German magazine Autobild renders the 2016 BMW X1.
While the first generation was offered with a rear-wheel drive or xDrive setup, the new F48 X1 will make use of BMW’s first front-wheel drive platform which can be configured to offer an all-wheel drive option 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.
Just like the most recent designs, the X1 will look sportier in order to appeal to younger customers. The typical design cues, like the connected headlights and kidney grille, or the L-shaped taillights are being implemented as well.
The F48 BMW X1 will be powered by the new family of four-cylinder engine, petrol and diesel. BMW has already confirmed that it has no plans to re-engineer its six-cylinder engine for transverse mounting.
The new BMW X1 will most likely debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015.