BMW X1 sizes and dimensions guide

The latest BMW X1 crossover is here to take on the Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque. It’s based on an extended version of the platform found in the Mini hatchback meaning less interior space is given over to running gear than before.

We’ve pulled together all its key measurements to help you decide if it’ll fit into your life. Don’t forget, you can put the BMW X1 in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save.

Exterior dimensions

Thanks to the new platform, the X1 is now 53mm taller than before, wider by 23mm but shorter in length by 38mm. This means it’ll be much easier to parallel park with increased visibility accompanied with the shorter overall length.

Exterior dimensions
Height 1,595mm
Length 4,439mm
Width including door mirrors 2,067mm

Interior dimensions

As you’d expect, with the body’s 53mm of extra height, passengers get more headroom and thanks to the new platform, the A-pillars have moved forward by 15mm giving front occupants even more room and better visibility.

Though the X1 is 38mm shorter than the previous model, it has gained 66mm more legroom for rear seat occupants. You can increase this further with the optional sliding rear bench.

Luggage capacity

The X1’s boot is now 85-litres better off over its predecessor measuring 505-litres in total. With the seats folded flat, the space available now measures at 1,550-litres – an increase of 200-litres over the previous model.

Luggage capacity
Rear seats up 505 litres
Rear seats folded 1,550 litres

Fuel tank capacity

There’s only one petrol choice for the X1 which gets a 63-litre fuel tank. All the diesels have 61-litre tanks.

The 2.0-litre petrol can cover between 611 and 621 miles depending on which size wheels are specified (smaller wheels are more efficient). Diesels range from 729 to 882 miles.

Fuel tank capacity
Petrol 63 litres
Diesel 61 litres

Turning circle

With an 11-metre turning circle, the X1 is pretty agile for a cumbersome SUV. Four-wheel-drive systems usually increase the turning circle but not in this new X1, which is a great achievement.

Turning circle
Turning circle 11 metres


Specific towing figures are yet to be revealed but, considering the engines are similar to the previous X1 – we expect roughly the same 2,000kg braked towing weight as its predecessor.


The new X1 is up to 135kg lighter than the model it replaces thanks to some clever weight-saving measures from BMW’s engineers.

What next?

Take a look at our full, aggregated review of the BMW X1 to see what the UK’s motoring press makes of it. Check out our deals page to see out latest discounts or our car chooser for help picking your next car.


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