The new generation of the BMW X1 has been officially unveiled, over the web at least.
The BMW X1 is now in its second generation as the German based automaker has officially pulled the wraps off its body, putting an end to rumors. The model in question has received an appealing exterior design which is making it similar to other SAVs in the company’s lineup and here we can mention the sportier front bumper, the LED infused headlights flanking the prominent grille, the tailgate mounted spoiler, the plastic body cladding and, also, the slightly sloping roof.
The second generation of the smallest crossover in the Bavarian carmaker’s lineup will also become available with the Sport Line, the xLine and the M Sport styling packages, with the latter getting the hotter aerodynamic body kit, the 18-inch alloy wheels, the Aluminum Hexagon trim, the matte blue accents, cloth / Alcantara sport seas and several other goodies. The interior design of the 2016 BMW X1 has received the air conditioning, the Oxide Silver trim, the high-gloss black accents and several other items for the entry-level versions.
The more expensive variants will become available with the freestanding iDrive infotainment system with its 6.5-inch display, with Oak Grain wood trim, Dakota leather seats and so on. We should also mention the new and optional head-up display, along with the Driving Assistant Plus package, which is adding features such as the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, the Traffic Jam Assistant, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning with City Braking and more.
As far as the engine lineup goes, the 2016 BMW X1 will become available, at the time of its launch, with a choice of five units, two petrol and three diesels. The petrol burners are the 192 HP (141 kW) & 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) 2.0l and the 231 HP (170 kW) & 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) 2.0 liter, while all diesels are also carrying the same displacement and they can be had with 150 HP (110 kW) & 330 Nm (243 lb-ft), 190 HP (139 kW) & 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) and with the 231 HP (170 kW) & 450 Nm (331 lb-ft).
The above mentioned engines can be connected, depending on the selected version, to either a six-speed manual or to a new 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. These will be sending power to the front-wheel drive as standard or to the all-wheel drive. BMW says that later on, the 1.5L 3-cylinder engine, in two versions, the sDrive16d with 116 HP (85 kW) and the sDrive18i, with 136 HP (100 kW), will also be offered into the lineup. The model will be offered for sale in October, on its local market, while over-seas it is scheduled to arrive this fall. No pricing details have been announced at this time.