The 2021 BMW X1 gets a lot of attention on the internet and in-person because it offers a kind of experience that has little competition, and we’re not just referring to it being a subcompact luxury crossover. Sure, subcompact crossovers are all the rage right now, but only two carry the BMW name. The BMW X1 and the BMW X2 may belong to the same class, but the X1 is smaller.
Choices are as straightforward as it gets with the 2021 BMW X1. There are only two trims, but they both have their place in the BMW lineup. The differences are subtle, the choice is still a big decision. The contrasts are highlighted by the table below to explain what sets them apart. The trim names make the distinction clear, but it is worth noting how those changes affect the vehicle’s performance.
X1 sDrive 28i
|xDrive All-Wheel Drive||Drive Type||sDrive Front-Wheel Drive|
|0-60 MPH in 6.3 Seconds||Acceleration||0-60 MPH in 6.6 Seconds|
The clear difference is the drive type between these two vehicles. The xDrive28i sends drive to all four wheels for maximum traction. This also gives the model a small advantage in performance to the tune of .3 seconds less time to go from 0-60 MPH. Performance isn’t negligible for BMW owners, so while the .3 seconds might not sound significant to some, it could mean more depending on who you talk to.