Guide to BMW x1 Trunk Dimensions

BMW x1 Trunk Dimensions

If you’re in the market for a luxury crossover SUV, then your search should start (and probably end) with the BMW X1. In the USA, the BMW X1 is available in nine colors but only one exterior trim option, though there are several X-series models to choose from. So, in terms of trunk space, you only get one size.

The internal dimensions of the BMW X1’s trunk are 34.5 inches long, 42.5 inches wide, and 29 inches tall. The volume of the X1’s trunk is between 27.1 and 58.7 cubic feet, depending on the position of the rear seats.

If you’d like to learn more about the BMW X1’s trunk and how it compares to other X-series models, you’ve come to the right place. Below, I’ll go into greater detail regarding the BMW X1’s trunk and why this crossover SUV is a great option for your inner adventurer.

A Quick Overview of the BMW X1

The world was first introduced to the world at the 2008 Paris Motor Show as the smallest SUV in BMW’s X-series lineup. It was almost identical to the X3 at the time, but due to increasing fuel costs, BMW started to design a compact SUV with greater mileage and a lower price tag. For the first three years, the X1 was only available in the European market.

In 2016, one year after production began of the second generation of X1s, BMW redesigned the car as a compact crossover. Despite its smaller size compared to other X-series models, the X1 has become somewhat of a favorite among families in the market for a spacious SUV with plenty of passenger and cargo space.

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BMW X1 Size Specifications

BMW X1 Trunk dimension

The following tables will describe the cargo, exterior, and interior specifications of the 2022 BMW X1.

BMW X1 Cargo Measurements

Cargo Height 29 in.
Cargo Length 34.5 in.
Cargo Width 42.5 in.
Carga Area 10.2 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (raised seats) 27.1 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (lowered rear seats) 58.7 cu. ft.
Max Payload 899 lbs.

BMW X1 Exterior Measurements

Height 62.9 in.
Width 71.7 in.
Width with Mirrors 81.1 in.
Length 175.5 in.
Ground Clearance 7.2 in.
Wheelbase 105.1 in.
Wheel Dimensions (front) 18 × 7.5 in.
Wheel Dimensions (rear) 18 × 7.5 in.
Tire Size (front) P225/50VR18
Tire Size (rear) P225/50VR18
Gross Weight 4,575 lbs.
Curb Weight 3,536 lbs.

BMW X1 Interior Measurements

Front Headroom 41.9 in.
Rear Headroom 39.4 in.
Front Legroom 40.4 in.
Rear Legroom 37 in.
Front Shoulder Room 55.6 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.2 in.
Seating Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 101.2 cu. ft.

BMW X1 Additional Specs

Engine 2-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
Displacement 1998 cc
Horsepower Up to 228
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.1 gal.
Mileage (city) 24 mpg
Mileage (highway) 33 mpg
Turning Diameter 37.4 ft.
Towing capacity Up to 3,700 lbs.

BMW X1 Trunk Comparison

The 2022 X1 is currently the third-smallest model in the X-series lineup in terms of trunk space after the X2 and X4. You can find out more about cargo space details in the following table.

  X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7
Height (in.) 34.5 30 37 40 40.5 40 17/47.5
Length (in.) 42.5 39 43.5 43 43.5 45.5 43.5
Width (in.) 29 28 30.5 20 31.5 18 31
Volume (cu. ft.) 27.1-58.7 21.6-50.1 28.7-62.7 18.5-50.5 33.5-72.3 27.4-59.9 12.8-90.4
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BMW X1 Options

As previously stated, the BMW X1 only has a single exterior trim option. However, it comes in two core models with customizable features in terms of color, drivetrain, wheel design, and interior trim. I’ll quickly go through the different options below, or you can find all of the information on the BMW USA website.

Core Models

Core Models X1 sDrive28i X1 xDrive28i
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
0-60 mph 3.6 seconds 3.3 seconds

Core Features

Roof Rails Satin Aluminum
Wheels 18-in. Y-spoke bi-color
Exterior Trim Matte Chrome
Active Driving Assistant
Lane Departure Warning
Speed Limit Info
Frontal Collision Warning
Navigation Business
Power Front Seats
Non-Metallic Exterior Color Options 2
Metallic Exterior Color Options 7
Wheel Sizes 18 in. and 19 in.
Upholstery Color Options 6
Interior Trim Options 5

How Much Cargo Space Do I Need?

There are two main figures to look for when determining how much cargo space you need—what you plan to use the car for and how many people you travel with. To put it simply, the more traveling and shopping you do, the more cargo space you will need to transport your belongings or purchases.

The BMW X1, as a luxury crossover SUV, prioritizes comfort over everything else, as is evidenced by the spacious leg, shoulder, and head rooms. Also, you must remember that the 58.7 cubic-foot rating for maximum cargo space is only after you’ve lowered the back seats. When they’re raised, the cargo space is reduced by around 46% to only 27.1 cubic feet.

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Also, it’s important to note that the cargo ratings of any vehicle, including the BMW X1, may be misleading. While it’s true that this car has between 27.1 and 58.7 cubic feet of cargo space, this is only assuming you pack the footwells with travel supplies and grocery bags, including the footwell in both the front seats.

In addition, the shape and design of the trunk will play a significant role in determining how much you can actually place in the BMW X1. There may be tiny pockets on the sides that are used for holding plastic bags and not much else, even though it will be included in the overall cargo rating.

One way to get a more accurate reading of how much total cargo space is in any car is by subtracting about 15% from the car’s cargo specs. So, in the BMW X1’s case, its “true” cargo space would be between 23.035 and 49.895 cubic feet, give or take a few cubic inches.

If you’re looking for an SUV that offers more cargo space than the BMW X1 at a lower cost, you should consider checking out the 2022 Subaru Outback.


Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of

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