BMW X1 vs Citroen C5 Aircross Comparison

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    BMW X1
    BMW X1
    Rs44.50 Lakh*
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    Citroen C5 Aircross
    Citroen C5 Aircross
    Rs33.78 Lakh*
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BMW X1 vs Citroen C5 Aircross

Should you buy BMW X1 or Citroen C5 Aircross? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. BMW X1 price starts at Rs 41.50 Lakh ex-showroom for sDrive20i SportX (Petrol) and Citroen C5 Aircross price starts Rs 32.24 Lakh ex-showroom for Feel (Diesel). X1 has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C5 Aircross has 1997 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the X1 has a mileage of 19.62 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the C5 Aircross has a mileage of 18.6 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.47,30,438#
Rs.40,10,535*
Offers & Discount
1 Offer
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User Rating
4.5
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Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.90,039
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Rs.76,337
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Insurance
Rs.1,04,264
X1 Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
TwinPower Turbo 4-Cylinder engine
DW10FC
Displacement (cc)
1995
1997
No Of Cylinder
Fast ChargingNoNo
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@5000-6000rpm
174.33@3750rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400nm@1750-2500rpm
400Nm@2000rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Turbo Charger
Twin
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8-Speed
8-Speed
Mild HybridNoNo
Drive TypeNoNo
Clutch Type
Dual Clutch
No
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)No
12.42 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
18.6 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
51.0 (Litres)
52.5 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
222
No
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
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Macpherson Strut Suspension With Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Rear Suspension
-
Twist Beam Axle With Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Shock Absorbers Type
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Progressive Hydraulic Cushions
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
rack and pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
-
5.35m
Front Brake Type
Ventilated Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Ventilated Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
222
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.9
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
-
43.32m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/55 R17
235/55 R18
Tyre Type
Runflat Tyres
Tubeless
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
0-100Kmph (Tested)
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10.05s
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
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17.11s @131.94kmph
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
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27.07m
verified
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4447
4500
Width (mm)
2060
2099
Height (mm)
1598
1710
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
-
230
Wheel Base (mm)
2670
2730
Front Tread (mm)
1561
1580
Rear Tread (mm)
1562
1610
Rear Headroom (mm)
1002
verified
-
Front Headroom (mm)
1065
verified
-
Front Shoulder Room (mm)
1440
verified
-
Rear Shoulder Room (mm)
1453
verified
-
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
-
580
No. of Doors
5
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYesYes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
No
Automatic Climate ControlYes
2 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerNoYes
Remote Engine Start/StopNoNo
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Remote Horn & Light ControlNo
-
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontYes
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise CancellationNo
-
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car LocationYesNo
Real-Time Vehicle TrackingYesNo
Foldable Rear Seat
-
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Smart Key BandNo
-
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingYesNo
Bottle Holder
Front Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoYes
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
Tailgate AjarYesNo
Hands-Free TailgateYesYes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesYes
Rear CurtainNo
-
Luggage Hook And NetNoYes
Lane Change IndicatorNoYes
Additional Features
Launch Control,Park Distance Control (PDC)
3 independent seats , Grip Control® - Standard, Snow, All Terrain (Mud, Damp Grass etc.), Sand And Traction Control Off ,Rear Seat Type - Sliding/Recline
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Front
-
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
All
Drive Modes
3
5
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYes
-
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
Photo Comparison
Steering Wheel
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift SelectorYes
-
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYes
-
Cigarette LighterYesNo
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNo
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Micro-activated Carbon Particulate Filter for fresh and recirculated air,Ambient Lighting: Mood lighting in front and rear with 6 selectable light designs for instrument panel and door trims,Floor Mats in velour,Interior mirror with Automatic Anti-dazzle Function,Sport Leather Steering Wheel in Black with Black stitching and decorative finisher in Chrome,Panorama Glass Roof with automatic sliding/tilting function,Rear seat backrest adjustable in 2 tilt positions,Stainless Steel insert - in the loading edge cover of the luggage compartment,Storage Compartment Package,Instrument Cluster in Black Panel Technology with 5.7” (14.4 cm) TFT display including display of navigation arrows,Fine-wood trim ‘Fineline’ Stream with highlight trim finishers Pearl Chrome,Sensatec Oyster
