BMW X1 M gets rendered again

Rumors | June 8th, 2015 by 2
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The rumored BMW X1 M gets another rendering. Both Audi and Mercedes have high-performance variants of their respective small crossovers. Audi has the RSQ3 and …

The rumored BMW X1 M gets another rendering. Both Audi and Mercedes have high-performance variants of their respective small crossovers. Audi has the RSQ3 and Mercedes has the GLA45 AMG, so many believe BMW might be next in line to reveal a high-performance model of the recently unveiled X1.

BMW’s X1 M would follow the design lines of other M SUVs; large air intakes, redesigned and more aggressive front bumper, flared fenders, twin dual exhaust pipes, lower stance, and M Suspension tuning and brakes.

BMW’s 3.0 liter I6 engines will not fit the transverse setup of the front-wheel drive X1, but with BMW’s TwinPower technology, it could easily boost the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine to well over 300 horsepower. Add an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and/or a six-speed manual, and the X1 M would be one fun ride.

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The X5 M and X6 M are seeing huge success in some markets, so the X1 M with its lower price point could be more than just a niche model and reach the mainstream consumer faster.

[Photo: TopSpeed]

2 responses to “BMW X1 M gets rendered again”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    Wow looks great !

  2. […] The 2016 Beijing Motor Show is currently in full swing and since China is one of BMW’s most important markets in the world at the moment, top BMW executives were on the scene to present the company’s newest offerings. Dr. Ian Robertson, the sales chief of BMW, spoke about the company’s 100th anniversary and its future plans, while also confirming that more M models are on their way, possibly even a BMW X1 M. […]

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