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Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions41.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed120mph

Driver Convenience

  • 5 metre standard charge cable
  • AC Fast charge cable
  • Ambient temperature display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Arrow pointers, north up, direction of travel and perspective map displays
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Automatic tailgate opening
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Characteristic map controlled oil pump system
  • Connected eDrive Services
  • eDrive button activates auto eDrive, max eDrive and save battery modes
  • eDrive specific displays in instrument cluster and CID
  • Electro hydraulically controlled multi plate clutch in rear axle
  • Energy efficient operating strategy
  • Front/rear park distance control (PDC)
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
  • Integrated hard drive with map data updates via USB interface
  • Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
  • On board computer
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Park assist system
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
  • Real time traffic information
  • Rigidly mounted rear subframe - Multi link construction with separate spring / damper configuration and excellent driving characteristics
  • Service interval indicator
  • Servotronic PAS
  • Tyre puncture warning system
  • Variable and stepless distribution of drive torque between front and rear axle

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

  • Adjustable headlights
  • Aero curtain
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • BMW Icon design LED daytime driving lights
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
  • Exclusive front door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front air guide finished in black silver
  • Front air inlets in matt black with silver finisher matt
  • Front and rear bumper system
  • Front bumper underbody protection in silver matt
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
  • Headlight beam throw control
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High level third brake light
  • Kidney grille with 14 chrome matt aluminium fronted with black matt sides vertical bars
  • LED direction indicator lights in headlight eyebrow
  • LED front fog lights
  • Model designation
  • Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
  • Rear bumper underbody protection in black silver with silver matt insert
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear window aerial
  • Rear window wash/wipe
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
  • Roof mounldings in matt black
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Sill cover matt black with matt silver insert
  • Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Two eye face design on light
  • Visible VIN plate

Interior Features

  • 12v power point in centre console
  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 spoke sport leather steering wheel
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat
  • Black door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Boot light
  • Centre armrest in 20 degree part rear seat backrest
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Conditioned Based Service
  • Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitching
  • Driver and front passenger heated seats
  • Driver/front passenger seat backrest back with luggage net
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof linings
  • Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
  • Front centre armrest/sliding cover
  • Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
  • Front/rear adjustable head restraints
  • Illuminated charging socket with visual display of charge status
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather gearknob/gaiter/handbrake grip
  • Luggage area underfloor compartment
  • Luggage compartment access via recessed handle below tailgate
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Luggage compartment loading edge with stainless steel insert
  • Manually adjustment steering wheel column
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Pre-conditioning of battery for optimum operating temperature
  • Pre-conditioning of interior via BMW Remote app
  • Rear coded belt buckles
  • Standing free front adjustable armrest and fixed in different positions
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Velour floor carpets
  • Welcome lighting

Packs

  • Extended lights pack - X1
  • Extended storage package - X1

Safety

  • ABS/EBD
  • Audio/visual collision warning system
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking readiness
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt force limiters
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • Hill start assist
  • Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seat belts in all belts
  • Twin horns
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Check control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Remote control with integrated two key
  • Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button

Technical

  • 12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcase
  • Anti-roll bars
  • Balancer shaft
  • Double VANOS
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • eDrive exterior sound
  • Electric engine installed under rear seats driving the rear wheels
  • High precision injection
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Lithium-ion high voltage battery (10.0 kWh) fitted under rear seats
  • Performance Control
  • Standard suspension
  • Stop/start function
  • Transmission of power to rear axle via front axle differential and two-part cardan shaft
  • Turbocharger with Valvetronic
  • Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
  • xDrive electric drive, after activation of the electric motor and common drive via all four wheels

Trim

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel

Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres
  • Tyre mobility system

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    10
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    2.2
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    300
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    2.2
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    228
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    3.7
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    192
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    3.7
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    144
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    15.1
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    32
  • WLTP - AER (km) - City
    57
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb
    48
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - City
    35.4
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb
    29.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City
    17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    20
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High
    25.9
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High
    17.3
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low
    19.4
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium
    16.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City
    3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.1
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High
    2.4
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High
    3.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low
    3.2
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium
    3.8
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb
    19.4
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb
    15.2
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH
    15.3
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL
    15.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb
    4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH
    4.1
  • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL
    4.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City
    59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH
    50
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL
    51
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High
    39
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High
    59
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low
    53
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium
    63
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City
    36.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    31.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH
    31.1
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL
    31.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High
    24.2
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High
    36.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low
    32.9
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium
    39.1

