Outstanding condition one-owner car, with full BMW main agent service history, just serviced, long MoT, fully valeted, with huge specification including 8-speed Automatic gearbox with paddle shift, dual-zone climate control, 18” alloy wheels, full leather interior, parking sensors all round, power tailgate, cruise control, colour satellite navigation, heated seats, keyless entry and start etc!  This is a great opportunity to acquire an ultra-low-mileage top quality mid-range SUV in terrific condition!

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Twenty-three large-format photos also below!

Here’s a fabulous opportunity to acquire a top condition example of this best-selling BMW SUV, with full history and huge specification!

The Back Story

I bought this BMW into stock just recently from family friends.  In the past, I’ve sold cars to both children of the family, but this BMW was bought new by the father in 2018.  It’s been used exclusively in London since then – which explains the low mileage as local journeys were often done by tube, rather than by road.  However, with advancing years and sadly failing eyesight, the father (Tim) decided the time has come to give up driving; with one look at the condition and specification of this car, I was delighted to buy the BMW into stock and now offer it for sale here.

I collected the BMW from North London, and drove it the c.120 miles back to Stroud, during which journey it impressed me very much.  The handling and roadholding are excellent – doubtless as a result of the four-wheel drive.  It has plenty of performance too, and it’s extremely comfortable.  The sound system is superb, and obviously everything works as it should.

This example was first registered to Tim in March 2018, and he has owned it ever since – putting just under 30k miles on the clock. He and his wife have loved the car and say that it has truly been the best car that they have ever owned.  As you might expect, it has behaved faultlessly, always being serviced by the local BMW Main Agents.

BMW X1 Ownership in General

BMWs generally have a terrific reputation on the used car market.  They are highly desirable for their quality, style and driving dynamics.  Even amongst the overall desirability of BMWs, the X1 stands out as its top selling SUV – and with good reason.

The X1 was originally introduced way back in 2009, but the first generation didn’t really hit the mark.  In 2015, BMW launched this completely revised second generation model – and aced it.  Sharp styling, a more modern and space-efficient platform, and a huge uplift in interior quality and style propelled this model into the limelight, where it has won countless awards in the press as “best SUV”. 

The second generation model was on sale until 2022 – so this example dating from 2018 is mid-production run.  It boasts the 2.0 turbodiesel engine, matched to permanent four-wheel drive and an 8-speed fully automatic gearbox.  The engine produces a storming 188bhp and 400Nm torque, which explains its excellent performance figures – 0-60mph in under 8 secs and on to a maximum of 136 mph (where legal of course!).  Its modern design makes it highly economical too – running on the Euro Emissions Euro 6 status (so it is London ULEZ compliant) with figures of 65.7mpg on the Extra Urban and 60.1mpg on the Combined fuel test cycle!!  Road tax is £180 per year.

Whilst this might be the smallest BMW SUV model, that’s not to say that it is short of space – there is plenty of room inside, and the boot is huge.  Out on the road, it drives just as well as you would expect any BMW to do – and much better than many SUVs.  Any body roll is tightly controlled, and it manages to deliver a high-up driving position with great visibility, at the same time as feeling like it hugs the road and corners like a regular saloon.  On the motorway, it is comfortable and assured, cruising well with the cruise control and automatic transmission, whilst the dual zone climate control keeps everyone soothed.  This example is very well equipped too – and also benefits from the assurance of the very low mileage, fresh service, recent MoT and full valet. 

Specification of this example

This X1 is fitted with the economical yet very powerful 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel injection engine.  Here, it develops 188bhp, which gives it both rapid acceleration and assured cruising.  There’s plenty of interior space, the seats are very comfortable, and the equipment level on this X-Line X-Drive model includes everything that you might reasonably want.  

X-Line and M-Sport share the position of “top spec” in the X1 family – both ahead of the lower SE and Sport.  X-Line concentrates more on luxury, comfort and sharper design features, whereas M-Sport has more sporty credentials including stiffer suspension.

X-Line specification is already very comprehensive – and there are some well chosen options on this example too!  Dual-zone climate control, 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddleshift option and manual/sport settings, 18” diamond-cut alloy wheels, parchment-colour full leather interior, remote-folding rear seats, powered bootlid, colour satellite navigation,  iDrive infotainment control, parking sensors all round, electric windows all round, electrically adjusted, heated and power-folding door mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter, height adjustable front seats, heated front seats, DAB radio with CD-player and Bluetooth, front and rear foglights, keyless entry and start etc.

There’s a whole host of safety features too, such as loads of airbags, BMW Intelligent Safety collision avoidance, traction control, ISOFIX seat mounts front and rear, seat belt pre-tensioners, ABS, immobilizer, and tyre pressure monitoring.  Like most quality German cars, it is also equipped with a first aid kit and warning triangle. That’s all in addition to the permanent four-wheel drive of the BMW X-Drive system, which gives assured and safe handling and roadholding, whatever the road conditions.

