2016 BMW X1 Redesign and Specs

2016 BMW X1

The well known German automaker is launching its brand new model- 2016 BMW X1. It is a luxury crossover which will be redesigned and improved in many ways.

Changes and Exterior Design

2016 BMW X1 is a second generation of this model and it will ride on a new UKL platform and will appear with front-wheel drive as standard, but all-wheel drive will be offered as well. As far as the exterior design is concerned, it will undergo some small changes and modifications. It will be more rounded, and will look sporty and masculine. The front end will be redesigned will new grille framed with chrome and thin headlights which will give it aggressive appearance. The bumper will be placed lower and the air intakes will be larger. It will be a few inches smaller than its predecessor but the interior space will stay pretty much the same. The aerodynamics will be improved as well.

2016 BMW X1 front view

Interior Design and Features of 2016 BMW X1

The interior of 2016 BMW X1 will be spacious and modern. It will be made of quality materials with some wood details which will make the cabin even warmer. The seats will be comfortable and the occupants will enjoy the drive. In the center of the console, there will be placed larger LCD screen with buttons. The steering wheel will have many functions on it in order to make a ride easier for the driver. It will be equipped with many features such as audio system with eight speakers, Bluetooth, traction and stability control, airbags etc.

2016 BMW X1 interior

Engines Types and Performance

2016 BMW X1 will be offered with several engine choices.  The one will be 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with the output of 136 horsepower. The other will be a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine which will be able to produce 231 horsepower. Both will be mated to 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. It could also appear with a hybrid version – a 1.5 liter engine combined with an electric motor which will make around 190 horsepower.

2016 BMW X1 rear view

Release Date and Price

2016 BMW X1 should be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in a few months. As for its price, it will be in a range from $31,000 to $40,000.

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