BMW X1 has to be one of the most photographed test mules these days with new photos coming out several times a week. This is mostly related to the fact that the X1 is in the final testing stage, Final Evaluation Phase (FEP), as BMW likes to call it.
The X1 is scheduled to be launched this summer and for now, it will only be sold in Europe. The BMW X1 subject has been discussed on here many times before, but even with the risk of repeating myself, I will go ahead and give you a short summary.
The BMW X1 will be available in four wheel drive, but also as a rear wheel drive. With the initial launch in the European market only, the four-wheel drive will be the only option offered.
X1 will be available with four and six cylinder engines both diesel and petrol, but expect to see the four cylinder turbo petrol in there too.
- 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline – 170-horsepower
- 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel – 177-horsepower
- 3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine – 265-horsepower
- 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel – 245-horsepower
The X1 is not a downsized X3, but it will rather be placed somewhere between a 3 Series Wagon and a the X3, with pricing also being set between these two models. So far, the X1 seems to be a controversial model with many BMW fans that can’t see the purpose of such vehicle. Will it be successful? Time will tell, but we’ll need to look at the sales figures in a year from now.