X1 Car Leasing & Contract Hire
The restyled BMW X1 SUV Crossover offers added space and practicality for its size and enjoys best-in-class handling, and a premium feel cabin. Available in FWD or AWD, customers can enjoy good discounts against the full vehicle list price on a leasing contract with exclusive offers available on on the Sdrive 2.0i M Sport Auto.
Whether it's for business or personal use, you can view our latest X1 deals below and receive an instant online quote.
sDrive 18i (136) M Sport
xDrive 25e M Sport Auto
sDrive 18i (136) SE
sDrive 18i (136) SE Step Auto
sDrive 18i (136) Sport
sDrive 18i (136) xLine
sDrive 18d SE
sDrive 18i (136) Sport Step Auto
sDrive 20i (178) SE Step Auto
sDrive 18i (136) xLine Step Auto
Complete Care Terms and Conditions
Complete Care is available to drivers aged between 21-70 with no more than 2 “at fault” claims in the last 2 years and no more than 6 points on driving licence. The driver must not have been subject to a driving ban in the last 5 years and must have held a full UK/EU licence for at least one 1 year. Prices are based on the postcode of the customer. 72% of our customers would qualify for the advertised price however a confirmed rate will be sent in writing upon request.
In the event of an incident resulting in damage, loss or theft to the vehicle, the customer will be required to pay an excess known as a Customer Incident Charge (CIC) if they are found to be “at fault”. The CIC varies depending on the number of “at fault” incidents for the vehicle and is an escalating charge as follows:
- First incident is £250
- Second incident £350
- Third and subsequent incidents £750
If a repair is lower than the CIC, then the customer will only be charged for the loss, also known as a Customer Elected Payment (CEP).
Full eligibility criteria, restrictions and policy exclusions are available upon request.
Why Lease The X1?
BMW X1 Review 2021
Prioritising everyday practicality and driveability over futuristic gimmicks and quirky styling, the X1 is a competitive alternative to the Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA, Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40.
Our BMW X1 review covers:
- Key Features
- Design, Practicality and Boot Space
- Interior and Trims
- Power and Performance
- Leasing vs Buying
BMW X1 Key Features
- Refreshed exterior design with new kidney grille, headlight graphics and bumper design
- Classy cabin with solid-feeling materials and a super-intuitive infotainment system
- 505-litre boot with 40:20:40 split rear seats
- Wide choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines
- Four trim levels including SE, Sport, xLine and M Sport
Design, Practicality and Boot Space
Since its launch in 2009, the X1 has received numerous facelifts to help keep it fresh in an increasingly competitive market. The latest X1 features styling similar to the larger X3 SUV with its distinctive C-shaped rear window line, new kidney grille, new headlight graphics and new bumper designs. Sport models boast bigger wheels and a tweaked exterior trim, while xLine models get gloss black exterior trim and a different wheel design. The top-of-the-range M Sport features a body-coloured trim and lowered suspension for an even sportier look.
Despite its name, the X1 is larger than the sister X2, thanks to its raised ride height and a bigger body style, making for plenty of space inside. Room inside the cabin is on par with the Volvo XC40, with a generous head and legroom at the front. At the rear, sliding and reclining rear seats means three adults can travel comfortably, and it's easy to fit a child seat.
Interior storage options include a pair of cupholders, deep door pockets with drinks holders, a small cubby in front of the gear lever and a cubby below the centre armrest.
At the rear, the X1's 505-litre boot is 85 litres bigger than its predecessor, expanding to 1,550-litres with the rear seats folded down. Compared to its rivals, this is 45 litres bigger than the Volvo XC40 and 55 litres bigger than the MINI Countryman. You can easily fit a baby stroller, a set of golf clubs or a few large suitcases in the square boot, but in terms of space, it's still outclassed by the Audi Q3 (at 530-litres) and Mercedes GLB (at 570-litres).
All models come with 40:20:40 split rear seats, meaning you can carry long items and rear passengers simultaneously. There's also handy underfloor storage and no boot lip, making for easy loading and unloading, however, the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid's battery does take its toll on storage space beneath the boot floor.
Interior and Trims
Inside, the X1 boasts a classy cabin with the build quality and luxury feel expected from a BMW, matching the Volvo XC40 and Range Rover Evoque for outright interior quality. Cloth trim with metal inlays come as standard, while leather upholstery is standard on high-spec M Sport and xLine models.
While the X1's dashboard lacks the flair of other rivals, contrasting stitching on Sport models and above adds some extra style, and its super-intuitive infotainment system is one of the best in its class.
