Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the BMW X1 by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
6.9 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
4.7 10 Energy Efficiency Index
0.0 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
6.610Cold test
8.310Warm test
6.410Cold Ambient test
6.910Highway
Road test
3.810On-Road Drive
6.28On-Road Heavy Load
2.85On-Road Light Load
4.15On-Road Short Trip
0.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The BMW shows impressive control of pollutant emissions in virtually all tests. Values of NOx are low and emissions of ammonia, NH3, are vanishingly small. Particulates are slightly elevated in two of the laboratory tests but are not excessive even here and the index of 6.9 in this part of the assessment is commendable.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.010Cold test
6.110Warm test
3.110Cold Ambient test
3.910Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.9l100 km 1,122km
Worst-case 7.3l100 km 837km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

In general, the X1 shows respectable fuel efficiency. However, its score drops in the cold ambient temperature test and it is here that the car records the worst-case fuel consumption of 7.3 l/100 km. In the highway test, a well-matched eight speed gearbox helps maintain efficiency at a reasonable level.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
0.07Cold test
0.07Warm test
0.07Cold Ambient test
0.07Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The X1 xDrive 18d is really let down by its performance in this part of the assessment. While emissions of Methane (CH4) are not excessive, those of N2O are in all cases poor. Any points scored for the other gases are negated by this poor control of N2O and this results in an index of zero for this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

A mixed bag for BMW's high-selling sub-compact SUV. The xDrive 18d variant tested here comes with a plethora of advanced exhaust after-treatment: selective catalyst reduction; low- and high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation; a three way catalyst; and diesel particulate filter. And these work extremely well to control pollutant emissions, giving an exceptionally good 6.9 in the Clean Air Index. Energy efficiency is acceptable, a well-matched gearbox assisting in this regard. However, emissions of greenhouse gases, and of N2O in particular, are poor and the zero score in this part of the assessment drags down the average index and leads to an unexceptional 2 star overall rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car WBA31AD0705S1XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d
  • Tyres 225/50 R18
  • Mass 1,711 kg
  • Engine Size 1,995 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 110 kW/330 Nm
  • Published CO2 151 g/km