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    43
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb
    168
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    171
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    168
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High
    183
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    187
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    182
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEH
    146
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - TEL
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low
    217
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEH
    219
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - TEL
    217
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium
    147
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    150
  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    147
  • WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb
    17
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    41
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    43
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    41

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1499
  • Compression Ratio
    11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    94.6
  • Engine Code
    B38A15M0
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb
    0.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb
    403.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High
    8.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    8.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEH
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - TEL
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low
    9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    9.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    9.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    38.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEH
    37.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - TEL
    38.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High
    34.9
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEH
    34.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - TEL
    35.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High
    44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEH
    44.1
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - TEL
    44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low
    29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEH
    29.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - TEL
    29.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium
    43.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEH
    42.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - TEL
    43.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    1.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    1.8
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    156.9
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH
    148.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL
    156.9

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    220
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    e xDrive
  • Coin Series
    xLine
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    30E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.9
  • Engine Power - BHP
    220
  • Engine Power - KW
    162
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    284
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    39.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    385
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    120

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/50 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Y SPOKE STYLE 579
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1582
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4447
  • Wheelbase
    2670
  • Width
    1821
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2060

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    36
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2330
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1470
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    450
  • Max. Loading Weight
    585
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1745
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.7

The X1 can be had with BMW's plug-in technology. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the xDrive25e variant.

Background

BMW has had plug-in tech for a car of this size for some time, launching it back in 2016 with its small MPV, the 225xe Active Tourer. Strangely, it took the Munich maker until 2020 to install the same powertrain into its much stronger-selling X1 crossover, creating the car we're going to look at here, the X1 xDrive25e. Fortunately for BMW, rivals have been equally tardy with introducing PHEV technology into the premium part of the compact SUV segment, this X1 xDive25e hitting the market at about the same time as plug-in versions of direct rivals like the Mercedes GLA and the Volvo XC40. How competitive can it be? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The X1 xDrive25e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid uses the same powertrain we've already seen not only in BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe but also in the MINI Countryman PHEV. It mates a 124hp version of the '18i' model's 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels with an 95hp electric motor, which powers those at the rear and draws its energy from a rechargeable 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. This set-up works via a 6-spped torque converter auto gearbox and makes possible front, rear or four-wheel drive capability, depending on the chosen driving mode. Ah yes, modes; let's get to them. Three extra settings feature in the xDrive25e's 'Driving Performance Control' system - 'MAX eDRIVE' (which keeps progress all-electric), the 'AUTO eDRIVE' setting (which switches between power sources as necessary) and 'SAVE BATTERY' (which reserves your all-electric battery range until you particularly need it - say in urban motoring at the end of a motorway trip). If you can ignore this focus on frugality and use all of this Plug-in hybrid model's performance, you'll find that there's plenty of it thanks to a combined system output of 217hp and 385Nm of torque. 62mph from rest takes just 6.9s and top speed is 119mph. Keep the PHEV battery topped up and a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of up to 32.3 is possible - though not if you push the limits of the 84mph all-electric top speed.

Design and Build

There's no exterior embellishment to identify the X1 xDrive25e as a PHEV model, though the eagle-eyed might notice the bespoke badging and the addition of an extra charging flap. This updated version of the second generation X1 has a larger front grille, which sees the two kidney-shaped intakes now meeting in the middle. The lights flanking this aperture are piercing full-LED beams. And up-front in the cabin? Well this is the part of the X1 that we think will really sell this car to potential buyers. Look around and the high quality layered fascia curves around the interior in a symmetrical wave garnished with textured aluminium, satin chrome inlays and carefully-chosen splashes of bright work. As before, there's a slightly raised seating position that places you perfectly in front of a set of semi-digitalised dials. There are eDrive-specific displays in the instrument cluster and an eDrive button activates the PHEV 'AUTO eDrive', 'MAX eDrive' and 'SAVE BATTERY' modes. A couple of adults can sit comfortably on the back seat, but boot space has been compromised by the plug-in installation, falling by 55-litres over the standard car to 450-litres. Fold the 40:20:40-split rear bench and that capacity rises to 1,470-litres.

