Our spy photographers have managed to capture on camera the next generation of the BMW X1 along with an entirely new model, which is internally known as the FAST.

The new generation of the BMW X1 is just around the corner as more spy shots with it emerge. The model in question will be based on the same platform as the company’s first front-wheel drive model, the 2-Series Active Tourer, and it will have an evolutionary design. The crossover will be offered with plastic body cladding, with a prominent front grille, a sloping roofline, a dual exhaust system and a tailgate mounted spoiler. Compared to its predecessor, the new X1 will grow in size in order to provide more legroom for the rear seat passengers. Front-wheel drive is expected to be offered standard with the xDrive all-wheel drive coming as an option on more expensive versions.

Besides the 2016 BMW X1, our spy photographers have also captured the all-new FAST. This will probably be renamed once it will be hitting the market but for the moment it is called the FAST, which stands for Family Active Sports Tourer. According to our spy photographers, the model in question will be a mixture between the BMW X1 and vehicles such as the Volkswagen Touran, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the Range Rover Evoque and the Audi A3 Sportback, which will transform it into something in between a crossover and an MPV. Prices are expected to be higher than the ones of the X1 and this will also ride on the UKL platform, of the new 2-Series Active Tourer and the MINI. The engine choices should include the 1.5L 3-cylinder 136 HP and the 2.0L TwinPower Turbo, along with a four-cylinder 2.0L diesel and a plug-in hybrid. The BMW FAST should hit the market in 2016.


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