This car’s condition

It’s finished in BMW Arctic White, set off by the smart 10-spoke (5x’Y’) 18” diamond-cut alloy wheels, and is in outstanding condition.  Normally, cars that have spent their life in inner-city locations show some battle scars – but not in this case.  There are a few isolated stone chips, and some light scratches to the top of the rear bumper have been neatly touched-in (apparently caused when fighting with a fridge being put in the boot!).  The only thing of any real note is that the two front alloy wheels have been kerbed on the rims – I don’t think it’s bad enough to justify refurbishment.   The whole car is very smart and presentable, as shown in the photos.
There’s a sticker on the windscreen advising that the car has been treated with Williams Racing Paint Protection – there’s a registration card for this too in the bookpack, and the paint has stayed very shiny!

The recorded mileage of just under 30,000 is absolutely warranted to be correct – assured by the one-owner from new.  There’s no service book as such – the service history is held by BMW electronically, but there are copies of the invoices for all the three services and one repair – these are all detailed below.  The last service was completed in October 2023, since when the car has covered just 500 miles.  There’s no fixed servicing interval – the car advises servicing through a dashboard display that currently indicates a further 10,000 miles to the next service.

The MoT is through to March 2025 and is clean, with no advisory items.  As you would expect, the X1 goes, performs, stops and steers etc just as you would want and expect it to do.  As with all BMWs, the camshaft is chain-driven, so there is no cambelt replacement to be concerned about either!

The X1 has also been fully professionally valeted, and Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear (again, as you would expect).  The owner’s handbook, v5, and all servicing receipts are present with the car, and like all our cars, the X1 comes with a 100-pt mechanical and functional inspection report.

The Motoring Press view

Giving it a excellent rating of 3.9 stars out of 5, Parker’s Car Guide praises its sporty handling, practicality and high quality interior, and comments:-

“As its name suggests, the BMW X1 is the smallest model in the firm’s broad SUV line-up.  The second-generation car was a huge improvement. Introduced in 2015, it was now derived from a much more modern and space-efficient platform.  It was far more SUV-like, with a confident stance and rich detailing that masterfully aped the much larger and pricier BMW X5. The interior was a world apart too, with a welcoming feel and a big lift in quality.

If you’re after the top of the range diesel, the xDrive20d is as good as it gets in the X1. While the X1 is a fully-fledged SUV, it’s still a BMW – so there’s a keen focus on sportiness and handling dynamics. As a result, the X1 drives just like a taller 1 Series to drive; there’s a smidge more bodyroll (where the body of the car leans when going through corners) and the centre of gravity feels a touch higher, but otherwise it’s really not far off BMW’s sweet-handling hatchback. Models equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive enables immense traction coming out of corners – especially in greasy conditions – while steering feel is well-judged. It’s light enough at low speeds for easy parking, but weights-up encouragingly once you get going, enabling precise and direct handling. It’s also sharp and responsive off-centre, which makes it quite good fun as it feels eager to turn into bends. The LED headlights are particularly impressive and one of the best we’ve experienced in the dark. They’re not just bright, but consistently so across a wide area ahead of the car.

Space up front is adequate for an SUV of this size, but you do feel slightly more hemmed-in, owing to the more cocooned cabin design. The high seating position does provide a good view out for all.  Overall, the X1 has a well-judged driving position with enough adjustment in both the seat back, base and steering wheel to ensure most drivers are comfy.  BMW isn’t usually associated with gargantuan luggage areas, but the X1 does well against the competition in its class, delivering impressive luggage capacity and very low loading lip – handing for hauling large items into the back. What’s more, if you fold the rear seats down via a switch in the boot (40:20:40 split as standard), they sit nice and flat making it easier to load long, awkward items in.

Like all BMWs, the X1’s interior feels superbly made and features one of the best infotainment systems on the market.  BMW’s iDrive infotainment still leaves a number of rivals trailing in its wake for sheer ease of use and functionality, especially the aged Mercedes Benz GLA. It’s easy to operate while on the move and boasts sharp, clear graphics and easy-to-navigate menus. The premium feel of the materials may differ depending on what trim level you go for, but the level of outright quality is always consistently high. Everything feels well screwed together and tightly held in place, with no noticeable squeaks or rattles in any of the cars we’ve experienced.

Should you buy one?

The 2015-on BMW X1 was a breakthrough car for the firm. After missing the target with the original, this one hit the bullseye, taking the fight to rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40. It was sold worldwide and actually became BMW’s best-selling car. It’s really satisfying to drive, with agile handling and a premium feel. All the engines are powerful and they’re surprisingly fuel-efficient too, particularly the diesels.  Even the earliest 2015 cars still look fresh and contemporary, too. Now’s a great time to check out the smallest BMW X1 and add a touch of practical, family-friendly premium class to your driveway”

