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BMW X1 | The Synergy Between Beauty And Tech

One word for the All-new third-generation BMW X1: Evolved!!


Mileage, Comfort, Sporty Design, Sports Boost Mode


Insulation, Initial Punch


The boot space is huge enough to make me feel like I can just sit here comfortably while travelling too, but on a serious note, it is massive, with 476 litres of luggage space. It can be extended even further to 1,527 litres with the 40:20:40 split backrest. Talking about seats, one fascinating feature is that the back seats can be reclined and even mechanically moved to increase the legroom by 130mm. The interior does speak luxury to me from all angles. The seat cushioning is soft and comfortable, and the leather feels posh. The pearl chrome door handles make a perfect combination of classiness and feel practical, but the plastic doesn't appeal to me. 

Going to the front part is the curved display, which is 100% needed! Uplifts the interior aesthetic making it more technologically marvellous. The curved display comprises a 10.25" instrument cluster and a 10.7" control display. Right below the display, we have a wireless charging port, another functional feature is that you can just slide in your phone between the bracket and hold it in place while charging. The car also equips wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the My BMW app and comes with an NFC key. The ambient lighting in front and rear with variable colour options gives the car a premium vibe. The 12 Harman Kardon speakers with illuminated inscriptions on stainless steel tweeter bezels add to the vibe only in the M Sports Package. We also have the floating armrest, which is a storage space too. Adding to all of these, the panoramic glass roof is just the cherry on top. I approve. Regarding safety, we have eight airbags, PDC, ABS with brake assist and quite a few others. 

TopGear Magazine July 2024