The recently unveiled BMW X1 Concept at the Paris Auto Show has been spied again during testing. As we learned after the official launch, the BMW X1 in its final production form will slightly vary from the concept presented in Paris.
With the X1, BMW offers a new perspective as a compact premium Sport Activity Vehicle. It will be oriented towards younger BMW fans and most important, as an urban vehicle. Unfortunately, there are no plans for the X1 to be released in the U.S, mostly due to the economic instability and a risky return on investment, but in the end, not all the BMW models are intended to be built for all the markets.
So, what’s different on this production model? Honestly, nothing that it’s worth reporting, the taillights seem to be slightly different from the Concept unveiled in Paris, mostly because it has the turn-signal lights installed.
As we mentioned before, when launched there will be four models: xDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i and a hybrid version. BMW expects the xDrive20d (177 horsepower) to be their best selling model. For those of you looking for more power while sacrificing fuel savings, the top model uses 3.0-liter engine that develops 272 horsepower. We anticipate the pricing to be set between the current 1 Series and the X3.
One thing worth mentioning is that the X1 spotted here is sporting the beautiful Deep Sea Blue paint, recently released on the BMW Z4.
The BMW X1 production model will be unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt show in September.[Source: GlobalMotors ]