Photo Gallery: BMW X1 going off-road

BMW X1 | May 31st, 2009 by 1

Media publications around the world were invited last week to test drive the not-yet released BMW X1. Gathered in the Mallorca region in Spain, auto …

Media publications around the world were invited last week to test drive the not-yet released BMW X1. Gathered in the Mallorca region in Spain, auto journalists spent a day behind the wheel of the smallest Sports Activity Vehicle in the BMW line-up.

We showed you yesterday Edmunds’ report on the car and overall, it was quite positive. We have to admit that the X1 is starting to grow on us and we finally see where the car will fit. An X3 sits in our garage currently, but looking at X1 photos, we definitely see ourselves “falling” for it. We love the overall size, interior space seems to be as spacious as the X3, but with a far better design.

Sure, the next X3 is just around the corner and it is rumored to have been taken up a notch on the design scale, but at the same time, it carry a higher price tag.

Photo Gallery: BMW X1 going off road

The BMW X1 will be available in four wheel drive, but in the future, a rear wheel drive option will be offered. With the initial launch in the European market only, the four-wheel drive will be the only option offered. The 2.0 liter 177 horsepower xDrive23d prototype in these images also features an M Sport Package which will be offered to enhance the front fascia.

As reports are starting to flow in, we will keep you updated.

  • okeribok

    wait, 23d only has 177hp? isn’t it supposed to be the same as in the 123d? that would make it 204hp…

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