BMW X1 for Sale in Kenya - Review, Features, Specs, and How to Import

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The BMW X1 for sale in Kenya was the first German subcompact SUV and was released in October 2009. 

This beauty is a pioneer of a new segment of SUV crossovers released to meet the need for a smaller and fuel-efficient car.  

BMW markets the X1 as the smallest SUV in their line-up, attracting a wide range of customers due to its increased efficiency, smaller size, and lower price tag. 

It has an attractive exterior that impresses you right at first glance. Its powerful contours and extreme emphasis on the front and rear view produce a lasting appearance of its body.  

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Key Benefits of Importing Your BMW X1 with

+ Up to 20% cheaper than buying from a yard.

+ Get a clear car with undoctored mileage.

+ Escape hassles of dealing with car brokers.

+ Get the absolute latest number plates.

+ Import any car you want, including the latest models

+ Genuine, low mileage car (as low as 5,000 kms).

+ Choose from a huge variety of cars for sale in Japan.

+ Easy to get a car that matches all your requirements.

+ Guarantee that the car is accident free

+ Pay in instalments clearing when the car arrives in Kenya.

+ We handle the importation process for you

+ We handle all KRA clearance for you.

+ Get a free, 3 month insurance cover.

Contact Us and Save Over 20%

– Importing Your Car is Over 20% Cheaper Compared
to Buying from a Yard

Demerits of Importing
– You have to wait for your new car to be shipped

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The BMW X1  interior speaks of elegance with its plush seats and the sleek cockpit easy to use on the go, not forgetting the spacious cabin with good head and legroom.  

Its twin power turbocharged engine of 2.0L or 3.0L provides an impressively high power response in every driving situation.  

And this car can cruise at high speeds of about 225 km/h thanks to its balanced weight distribution and precise coordinated aerodynamics and intelligent measures.

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BMW X1 comes with a luxurious interior

The BMW X1 for sale in Kenya  advanced systems, including dynamic traction control and dynamic stability control, enable this vehicle to glide over different types of the road with perfect precision and safety.

This machine’s suspension gives you a flexible option for tighter or softer control over this vehicle when driving around corners or maneuvering on rough roads.

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The X1 has an elevated driver’s position providing a clear viewpoint; friendly, especially for short drivers.   

Its 6-speed automatic transmission, 6-speed manual transmission, and 8-speed transmission offer incredible gear changes, whether you choose manual or automatic.

This is supported by its accurate steering aided by the 17-inch big alloy wheels that generate plenty of grip on the road. 

It has a spacious boot of about 420L that can be customized by folding the rear seats, increasing it to about 1,350L.

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Key Benefits of BMW X1

  • A nice small bodied but spacious car
  • Five seaters with a roomy rear headroom and legroom
  • Outstanding good fuel economy and low emissions
  • Maintains top speeds comfortably
  • Large boot capacity that can be customized by folding the back seats
  • 8.8-inch standard infotainment touch screen

Demerits of the X1

  • Some old models produce engine noise during  driving
  • Standard front seats that do not recline

BMW X1 E84 Model - Price, Features, and Specs

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The BMW E84 was released in 2009 as the first generation of BMW X1. It was under the name BMW Concept X1 before being named E84. 

The first BMW X Series is available in the two-wheel-drive before changing to rear-wheel-drive as its standard drive mode.  

It offers you the options of both the rear-wheel-drive and an all-wheel-drive helpful layout for all road types.    

This model is powered by a quiet 1995cc, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol or diesel engine with a horsepower of 177hp@4000rpm.  

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The E84 X1 boasts a pocket-friendly fuel consumption ranging from 5.1 – 7.1L/100km, unheard of in many fuel guzzlers today.

Its roomy interior is all refurbished to enhance graceful refinement with model features and a remarkable luxurious ambiance.

This first BMW SUV can cruise at a top speed of about 213 km/h with an acceleration of 0-100kph in 8.4 sec.

Overall, this subcompact SUV was built for the road, and it’s decent two optional drives allow quick adaptability to all road situations.  

They say, “a BMW goes where there is no road and makes one!”

