standard.

New BMW X1 2020 Interior Features

Other features, such as keyless, ignition, an 8.8-inch infotainment display with upgraded infotainment, navigation, leather upholstery, sports seats, heated seats, adaptive dampers, moonroof, and wireless smartphone charger are also available from additional packages.

The features of the 2020 X1 should not be different from the features of the Previous X1, especially the standard ones. We expect the 2020 X1 to come with most, if not all, of the features of the Previous X1. Of course, the features should be updated as well.


The Previous BMW X1 has good safety features. It was rated as “Good” on crash tests by the IIHS and five-star overall score by the Federal testers. This is not surprising, considering the Previous X1 comes with lots of safety features such as front and side airbags, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and pedestrian detection.

Since the Previous X1 comes with various safety features as standard, we can expect the 2020 X1 to come with those features as well. It should also have at least the same safety scores and rating as the Previous X1, too.

2020 BMW X1 Release Date and Price

Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact release date of the 2020 BMW X1. However, it is likely to be released somewhere this year, probably in the second half of this year. It may even be released in 2020 but it is less likely to happen considering it is meant to be a 2020 model.

The same goes for the price as well. There is no official statement yet. We can only guess using the starting price of the previous BMW X1. The starting price of the BMW X1 is around $35,945. Assuming that there are no many changes in the upcoming BMW X1, the starting price should be in the same range.

New BMW X1’s main rivals include Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes GLA Class, and Audi Q3.


Before we start, we would like to mention that the information that we present here is our expectation for the upcoming BMW X1. We base our expectation from the available information of said model as well as its predecessor model. Also, the images that we include here are just illustrations, not the real images of the BMW X1.