New 2022 BMW X1: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
September 10, 2020

The new BMW X1 has been spotted testing before this new compact SUV goes on sale in 2022.

  • Bold new design
  • Petrol, diesel and electric power
  • All-wheel-drive
  • On sale in 2022
  • Likely to cost from £30,000

The current BMW X1 is one of the best small SUVs (often called crossovers) on sale and the German brand is set to up the stakes again with an all-new version that’ll compete with the Audi Q2 and the new Mercedes GLA.

Heavy camouflage disguises the new BMW X1’s design.

2022 BMW X1 design

A third generation of the popular BMW X1 has been spotted testing. Even though it’s heavily disguised, it’s clear to see that a bolder and more aggressively styled design has been employed this time around. At the front end, the new kidney grille that has caused much controversy amongst BMW fans can be seen peeking through the camo-wrap. This meets up with a bulging bonnet that’s combined with flared arches front and rear and a roofline that sweeps aggressively towards the rear end.

The new X1 will share some interior components with the 1 Series, shown here.

2022 BMW X1 interior

The interior of the prototype isn’t visible but it’s likely the new BMW X1 will come with a similar interior to the one you’ll find in the latest 1 Series. You can expect premium materials – as you would in any new BMW – a high-quality finish and the latest BMW iDrive infotainment system.

Expect a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid engine options. 

2022 BMW X1 engines

The new BMW X1 will be built using a revised version of the mechanical underpinnings that are also used in the new 1 Series and X2. As such the engine options will likely be similar to what’s on offer for those cars. Petrol, diesel and electrified variants will be available, along with the option of four-wheel drive.

The current X1 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid combines an electric motor with a petrol engine that produces 220 hp and has an electric driving range of up to 35 miles. These figures may improve for the new 2022 model. A fully electric version could also be in development to compete with the Mercedes EQB and the Lexus UX 300e.

The new BMW X1 should go on sale in 2022.

2022 BMW X1 price and release date

Pricing for the all-new BMW X1 will probably start from £30,000 (in-line with the price of the current car), though you can expect to pay a premium for the plugin hybrid and/or the option of all-wheel-drive. BMW hasn’t revealed the release date just yet but it could reach showrooms by 2022.

Compare the latest BMW X1 deals on the current car or check out the latest offers on the best small SUVs on sale now.