The 2016 BMW X1 SAV was spotted once again during the usual testing trials. The second-generation X1 will debut in 2016 and latest rumors say the car will be offered with a short and long wheelbase.
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 .
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 typical design cues, like the connected headlights and kidney grille, or the L-shaped taillights will be featured on the new X1.
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. A three-cylinder engine with a 1.5 liter displacement might be used as well for the entry levels.