2016 BMW X1 caught on the open road image

BMW is currently working on a new generation of the X1 as the model in question has been spotted recently, by our spy photographers, while it was being tested out.

The smallest crossover in BMW’s lineup, the X1, is getting ready to be updated in the near future as the car manufacturer is currently working on a new generation of the model. Rumors are saying that this will be riding on the UKL platform, the same one used on the 2-Series Active Tourer and the new MINI Cooper. This basically means that front-wheel drive will be coming as standard and the xDrive all-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

As far as the engine lineup goes, the 2016 BMW X1 is believed to share its units with the 2-Series Active Tourer and this includes the 136 HP 1.5 liter three-cylinder unit, the 184 HP and 231 HP 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder and the 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo diesels, ranging between 150 HP and 184 HP. Visually speaking, the new generation of the BMW X1 will get a prominent front grille, a sloping roofline, a tailgate mounted spoiler, plastic body cladding and a dual exhaust system. More details on it are limited at this time.