Spy Photos: BMW X1 in Deep Sea Blue color

Spy Photos | March 17th, 2009 by 6
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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 …

Spy Photos: BMW X1 in Deep Sea Blue color

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.

Spy Photos: BMW X1 in Deep Sea Blue color

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 ]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508183767 Miles Ransom

    i despise orange turn signal lenses

  • Alex F

    V6 ? Everything is possible with BMW nowadays unfortunately ….but a V6 it seems to much for me.. I think you were talking about straight 6.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      @Alex F, no V6, it was an error. Most likely the 3.0 liter turbocharged.

  • Giom

    That taped up proto actually looks good! Looks like a very nice profile.

    I’m hoping that they did away with some of the show cars’ detail -like the eyebrow thingy over the headlights. On this car it looks a lot tamer.

  • BMW fan

    That looks incredibly similar to the concept X1 but it is a lot better looking. However not so keen on the orange lights.

  • Tine

    Turn signals are orange only when lit up. The cluster cover above the turn signals is red. Just like seen on the Concept X1 car.

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