2016 F48 BMW X1 – Spy Video

Spy Photos | January 7th, 2014 by 11

The second-generation BMW X1 will debut in 2016. Built under the codename F48, the new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle moves away from the rear-wheel drive …

The second-generation BMW X1 will debut in 2016. Built under the codename F48, the new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle moves away from the rear-wheel drive platform to the new BMW UKL front-wheel drive. An xDrive variant will continue to be offered as well.

We exclusively reported on the BMW X1 FWD back at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

To gain space and also to feature more attractive and well proportioned design lines, the BMW X1 will take advantage of the FWD setup which offers more interior space while retaining the driving dynamics. The front-drive architecture will be shared with future MINIs and the upcoming 1 Series GT.

2016 F48 BMW X1   Spy Video

Rendering: 2016 BMW X1

The second generation X1 might offer an upgraded interior and gadgetry thanks to new space-saving that will results from the mounting of the engine. The X1 will share many of its key elements with the second-generation MINI Countryman.

The front-wheel drive architecture will be combined with Haldex style multi-plate clutch to provide a four-wheel drive2016 F48 BMW X1   Spy Video capability.

Under the hood, the X1 family will make exclusive use of four-cylinder engine since BMW has already confirmed that it has no plans to re-engineer its six-cylinder engine for transverse mounting.

  • iNoob

    This is just so fantastic super gay! (no offence to gay people..) WHY? WHY? I dont bother buying this anyways, I just want my brand to be loyal to their “real” customers.. The real BMW fans want our brand to keep it to their roots and stay with RWD.. I don’t like this development.. In 20 years maybe all BMW’s are FWD/AWD? If so.. BMW can f**k off!

  • mckillio

    Rather than make the interior bigger, I’d prefer the front end be shorter and save weight.

  • Aditya

    Nooooo! Why super brand BMW is coping Mini? X-Drive means 4WD so now why FWD? I found BMWblog as the best way to convey my massage! Its nice car but not that perfect for which BMW is known for!

  • Rodolpho Correa Da Silva

    Hey there at BMW … copying Mercedes ? What for ? Savings ? You are trying to kill the very best of BMW’s nature and tradition. And that not for talk of the tailgate of some “born old” model or the forthcoming BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Are you afraid of AUDI ? … get a better designer and it will be all done right!

  • sel

    In order to have in the future the iconic models that we are used to(3,5,7 and so on) BMW needs to sell FWD X1s, X6s, Active Tourers and so on. If you do not adjust to the market you will be out of there soon. See other brands with tradition that kept building only ”iconic cars” and they were sold to the Chinese, Indians and so on.
    If you have the impression that BMW will start building 3s, 5s and 7s with FWD in the future you have no idea what is actually going on in today’s auto industry. You are seeing just the obvious things that everybody is emphasizing.

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