There are four trim levels to choose from, including SE, Sport, xLine and M Sport.
The entry-level SE comes with generous specification as standard, including an 8.8-inch infotainment system with sat-nav, a power tailgate, rear parking sensors, air-conditioning, multifunction steering wheel and alloy wheels.
Sport models boast a racier appearance with bigger wheels, black plastic detailing, two-colour interior trim and sport seats, while xLine cars add satin aluminium trim and different wheel designs.
The top-of-the-range M Sport gets an even sportier look with body-coloured exterior trim, lowered suspension, part-Alcantara seat trim and LED headlights, along with lots of other tweaks inside and out.
Power and Performance
Under the bonnet, the X1 comes with a wide choice of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines with front and four-wheel drive variants available.
There are two petrol engines to choose from, including a 138bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine (sDrive18i) and a 189bhp 2.0-litre engine, available with two-wheel (sDrive20i) or four-wheel drive (xDrive20i). The entry-level sDrive18i is the pick of for most buyers.
Diesel options comprise of a 148bhp 2.0-litre engine (sDrive18d) with six-speed manual gearbox and a 187bhp 2.0-litre engine (xDrive20d) with eight-speed automatic transmission. The sDrive18d is worth a look if you do lots of miles and are willing to consider a diesel, but all diesel engines are RDE2 compliant, meaning you won't be penalised when it comes to company car tax.
A plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is also available (badged xDrive25e), combining a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 217bhp. This makes for an electric-only mile range of around 32 miles and seriously low CO2 emissions.
Out on the road, the X1 has a stiffer suspension than other family SUVs such as Range Rover Evoque or Volvo XC40, so you do feel bumps and potholes in the road a bit more. Adaptive suspension, however, is optional on M Sport models, allowing you to soften the suspension for added comfort or make it firmer to improve cornering.
Overall, the BMW X1 makes for a fun drive thanks to its precise steering and lack of body lean through tight corners. Its hushed engines also make for a quieter, comfortable ride, the X1 feeling at home both in town and out on the motorway.
Leasing vs Buying
Prices for the new BMW X1 start from £29,430.00 OTR* or to lease from £345.71 per month.
If you fancy yourself behind the wheel of the new BMW X1, car leasing may be a cheaper alternative than buying outright with a car loan or dealer finance. Car leasing offers many benefits over buying, including fixed monthly rentals, a lower initial outlay and the option to change your vehicle every two, three or four years.
All our BMW X1 lease deals come with the full manufacturer's warranty (from registration date), road tax, breakdown cover and free delivery direct to your door provided your address is situated on the GB mainland.
* 'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.
BMW X1 FAQs
The BMW X1 is available to lease from as little as £345.71, including VAT per month with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts. This price excludes the initial rental and processing fee.
It is worth noting that our car lease deals change regularly depending on stock availability, price, and the availability of discounts or rebates. If you see an X1 lease deal you are interested in, be sure to enquire early to ensure you don't miss out!
Read more about how car leasing prices are calculated in our handy guide.
Servicing costs for the BMW X1 can be pricey. According to Kwik Fit, annual servicing costs for the BMW X1 range from £152 to £212, depending on the engine size. These costs may be higher if a dealership completes the service.
To keep your BMW X1 in good working condition, you need to service and maintain it according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Regular servicing is not only an essential part of the vehicle's warranty but is also an important part of your lease agreement.
You can help spread the cost by taking out a vehicle maintenance package with your lease agreement for a fixed monthly fee included in your monthly rental. A maintenance package consists of all scheduling servicing, replacement tyres, MOT and other repair costs required during the contract term.
Please note, if you choose not to take out a maintenance contract with your lease vehicle, you will be responsible for all maintenance and servicing costs throughout your contract.
One advantage of car leasing is that you have fewer worries about reliability than if you purchased a vehicle. Used cars often come with hidden issues that could cost you lots of money over time. When you lease a vehicle, you get a brand-new model that includes the full manufacturer's warranty, usually for a minimum of three years, which typically covers any mechanical breakdowns and repair costs (exclusions apply).
To be eligible for BMW X1 leasing finance, most finance providers ask for a good to excellent credit score. Using Experian's scoring system, this equates to a credit score of 881 or more.
However, it is worth noting that no lender uses your credit score alone to approve or decline you for finance. Other factors also come into play, such as your ability to make regular payments on time and any other debts you may have.
You can find out if you are likely to be accepted for vehicle lease finance by taking our short Am I Eligible for Car Leasing quiz.