With about a month before the official unveiling of the BMW X1 production model, we have the first photo of the small urban crossover spotted in Cologne, Germany, during a photo shootout.
The X1 is featured in the German TV show, “Alarm für Cobra 11″. This is the first time after the official unveiling of the X1 Concept in Paris, when we see the final production model without any camouflage. From what we can see, we might be looking at the Mocca Brown exterior color and the X1 spotted here looks the same as the concept version.
It has been rumored for a while that the production model will receive a different taillights treatment along with a modified front-bumper.
What we know for sure is that the BMW X1 will be available in four and six cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol. We expect to see the four cylinder turbo petrol in there as well.
X1 is being marketed as a compact premium Sport Activity Vehicle, built on a 1 Series platform and it is oriented towards a younger group of BMW fans.
BMW X1’s marketing campaign runs under the name “This is your world..”, coming from the idea of a small SAV, an urban vehicle geared towards a younger demographic who enjoy outdoor activities as well and would still like to use a spacious car to transport their surfboards, skis, snowboards or climbing equipment.
Expect the official photos to appear in early June and it will be officially unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
Many thanks to Martin Wunderlich for the photo
[Source: BimmerToday ]