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Used BMW X1 SUV for Sale

The third generation of the excellent BMW X1 was released in South Africa. The previous two generations are very much sought after because of the prestige of the brand and the build quality synonymous with BMW.

From 2009 until today a Used BMW X1 for Sale in South Africa has been a sought-after vehicle for people looking for a subcompact luxury SUV which offers ample safety and comfort features in a stylish design that is exciting to drive! Currently, in its second generation, over 300,000 units have been built and sold globally making it one of the most popular vehicles in its class. The first look at what was to ultimately become the BMW X1 was at the Paris Motor Show in 2008 when BMW announced and then revealed the Concept X1.

Three Generations of Pre-owned BMW X1 SUVs for Sale:

3rd Generation BMW X1
June 2022

The third generation BMW X1, called the U11 X1, was released in June 2022. There is no clarity at this stage which models will be available in South Africa.

The international range consists of turbo petrol, turbo petrol with mild hybrid, twin turbo diesel and twin turbo diesel with mild hibrid. There is also a full electric model called iX1.

Base models are the S-front wheel drive, while the X-drive is all wheel drive.

3rd Generation BMW X1 at a Glance

Power Train


  • 1.5 L Turbo petrol
  • 2.0 L Turbo mild hybrid petrol
  • 1.5 L twin turbo diesel
  • 2.0 L twin turbo mild hybrid diesel


  • 7-speed DCT Getrag 7DCT300

Body Style

  • 5-door SUV

Kerb Weight

  • 1,500 – 1,650kg


  • 2,692 mm


  • 4,500 mm

2nd Generation BMW X1
2016 – 2022

The previous, just replaced generation of X1 has the BMW Production Code of F48 and most model variants are front-wheel drive (the can be recognised by their sDrive markings). There is also one all-wheel drive BMW X1 sold in South Africa, which is designated as the BMW X1 xDrive.

This version of the X1 was unveiled for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, with a follow-up reintroduction a few months later at the Tokyo Motor Show.

From a safety perspective, the BMW X1 has some of the best ratings in its class, including a five-star overall rating for the X1 SUV which was tested in 2015 during its Euro NCAP test.

Did You Know? The BMW X1 shares its front-wheel-drive platform with the latest version of the Mini. This gives the current X1 a sportier road handling than the previous generation which has made it even more appealing to families in search of a more exciting family SUV.

2nd Generation BMW X1 at a Glance

Power Train


  • BMW TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder petrol engine
  • BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine


  • 6–speed Manual
  • 7-speed Automatic Steptronic with double clutch
  • 8–speed Automatic Transmission Steptronic

Body Style

  • 5-door SUV

Kerb Weight

  • 1,425–1,660 kg


  • 2,648 mm


  • 4,439 mm

1st Generation BMW X1
2009 – 2015

Produced between 2009 and 2015 (and sold until 2016), the first generation of BMW X1 was an instant hit and is very much sought after in the pre-owned vehicle market here in South Africa. The BMW production code given to this vehicle was the E84, which is often used by BMW enthusiasts to identify this class and generation of BMW SUV.

Model Variants included:

  • The sDrive16i
  • The sDrive18i
  • The sDrive20i
  • The xDrive25i
  • The xDrive28i
  • The xDrive35i
  • The sDrive16d
  • The sDrive18d
  • The sDrive20d
  • The sDrive20d EfficientDynamics
  • The xDrive23d
  • And the xDrive25d

Not all of the above BMW X1 models were made available in South Africa however!

Did You Know? The production version of the first generation BMW X1 sold in South Africa was based on the same platform which was used to build the 3 Series Touring. In fact, both vehicles even share the same 2,760 mm wheelbase.

1st Generation BMW X1 at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0 L (petrol)
  • 2.0 L turbo (petrol)
  • 2.0 L turbo / twin-turbo (diesel)
  • 3.0 L (petrol)
  • 3.0 L turbo (petrol)


  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 8-speed automatic

Body Style

  • 5-door SUV

Kerb Weight

  • 1,430–1,765 kg


  • 2,760 mm


  • 4,454 mm


Q: How many BMW X1 model variants are there in South Africa?
A: There are 4 model variants sold in South Africa, which are the BMW X1 sDrive18i, the BMW X1 sDrive20i, the BMW X1 sDrive18d and the BMW X1 xDrive20d.

Q: What are the available BMW X1 trim levels?
A: Trim levels for the X1 are Standard, Sport Line, xLine, and the M Sport Package.

Q: How safe is the BMW X1 SUV?
A: The current generation of BMW X1 is very safe! It comes standard with unparalleled safety with all of the latest BMW technology. This includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), LED headlights, airbags for both the driver and the front seat passenger, approach control warning with a light city braking function and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). The previous generation is also an exceptionally safe vehicle with extensive BMW safety features. Please chat to one of our Group1 Cars Sales Team to find out more about the safety features in the X1 SUV you are interested in.

Used BMW X1 Prices

The Used BMW X1 Prices of the vehicle on sale at our showrooms in Gauteng, The Western Cape and the Eastern Cape are determined by a number of factors, of which the age, condition (both physical and mechanical), trim level and model variant of the vehicle are some of the most important. Remember that older vehicles, although usually less easy to find, are generally priced a little lower than newer vehicles. Newer vehicles (2018 onwards) are also fairly rare due to their exceptional reliability and fun to drive nature which ensures that owners are reluctant to part with them. Used BMW X1 For Sale at Group1 can include the following Year Models:

Third Generation Models:

  • 2022 X1 Models

Second Generation Models:

  • 2022 X1 Models
  • 2021 X1 Models
  • 2020 X1 Models
  • 2019 X1 Models
  • 2018 X1 Models
  • 2017 X1 Models
  • 2016 X1 Models

First Generation Models:

  • 2009 X1 Models
  • 2010 X1 Models
  • 2011 X1 Models
  • 2012 X1 Models
  • 2013 X1 Models
  • 2014 X1 Models
  • 2015 X1 Models

Used BMW X1 in the Western Cape

You can find a wide range of Used BMW X1 SUVs for Sale in the Western Cape at our showrooms in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Knysna. For the best prices and used vehicle quality in the Cape, please contact or visit us at:

Group1 Pre-Owned Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Group1 Cars Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 201 1867

Group1 Cars Kuils River
Tel: 021 903 0500

Group1 Cars Strand
Tel: 021 891 2866

Group1 Cars George
Tel: 044 008 5041

Group1 Cars Knysna
Tel: 044 302 2600

Used BMW X1 for Sale in Gauteng

We regularly stock some of the best priced Used BMW X1 SUVs for Sale in Gauteng at our Group1 Pre-owned Showrooms in:

Group1 Cars Midrand
Tel: 087 057 9788

Group1 Cars Alberton
Tel: 010 593 4393

Group1 Pre-Owned Gleneagles
Tel: 011 210 7600

Used BMW X1 for Sale in the Eastern Cape

When you’re looking for a quality Used BMW X1 for Sale to purchase in the Eastern Cape then your first call should always be to one of two Group1 Pre-owned Showroom situated in Uitenhage:

Group1 Cars Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

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