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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2013 2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.5
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With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 BMW X1 has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 BMW X1s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (10 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2013 BMW X1 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
2013 2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD 27
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
2013 Second slot, still not handling. The benefits of the BMW X1's barely crossover height extend beyond visibility to fuel economy. With far less frontal area than the typical crossover, the X1's EPA ratings match those of the 3-Serie: 22 mpg city, 33 highway. These figures are quite good for a vehicle that can get from zero to sixty mph in the low sixes. Contributing: the same 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission offered in nearly every other current BMW model. This powertrain replaced a 230-horsepower 3.0-liter inline six and six-speed automatic that was good for only 17/26 in the 2011 328i xDrive wagon. The four might not be as smooth as the old six, and it doesn't sound nearly as good. (In fact, when idling and under low loads it sounds much like a diesel.) But its fuel economy payoff is undeniable. As elsewhere, this powertrain includes an automatic start/stop function that automatically cuts the engine off at traffic lights, then autoamatically restarts it when you lift off the brake pedal. While still not seamless, this feature did operate more smoothly in the X1 than in the 328i I tested last year. The whole car no longer shudders when the engine cuts in and out. When I drove a 3-series and a 5-Series with this powertrain last year, their trip computers reported surprisingly good numbers. On a few suburban trips in Eco Pro mode I observed 38 in the 328i. Whether because the crossovers are taller or because BMW revised the programming of its trip computers, I haven't had the same experience with this year's X3 and X1. Moving with traffic in suburban driving the X1's trip computer reported 21 mpg, close to the EPA rating. Engage Eco Pro and drive the X1 like a Prius (with a similar effect on following drivers), and the number jumped to 28. Good, but nowhere near 38. All-wheel-drive explains some, but not nearly all, of the difference. A highway run to the airport averaged only 26. Perhaps the X1 can achieve its 33 mpg highway rating at 55 mph, but once over 70 mph it doesn't come close. Taller and with two fewer transmission ratios, the Evoque checks in considerably lower, at 20/28. see full BMW X1 review

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2013 BMW X1 Gas Mileage (MPG)

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