2020 BMW X1 vs 2015-2019: Facelift changes & differences

The F48 BMW X1 has been updated for the 2020 model year. See what’s changed in this side by side comparison of BMW’s entry-level crossover.

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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - kicking up dust2015-19
The biggest visual change is up front, where the 2020 X1 has a bigger, chromier grille with the two kidneys now joined up. Clearly inspired, but less imposing, than the units on the X5 and X7.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d2015-19
The front bumper is all new too, with larger looking intakes, and more chrome on the lower section.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - headlight2015-19
BMW has also removed the round, relatively high fog lights for slimmer, almost invisible, rectangular units. The headlight graphics are also different, and LED headlamps are standard (active LED units are optional).
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive25i - side profile2015-19
There are no sheetmetal changes to the X1, but there are new alloy wheel designs.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive25i - rear profile2015-19
Fewer changes out the back, with the main bumper untouched.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d2015-19
The exhaust tip diameter has grown from 70mm (2.8-in) to 90mm (3.5-in), and the diffuser component has been redesigned with new colours.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - tail-light2015-19
The tail-light graphics are new, with a strong L-shaped design, and the indicators moving to the bottom.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - interior, dark red and black2015-19
The dash has been modified slightly to handle the larger optional 10.25-inch touchscreen display.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - front seats2015-19
The seats may be carried over, but there are three new upholstery options available.
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F48 BMW X1 xDrive20d - rear seats2015-19
The X1 still seats five in decent comfort thanks to the FWD/AWD architecture.

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2020 BMW X1 facelift


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2020 BMW X1 vs 2015-2019: Facelift changes & differences