[VIDEO] Spied – 2016 BMW X1 image

The new generation of the BMW X1 has been caught on camera recently as it was being tested out on the famous German track, the Nurburgring.

The 2016 BMW X1 can be seen in the clip posted below testing next to a 1-Series and a MINI, on the Nurburgring. The development of the model is no longer a surprise as this has been caught on camera by spy photographers for almost a year now and it is expected to be officially unveiled later on this year, possibly during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.

The new generation of the compact German premium crossover will be completely new compared to its predecessor and it will go on with its times and evolve into a front-wheel drive model, unfortunately. Rumor has it that it will be riding on the UKL platform, the same one used on the 2-Series Active Tourer and MINI, meaning the FWD will become standard.

However, is you are not happy about this, you should know that BMW will also be offering its xDrive all-wheel drive system, for some extra cost. The engine lineup in the brand new BMW X1 will be including the 3-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol burner, which will be joining the lineup made from the 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline and diesel units. Additional details on the 2016 BMW X1 are limited for the moment and will probably be announced in autumn, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where it is expected to be unveiled.