With three days before the official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW X1 prototypes are still being tested around Munich area. The entry level Sports Activity Vehicle is aiming at a new demographic: younger crowd, full of energy, people that enjoy outdoor activities, but drive in urban environment as well.
BMW X1 will launch initially in Europe with sales starting in the U.S. later in 2010. There will be four diesel offerings and one petrol with the high-end models, xDrive23d and xDrive28i.
The xDrive23d produces 204 horsepower and 295 lb-ft(400Nm) of torque at 2,000 rpm. This is the second fastest X1 vehicle with 0 t0 62 mph in 7.3 seconds.
In Germany, the entry level X1, sDrive18i starts at 27.200€ while the top model, xDrive28i is priced at 41.500€. While no official statement has been released, we expect to see both a diesel and petrol model being offered in the U.S.
The X1 will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week and we will be there to report live.
Thanks for the photos “lovebmw”!