BMW X1 E84 Specs: Key Specifications

  • Engine Type: Turbocharged 2.0L
  • Engine Capacity: 1995cc
  • Maximum Power: 177hp @ 4000 RPM
  • Drive: All Wheel Drive/ Rear Drive
  • Tank Capacity: 61L
  • Consumption: 5.1 – 7.1L / 100km

BMW X1 F48 Model - Price, Features, and Spec

The BMW X1 comes with a roomy boot
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The BMW X1 F48 is the second and current generation model launched in 2015.  

It is built upon the front-wheel-drive based on the UKL platform that BMW finds suitable for FWD and AWD cars.  

The base model is available as an FWD- front-wheel-drive but has the AWD – all-wheel-drive as an option too.    

Its turbocharged engine has a displacement of 1995cc with either three cylinders or four-cylinder diesel or petrol options that set its standards. 

This vehicle is lighter than the previous generation, enhancing easier cruising on the road with adequate balance. 

The F48 X1 beast has a maximum power of at least 154hp@4000rpm, accelerating at 9.2 sec and delivering top speeds of about 205 km/h 

It offers 6-speed manual transmission, 7-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission, or 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.  

The BMW X1
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Other top features for this model include the heated leather seats, panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy rims, roof rack, folding rear seats, iDrive system,  xLine, and M Sport trims. 

This car is a combination of comfort and powerful driving dynamics, behaving decently in the comfort of the chassis and offering a pleasant, spacious cabin.  

The service parts for this Beemer are readily available and reasonably priced in Kenya, which is an added advantage to the owners. 

This model shares many components with the X3 series offering you almost similar qualities in a smaller car and at a lower rate.   

As the first BMW SUV, it has been upgraded to meet modern-day needs leading to more sales each day. 

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BMW X1 F48 Specs: Key Specifications

  • Engine Type: Twin-power turbo
  • Engine Capacity: 1995cc 
  • Maximum Power: 150hp@ 4000rpm
  • Drive: All Wheel Drive/Front Wheel Drive
  • Tank Capacity: 61L
  • Consumption: 3.7-5.1L/100km

BMW X1 Price in Kenya

Here are the prices for X1 models from 2017 to 2024. 

BMW X1 Model
Estimated Price in Ksh

2017 Model

Ksh 3.58M – 4.58M

2018 Model

Ksh 3.82M – 4.82M

2019 Model

Ksh 4.24M – 5.80M

2020 Model

Ksh 5.25M – 6.20M

2021 Model

Ksh 5.80M – 6.90M

2022 Model

Ksh 6.10M – 7.70M

2023 Model

Ksh 6.61M to 7.97M

2024 Model

Ksh 7.00M to 8.50M

A brand new BMW X1 price in Kenya is around 10 million on average from different BMW X1 dealers in Nairobi and Mombasa.

The price difference is expected due to several factors like the vehicle’s mileage, its condition, and where you buy it.  

If you are looking for a clean car with lesser mileage and reasonable maintenance, we advise you to import one.  

Looking around at the yards or showrooms that sell cars, you might find a vehicle that you like but does not fully meet your requirements.  Maybe some features are missing, an older version or the mileage is too high.  

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Brand New BMW X1 enables you to find a clean X1 model of your choice by importing a clean one from Japan.  

We understand it is challenging to import a car on your own, and that’s why we offer you the help you require.  All our imported vehicles are within the government’s directive.  

We import all types of cars across all models, including All BMW series, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Mazdas, Mercedes Benz all classes, Nissans, Toyotas, etc.  

Simply visit us at our local offices in Ruiru Town, Greec Tower 3rd Floor Door No D7/D8, or reach us via call or WhatsApp at +254-728-308-043.  

Let us know what type of car you are looking for, including the specific features you would want. 

We assure you a smooth importation process takes a shorter period and saves you at least 10-20% of the new BMW X1 price in Kenya.    

If you choose to import your car, you will get a clean automobile with zero mechanical problems, various exciting features, and no doctored mileage.

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The X1 Models Come in a Variety of Colors - Orange, Brown, Blue.

