New spy photos of the upcoming 2016 BMW X1 reveal the headlights and parts of the front end, along with the interior design. Taking a cue from the latest BMW models, the new F48 X1 gets the sleeker headlights that end in the kidney grille, which now sits more upright. Larger air intakes with aluminum inserts are also present on the car.
On the side of the car, we will see the Air Breathers that are now part of the BMW’s DNA. The character line is also more prominent running across the entire car separating the shapes and creating a 3D look.
The X1 sports an interior similar to the 2 Series Active Tourer’s. Compared to the current X1, the buttons on the center console and the LCD screen are larger. The steering wheel retains its three-spoke configuration and button layout.
The cabin will also be roomier, thanks to the new front-wheel drive platform which helps with the interior space.
The 2016 BMW X1 will dip into the range of engines, all turbocharged, from the new MINI and the 2 Series Active Tourer. Logically, we should find the new three-cylinder 1.5 liter with 136 hp and four-cylinder 2.0-liter with 231 hp. A 2.0 liter four-cylinder 150 hp diesel will be offered as well and most likely another more powerful diesel model will join the X1 lineup too. A six-speed manual and a ZF 8-speed automatic will send power to the wheels.
A plug-in hybrid based on the recently unveiled eDrive platform will be included in the offering also. We expect to see a three-cylinder 1.5 liter engine assisted by an electric motor with a total power output of around 190 hp.
The F48 X1 future could make his first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015.[Source: Autohome.cn]