12.3 Inch Customisable TFT Instrument Display, Upholstery Metropolitan Grey - Grey Grained Leather / Graphite Cloth With Advanced Comfort Seats, Height And Reach Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel With 2 Control Zones, Alloy Pedals - Accelerator & Brake Pedal, Stainless Steel Front Citroën Embossed Sill Scuff Plates, Inside Door Handles - Satin Chrome
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsStorm Bay MetallicAlpine WhiteSunset OrangeMediterranean BlueSparking Brown MetallicBlack Sapphire+1 MoreX1 ColorsCumulus Gray With Black RoofPearl White With Black RoofPearl WhiteTijuca BlueCumulus GrayPerla Nera BlackTijuca Blue With Black Roof+2 MoreC5 Aircross Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearYesYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Headlamp WashersYes
-
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperYesYes
Rear Window WasherYesYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNo
-
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNo
-
Tinted GlassNo
-
Rear SpoilerYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof Carrier
-
No
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Side Stepper
-
No
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYes
-
Chrome GrilleYesNo
Chrome GarnishYesYes
Dual Tone Body ColourNoYes
Projector HeadlampsYesYes
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Cornering FoglampsNoYes
Roof RailYesYes
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Cornering Fog lights
Trunk Opener
Smart
Smart
Heated Wing MirrorYesYes
LED DRLsYesYes
LED HeadlightsYesYes
LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYes
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Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille with exclusively designed vertical slats with front sides in Aluminium Matt, grille frame in Chrome High-Gloss,Front Bumper with sump guard and other design elements in Silver Matt,Side Sill Trim in Matt Silver,Door Sill insert in Aluminium with embossed designation,Sump guard in the back with main part in body colour and inset trim painted Silver,Aerodynamically optimised vehicle underbody - Front air guide and engine compartment shielding,Comfort Suspension,Sun Protection Glazing,Rain Sensor and automatic driving lights,LED Tail Lights with aerodynamicaly optimized 3D two-part L-Shaped design,Roof Rails in Aluminium Satinated finish,Twin exhaust tailpipe in Chrome finish,Wind deflectors on wheel arch, air curtain -specifically located air inlets in front bumper and air line through wheel arch for enhanced aerodynamics
FRONT PANEL: Matte Black Upper Grille, FRONT PANEL: Top & Bottom Brand Emblems Chrome, Body Side Molding - Including Fender, Color Pack (Silver Anodised or Deep Red Anodised Based on Body Color), Front Bumper / Side Airbump® & Roof Bars Insert, Satin Chrome - Window C Signature, Chrome Dual Exhaust Pipes, Integrated Spoiler, ‘’SWIRL’’ Two Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, LED Vision Projector Headlamps Halogen, 3D LED Rear Lamps, LED Turn Indicators On ORVM, Front Fog Lamps w/Cornering Function, Rear Fog Lamps, LED High Mount Stop Lamp,
Tyre Size
225/55 R17
235/55 R18
Tyre Type
Runflat Tyres
Tubeless
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYes
-
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
6
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoNo
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon Headlamps
-
No
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYes
-
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYes
-
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYes
-
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYes
-
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
Expert function for race track operation,Sporty, rapid gearshift timing in specific combinations of Driving Experience Control and gear selector switch,Engine control and brake interventions during cornering, agility enhancement and curve neutrality,Servotronic Steering Assist,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags for the whole side window area,Electric Parking Brake,Analyses the driving behaviour of the driver,Suggests when to take a break in the control display,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Integrated Emergency Spare wheel,Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls,Warning triangle with first-aid kit,BMW ure Advance includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole-in-One,Road Side Assistance 24x7
Coffee Break Alert,camera displays 180° rear view, Electronic parking brake
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYes
-
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
All
Speed AlertYesNo
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsYesNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNo
-
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency AssistanceNoNo
Blind Spot MonitorYesYes
Lane Watch Camera
-
No
Geo Fence AlertNoNo
Hill Descent ControlYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View Camera
-
No
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerNoNo
Cd ChangerNoNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlNoYes
Mirror Link
-
Yes
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYes
-
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
Yes
CompassNoYes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
8.8 Inch
8 Inch
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android AutoNoYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageNo
-
Number Of Speaker
6
6
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
-
Additional Features
BMW Apps,Configurable user interface,iDrive Touch Controller
-
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

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  • Cons

    BMW X1

    • Engaging drive experience
    • Diesel engine is super-refined
    • Ride quality is excellent over not so good roads.

    Citroen C5 Aircross

    • Unique styling that’s sure to grab attention on the road.
    • Effective focus on comfort.
    • Easy and intuitive to drive.
    • Feature loaded even in the base variant.
    • A true 5-seater with generous boot space.

    BMW X1

    • Lack of features for its price
    • Steering wheel buttons feel tacky
    • Cost cutting is apparent in places

    Citroen C5 Aircross

    • Infotainment setup isn’t the most polished and feels outdated.
    • Missing features for the price: ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, connected car tech, wireless phone charger.
    • No all-wheel drive or petrol option.

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