BMW X1 Specs: Basic Specifications

Here are the primary specifications of the X1 models: 

  • Number of seats: 5
  • Drive Type: AWD/FWD
  • Maximum power: 228hp
  • Acceleration: 6.3 secs
  • Engine capacity: 1995cc 
  • Fuel consumption: 4.7-6.0L/100km
  • Tank capacity: 61.0 liters

BMW X1 for Sale in Mombasa - Maximum Powe

BMW X1 For Sale in Mombasa

The X1 model offers excellent maximum performance with a horsepower of 228hp.  It can keep up to high speeds of about 222 km/h while remaining steady all the way.

BMW X1 for Sale in Nairobi Kenya – AWD/FWD

The front-wheel drive powers the car’s front axle, whereas the All wheel drive powers both the front and the back. 

This makes the FWD vehicle even more fuel-efficient than AWDs because they are more efficient to power two wheels only.    

Now that you are equipped with such background information, you can decide about the kind of drive to choose.

BMW X1 for Sale in Kenya – Fuel Consumption

The fuel efficiency of 4.7-6.0L/100km is economical compared to Mazda CX3 and Mercedes Benz GLA in the same class as this model.        

Remember, this car was manufactured as a fuel economy car and is still as efficient today.

BMW X1 Review in Kenya – Engine Capacity

The 2.0-liter turbocharged 1995cc engine speaks of power and reliability that you can count on.  It is well insulated, producing no noise during acceleration or even driving at high speeds.   

To maintain your engine, it’s best to read the owner’s manual that’s available with the purchase of your car.

BMW X1 Interior Review

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The X1’s interior is comfortable and calm with handpicked interior materials.  It has a luxurious dashboard layout similar to the X3 series.    

The cockpit has a friendly driver-focused layout showcasing the X1’s personality.  The gauges all in display right in front of the driver are easy to read and interact with at a glance.

Brand New BMW X1 Price in Kenya - and Cupholders

This car offers you several storage compartments, including the glove box, center box, door pockets, and front-seat jacket pockets. 

It offers you space for four cup holders on the first row and 2 in the back row, enough for every passenger in the vehicle, how considerate.  

The boot space is well carpeted and big enough like that of a hatchback to fit several suitcases in case of a family trip. 

If you require extra space, you can customize it by folding the rear seats with ease.

Brand New BMW X1 Price in Nairobi - Comfort and Legroom

The cabin is well-spaced with ample headroom and legroom on both rows and an excellent driver’s seat that gives a clear front view.

All the seats come with fluffy cushioning, comfortable for long journeys, and decent room to accommodate tall people. 

New and Used BMW X1 For Sale in Kenya - Extra Internal Features

The X1 has a standard infotainment system that is easy to operate.  

Its 8.8-inch iDrive system has attractive features that include Apple Carplay capability, Bluetooth audio connectivity, satellite radio, USB port, and 7-speaker audio system.

The X1 safety features are helpful because they warn the driver of impending danger ahead. 

They include front and side airbags, standard forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlamps.

BMW X1 Price in Kenya - Interior View Boot
You Can Fold the X1’s Back Seats to Create More Boot Space

X1 Exterior Review

X1’s exterior is upgraded from the initial model to a sleek, beautiful car.  You will notice this model has a shorter bonnet and a more extended roofline that defines its tiny body.  

It has reshaped headlights that take charge of the front. The classic kidney grille and the front bumper are also exciting features that BMW has kept cool throughout their models.

The tail lights at the back are an inspiration for this model only and have not been shared across other models. 

Its body radiates with a beautiful gloss shine that is long-lasting and available in various striking colors.

BMW X1 Reviews - What Past Buyers Are Saying

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BMW X1 is a luxury small car.

Here are some reviews from our past customers: 

Kinuthia P 

“This car is stylish and amazing.  Its powerful and quiet engine gives me the kind of power I need.  It runs very smoothly, and I fully enjoy my driving experience.  I use this car daily to work and on weekends for family trips, and so far, so good. I love the driver’s seat that is elevated, allowing me to see ahead with great clarity.  This is a feature that more cars should adopt.”

Maxwell Mwangemi

“This is my first BMW car sourced from, and I love it.  This 2019 X1 model is the most reliable car I have ever owned.  I thought some of these common brands were more economical until I tried this one.  It has reasonable costs that are way lower than what I used to spend on the other cars I have owned.  It surprises us all every time we are going for long drives.  It’s the best car. I would advise those looking for a family car.”

