BMW X1 receives mild styling tweaks for the 2014 model year
Darren Moss
13 January 2014

A revised BMW X1 has been shown for the first time at the Detroit motor show.

Although not officially a facelift, the X1 has received a number of style and trim changes for the American market. However, BMW has confirmed those changes will also be applied to models sold in the UK as of March.

On the outside, the updated X1 receives new air intake vents set inside the front apron and stainless steel inserts in the boot lip as well as new 17-inch alloy wheels and new paint options. BMW says these exterior changes are designed to give the X1 a more rugged appearence. Daytime running lights also now come as standard.

Inside, the instrument cluster has been redesigned on xLine, Sport Line and M Sport models, with new soft-touch materials used alongside the existing trim.

As well as the physical changes, BMW says the revised X1 will offer an expanded range of services through its ConnectedDrive system. Among the new services is a new Online Entertainment app and an eco-driving analyser.

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Our Verdict


The BMW X1 is fine to drive, but buyers looking for premium feel may be better served by rivals' offerings

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13 December 2013
I know it's only a little thing but on both the X1 and 1 series they need to redesign the rear window wiper. Always thought the kinked design look cheap - more Ford Fiesta than BMW.

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