Market and Model

X1 xDrive25e pricing starts from around £38,000. That's about £1,200 more than you'd pay for an equivalently-specified X1 xDrive20d diesel. And, for reference, £1,500 more than you'd pay for the same plug-in powertrain in BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer MPV. This is reasonable value when you consider that a rival Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Plug-in hybrid costs from around £41,000. The X1 xDrive25e is offered with 'Sport', 'xLine' and 'M Sport' trim levels, the latter taking the asking price to around £40,000. If you want a sportier body style, the same powertrain is also offered with the brand's X2 crossover model. Even base 'Sport' trim gives you quite a lot, with 18-inch Double-spoke alloy wheels, 'High-Gloss Shadowline' exterior trim, front inlets with a High-gloss black finisher and front bumper under-body protection. Inside, 'Sport' trim gets you sports seats, contrast stitching on the dash, LED ambient lighting and upholstery that's a smart combination of 'Anthracite' cloth and 'Sensatec' man-made leather. Top 'M Sport' trim stands out from the others thanks to 18-inch 'M light alloy Double-spoke' wheels, a 'Dark Shadow' finish for the bumpers and 'High-Gloss Shadowline' exterior trim that extends to the roof rails. There's also a standard 'M aerodynamic bodystyle' kit which includes enlarged front air intakes and a body-coloured finish for things like the underbody protection plate and the wheel arch trims.

Cost of Ownership

To recap the info we gave you in our 'Driving Experience' section, this variant mates the sDrive18i model's 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels with a 95hp electric motor, which powers those at the rear and draws its energy from a rechargeable 9.7 kWh lithium-ion battery placed beneath the rear seat. You'll need 2.4 hours to recharge the car from 16A power socket (or twice that from a conventional domestic plug) but ideally, you'd have a BMW i Wallbox installed in your garage, which can knock an hour off that figure and which can be programmed into off-peak electricity rates. When fully charged, the xDrive25xe has a WLTP-rated all-electric range of up to 32.3 miles before the little petrol engine cuts in, meaning that short urban trips can be completed with zero local emissions. That's if you select the 'MAX eDRIVE' option from this variant's bespoke 'Drive Performance Control' system that'll keep the car in milk float mode. More typically, you'll be using the set-up's 'AUTO eDRIVE' setting, which switches between power sources as necessary. And there's also a 'SAVE BATTERY' option, which reserves your all-electric battery range until you particularly need it - say in urban motoring at the end of a motorway trip. As for the xDrive25e variant's quoted efficiency figures, well as with any plug-in hybrid, you need to take these with something of a pinch of salt, but for the record, they're quoted at up to 166.2mpg for the WLTP-rated combined cycle and up to 40g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The BiK taxation rating is 10%: for comparison, an X1 xDrive20d diesel is rated at 33%. We'll finish with insurance. The xDrive25e is rated at group 30.

Summary

BMW missed a trick here: they could have been selling this plug-in X1 model years before they did. Now, it must takes it chances against key rivals from Mercedes and Volvo. Still, it remains a very competitive package in that company. As with any plug-in model, fuel savings alone won't justify the premium pricing; but adding in the BiK tax reductions might be enough to make you take a second look at an X1 xDrive25e, even with its £40,000 price tag. Did we ever think we'd be paying this much for a mainstream X1 model? Possibly not, but then did we ever think a decade ago that we'd have the chance to buy a petrol-powered one that could also offer an all-electric driving range of up to 32 miles? Right here, right now, plug-in tech makes more sense for more people, more of the time than full-EV ownership. In the future, that'll probably change. Just now though, cars like this are on-trend and increasingly, make more sense than a comparable diesel, provided they're used in the right way.

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