The highly popular BMW X1 has received a mid-cycle facelift, bringing with it tweaked looks and a plug-in hybrid variant.

Bold, sporty and visually striking, the BMW X1 has received a mid-cycle update, adding another chapter to the Sports Activity Vehicle's ongoing success story. The new model update makes the BMW X1 an even more desirable proposition. Key to its increased appeal are pronounced design revisions, a high level of versatility and a host of cutting-edge equipment features.

Styling updates are highlighted by an enlarged kidney grille and new Adaptive LED head lights The most prominent design revisions can be found at the front and rear. A larger kidney grille links up with new Adaptive LED head lights, while sharper light iconography and larger air intakes create a more distinct front fascia.

The rear end of the X1 also houses new stylistic features. For example, the new inlay in the body-colour rear apron adopts the car's main body colour. This new feature is included as standard and lends the rear end of the BMW X1 an even stronger sense of inherent class and coherence. 

The attractive new design of the X1 is further enhanced by three new exterior colours - Jucaro Beige metallic, Misano Blue metallic (exclusively for the M Sport model) and the ultra-exclusive BMW Individual Storm Bay metallic - and four new wheel designs.

The BMW X1 M Sport is a particularly athletic-looking option, courtesy not least of lowered M Sport suspension, BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim with extended features and the M Aerodynamics package.

BMW has added a plug-in hybrid model to the lineup, in the form of the X1 xDrive25e Beneath the surface, meanwhile, powerful yet extremely efficient three and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive are indicative of the driving pleasure on tap in the latest X1.

At launch in summer 2019, all the petrol and diesel engines will meet the EU6d‑temp exhaust emissions standards. The updated BMW X1 lineup now comprises 16 engine/transmission combinations, ensuring all customers have a wealth of possibilities from which to choose.

Additionally, BMW is also introducing a plug-in hybrid model into the lineup, in the form of the new X1 xDrive25e. The debut of the new model next year will see BMW stepping up the electrification of its vehicle line-up once again.

The BMW X1 xDrive25e, due to enter production in March 2020, is fitted with the latest, fourth generation BMW battery technology, which gives the battery a gross energy content of 9.7kWh. As a result, the plug-in-hybrid BMW X1 can cover more than 50km on electric power alone.

The cabin has been updated with a new 6.5-inch Control Display as standard The updated X1 has also been fitted with new technology. One of the highlights of the BMW X1 interior is the Control Display. A centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen is included as standard.

If a navigation system is specified, either an 8.8-inch or the new 10.25-inch Touch Control Display - which can be operated using the BMW iDrive Controller, voice control or touchscreen technology - comes as part of the package.

The Control Display represents the ideal platform on which to explore the BMW X1's richly varied infotainment offering and access the digital services from BMW ConnectedDrive.