Andagi S.  

“There is enough interior space in this car to fit both my tall and short friends.  Our weekends are never the same as we drive out of the city in this brand, and oh, my entire family admires and is crazy about this particular BMW.  I feel like it was made just for me.” 

Clarkson J.

“I spent a long time searching for a small sporty SUV that stands out and is efficient in every way.  This car is excellent in every way.   I was afraid of the BMW model, thinking it was for the super-rich only.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a car that spells out rich in capital letters, but it is also for those who believe in themselves.  It may look smaller on the outside, but it has enough room inside.”

Annalynne S. 

“I decided to buy the 2020 model and have it imported so that I could get a clean car with less mileage.  This car feels all new and very light.  What shocked me the most is the interior space and the fuel economy.  It’s a car I drive on the Kenyan roads without feeling the pinch of high fuel rates.”

Brand New BMW X1 Price in Nairobi - Rivals

The key competitors of the BMW X1 include Toyota Fortuner, Audi Q3, Mercedes Benz-GLA, Audi Q3 Sportback, Volvo XC 40, and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

New Model BMW X1 For Sale in Kenya - Article Summary

BMW X1 2018 Price in Kenya
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The article covers BMW X1 price in Kenya, the average BMW X1 Price in Nairobi, BMW X1 2017 Price in Kenya, and BMW X1 2018 Price in Kenya. 

We also cover the average BMW X1 2019 Price in Kenya, as well as the Average 2020 BMW X1 price in Kenya. The article is also relevant if you are looking for BMW X1 for sale in Mombasa, BMW X1 price in Kenya, and the cost of a Brand New BMW X1 price in Nairobi. 

Lastly, the article shares options for used BMW X1 for Sale in Kenya by owners, BMW X1 photos, and BMW X1 reviews and specs.

BMW X1 For Sale in Nairobi - Common Questions We Get About the X1

Here are some of the commonly asked questions from our customers

1. What is Good About the 2021 BMW X1 For Sale in Kenya?

The 2021 X1 model stands out from the rest for its superior engine power, accessible infotainment controls, roomy cargo space, and fuel economy. Among the small crossovers, this model is a great choice.

2. Is this a Family Car?

This is an exceptional small family SUV car that is fabulous for everyday use.  Its spacious cabin allows every passenger to enjoy comfortability over short and long journeys.

3. What is Better Between X1 and X3 Models?

The X3 model is a more powerful car with more boot space, but the X1 has more rear legroom and is more efficient.  

Each of these SUVs gives you excellent tech features, and both are available in the Kenyan market.

4. Is the 2020 BMW X1 for Sale in Kenya Reliable?

The 2020 X1 is quite a reliable car for those who love small SUVs that are roomy.  Across the world, this car has received lots of sales for its improved and upgraded features. 

As we always say, no car is100% perfect, the most commonly reported problems are fuel pump failure and engine warning light.  

These are common to those cars that are not correctly serviced and maintained on time.  

We always remind you of the importance of servicing and maintaining your car at the right time, and these problems will not come near you. 

Treat your car right, and it will return the favor to you. 

5. Is this car Fuel Efficient?

This model is a relatively affordable option with a decent engine and petrol engine that offers you a decent fuel economy with relatively low CO2 emissions. 

6. Is Buying a Used BMW for Sale in Kenya by owners Worth it?

Used BMW X1 for sale in Kenya by owners are not worth the money you spend on them.  They will break down quickly and cost you more than your buying price to repair them.  

We advise you to buy a slightly used clean car from Japan.  These cars do not have doctored mileage or poor maintenance history.  

Some of them have barely used less than 30,000 miles which makes them an excellent option.  

For more information, you can reach us at +254-728-308-043, and we will be glad to answer all your questions.  

In Kenya, this Beemer is one of the best-selling SUVs going up against the established Japanese rivals like Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi RVR, Honda Vezel, and Subaru XV.  

It beats these rivals hands down due to its unbeatable fuel economy and the non-compromising performance it offers. 

Overall, this small SUV’s excellent performance overtakes other brands giving value for money to the Kenyan market. 

Let’s look at the BMW X3 Specs, features, and reviews for the models we presently deal in.