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Arctic White paintwork, with Parchment perforated full leather interior trim
> 1995cc 4-cylinder fuel-injection turbodiesel engine, producing 188bhp and 400Nm torque
> 8-speed Automatic gearbox with steering wheel mounted paddle shift control, manual and sport modes
> Selectable Sport and Eco Pro driving modes
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Dual Zone Climate Control
> Satellite Navigation system with colour screen
> BMW integrated RDS DAB Radio, with single-CD player, Bluetooth integration for phone and music playing, roof-mounted shark-fin aerial, steering-wheel mounted radio controls, and integrated anti-theft protection
> 10-spoke (5 x ‘Y’ pattern) 18” alloy wheels all fitted with top quality Bridgestone Turanza ultra-low-profile tyres
> Cruise control with speed limiter
> Powered bootlid opening and closing
> Electric front and rear windows and one-touch operation on all windows
> Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors with power-folding
> Electric parking brake
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
> Dynamic Stability and Traction Control System
> BMW Intelligent Safety system with automatic collision avoidance
> Front and rear parking sensors with visual display
> Remote control central locking, with two full remote controls
> Tinted windows
> Heated front seats
> Height adjustable front seats
> Three rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, and head restraints and ISOFIX seat mountings to the outer two seats
> 40/20/40 split folding rear seat, with remote electric release from boot area
> Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, Side and Curtain airbags
> Keyless Entry and Keyless Start system
> Engine Start/Stop function
> Front and Rear fog lamps
> Multifunction Trip computer with distance to empty, average mpg, average speed and speed limit warning (traffic sign recognition) functions
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> 12v charging point
> BMW First Aid Kit and warning triangle
> Twin cupholders
> Tailored front and rear floormats

History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 29,907 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The X1 comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 5th March 2018 to its one and only private owner
> The current MoT expires 4th March 2025.  It was issued 14th February 2024 at 29,576 miles with no advisory items.   
> An MoT history printout shows the following MoTs:-
19,724 miles;  05/02/2021
22,802 miles;  17/02/2022
26,662 miles;  15/02/2023
29,576 miles;  14/02/2024
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has been serviced three times.  There is no service book as BMW record servicing details electronically.  There are receipts for the following services and repairs:-
14,145 miles;  15/10/2019 – BMW Main Agent
21,937 miles;  26/10/2021 – BMW Main Agent
29,408 miles;  25/10/2023 – BMW Main Agent
> In addition, there is a BMW Main Agent repair invoice from February 2023 (when the MoT was completed at 26,662 miles) covering replacement of front and rear brake pads and the two front tyres.  Additionally, the brake fluid was replaced, all wiper blades and – somewhat unusually – both bonnet support struts
> The owners handbook and declaration of conformity are both present.

Bodywork and Interior Condition

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in excellent condition.  There are no scuffs or scrapes anywhere, and not even a trolley dent to be found.  There’s one or two touched-in stone chips, some touch-ins to scratches on the upper face of the rear bumper – but that’s now barely noticeable and the whole car looks almost like new
> A windscreen sticker advises that the paint was protected from new by Williams Racing Paint Protection – it’s certainly still very shiny and glossy, so that seems to have done some good too!
> The interior is like new, assisted by the black carpet floormats fitted

Mechanical Condition and Wheels/Tyres

> The car has covered just under 30,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect
 > All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should.
> The road wheels are 10-spoke 18” alloys; two of them have kerbing marks to the rims, but not badly enough to warrant repairing and repainting them
> The road tyres are all premium Bridgestone Turanza tyres in 225/50 x 18” size.  The front tyres have around 6mm of tread, having been replaced just over 3000 miles ago.  The rear tyres have around 5mm of tread remaining. The spare wheel is a space-saver wheel, fitted with an unused Hankook tyre with 3mm of tread
> The locking wheel nut key, jack and tools are present


All in all – this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a top quality modern SUV in outstanding condition.  With very low mileage of under 30k, and with one owner from new and full BMW service history, the provenance and history of this car is rock solid – just what you would want to see.  The X1 looks thoroughly modern and stylish, and with the X-Drive four-wheel-drive system it drives and handles superbly.  The X-Line trim brings a very high level of equipment, including the colour sat nav, heated full leather seats, parking sensors all round, cruise control, powered tailgate, etc etc – all supported by the super-smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.  This example also has the top spec 2.0 16-valve turbodiesel engine, giving fantastic economy and ULEZ compliance, yet with excellent performance too.   BMW has a justifiably high reputation in the trade for the driving dynamics of its cars, and this example is no exception to that.   
If all that wasn’t enough, this example also has a very recent MoT, thorough valet, and a 100-pt vehicle inspection.  It’s hard to think of a reason not to buy it!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.

A note about Warranties

We go to exceptional lengths to assure the mechanical condition of any car that we sell.  Cars are generally much more reliable than was the case in the past – but they are ever increasing in complexity and should the unthinkable happen, repair costs can be high.  Many buyers prefer us to keep the price of our cars low, so we do not include a mechanical breakdown warranty as standard.  However, we are agents for the industry-leading warranty provider – Warranty Wise. If you wish to do so, you can optionally purchase a top-level very comprehensive WarrantyWise Platinum vehicle warranty for this X1, covering 100% of the repair cost on all mechanical and electrical components (around 5000 parts!), at labour rates of up to £75ph, at a cost of £389 for 6-months or £499 for 12-months.  It will cover repair costs up to £5000 for any individual claim, and up to a combined maximum of the purchase cost of the vehicle.   
This is the top level of cover available – lower levels are available at reduced cost, if you wish.
Please click on “our services” above for more details.