The latest spy photos reveal excellent and aggressive look of brand-new BMW X1. We can expect great improvement of both, visual and functional aspect of the vehicle. The new generation of this compact crossover will be available on the U.S market as well, because in previous years it could only be found overseas.
Comparing to the current model which has rear-wheel- drive platform, the new 2016 BMW X1 is based on the front-wheel-drive UKL platform. The main reason why the company decided for front-wheel-drive platform is to improve the efficiency and packaging of the vehicle. The model will be the very first front-wheel drive product ever offered on the American market. Those customers who prefer all-wheel-drive platform won’t be deprived of it, it will still be available.
2016 BMW X1 will arrive with sizeable trunk, and it will offer comfortable driving for seven passengers. The new vehicle will be marginally smaller comparing to the vehicle it replaces. It is interesting to mention that BMW will present 2-door model as well. This 2-door model called X2 will be characterized by sporty silhouette common in X6 models. There is no official information that confirms that this extended model of X1 will be available on the U.S market.
2016 BMW X1 engine
Let’s now see what happens under the hood. The basic model will run 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine. MINI and Active Tourer are also powered by this engine. Customers will be offered slightly more expensive 2.0-liter 4-cylinder mill as well. The new engine is expected to produce up to 300 horsepower and that will probably be the most powerful engine of BMW.
The designers worked hard to ensure the vehicle premium appearance by utilizing the latest techniques. This new model boasts by great sporty look, thanks to chrome details and big air intakes that dominate the front bumper. The vehicle also gets revised kidney grille that is surrounded by catchy headlights with typical eyebrow. The vehicle has the L-shaped taillights common in BMW models except that LED strips are also there. The outgoing model had a long flat hood, and the new one now gets rounded nose common in 2 Series Active Tourer.
The company hopes to impress the buyers with this excellent compact SUV, but primarily it hopes to win the pockets of future buyers. With new powertrain, powerful and funky appearance and excellent performance, 2016 BMW X1 will win the hearts of car lovers around the world. The vehicle will cost somewhere around $28,000.